The most important technical evolution for the Quattroporte came with the introduction of an automatic version at the 2007 Detroit Motor Show. While the Quattroporte with Duoselect transmission has proven to be an ideal match for Maserati’s sporty reputation, demand for a fully automatic version had always been present. The Quattroporte Automatica is much more than a Quattroporte simply fitted with a new gearbox. Of the 16,500 components from which the Quattroporte was made, 4,800 were new. The powertrain was completely revised, with the adaption of a new wet sump engine (F136UC), six-speed automatic ZF gearbox, propeller shaft and limited-slip differential. The Quattroporte Automatica was available in standard version as well as Sport GT and Executive GT. The Sport GT was later on replaced by the more expressive Sport GT S.
|Data sheet||Quattroporte Automatica||Quattroporte Automatica Sport GT S|
|Body type||4-door, 5-seater saloon||4-door, 5-seater saloon|
|Production years||2006 - 2008||2007 - 2008|
|Chassis||Monocoque steel construction with front and rear sub-frames||Monocoque steel construction with front and rear sub-frames|
|Engine configuration||90° V8, 32 valves, double overhead camshaft, wet sump||90° V8, 32 valves, double overhead camshaft, wet sump|
|Maximum power||400hp @ 7,000rpm||400hp @ 7,000rpm|