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2006 Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT 4 2 Seq 4dr RX06CMZ | Review And Test Drive

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This Pininfarina design Maserati Quattro Porte (Four Doors) it has a 4.2 8 cylinder 32 V Ferrari/Maserati collaboration engine (as fitted to the 430 ) which has a 0 - 60 mph time of 5.2 seconds and Top speed of 171 mphFinished in Grigio Touring Metallic with Black Poltrona Frau Leather Maserati Crest Embossed Upholstery, Piano Black Insets to the Dash, Gear Tunnel and Door Cards, External Grilles 20" 7 Spoke Alloy Wheels and Red Calipers. It has the Duo SelectElectro Hydraulic Gearbox with Sports Mode, Auto and Manual Settings with Paddle Shift Overide, The Skyhook Adaptive suspension deals effectively with any conditions the road can throw in your way (including speed bumps) The Multi function steering wheel is electrically height and reach adjustable, and the front and rear seats are individually electrically adjustable too with the drivers seat having 3 position memory, the headlamps are Auto Bi Xenon with High-Pressure Wash, It has the 6.5" Sat Nav, with Trip Computer, Multiplay CD Radio with Bose Speakers, GSM Phone Kit in the Front Armrest (looks good but doubt if it works now) Heated Front Seats, power folding door mirrors and front and rear parking

Here are some notes from the previous owner to clear up a couple of points

It is not air suspension but does have skyhook electronic dampers.

The Quattroporte Sport GT variant offered several performance upgrades: a re-configured transmission providing faster gearshifts and a firmer Skyhook suspension system; courtesy of new software calibrations, seven-spoke 20 inch wheels with low-profile tyres, cross-drilled brake rotors, and braided brake lines. Model-specific exterior trim included dark mesh front and side grilles and red accents to the Trident badges, as on vintage racing Maserati models. Inside, there were aluminium pedals, a sport steering wheel and carbon fibre in place of the standard wood inserts.

It doesn't have Bluetooth. I think the small microphone was for a Parrot bluetooth system or similar

The Larini catalytic converters give the better sound but the rest of the pipes and back boxes are as original

The V8 engines of the fifth generation of the Quattroporte belonged to the Ferrari-Maserati F136 family; they had aluminium-silicon alloy block and heads, a crossplane crankshaft, four valves per cylinder driven by two overhead camshafts per bank and continuous variable valve timing on the intake side. F136S 4.2-litre engines in DuoSelect equipped cars used a dry sump lubrication system

The Ferrari has a flat plane crank but the Maserati has a cross plane crank. That is why Ferrari make a different distinctive engine sound!

If anyone queries if this engine has variator problems (rattle on start up when cold) this only applies to later engines. Even so it is only caused by low oil pressure until pumped round. This car has a dry sump oil system, later cars with the 4.7 engine are conventional wet sump.

When I replaced the tyres I put 10mm wider tyres on it - the Sport GT S model has these as standard on the same rims

Documented Service History

16/05/2008 @ 11501 Miles Maranello Sales Ltd Egham Surrey
30/04/2010 @ 24084 Miles Maranello Sales Ltd Egham Surrey
25/05/2012 @ 31180 Miles Greypaul Maserati Nottingham
16/04/2014 @ 35663 Miles Greypaul Maserati Nottingham
28/04/2015 @ 36806 Miles Greypaul Maserati Nottingham
30/11/2018 @ 49438 Miles S & R Motor Engineering
02/07/2021 @ 54258 Miles S & R Motor Engineering


Year 2006 (06)
First Registered 27th April, 2006
Mileage 55,000 miles
Transmission Semi Automatic
Forward Gears 6
Body Style Saloon
Fuel Petrol
Colour Grey
No. of Previous Owners 4
Emissions 443 g/km
Tax Band M
RFL 6 mths ã346.50
RFL 12 mths ã630.00
Doors 4
Seats 5
Engine Size 4244cc

Performance
Top Speed 171 mph
0-62 mph 5.1 secs
Cylinders 8
Valves 32
Engine Power 400 bhp
Engine Torque 451 lb/ft

Dimensions
Height 1380 mm
Length 4550 mm
Width 1810 mm

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Overview

ManufacturerMASERATI
ModelQUATTROPORTE
Derivative4.2 AB4 4DR Semi Automatic
Price£14,995
Year2006 (06)
First Registered27th April, 2006
Mileage55,000 miles
TransmissionSemi Automatic
Forward Gears6
Body StyleSaloon
FuelPetrol
ColourGrey
No. of Previous Owners4
Emissions443 g/km
Tax BandM
RFL 6 mths£346.50
RFL 12 mths£630.00
Doors4
Seats5
Engine Size4244cc

Performance

Top Speed171 mph
0-62 mph5.1 secs
Cylinders8
Valves32
Engine Power400 bhp
Engine Torque451 lb/ft

Dimensions

Height1380 mm
Length4550 mm
Width1810 mm


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