Compare 2012 Maserati Quattroporte vs 2012 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2012 Maserati Quattroporte
2012 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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4-Door Sedan Quattroporte S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Quattroporte 4-Door Sedan Quattroporte S 11 18 N/A $127,250
Quattroporte 4-Door Sedan Quattroporte Sport GT S 11 18 N/A $135,200
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4-Door Sedan S 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC 21 31 $86,072 $92,550
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 400 Hybrid RWD 19 25 $85,421 $91,850
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 550 4MATIC 15 24 $90,675 $97,500
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 550 RWD 15 25 $87,885 $94,500
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 600 RWD 12 19 $148,335 $159,500
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 63 AMG RWD 15 23 $129,549 $139,300
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 65 AMG RWD 12 19 $196,137 $210,900

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Invoice Price

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$86,072

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$127,250
$92,550

Monthly Payment Estimate

$2121 / month
$1543 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.0
9.2

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2012 Maserati Quattroporte is a stylish, well-handling, exclusive choice for a luxury sedan. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class has a wide range of personalities--all of them superbly comfortably, some of them outrageously powerful.

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Fuel Economy

City

11 mpg 21 mpg

Highway

18 mpg 31 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Large Large

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

61.5 60.9

Front Shoulder Room (in)

- TBD - 59.1

Passenger Volume (ft³)

- TBD - 109.0

Second Head Room (in)

- TBD - 38.5

Second Shoulder Room (in)

- TBD - 58.7

Front Leg Room (in)

- TBD - 41.9

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Front Hip Room (in)

61.9 60.8

Second Leg Room (in)

- TBD - 42.3

Front Head Room (in)

- TBD - 37.8

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

62.3 63.1

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- TBD - 5.75

Length, Overall (in)

200.7 206.5

Height, Overall (in)

56.6 58.0

Track Width, Rear (in)

62.8 63.2

Wheelbase (in)

120.6 124.6

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

74.6 73.7

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

15.9 16.4

Brakes

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)

13.0 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.9

Brake Type

Pwr Pwr

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

14.2 x - TBD - 13.2 x 1.25

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

23.8 23.8

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

- TBD - 17.83

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

40.4 40.0

Steering Type

Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

- TBD - 2.8

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - - TBD -

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P245/40YR19 P255/45R18

Spare Tire Size

NA - TBD -

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P285/40YR19 P255/45R18

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)

4389 4784

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in)

19 x 8.5 18 x 8.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA - TBD -

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

19 x 10.5 18 x 8.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

NA - TBD -

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

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

361 @ 4750 455 @ 2400

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

4.7L/286 3.0L/182

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

425 @ 7000 240 @ 3600

Engine Type

Gas V8 Turbocharged Diesel V6

Fuel System

MPFI Electronic Fuel Injection

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

18 31

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

11 21

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

14 25

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

- TBD - 1.92

Trans Type

6 7

Drivetrain

Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

- TBD - 1.00

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

- TBD - 3.42

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

- TBD - 2.86

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

4.10 3.07

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

- TBD - 1.37

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic Automatic

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

- TBD - 0.82

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

NA -

First Gear Ratio (:1)

- TBD - 4.38

Summary

Vehicle Name

Maserati Quattroporte Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Body Style

4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Suspension

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 NA

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front

Double-wishbone Independent

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

- TBD - NA

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

anti-roll bar NA

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

1 5

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

13.3 8.5

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