Best 4 Door Sports Saloon in the world Yep, cast your votes for the best sports saloon which has everything in it you ever wanted (viz. looks, luxury, style, dynamics & heritage). Pls let me know which one of these haunts you in dreams. I am helping you out with the main contenders, price in UK pound, specifications & price. We won't talk about control, cabin noise, rear leg room, boot etc. etc. because it turns out that we are yet to drive anyone of these because of their insane pricing in India. What i am sure of; it's completely subjective who likes what because all of them are terrific machines. If one lags somewhere, it surely leads something else. All have their own USPs & loyalty/follow-ups among their buyers.</SPAN> It’s in the order of my choice, you need to tell yours. No diesel trims included (only Gasoline!).</SPAN> Maserati Quattro Porte</SPAN> In the UK, the launch line-up consists of the £80,095, 404bhp 3.0 V6 S, and the £108,160, 523bhp </SPAN>3.8 V8 GTS</SPAN></SPAN> The V6 is awesome at the price. It rushes this mammoth of a car to 100km/hr in just 4.9 sec with peak torque at 1700 RPM with 27 MPG economy. It lags by just 0.2 secs by the GTS & not too much behind when it comes to top speed, so hardly any compromise for performance. Q S4 is favoring itself everywhere wrt GTS. Top speed comes at 191 mph to 177 mph. Don’t go by the power ratings of the engines, 3 Ltr V6 is extremely fast & great VFM!!The Quattro-porte has grown in length over the previous version for rear space. Like an expensive Italian car, very quiet interiors with Carbon fiber inserts, lot of legroom unlike earlier Maserati’s where sporty character dominated everything. Another USP for MQ is </SPAN></SPAN>Fastest 4 door saloon in production today in GTS disguise with top speed of 307 km/hr</SPAN></SPAN>.</SPAN></SPAN></SPAN> Not everything is good about new Quattro-porte. The top trim is demanding a bit of premium but only returns nominal performance edge. That is expected from an Italian car which is not FIAT! The earlier Quattro Porte was a looker & seductive. This is rather a safe approach but still easily the most charming looking Saloon on date according to me.</SPAN></SPAN> 2. Porsche Panamera </SPAN> A lot of trims from </SPAN>3.0 V6 S Hybrid 4dr Tiptronic S Saloon</SPAN> £86,476 (0-100 6 sec, Top speed 167 mph, FE at 39.8 mpg) to </SPAN>4.8 V8 GTS 4dr PDK Saloon</SPAN> £90,409 (0-100 4.5 sec, Top speed 178mph, FE at 25.9mpg) to </SPAN>4.8 V8 Turbo S 4dr PDK Saloon</SPAN> £122,623 (0-100 3.8 sec, Top speed 190mph, FE at 24.6 mpg). </SPAN> One can see, it directly competes with the Maserati at performance & pricing. It’s a throat cutting competiotion between these two masterpieces but MQ wins for me because of it’s looks, exhaust sound & Italian roots. The top model do perform impressive but at a whopping price!! Still it is way better proposition than Mercedes S65L because that may cost you kidneys.</SPAN> This car always challenges my theory for Quattroporte being the best 4 Door Saloon simply because a better value for money. The head says this is the one because of slight performance edge of 0.1 sec but Quattroporte simply set the tones of the strings of the heart & i become headless & mindless. The best interiors by far than any other saloon except Maserati (for me). Very modern & organized though too many buttons for my taste. Still must be a lovely place to be inside. Having said that Maserati is lovable for it's quietness & very expensive material used inside which ensures like you are riding nothing less than an Italian car. 3. Audi S8 </SPAN> 3.0 TFSI Quattro Executive SE 4dr Tip Auto Saloon</SPAN> ranging from £58,305 (0-100 in 6.1 secs, top speed 155 mph with FE at 32.1 mpg) to </SPAN>6.3 Quattro LWB 4dr Tip Auto Saloon</SPAN> £93,465 (0-100 in 4.7 secs, top speed 155 mph, FE at 23.7 mpg).</SPAN> Great looks & Amazing VFM when it comes to lower trims with best performance at the price!! I am a mum fan of Audi & it's a bit understanded when comes to large saloons.</SPAN> 4. Jaguar XJ</SPAN> </SPAN></SPAN> Price ranging from economy models like </SPAN></SPAN>5.0 V8 Portfolio 4dr Auto Saloon</SPAN> at </SPAN>£72,780 (0-100 in 5.7 sec, top speed 155 mph, 25 mpg) to </SPAN></SPAN>£92,480 5.0 Ltr V8 Supercharged</SPAN></SPAN> (0-100 in 4.9 secs, top speed of 155 mph & 23.4 mpg).</SPAN></SPAN></SPAN> The 5.0 ltr V8 supercharged loses on performance & pricing. Though any british would swear by a Jaguar like they do on UK Topgear & Autocar, i don't think it's anywhere near to Quattroporte or Panamera. I simply like it's lower trims with very reasonable pricing & average performance. Still a good looking car & worth a contender for lower trims for all mainstream brands. 5. BMW 7-series</SPAN> 740i 4dr Auto Saloon</SPAN> ranging from £59,655 (0-100 in 7.2 secs, Top speed 155 mph, FE at 28.5mpg) to </SPAN>760Li M Sport 4dr Auto Saloon</SPAN> £100,745 (0-100 in 4.6 secs, Top speed 155 mph & FE at 21.7 mpg). </SPAN>It loses to Maserati & Panamera for best of all worlds. If you get performance, you lose on pricing, top speed, FE etc. If you take the advantage of pricing, you lose on everything else. What the hell was BMW thinking? 7. Mercedes-Benz S-Class</SPAN> </SPAN></SPAN> S350 Blue EFFICIENCY 4dr Auto Saloon</SPAN> ranging from £62,120 (0-100 in 6.9secs, 155mph top speed with FE of 37.3 mpg) to </SPAN>S65L  4dr Auto Saloon</SPAN> a whopping £163,385 (0-100 in 4.4 secs, top speed 155 mph & FE of 19.8 mpg). </SPAN>Anyone can see the insane pricing of top model for nothing!!!</SPAN></SPAN> The lower trims are VFMs but Audi leads here with ease. There is hardly anything to describe except same boring looks & an under performing car, it has to be a default entry into the list for me. Mercedes is the one to invent "CAR", have rich history & tradition for big cars though it's not moving up with times. Still i am the one not to forget the things so easily. Mercedes deserves every bit of credit for it's contribution to the automotive world.