Compare 2008 Maserati Quattroporte vs 2008 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2008 Maserati Quattroporte
2008 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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4-Door Sedan Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic 12 18 $100,980 $114,750
4-Door Sedan Automatic Executive GT 12 18 $109,912 $124,900
4-Door Sedan Automatic Sport GT S 12 18 $112,785 $128,165
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4-Door Sedan 5.5L V8 RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 5.5L V8 14 21 $80,631 $86,700
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 5.5L V8 14 20 $83,421 $89,700
4-Door Sedan RWD 6.3L V8 AMG 11 17 $118,110 $127,000
4-Door Sedan RWD 5.5L V12 11 17 $134,106 $144,200
4-Door Sedan RWD 6.0L V12 AMG 11 17 $180,420 $194,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$100,980
$80,631
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$114,750
$86,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1913 / month
$1445 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Hark! The 2008 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is loaded with top safety and comfort-oriented technologies and is one of the best luxury sedans in the world.
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Fuel Economy
City
12 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
18 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 42.3
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
121 109.0
Second Hip Room (in)
61.5 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 59.1
Second Head Room (in)
- TBD - 38.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 58.7
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
61.9 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.6 73.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.5 63.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
198.9 205.0
Height, Overall (in)
56.6 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.4 63.2
Wheelbase (in)
120.6 124.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 16.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 x - TBD - 13.2 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24 23.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 40.0
Steering Type
Pwr Vehicle-Speed-Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P285/40ZR18 P255/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45ZR18 P255/45R18
Spare Tire Size
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4099 4465
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 18 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
4.2L/259 5.5L/333
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
400 @ 7000 382 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
MPFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
339 @ 4250 391 @ 2800 - 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
12 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
18 21
Transmission
Trans Type
6 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear wheel drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.42 (R2 2.23)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.92
Summary
Vehicle Name
Maserati Quattroporte Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
anti-roll bar w/4-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double-wishbone Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
anti-roll bar w/5-Arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-wishbone Independent

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