For 2007, the Maserati Quattroporte receives a new available automatic six-speed transmission.

Designed by Pininfarina, the Quattroporte (for “four doors”) is powered by a 4.2-litre V8 and includes the company’s Skyhook automatic damping system, Maserati Stability Program, and electronically-controlled power steering. Available transmissions are the DuoSelect, a six-speed manual with autoshift, or the new automatic. With the DuoSelect, weight distribution is 47 per cent front, 53 per cent rear; the automatic shifts the weight to 49 per cent front, 51 per cent rear.

Features include fourteen-way power seats with memory and easy entry, leather and wood interior, Brembo brakes, 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic Xenon headlamps, cruise control, rain sensors, auto-dimming rearview mirror, rear passenger controls to move the front passenger seat, laminated glass, refrigerated compartment, rear electric sunshade, multimedia system with navigation system and CD player, and front and rear automatic climate controls.

Available trim options include three wood choices, extra-soft Poltrona Frau leather, and a five-piece luggage set made from the same leather as the seat upholstery. Other choices include an integrated phone, CD changer, rear seat entertainment centre, heated massaging seats and upgraded Bose stereo.

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