Maserati Quattroporte Review & Ratings
- 1 May 2015
- Author: Nikolas Perseputto
The Maserati Quattroporte is what it is and has been since 1963: a luxury 4 door sedan, borderline limousine if you look at it closely.
In true Maserati fashion, it goes against the norm and always features things that are blatantly out of the norm for cars of its type.
With a rich history behind it, and unending wellspring of ideas and innovations being brought to the table and a general understanding of the demographic that it appeals to, the Maserati Quattroporte was a very big hit and continues to be.
The history of the Maserati Quattroporte begins in a rather odd time. The year was 1963, and Italy was coming out of the post-war depression. The market was beginning to build itself back up again and the people had financial empowerment once more. Maserati capitalized on that and produced the first ever Maserati Quattroporte and kept it in production until 1969.
The second generation of the Maserati Quattroporte hit the market in 1974 and remained firmly plated until late 1990.
The third generation went into production in 1994 until 2001, the 4th generation went into production in 2004 until 2013, and the 5th generation is still in production .
The Maserati Quattroporte is big and luxurious and as such requires a massive engine and some big numbers in order to keep it running properly.
The Engine itself is a massive 3.8 liter V8 Turbocharged petrol engine, with an 8 speed ZF automatic transmission.
The shock absorbers are gas-powered, bulky and able to dampen the shocks received from driving on a road under construction without its occupants feeling a thing.
Safety and Security
The Maserati Quattroporte is a luxurious 4 door sedan and comes with security and safety features to match. It comes with crumple zones, airbags, shock absorbing padding, shatter-proof glass, climate control, reinforced seat belts and a chassis that will not warp nor twist as a result of a collision. This keeps the car leveled and aligned so that the doors can be properly and safely opened even after an accident.
Space and Comfort
Space is no issue whatsoever with the Maserati Quattroporte: it is a luxurious sedan that has comfort features to match.
With a lot of leg room and head room, heated sets, heated floors, climate control, soft leather interior and reduced sound, you can simply sit back and enjoy the ride while your driver takes care of the hard part.
Quality and value
Quality-wise, the Maserati Quattroporte is alright. It was built to last, everything is luxurious, no corners have been cut, and the overall quality of the car is astounding.
The value part, on the other hand, is a bit tricky. It goes without saying that luxury cars are meant to not be affordable to anyone and everyone. That said, people who have managed to afford this car still feel that it is a tad bit overpriced.
Indeed it is no ridiculously priced by no means,. It is actually on par with the rest of the cars in its class but the car does require maintenance every now and again and that is where the pricey nature of this car starts showing.
This is where the Maserati Quattroporte truly shines. It is a luxury sedan and it feels like it. It has a lot of room in the boot, it can go fast if required and it is able to suit you and your family quite well.
Also to note here is the fact that the Quattroporte was neither designed to lug construction materials or livestock around nor was it designed to go to the North Pole and back, but rather provide a luxurious journey from A to B.