Why should I want it?
The Maserati Quattroporte is a beautiful executive four-door transport that makes a rather pleasant noise from the 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine. The big brother to the Ghibli saloon has been revised for the 2017 model year with styling tweaks and an upgraded interior, including a much-improved infotainment system. There is also a diesel version, but that loses the lively drive of this 410hp supersaloon. The interior isn’t quite as classy as some rivals’, but it has a distinctive and stylishly appealing Italian flavour.
Why can’t I have it?
Maserati’s fleet presence is still growing compared with its German or British rivals. A diesel one emits 163g/km and is good for an official combined 45.6mpg, rather than the sub-30mpg of this petrol model
Arguments to use on the fleet manager
It’s a distinguished and attractive form of high-level transport. And in terms of keeping senior executives happy, a Maserati keyring has more allure than most.
A more sensible alternative
If you’re looking at more affordable stylish Italian executive saloons, then the new Alfa Romeo Giulia ticks pretty much every box. It’s great looking, good to drive, and has a stylish and characterful interior, all of which makes it a logical alternative to the traditional German saloons.
|Maserati Quattroporte 3.0 V6 S|
|Performance:||5.1secs / 177mph|