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Maserati Quattroporte Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.2 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Automated Manual
  • Horse Power 396 hp @ 7250 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 11/14 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation Yes
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2005 Maserati Quattroporte

  • Though by no means a complete package, the Maserati Quattroporte is a welcome alternative to more common sporting luxury sedans.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Distinctive Italian flair and design, sharp steering and handling, relative exclusivity.

  • Cons

    Stiff ride, underpowered compared to some rivals, lacks the latest techno-gadgets.

  • What's New for 2005

    The Maserati Quattroporte is an all-new luxury sedan featuring stylish bodywork, a Ferrari-derived V8 engine and a high level of customizable options.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 11
  • cty
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  • 14
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Looks good but hunk of

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Vehicle: 2005 Maserati Quattroporte 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6AM)

This car is strictly "looks only", it is not reliable or even close to it. I have already sank $13,760 in repairs at only 23K miles. This is totally unacceptable for a $140K car when new. I am taking it to the auction next week to "unload" before it can empty my wallet again. But if you want a sharp car that sits good in the driveway - this is it! Just don't drive it anywhere!!




Poor quality

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Vehicle: 2005 Maserati Quattroporte 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6AM)

Im having the hardest time figuring out why I $113k car is worst than my 92 chevy cavalier. This car has been in the shop more than I can remember. TOO many problems for a luxury car. Computer sensors/transmission failures/alarm malfunctions/clutch/battery/engine failure systems problems just to name a few. I will NEVER buy another.




Worst quality ever

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Vehicle: 2005 Maserati Quattroporte 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6AM)

Bought with 9,000 miles and 12 months left on warranty. More time with Ferrari/Maserati Houston than driving. Throw-out bearing/seals warranty replaced but clutch plate not covered ($1000 part). Software problems=failed plugs ($1000). Failure both fuel pumps ($3,500). Door mechanism failure, plus numerous trips to get transmission software upgrades. Car has total 15,000 miles on odometer. Even the most trivial parts are special order from Italy. I will NEVER buy an Italian car again.



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Not ready for prime-time player

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Vehicle: 2005 Maserati Quattroporte 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6AM)

I may be the only person in the US to own two Maserati Quattroportes. My first had multiple problems that included sensors, transmission and finally the main computer; all in the first three months of ownership. OK, anything is possible with a new model, right? Maserati of NA gave me a new one and I had the transmission re-built (clutch and throw-out bearing) same as the first. The dealer bent over backward to help. Corporate gave me a song and dance about wanting to study my car and then sold it without disclosing the problems. Beware, the "clutch is a wear item", 2500 to replace (they did mine free due to 3k miles) and , "good for 20k mi" (srvce mgr). Not disclosed.




The car for real enthusiasts

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Vehicle: 2005 Maserati Quattroporte 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6AM)

This car is sick. My dad bought his this July after driving the likes of the Mercedes-Benz S500, S55 AMG, BMW 745Li, and Jaguar XJR. Of these cars the Maserati is definately the most special. It looks like nothing on the road and people will constantly stare and give appeasing gestures. It drives like a dream. It corners absolutely ridiculouslt for a 5,000 lb. + four door sedan. In fact I think it handles better than my Dad's heavily modded Porsche C4. After driving this car I just don't think its possible to go back to the mass produced German and British cars. It makes you feel special and you will find yourself just going outside just to look at it. This is by far the best designed sedan on market today.




Race car performance / luxurious

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Vehicle: 2005 Maserati Quattroporte 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6AM)

This most recent iteration of the Maserati Quattroporte is in a class by itself. The 8 cyl 4.2l dry-sump Maserati engine makes 400 bhp with no turbo or supercharger, far surpassing anything from BMW or Mercedes-Benz. With the engine tucked low and behind the front axle, and the tranny on the rear axel, this 4200 lb luxury sedan handles like an F-16. Its big sticky Bridgestone runflats keep it glued to the road, encouraging you to accelate through ridiculously tight turns. The faster you go, the more stable the ride gets! The sensuous curves of the Pininfarina body put the Quattroporte in sharp contrast to the edgy, techno-bods on the German competitors. Everywhere I go, heads turn, thumbs go up, and tongues hang out. Outstanding car.



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Full 2005 Maserati Quattroporte Review

What's New for 2005

The Maserati Quattroporte is an all-new luxury sedan featuring stylish bodywork, a Ferrari-derived V8 engine and a high level of customizable options.

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Talk About The 2005 Quattroporte

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merc1
merc1
02-03-2004
Anyone considering this car? I received a special invite to see it up close and personal at the Chicago Auto Show. Can't wait! Not sure why they picked me, as I'm not even close to being a buyer,?...


paxtonk
paxtonk
02-22-2007
The GranTurismo will share its basic platform with the Maserati Quattroporte sedan and also its stirring 4.2-liter, 405-hp V8 engine, manufactured at Ferrari’s engine plant in Maranello, Ital...



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