The Quattroporte is Maserati’s flagship sedan, taking the top spot in the company’s lineup, just above the Ghibli. It’s an alternative to the usual, boring German trio: Audi, BMW, and Mercedes. Going head to head with the likes of Porsche’s Panamera, this Italian dreamboat offers amazing styling and lively character, something the competition can only hope for.
This particular example is the Quattroporte S Q4, now in its sixth generation. Equipped with a 3-liter twin-turbocharged V6, it produces 410 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 406 lb-ft of torque. Mated to a brilliant ZF eight-speed automatic transmission, it sends power to all four wheels via its intelligent AWD system.
Italian Perfection – the 2016 Maserati Quattroporte S
It’s just as capable in the wet as it is in the dry. The engine is a real powerhouse. It pulls strongly from way down with lots of growl at low revs, but it gives its all once you get in the deep end of the throttle. It’s effortless. Overtaking is so much fun, and high-speed cruising is a breeze. Because it’s not limited to 155 mph like most of its German and British rivals, it can hit 60 mph in just 4.9 seconds and go on to 176 mph.
This exact model for sale in Los Angeles, California, is equipped with the Luxury Package which adds lots of interior goodies. The white exterior color with black wheels and red brake calipers match the red and white interior perfectly, creating that ultimate Italian color scheme we all want deep down inside. With just 1,500 miles on the clock, it’s effectively a brand new car.
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