NEW FOR 2008:

- No changes for 2008

For 2008, the Maserati Quattroporte is unchanged.

Designed by Pininfarina, the Quattroporte ("four doors") is powered by a 4.2-litre V8, and uses either a six-speed automatic transmission or the DuoSelect, a six-speed mechanical gearbox with auto-shift. With the automatic transmission, weight distribution is 49/51 front to rear, while the DuoSelect switches it to 47/53.

Trim levels are the Quattroporte, Executive GT and Sport GT S.

Features on the Quattroporte include 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic dual-zone climate control, 14-way power front heated seats, independently electrically-adjustable rear seats, heated mirrors, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, refrigerated compartment in front armrest, power tilt and telescopic steering wheel, automatic bi-Xenon headlamps with washers, anti-theft alarm, power sunroof, cruise control, power sunroof, five-CD stereo, navigation system, rain sensors, rear parking sensors and multifunction wheel.

The Executive GT adds 19-inch alloy wheels, Alcantara headliner, rear climate control, rear sunshades, Comfort Pack ventilated and massaging front seats, and wooden steering wheel.

The Sport GT S builds on the base Quattroporte with 20-inch alloy wheels, tire pressure monitoring system, drilled brake discs with titanium-coloured calipers, steel braided brake lines, paddle shifters, carbon fibre interior, sport wheel, and aluminum pedals.

Depending on the trim line, available options include "natural tanning" leather interior, Comfort Pack rear seats, front parking sensors and choice of wood finishes.