2014 Maserati Quattroporte preview

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The 2014 Maserati Quattroporte made its auto show debut in Detroit this week, giving us the opportunity to finally see the sixth generation of the Italian flagship in person.

Power for this Italian business saloon is provided by either a twin-turbocharged V-6 rated at 410 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque, or a twin-turbocharged V-8 rated at 530 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. The V-8 model features an overboost function that can raise torque output to 523 pound-feet. With the V-8 the Quattroporte will rocket from a standstill to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds, and if you opt for the V-6 engine you'll take another 0.2 seconds to reach 60.

Both engines are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters letting you control the power. That power is sent to the rear wheels, though all-wheel drive is an option

Inside the Quattroporte is more luxurious than ever. There's Maserati's Touch Control screen and an optional 15-speaker Bowers & Wilkins audio system.

The Exterior is updated, though it's not a dramatic change. Maserati knows better than to mess with success. It's fresher, it's cleaner, and it's still one of the most passionate and expressive designs in the full-size premium sedan marketplace.

For more on the Maserati Quattroporte, read the in-depth reviews over at The Car Connection.


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