The third generation of Maserati’s luxury sedan more than made up for the Quattroporte II. Alejandro De Tomaso—no fan of Citroën—discarded all Citroën technology used on the Quattroporte II. Mechanical parts came from the Kyalami, and the Quattroporte was again powered by a Maserati V8 engine and rear-wheel drive. The impressive body of the Quattroporte III was designed by Giugiaro and the steel body shells were built at the Innocenti plant near Milan, prior to assembly in Modena. When the car went on sale in 1979, it was an instant commercial success. In 1987, a restyled version called Quattroporte Royale offered an upgraded interior and more powerful 4.9-liter engine. Production of the Quattroporte III continued until 1990, with a total of 2,145 examples made.
|Data sheet||Quattroporte 4.2||Quattroporte 4.9||Quattroporte Royale|
|Model code||Tipo AM330||Tipo AM330/49||Tipo AM330/49|
|Body type||4-door, 5-seater saloon||4-door, 5-seater saloon||4-door, 5-seater saloon|
|Production years||1979 - 1983||1978 - 1988||1987 - 1990|
|Maserati era||De Tomaso||De Tomaso||De Tomaso|
|Chassis||Steel platform chassis||Steel platform chassis||Steel platform chassis|
|Kerb weight||1,780 - 1,975kg||1,780 - 1,975kg||1,780 - 1,975kg|
|Engine configuration||90° V8, double overhead camshaft||90° V8, double overhead camshaft||90° V8, double overhead camshaft|
|Maximum power||255hp @ 6,000rpm||280hp @ 5,600rpm||300hp @ 5,800rpm|
*Actual selling price may vary. Dealer preparation, options, delivery, destination, taxes, title, license and registration fees not included. Please see your authorized Maserati dealer to ensure the actual availability of these models and the accuracy of the information. All figures presented are estimates only. The payments calculated are based on terms and other variables you have selected and are not current programs available by MNA. This is not an offer of direct financing or of any particular lease or purchase transaction.
© 2021 Maserati North America, Inc. All rights reserved. Maserati and the Trident logo are registered trademarks of Maserati SpA.
Some images may show European models.