The boot capacity is 450 litres, but there is no facility for extending that as the back seats do not fold.
Ride and Handling
The Quattroporte’s sheer dynamism behind the wheel is energising. It rides as firmly as you would expect of a high performance sports car, but it contrives to remain reasonably comfortable most of the time, although you can expect your fillings to rattle going over a speed bump or a sharp pothole.
The test car’s 20-inch wheels are standard, and combine with an almost perfectly balanced weight distribution to plant the car securely on the road.
The all-up weight of this car is almost two tonnes, but it mostly doesn’t feel it behind the wheel. It is responsive and agile, with very good body control. Driving it in urban Britain, you cannot help longing to be let loose on Italy’s famous Stelvio Pass through the Alps. That is the kind of terrain where a car as dynamic as this would be huge fun. It is pretty good company on a winding British B road too.
Ease of Use
This is a big, roomy five-seater saloon with large doors and a wide aperture into a good-sized boot at the back. Five adults can sit in generous comfort with plenty of headroom and very reasonable kneeroom all round. The boot capacity is 450 litres, but there is no facility for extending that as the back seats do not fold.