Shooting star with a grip – these are the characteristic features of the Maserati Levante. The model year 2008 brings about a wide range of updates for the Levante SUV including the new 3.0 litre V6 petrol engine with twin turbo technology that delivers 257 kW (350 horse power) and will be available in addition to the other two engine versions.
In many aspects, the Maserati Levante plays an important role in the brand’s portfolio. It is not only the first SUV designed and built by Maserati but has become the best-selling model in not much more than a year. And it’s also the only SUV combining the thrilling driving experience of a Maserati and the long sportive tradition of the brand. A challenging standard that will be further improved in 2018 with a range of new features for the Levante that will be available from now on.
Customers are given the option to personalise their car by choosing between the GranLusso or the GranSport version. Since this possibility to underline the two souls of the car was introduced for the flagship Quattroporte, many customers opt for one of the trim lines to accentuate their driving experience.
Maserati Levante GranLusso and GranSport Trims
The elegant luxury version Levante GranLusso can be seen right from the outside with its stainless steel roof rails, side skirts in the colour of the car, black callipers and 19-inch alloy wheels. The interior welcomes driver and passengers with a silk package designed by Ermenegildo Zegna and open-pored Radica wood. The standard equipment also includes a Harman Kardon sound system, comfort seats with twelve positions that are electrically adjustable, illuminated door strips, adjustable pedals and steering wheel, parking sensors, navigation systems and the new soft close doors.
The great race car tradition of Maserati is underlined by the great dynamics of the Levante GranSport trim line, which is equipped with sport seats that can be electrically adjusted to twelve positions, a sport steering wheel and rocker switches placed on the steering column. The standard version of the GranSport also includes adjustable stainless steel pedals, parking sensors and navigation system. The sport trim can also be seen on the exterior outfit of the car including a radiator grille in black piano, side skirts in the colour of the car, red callipers, 20-inch alloy wheels and Seatta logos on the C column accentuated in blue colours.
Performance and Perfection: the 3.0 litre V6 petrol engine in the Maserati Levante 2018
In addition to the existing engines, Levante Diesel and Levante S (430 horse power), Maserati introduces a 3.0 litre V6 petrol engine delivering 257 kW (350 horse power) and a maximum torque of 500 Nm at 4,000 r.p.m. The direct injection petrol engine accelerates the SUV to 100 km/h in 6.0 seconds and achieves a top speed of 251 km/h. As both other engine versions, this version also provides the intelligent four-wheel-drive system Q4 and the 8-gear automatic transmission made by ZF.
Electric Power Steering for an even more precise steering behaviour of the new Maserati Levante SUV
Another new feature of all models is the new Electric Power Steering (EPS) that replaces the previous hydraulic steering system. This new technology offers improved on-road and off-road handling, a clearly more precise steering behaviour, less weight and less maintenance. Furthermore, the electronic steering allows for an entire new generation of Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS). These optional systems are the basis for autonomous driving on level II, and our customers can select from a wide range of diverse assistance systems to equip their Levante SUV.
Maserati Active Driving Assistance Systems for more safety
The High Way Assist combines the advantages of a cruise control and a lane-keeping assistant. The system slows down the Levante to a full halt if required by the traffic situation. For security reasons, however, the driver must keep his hands on the steering wheel. The lane-keeping assistant has a camera behind the rear-view mirror that monitors the road marking. If activated, the assistant will intervene and correct the steering. The traffic sign control recognises (permanent and temporary) speed limits and no-overtaking zones, whereas the blind angle assistant alerts the driver with a warning sound from one of the exterior mirrors if another car is in a position where it cannot be seen by the driver of the Maserati.
In Switzerland, the Levante is available for a base price of CHF 83’300 from now on.
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