30 March 2004

Maserati's luxury Quattroporte saloon comes up against its rivals this week, as Autocar pits the Italian against the stiffest opposition both Mercedes Benz and Jaguar can provide.

The latter two companies have built their businesses on big, fast, desirable saloons, and the Jaguar XJR and Mercedes E55 AMG are both fine ways to continue that tradition. Maserati makes sports cars, and its saloons have never troubled the major players. So can the new four-seater capture new ground for the trident, and shatter the cosy clique that Benz and Jaguar occupy?

'All three are luxurious, and well equipped.... There are no losers here,' Peter Robinson explains. 'You couldn't help but be happy with any of our disparate trio.'

But to find out which he wanted to take home, read Autocar this week.

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31 March 2011

Desirable saloon's or not, the Maserati STILL looks old fashioned, and the current one's?,nuff said.

Peter Cavellini.

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