New 2023 Maserati Quattroporte (Overview). HIGHS
– Exotic exterior appearance, fleet-footed performer, exclusivity comes standard.
– Dismal fuel economy, six-figure price, not everything inside is as high-end as expected.
– A well-tailored design and fun-loving attitude make the Quattroporte the life of the large luxury sedan party.
Engaging handling for a large sedan
Ferrari-derived engines with an exotic exhaust note
Uniquely Italian style in a class dominated by German automakers
Lacks the polish and advanced technology of German rivals
Firm ride with 20- and 21-inch wheels
Dealer network could be limited depending on the region
– What’s new
The Quattroporte carries forward with no significant changes
Part of the sixth Quattroporte generation introduced for 2013
Though you might not have seen one in a while, the Maserati Quattroporte, in its current form, has been around for 10 years. Available in rear- or all-wheel drive and with three different engines, including a Ferrari-based twin-turbo V8, the Quattroporte wraps a considerable amount of performance in traditional Italian style and luxury. Unchanged for 2023, the Maserati remains one of the most exclusive sport sedans on the market.
Even in its base trim, the Quattroporte proves to be an enjoyable drive down a good road. At its peak, the Trofeo model cranks out a scintillating 580 horsepower and holds its own against some of the best German sport sedans. But the Quattroporte starts to show its age when it comes to newer rivals. The BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe and Mercedes-Benz AMG GT sedan, for example, both have the performance to match the big Maserati and are outfitted with more impressive infotainment technology and advanced driver aids. And while the Porsche Panamera doesn’t quite have the panache of the Maserati, its driving dynamics are beyond reproach.
For buyers who place a high value on individuality and exclusivity, the Maserati Quattroporte could be worth a look. Otherwise, the aforementioned rivals will likely be better choices for your next performance-oriented luxury sedan.