The V6 model is called the Maserati Quattroporte S – its 3.0 litre twin-turbo V6 makes 410 hp at 5,500 rpm and 550 Nm of torque from 1,750 to 5,000 rpm, propelling it to 100 km/h from rest in 5.1 seconds and onwards to a 285 km/h top speed.
The Maserati Quattroporte GTS is the V8-powered flagship – this one’s powered by a 3.8 litre twin-turbo V8 that produces 530 hp at 6,500 rpm and 650 Nm of twist from 2,000 to 4,000 rpm (710 Nm from 2,250 to 3,500 rpm in overboost). The century sprint is done in 4.7 seconds and top speed is a heady 307 km/h.
The V8-engined Quattroporte GTS is the fastest four-door Maserati ever built; the V6-engined Quattroporte S the most economical. Both engines – designed in conjunction with, and assembled by, Ferrari – drive the rear wheels through an eight-speed ZF auto.
Auto Normal, Auto Sport, Manual Normal, Manual Sport and ICE (Increased Control and Efficiency) drive modes are available. Suspension is taken care of by double wishbones up front and a five-link setup out back.
Cabin features include an 8.4-inch Maserati Touch Control screen with navigation and reverse camera, Bluetooth, USB and AUX compatibility and INOX Sport pedals. A 15-speaker Bowers & Wilkins sound system is standard on the V8 and optional on the V6, while in-car WiFi is optional for both.
Noticeable differences between the V6 and the V8 include the exhaust tips (V6 oval, V8 trapezoidal), brake discs (V6 slightly smaller) and wheels (V6 245/45 R19 front and 275/49 R19 rear, V8 245/40 R20 front, 285/35 R20 rear).
Introductory prices, excluding road tax and insurance, are thus: RM898,800 for the Quattroporte S V6 and RM1,138,800 for the Quattroporte GTS V8. We’ve driven the new Maserati Quattroporte and find it very good at mixing business with pleasure – click here to read our test drive report from Italy.