2019 Maserati Quattroporte vs. 2019 Mercedes CLS

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

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Both the Quattroporte and the CLS have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, blind spot warning systems, rearview cameras, available crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems and around view monitors.

Engine

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The Quattroporte S’ standard 3.0 turbo V6 produces 62 more horsepower (424 vs. 362) and 37 lbs.-ft. more torque (406 vs. 369) than the CLS 450’s standard 3.0 turbo 6 cyl. hybrid. The Quattroporte S’ 3.0 turbo V6 produces 22 lbs.-ft. more torque (406 vs. 384) than the AMG CLS 53’s standard 3.0 turbo 6 cyl. hybrid. The Quattroporte GTS’ standard 3.8 turbo V8 produces 94 more horsepower (523 vs. 429) and 140 lbs.-ft. more torque (524 vs. 384) than the AMG CLS 53’s standard 3.0 turbo 6 cyl. hybrid.

Fuel Economy and Range

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The Quattroporte has a standard cap-less fueling system. The fuel filler is automatically opened when the fuel nozzle is inserted and automatically closed when it’s removed. This eliminates the need to unscrew and replace the cap and it reduces fuel evaporation, which causes pollution. The CLS doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the Quattroporte GTS’ front brake rotors are larger than those on the CLS:

Quattroporte GTS

CLS

Front Rotors

15 inches

14.2 inches

Tires and Wheels

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The Quattroporte’s optional 245/35R21 front and 285/30R21 rear tires provide better handling because they have a lower 35 series front and 30 series rear profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the CLS’ 40 series front and 35 series rear tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Quattroporte offers optional 21-inch wheels. The CLS’ largest wheels are only 20-inches.

Suspension and Handling

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The Quattroporte has standard front and rear gas-charged shocks for better control over choppy roads. The CLS’ suspension doesn’t offer gas-charged shocks.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Quattroporte’s wheelbase is 9.1 inches longer than on the CLS (124.8 inches vs. 115.7 inches).

The Quattroporte’s front to rear weight distribution is more even (50% to 50%) than the CLS’ (53.9% to 46.1%). This gives the Quattroporte more stable handling and braking.

Chassis

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The front grille of the Quattroporte uses electronically controlled shutters to close off airflow and reduce drag when less engine cooling is needed. This helps improve highway fuel economy. The CLS doesn’t offer active grille shutters.

Passenger Space

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Because it has more passenger and cargo room, the EPA rates the Quattroporte a Large car, while the CLS is rated a Compact.

The Quattroporte has 21 cubic feet more passenger volume than the CLS (114 vs. 93).

The Quattroporte has 1.7 inches more front headroom, 6.5 inches more front shoulder room and 1.9 inches more rear headroom than the CLS.

Cargo Capacity

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The Quattroporte has a much larger trunk than the CLS (18.7 vs. 11.9 cubic feet).

Ergonomics

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The Quattroporte’s instruments include an oil pressure gauge and a temperature gauge - which could save your engine! Often ‘idiot lights’ don’t warn you until damage has been done. The CLS does not have an oil pressure gauge.

Heated windshield washer nozzles are standard on the Quattroporte to prevent washer fluid and nozzles from freezing and help continue to keep the windshield clear in sub-freezing temperatures. The CLS doesn’t offer heated windshield washer nozzles.

In poor weather, headlights can lose their effectiveness as grime builds up on their lenses. This can reduce visibility without the driver realizing. The Quattroporte has standard headlight washers to keep headlight output high. The CLS doesn’t offer headlight washers.

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