2013 Maserati Quattroporte vs. Its Competition

2013 Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

The Quattroporte spans a delicate chasm between true ultra-luxury sedans and four-door sports cars.

Models like the BMW 7-Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class are more the former (except for their Alpina and AMG variants, perhaps), while the Porsche Panamera, Maserati Quattroporte, and Aston Martin Rapide are on the performance side.

Between these models, you'll find advanced active-safety features like Attention Assist, night vision systems, and head-up displays on the German luxury flagships, while the others have more of an emphasis on materials, beauty, and exclusivity.

The BMW 7-Series and S-Class are offered in long-wheelbase options for true executive limousine use, while the Quattroporte is short on rear-seat space.

The Panamera does better in this regard, but gives up a traditional sedan profile to do it--with a controversial exterior design; although we do like the Panamera's overall performance better than that of the Quattroports--especially in Panamera Turbo form.

Meanwhile, the Panamera does lack some of the passion and panache of the Italian's interior and exterior style--as well as the Maserati's intoxicating engine souind.

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7.8
The 2013 Maserati Quattroporte performs with some of the verve of a sports car, and aims to make new converts from those who drive stodgy luxury cars.
9.4
The 2013 BMW 7-Series is exceptionally fleet-footed for such a spacious, luxurious, and technologically advanced car.
9.2
Covering its wide range of performance personalities, all with superb comfort and some of the world's top in-car tech, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz S Class is one model you'll be as happy to be in as to be seen in.
8.2
The 2013 Porsche Panamera continues the success of the brand's unusual-looking fastback sport sedan.
MSRP From    
$127,750$73,600$92,350$75,850N/A
Gas Mileage    
12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas V8Turbocharged Gas I6Gas/Electric V6Gas V6N/A
EPA Class    
Large CarsLarge CarsLargeLarge CarN/A
Style Name    
4-Door Sedan Quattroporte S4-Door Sedan 740i RWD4-Door Sedan S 400 Hybrid RWD4-Door HBN/A
Drivetrain    
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveN/A
Passenger Capacity    
5554N/A
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
SedanSedanSedanHatchbackN/A
Transmission    
Automatic w/manual shiftAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomaticAutomatic w/Manual ShiftN/A