Maserati’s Flagship Sedan

Over two generations, the Maserati Quattroporte has brought Italian flair and passion to a segment dominated by conservative sedans like the BMW 7 Series, and Mercedes-Benz S-Class. For 2019, the Quattroporte sports sleek styling and cutting-edge tech, which should help Maserati’s flagship continue battling its more straitlaced competition.

Performance

What sets the 2019 Maserati Quattroporte apart from other luxury sedans is its emphasis on performance. Perhaps it’s not surprising that a company that has spent most of its history building sports cars doesn’t build the typical sedate sedan.

Maserati offers two engine options in the Quattroporte. The standard fare is a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 that produces 424 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque. It’s available with rear-wheel drive in the Quattroporte S and all-wheel-drive in the Quattroporte S Q4.

The Quattroporte S will do 0 to 60 mph in 5.0 seconds and reach a top speed of 177 mph, according to Maserati, while the all-wheel-drive S Q4 model takes 4.8 seconds. The EPA rates both the Quattroporte S and S Q4 models at 18 mpg combined (16 mpg city, 23 mpg highway).*

For buyers looking for a little more grunt, Maserati also offers the Quattroporte GTS model, packing a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8. This engine produces a stunning 523 hp and 524 lb-ft of torque and, like the V6 engine, it’s mated to an eight-speed automatic. Available only with rear-wheel drive, Maserati says the GTS will do 0 to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds and reach a top speed of 193 mph. EPA-rated fuel economy is 17 mpg combined (15 mpg city, 22 mpg highway).*

Features

The 2019 Maserati Quattroporte is a four-door, five-seat luxury sedan. It’s Maserati’s flagship model and is available now starting from $107,680.**

Befitting its Italian heritage, the Quattroporte is available with a generous array of equipment, including standard leather seating, 12-way power front seats, a multifunction steering wheel, rear central armrest with USB port and 12-volt socket, and Maserati MTC infotainment system with 8.4-inch central touchscreen, plus Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration.

Some of the highlights from the long list of available features include a Bowers & Wilkins® premium audio system, rear-seat entertainment system, four-zone automatic climate control, power rear sunblind, heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats, and steering wheel-mounted shift paddles.

The GranLusso and GranSport packages allow buyers to choose between luxury and sport with distinct exterior and interior styling. The GranLusso features chrome bumper inserts and body-color side skirts, 20-inch Mercurio wheels, and black brake calipers on the outside, plus an interior designed by Italian fashion house Ermenegildo Zegna. The GranSport features black exterior trim, red brake calipers, 21-inch Titano wheels, and interior features like a sport steering wheel and sport seats.

Design

The name Quattroporte simply means “four doors” in Italian, but this Maserati is much more than a simple sedan. It has evocative styling that’s a cut above its more conservative rivals.

The current-generation Quattroporte was introduced in 2013, and for 2019 it continues to impress with a front bumper and grille inspired by the popular Maserati Alfieri concept car. The grille features active shutters, which close when extra airflow isn’t needed. This cuts aerodynamic drag by 10 percent, according to Maserati.

The Quattroporte interior blends premium luxury and true sportiness. It features high-quality materials like Italian leather and hand-applied wood or carbon-fiber trim, as well as seats that are both comfortable and well bolstered for aggressive driving. The Maserati MTC infotainment system was completely revamped last year and features a central control knob with a beautiful and effective display screen.

Safety

Standard safety equipment on the 2019 Maserati Quattroporte includes anti-lock brakes, stability and traction controls, and a full array of airbags. Optional features include adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and a surround-view camera system.

Verdict

The 2019 Maserati Quattroporte remains a distinct and exciting option for buyers looking for a luxury sedan that's wonderfully different from the norm.

For more information on the 2019 Maserati Quattroporte, contact us online or visit Velocity Honolulu at 888 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96813.

* EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary depending on driving habits and conditions.

** Prices listed are Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price for the vehicle and options chosen by you. These prices do not include transportation, taxes, title, other options, dealer installation costs, or other dealer charges.

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