What should I be paying?
Maserati’s official claim for the Trofeo is that it’s good for up to 23mpg. We found that 13 miles per gallon was more on the money. Claimed range barely exceeded 200 miles from a tank. Nice of Maserati to prep its owners for range anxiety early.
And with CO2 emissions of 282g/km, you’ll have a tax bill bigger than Amazon, with few excuses not to cough up.
Apparently you get a three-year servicing plan on a new Quattroporte in the UK, which is transferable between owners. Unhappily, this doesn’t apply to the V8 – only the V6s. Perhaps Maserati presumes if you can afford the Trofeo, you can afford whatever work it might require. And that you’ll pay cash. In a briefcase.
However, with a little Top Gear maths, it might appear the Quattroporte Trofeo is, even at £125,010, a bit of a bargain. It’s £30,000 cheaper than the Bentley Flying Spur V8, and £10k less than a Porsche Panamera Turbo S, which is admittedly a lot more powerful.
Ah. We’ve just remembered the Audi S8 has pretty much the same power as the Maser and costs less than a hundred grand. Still, it looks like a big A4 inside and out. Can you put a price on this much presence?