Maserati Quattroporte

The Maserati Quattroporte is Maserati's answer to the Mercedes S-Class and Porsche Panamera. Quattroporte means four doors in Italian, and there are few sports saloons on sale today that can match the Maserati Quattrosporte's unique looks outside or in. The cabin feature plush wood and expensive leather, but doesn’t pack the same amount of hi-tech gadgets as you get with a Mercedes S-Class. The drive is impressive though, especially if you can stretch to the V8 engine. Both engines sound fantastic though. The proper automatic gearbox is better than the automated manual.

Maserati Quattroporte saloon

£69,235 - £109,635
4 Doors
2.4 / 5
  • Extremely quick
  • Sumptuous interior
  • Handles like a sports car
  • Expensive to buy
  • High running costs
  • Could be more spacious

The Maserati Quattroporte (literally translated as 'four doors') is a luxury limousine that has Ferrari-developed engines under the bonnet and the kind of handling that you'd normally expect from a sports car. It'll take you long distances in quiet comfort, but feels equally at home on tight, twisty B-roads. The downside is that it'll cost you around £100,000 and continually drain you of cash for its high fuel, tax and insurance bills.