luxury limo to 100km/h in 5.3 seconds. The price is $234,716 before on-roads but the Benz’s interior is the best in the business. Jaguar XJ, from $201,855 The entry-level XF mirrors the Maserati in trying to do its own thing rather than emulate the Germans. Its supercharged 3.0-litre takes 5.9 seconds to run to 100km/h. The tapering
MASERATI QUATTROPORTE PRICE
$215,000 plus on-roads
Not tested, 6 airbags
3.0-litre V6 turbo, 257kW/500Nm
8-speed auto; RWD 9.1L/100km
roofline limits rear headroom for taller passengers.
If you want to stand out from the crowd — and get away from the pack when required — the Quattroporte shines. It turns heads faster and farther than its rivals, even if it doesn’t dominate in every sports limousine criterion.