2020 Maserati Quattroporte vs. 2020 BMW 7 Series

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

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For enhanced safety, the front seat shoulder belts of the Maserati Quattroporte are height-adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up. The BMW 7 Series doesn’t offer height-adjustable seat belts.

Both the Quattroporte and the 7 Series have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning.

Reliability

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The battery on the Quattroporte is in the trunk, which protects it from hot underhood temperatures that can degrade battery life. By keeping the Quattroporte’s battery 20 to 30 degrees cooler, its life is increased by years. The 7 Series’ battery is in the hot engine compartment.

Engine

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The Quattroporte has more powerful engines than the 7 Series:

Horsepower

Torque

Quattroporte S 3.0 turbo V6

424 HP

428 lbs.-ft.

Quattroporte GTS 3.8 turbo V8

523 HP

524 lbs.-ft.

740i 3.0 turbo 6-cylinder

335 HP

330 lbs.-ft.

745e 3.0 turbo 6-cylinder hybrid

389 HP

443 lbs.-ft.

Fuel Economy and Range

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The Quattroporte has 8.9 gallons more fuel capacity than the 7 Series Hybrid’s standard fuel tank (21 vs. 12.1 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

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 7 Series doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the Quattroporte’s standard brake rotors are larger than those on the 7 Series:

Quattroporte

7 Series

Front Rotors

14.2 inches

13.7 inches

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction and acceleration, the Quattroporte has larger standard rear tires than the 7 Series (275/40R19 vs. 245/50R18). The Quattroporte’s optional rear tires are larger than the largest rear tires available on the 7 Series (285/35R20 vs. 275/40R19).

The Quattroporte’s standard 245/45R19 front and 275/40R19 rear tires provide better handling because they have a lower 45 series front and 40 series rear profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the 7 Series’ standard 50 series tires. The Quattroporte’s optional 245/35R21 front and 285/30R21 rear tires have a lower 35 series front and 30 series rear profile than the 7 Series’ optional 40 series front and 35 series rear tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Quattroporte has standard 19-inch wheels. Smaller 18-inch wheels are standard on the 7 Series. The Quattroporte’s optional 21-inch wheels are larger than the 20-inch wheels optional on the 7 Series.

Suspension and Handling

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The Quattroporte’s drift compensation steering can automatically compensate for road conditions which would cause the vehicle to drift from side to side, helping the driver to keep the vehicle straight more easily. The 7 Series doesn’t offer drift compensation steering.

For better maneuverability, the Quattroporte’s turning circle is 3.3 feet tighter than the 740i’s (38.7 feet vs. 42 feet). The Quattroporte’s turning circle is 3.7 feet tighter than the 7 Series xDrive’s (38.7 feet vs. 42.4 feet).

Cargo Capacity

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The Quattroporte has a much larger trunk than the 7 Series (18.7 vs. 14 cubic feet).

The Quattroporte’s standard rear seats fold to accommodate long and bulky cargo. The 7 Series doesn’t offer folding rear seats, only a ski pass-through.

Ergonomics

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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 7 Series 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 7 Series doesn’t offer headlight washers.

The Quattroporte offers an optional 115-volt a/c outlet on the center console, allowing you to recharge a laptop or run small household appliances without special adapters that can break or get misplaced. The 7 Series doesn’t offer a house-current electrical outlet.

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