Maserati Quattroporte information: everything you need to know if you own it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about the limo from Modena. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine’s news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the Quattroporte car range. We list the top 10 stories for each model – and where appropriate you can click on ‘More’ to browse even more of our archive.
The Quattroporte is the luxury car for those who find the sensible German limos a bit too plain. Styled like an S-class by Ferrari, the big Maser is an epically capable limo with a sports car heart. For more information on the Maserati QP, click on our further stories on the links below.
60sec road test
It’s no coincidence that the Italian premier is normally to be found chauffeured in a Quattroporte. It’s that kind of car: ultimate Italian luxury. With more space than the sometimes-cramped Ghibli little brother, the big four-door is a more comfy place to drive or be driven. But don’t go mistaking this for an S-class rival; it’s much more about being behind the wheel. Think Porsche Panamera instead. It’s a long, elegant saloon shape and the inside mixes that traditional Maserati elegance and some beautiful leather with some slightly archaic, typically Italian small print. The switchgear, for instance, can’t hold a candle to the digital excess of a Mercedes, say. The QP is a sharp drive, with more colour and life in it than a planted, Teutonic Panamera. The V8s, in particular, seem to suit this car and give it an otherworldly character, miles away from the goody-two-shoes diesel that’s now available. If you’re going to pick a car like this, you may as well do it in style, eh?
The one we’d buy
The one we’d avoid like the plague
3.0 V6 diesel
Rivals to consider
BMW 7-series, Jaguar XJ, Porsche Panamera
Nothing says Mafia boss better than parking a black QP outside your Sicilian holiday home
The sensible stuff just ain’t as sensible as the Germans…