2012 Maserati Quattroporte

S RWD 4-Dr Sedan V8

S RWD 4-Dr Sedan V8

2012 maserati quattroporte Reviews and News

2012 Maserati Quattroporte
2012 Maserati Quattroporte
Like a fine piece of art, the Maserati Quattroporte looks better every time you see it. The Pininfarina-penned design of the current Quattroporte debuted in the U.S. for the 2005 model year, but it has since been modernized with LED lamps, and its gorgeous curves continue to turn heads as few other cars can. In fact, many of today's upscale four-door coupes (Aston Martin Rapide, Audi A7, Mercedes-Benz CLS, and Porsche Panamera) were clearly inspired by this Italian knockout. Early Quattroportes were hampered by an automated manual gearbox that was great on a racetrack but clunky around town. Now they all use a modern six-speed automatic. The base 4.2-liter V-8 is no longer available, so the sweet, throaty engine-compartment arias now come exclusively from the Ferrari-engineered 4.7-liter V-8. In the S, the V-8 makes 425 hp and is good for 174 mph. A $7950 premium buys the Sport GT (433 hp, 177 mph) and a lower, firmer suspension; a competition-inspired exhaust system; high-performance Brembo brakes; and a racier transmission that matches revs on downshifts. The Quattroporte offers a dozen or so different shades of leather coverings for the seats, dashboard, and steering wheel, and they can be combined with several types of wood trim. There are twenty exterior colors, seven wheel designs, and six different hues for the brake calipers. Furthermore, the Officine Alfieri Maserati program offers "almost limitless customization." However, even the most basic Quattroporte will greatly impress most onlookers.
Maserati Ghibli Test Mule Left Front 1
These images of the upcoming Maserati Ghibli premium midsize sedan show the all-new model cold-weather testing underneath snow and camouflage. The Ghibli slots below the new Quattroporte and is poised to take on the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Jaguar XF, and BMW 5 Series.
Maserati Quattroporte Spy Shot Front 11
The prototype of the next-generation Maserati Quattroporte has been caught roaming the streets of Italy. Although the test mule was covered in camouflage, the photos give us a good look at the Italian automaker’s flagship sedan. Maserati is also readying a smaller sedan and crossover to increase sales around the world.
Maserati Quattroporte Front Three Quarter View
Maserati is dusting off one of its nameplates from the 1960s and hearkening back to its own creation with another nameplate, according to an announcement during this week's Paris Motor Show. Maserati was never supposed to make a big splash at this year's show, only bringing a convertible version of its hot GranTurismo MC coupe (dubbed the GranCabrio MC), and little else. Still, the company announced that the next three years will bring three new or updated models that hope to help boost sales to 50,000 per year. First up is the Quattroporte, an all-new successor to the current four-door Italian super sedan. As we've reported before, it's going to be a ground-up rework, including a platform derived from--get this--the Chrysler 300. Don't think that this'll be "Imported from Detroit," however, because it'll be completely different from the mass-market American sedan. We believe it'll ditch the normally aspirated V-8 for a twin-turbo, direct-injected 3.9-liter V-8 making between 400 and 500 hp, depending on trim level. We'll see this model some time next year. Maserati says its second model will be a "new high-end E-Segment sedan" called the Ghibli. The name is curious--the last Ghibli, the gorgeous '60s grand tourer, had only two doors--but it'll be affixed to what has recently been dubbed the "Maseratina." We've reported before that this car will share its underpinnings with the next Alfa Romeo 169, be built by Bertone, and offer turbocharged V-6 power. For true classic Ghibli fans, Maserati may also offer a coupe and convertible. Then there's the sport utility vehicle, which until now has been referred to as its concept car name, the Kubang. Maserati says that the Kubang concept will become the Levante when it bows in 2014. There's a hefty amount of history behind the word "Levante," as it's the street in Bologna, Italy (Via Emilia Levante, to be precise) where the Maserati brothers reportedly "dreamt of the company that today bears its name." Dreams aside, the Levante will share its underpinnings with the humble Jeep Grand Cherokee but use a Ferrari-built V-8 engine for motivation and be assembled on a special section of the Jefferson North assembly complex, specifically the former Mack Avenue engine plant that made the Dodge Viper from 1992 to 1995. These three cars will be Maserati's big pushes over the next three years as it tries to hit 50,000 units sold per year. Expect to see the concepts at an as-yet-unannounced auto show in the meantime. Make sure to check out all of our coverage from the Paris Motor Show here. Source: Maserati
Maserati Quattroporte Front Three Quarter View
Maserati will use a modified version of the Chrysler 300’s chassis for the next Quattroporte and a smaller sedan called the Levante, Autocar reports. The two sedans should help the automaker boost its annual sales to 50,000, with help from the upcoming Kubang SUV and rumored GranSport mid-engine sports car.
Sergio Pininfarina WOT Tribute Video Peugeot
This week's episode of Wide Open Throttle pays tribute to the Italian automotive designer Sergio Pininfarina. Host Jessi Lang takes a look back at Pininfarina's most iconic designs.

Change Vehicle

Research Now

Used 2012 Maserati Quattroporte Values / Pricing

Suggested Retail Price

Free Price Quote

Compare dealer clearance prices and save.
Select this Vehicle

Compare The 2012 Maserati Quattroporte

Click Circles to Compare

Your Selected Vehicle's Ranking

2012 Maserati Quattroporte
2012 Maserati Quattroporte
S RWD 4-Dr Sedan V8
Top Ranking Vehicles - Price

2012 Maserati Quattroporte Specifications

Quick Glance:
4.7L V8Engine
Fuel economy City:
13 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
21 MPG
430 hp @ 7000rpm
361 ft lb of torque @ 4750rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation
50,000 miles / 48 months
50,000 miles / 48 months
Unlimited miles / 48 months
50,000 miles / 48 months
37,282 miles / 36 months
Recall Date
Maserati is recalling certain model year 2012 Quattroporte, Granturismo, Granturismo Convertible, and Granturismo MC vehicles. The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) may malfunction due to a software error, preventing the driver from being notified of a low tire pressure situation.
If the driver continues to operate the vehicle with a tire that has low air pressure, the tire may fail, increasing the risk of a crash.
Maserati will notify owners, and dealers will replace the TPMS control unit free of charge. The recall began on October 31, 2012. Owners may contact Maserati at 1-201-816-2600.
Potential Units Affected

NHTSA Rating Front Driver
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
NHTSA Rating Front Side
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
NHTSA Rating Overall
NHTSA Rating Rollover
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
IIHS Overall Side Crash
IIHS Best Pick
IIHS Rear Crash
IIHS Roof Strength

Find Used Maserati Quattroportes For Sale

Search through millions of listings in the Automobile Magazine classifieds