Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

The Parkers VerdictThe Parkers Verdict

If you’re still not convinced then the Quattroporte’s trump card – its drive – should win over any floating voters. While other cars of this type are more easily enjoyed from the back seat, the Maserati is definitely a car for drivers.

There’s no denying its size and weight so don’t expect any agile B-road antics, but given a wide stretch of tarmac and a clear horizon, the Quattroporte is capable of thrilling you and your passengers regardless of engine choice.

It doesn’t offer the road-smoothing ability or the colossal amount of rear-seat space of the S-Class or the all-rounder skills of the 7 Series, but for outright driveability you won’t go far wrong with this Maserati.

Find out whether that’s enough to put it ahead of its talented rivals in our full Maserati Quattroporte review.