While rival luxury sedans aim for plush cabins, quiet rides, and tech-laden feature lists, the 2024 Maserati Quattroporte goes in a different—but no less hedonistic—direction. The Maserati indulges its driver with a 424-hp twin-turbo V-6 and a sport-tuned chassis that begs to be pushed hard in corners. It looks the part too, with a slinky exterior design that stands out among full-size luxury sedans for its aggressive appearance and designer detailing. But ultimately, the Quattroporte’s flaws cannot be overlooked, and its cabin, while lined with luxury trimmings, is neither as posh nor as spacious as what you’ll find in an Audi A8, a BMW 7-series, or a Mercedes-Benz S-class. Despite this drawback, Maserati’s high pricing only serves to highlight the Quattroporte’s weaknesses further. Not everyone is a pragmatic car shopper though, and if you value driving enjoyment over outright luxury—and have the appropriate budget—the Quattroporte is a uniquely satisfying option in an otherwise staid segment of sedans.
What’s New for 2024?
The Quattroporte drops the optional twin-turbo V-8 from its lineup this year, leaving the 424-hp twin-turbo V-6 as the only engine choice. While the Ghibli and Levante models carry over with the V-8, all three of these Maseratis will see 2024 as the end of their collective era. To commemorate the occasion, the Quattroporte will be offered only in Modena Ultima guise and will wear special 21-inch wheels, red-painted brake calipers, red stitching throughout the black-leather interior, and a host of desirable features. Those features include a Harman/Kardon stereo system, 12-way power-adjustable sport seats with ventilation, and four-zone automatic climate control. The Quattroporte is likely to return as an all-new model next year, complete with an electric variant that will surely be called Quattroporte Folgore, following in the footsteps of the GranTurismo.
Pricing and Which One to Buy
The Modena Ultima model is the only way the Quattroporte comes this year, but it’s packed with loads of luxury features. A 15-speaker Bowers & Wilkins stereo system is optional and may be worth it for audiophiles. Otherwise, the Quattroporte’s remaining options are exterior colors, and either carbon fiber or open-pore wood trim for the interior.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
A 3.0-liter V-6 is standard and makes 424 horsepower. It sings a lovely operatic tune when hustled and although we preferred the twin-turbo V-8 that was offered last year, this engine won’t leave you wishing for more passing power. An eight-speed automatic and all-wheel drive are standard. The Quattroporte rewards enthusiast drivers with a firm suspension, agile handling, and well-weighted steering that’s direct and communicative. When we get a chance to test the Quattroporte Modena Ultima, we’ll update this story with more driving impressions and test results.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
The Quattroporte’s EPA fuel-economy estimates are 17 mpg city, 25 mpg highway, and 20 mpg combined. We haven’t had the chance to put a Quattroporte model on our 75-mph highway fuel economy test, so we can’t be sure that these EPA ratings will hold up in the real world. For more information about the Quattroporte’s fuel economy, visit the EPA’s website.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
Soft leather, Ermenegildo Zegna silk, real carbon fiber, genuine wood, and nicely finished metal accents look and feel fantastic, but in the Quattroporte’s cabin, they’re mingled with cheaper plastic bits and switchgear lifted straight out of the Chrysler parts catalog (Maserati is owned by Chrysler’s parent company, Stellantis). This Italian sedan is priced against the German mainstay luxury brands’ flagships, but the Quattroporte’s interior is more snug than what you’d find in those full-sizers; it’s closer to mid-size offerings such as the Audi A6, BMW 5-series, and Mercedes-Benz E-class. The trunk could also be roomier, considering those who can afford the Quattroporte’s starting price aren’t likely to pack light.
Infotainment and Connectivity
The Quattroporte’s infotainment system is based on Google’s Android Automotive platform. The interface is projected to a 10.1-inch touchscreen and features a voice-activated virtual assistant. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity features are standard, as is a 10-speaker Harman/Kardon stereo. A 15-speaker Bowers & Wilkins stereo system is available but adds $2600 to the bottom line.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
Maserati offers quite a few driver-assistance features on the Quattroporte and many of them are standard. For more information about the Quattroporte’s crash test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites. Key safety features include:
- Standard automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection
- Standard lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist
- Standard adaptive cruise control
Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
The Quattroporte’s warranty coverage matches that of key rivals from Audi and BMW, but, similar to Mercedes-Benz, Maserati doesn’t cover any maintenance visits.
- Limited warranty covers four years or 50,000 miles
- Powertrain warranty covers four years or 50,000 miles
- No complimentary scheduled maintenance
2020 Maserati Quattroporte S Q4 GranLusso
front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 4-passenger, 4-door sedan
PRICE AS TESTED
$126,805 (base price: $112,985)
twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve V-6, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection
182 in3, 2979 cm3
424 hp @ 5750 rpm
428 lb-ft @ 2250 rpm
Wheelbase: 124.8 in
Length: 207.2 in
Width: 76.7 in
Height: 58.3 in
Trunk volume: 19 ft3
Curb weight: 4818 lb
PERFORMANCE (C/D EST)
60 mph: 4.6 sec
100 mph: 11.9 sec
¼-mile: 13.3 sec
Top speed (mfr’s claim): 179 mph
EPA FUEL ECONOMY
Combined/city/highway: 18/16/23 mpg
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