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Stunning Italian styling penned by Pininfarina sets the Quattroporte apart from its competitors, and its opulent high-grade interior seals the deal. One of the best-handling sedans on the planet, the Quattroporte is hardly showing its age thanks to regular upgrades by Maserati.
With a curb weight of 4,400 pounds, the Quattroporte is hardly a lightweight. Its mass hurts acceleration, and fuel economy is dismal, at best. While reliability has been improving, poor resale value down the road continues to haunt this four-door.
Maserati introduced its fifth-generation Quattroporte seven years ago with a five-speed automatic. It was upgraded to a six-speed automatic two years later, and two years after that it was treated to a facelift and the more powerful Quattroporte S was introduced. The vehicle is unchanged for 2012.
The 2012 Maserati GranTurismo is sold in one sedan body style, but in two models: Quattroporte S and Quattroporte Sport GT S.
The Quattroporte S arrives with a naturally-aspirated 4.7-liter V8 generating 425 horsepower and 360 pound-feet of torque. The range-topping Quattroporte GT S model is fitted with a tuned naturally-aspirated 4.7-liter V8 belting out 433 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque. The standard transmission, used across the board, is a six-speed automatic sending power to the rear wheels.
Like its Italian siblings, the Maserati sedan is very well equipped even in standard configuration. The five-passenger cabin (best suited for four as there is a console eating leg room in the rear center position) is swathed in fine leather and hand-finished wood trim. Passengers can keep their beverages chilled in a standard cooler compartment and the sun off their necks with the electronic blinds. As expected, all accessories are power-operated and the list of infotainment goodies is extensive. The automaker's Skyhook variable damping suspension is standard.
The options list allows customers the ability to personalize their sedan with a range of colors, textures and equipment. The list includes contrasting stitching, special badging, painted brake rotors, numerous wheel designs and performance upgrades.
The EPA rates the fuel economy of the 2012 Maserati Quattroporte at 12 mpg city, 19 mpg highway and 15 combined.
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