The fifth generation Maserati Quattroporte, M139, was launched in 2003 and went into production in 2004.
The Pininfarina face lifted M139 model appeared in January 2008 with redesigned bumpers, sills, side mirrors, a convex front grille with vertical bars, new headlights and tail lights with directional bi-xenon main beams and LED indicator lights.
The weight of the steel body is kept low by use of an aluminium boot lid / trunk lid and bonnet / hood, the aerodynamic co efficient of the body is Cd 0.35.
Three V8 motor options were available for the 2008 to 2012 Quattroportes with power outputs from 400 to 440 hp.
60 mph could be reached in under six seconds from rest by all three variants likewise the top speed was at least 168 mph for all three.