QUICK GLANCE

The Weekend Post - Motoring - - SHORT CUT -

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

SAFETY

Not tested, 6 airbags

3.0-litre V6 turbo, 257kW/500Nm

EN­GINE TRANS­MIS­SION

8-speed auto; RWD 9.1L/100km

THIRST

roofline lim­its rear head­room for taller pas­sen­gers.

VER­DICT

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.

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