Maserati Quattroporte Review

The 2014 Maserati Quattroporte is one of the most highly anticipated vehicles in a long time. The 2014 version will be the sixth iteration of the Quattroporte and it builds on its predecessors brilliance in many ways. It has a lot to live up to, however, as it looks to take on models such as the Mercedes S Class and BMW 7 series.

A Luxury Option

There are a number of improvements to the latest Maserati Quattroporte model and these integrate seamlessly with the much loved features of the previous incarnation. There is a 90 kilogram weight reduction overall due to the use of more lightweight aluminium material on the Quattroporte's panels. The structure remains sturdy though thanks to the these aliminium panels being backed up by a steel frame.

The 2014 version just screams luxury at you and it is 2.5 inches wider than the last model with 4 extra inches on the wheelbase to boot meaning ample space inside. Under the hood, there is an all new 3.8 litre V8 twin-turbo engine that will not disappoint. The 8 speed gearbox handles smoothly and you will glide through the gears as the V8 builds to a beautiful purr.

Pricing is key on a vehicle like the Quattroporte and the pricetag reflects the class of car it is in direct competition with. These include the S63 AMG form Mercedes, the Porsche Panamera and the Audi A8, none of which can be accused of being a soft touch. The 2014 Maserati Quattroporte will initially go on sale for approximately £80,000 when it debuts in the UK. Those of you wanting the deluxe model will have to pay somewhere in the region of £110,000 and £120,000.

Maserati Building to Something Big

If you are waiting for the Maserati Quattroporte to roll of the assembly lines then you are in for a treat. Maserati are on a charge to up sales around the world and the Quattroporte will definitely shift quickly out of showrooms along with Maserati's other offerings, the Ghibli, Gran Turismo and Gran Cabrio.

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