So we got a 2014 Maserati Quattroporte S V6
This is our very first encounter with the Maserati brand. The closest we’d come before that was a tour of their shared pre-owned showroom. Then there was the time we had the sudden urge to pick up a used Quattroporte, but it wasn’t a compelling-enough car to make us follow through on that urge. And now here we are, trying out the redesigned Quattroporte, and wondering how compelling the new model is.
On the outside, things have certainly changed. It’s visibly longer, with an angrier front end and a generic rear. There are no visual differences that we know of between this V6 and the pricier V8, aside from the shape of the exhaust tips maybe.
Inside, it is lined with leather on most surfaces, with wood and metal bits tastefully integrated. That 8.4-inch touchscreen is straight out of a Chrysler.
In a sign that Maserati is intent on competing in the lucrative chauffeur-driven market, the new model is very spacious in the rear, and a big boot as well.
In terms of drive, it’s a real bruiser of a sports sedan that belies its size. More on that in the full review.