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2011 Maserati Quattroporte

  • 2011 Maserati Quattroporte Base Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      20
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      400/339
    • ENGINE
      4.2L V8
    • MSRP
      $121,250
  • 2011 Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      N/A
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      440/361
    • ENGINE
      4.7L V8
    • MSRP
      $134,700
  • 2011 Maserati Quattroporte S Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      19
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      430/361
    • ENGINE
      4.7L V8
    • MSRP
      $126,750
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2011 Maserati Quattroporte Review

The dream car dreams up some new upgrades

Reviewed by Automotive on

In a Nutshell
The 2011 Maserati Quattroporte is a luxury four-door sedan that delivers a thrilling ride and certainly makes a statement. Powered by 4.2 liter V-8 engine in the base configuration or a 4.7 liter V-8 engine in the S or Sport GT S trim, Quattroporte pairs the engine with either a six-speed automatic or auto-clutch manual transmission.

No matter which configuration you prefer, the Maserati Quattroporte is known for its very distinctive styling, smooth handling, exploding V8, and numerous customization options. Masterati also provides a top-notch safety equipment package. You might not like the fuel economy of the Quattroporte, which 12 mpg city/20 mpg highway, but then money can't buy everything.

New for 2011

For 2011, the mid-level Maserati Quattroporte S gets exterior enhancements like those found on the high-end Sport GTS model, including red-painted brake calipers, black headlight surrounds, and 20-inch Multi-Trident silver wheels. Also now you can choose from two new packages that are available for the base and S trims. Moreover, Quattroportes now have the GranTrusmo's multimedia head unit from that features a 6.5-inch display.

Essentials

Engines: 4.2L V-8, 4.7L V-8
Transmissions: 6-speed automatic, 6-speed auto-clutch manual
Body Style: Sedan
Trims: Base Sedan, S Sedan, Sport GT S Sedan

On the Outside

When buying an Italian car, you can't get a design much sexier than that of the Quattroporte, whether you select the base model or the upgraded S and Sport GTS trims.

From the Inside

With a plethora of possible interior combinations utilizing all types of leather, wood, and Alcantara trim, the Maserati Quattroporte is sure to have one that pleases you.

Driving Performance

The base Quattroporte has a 4.2-liter V-8 engine producing 400 horsepower, while the S trim's top speed roars to 174 mph with a 4.7-liter V-8 engine with 425 horsepower. If you upgrade to the Sport GTS trim, you'll have one fine Quattroporte, sporting a single-setting suspension that's stiffened 30 percent at the front and 10 percent at the rear.

Safety Equipment

Standard safety equipment on the Maserati Quattroporte includes front airbags, side curtain airbags, side impact airbags in the front doors, electronic brake force distribution, Brembo braking system, and the Maserati Stability Program, which integrates stability and traction control.

Gas Mileage

Quattroporte: 11 mpg city/17 mpg highway
Quattroporte S, Sport GTS: 11 mpg city/18 mpg highway

Plusses

  • Exquisite styling
  • Upgraded multimedia system
  • Robust engine
  • Engaging charisma

Minuses

  • Small dealer network
  • Poor fuel economy

Rating

The dream car dreams up some new upgrades

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