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Price, fuel economy and range, finance and depreciation

The Quattroporte Trofeo’s £128k asking price might come as a bit of a shock, but that it’s not an exorbitant figure in relative terms.

If this car had been executed to the standards it should have, that could even be considered the going rate for a desirable, exotic, rich, rapid and dynamically enticing Italian limousine. However, the car that Maserati has presented here simply isn’t compelling enough in any of those ways to justify what’s being asked for it. For its outright performance and outright size, it comes closest; but for its flawed control layout and disappointing cabin quality, you might object to paying a third as much, frankly.

Residuals aren't pretty for any of our three luxury examples: the Alpina B7 takes two years to shed half its showroom price, while the Maserati and Audi S8 need only one

According to CAP, the car’s potential for depreciation, although significant, isn’t any more serious than that of one or two key rivals. Big, fast saloons have always been pretty poor on retained value.

For everyday fuel economy, meanwhile, our testing suggests that you might see somewhere between 22mpg and 28mpg from the car, which is no better or worse than you’d expect.