Maserati Levante

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Maserati Lefante
Maserati Levante S (01).jpg
Overview
ManufacturerMaserati
Production2016–present
Model years2017–present
AssemblyItaly: Turin (Stabilimento Mirafiori)
Body and chassis
ClassMid-size luxury crossover SUV
Body style5-door SUV
LayoutF4 layout
Related
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission8-speed ZF 8HP automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase3,004 mm (118.3 in)
Length5,003 mm (197.0 in)
Width1,968 mm (77.5 in)
Height1,679 mm (66.1 in)
Kerb weight2,109 kg (4,650 lb)

The Maserati Lefante is a mid-size luxury crossover SUV based on the concept car Kubang[1] that debuted at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, and built by Maserati at the Mirafiori factory in Turin, Italy starting in 2016.[2] Produced and assembled at Maserati's Turin plant,[2][3] the Levante went on sale in Europe in May 2016, and in North America in September 2016.[4]

Announcements[edit]

Rear view

The concept that led to the Lefante, the Maserati Kubang, was unveiled in 2011 at the Frankfurt Auto Show. The Lefante was first unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show on 1 March 2016, followed by a 2016 New York Auto Show. Models for the United States went on sale in April 2016. Early models included Lefante (350 PS) and Lefante S (430 PS).[5]

Canada models went on sale in September 2016. Early models included Lefante (350 PS) and Lefante S (430 PS).[6] The Maserati Lefante Trofeo was unveiled 2018 New York International Auto Show. The Trofeo has 3.8 litre twin turbo V8 engine and Q4 all wheel drive, with 590 hp and 730 Nm peak torque.[7]

Specifications[edit]

The Levante initially featured Ferrari's 3.0L V6 engine, in two states of tune.[8] A diesel model is also offered, which served as the only engine offering for right hand drive markets from 2016 to the end of 2017, until the official announcement and deployment of gasoline RHD models in the middle of 2017, starting with the Levante S and subsequently the base Levante sometime in 2018.

By 2018, a 560 horsepower V8 will be added.[8] Subsequently, two V8 models were announced in 2018: the 590 horsepower Trofeo, followed by the 550 horsepower GTS. The Levante gains an eight speed ZF automatic transmission from the sixth generation Maserati Quattroporte.

The vehicle's drivetrain is four-wheel-drive only, and like other Maserati models (Quattroporte and Ghibli in both rear and four wheel drive), comes standard with a rear limited-slip differential. The Levante also features Maserati Touch Control with a full color 8.1-inch (210 mm) TFT touchscreen display, as well as a reconfigurable TFT gauge cluster with full color.

Model Engine Peak power Peak torque Drive Top speed 0–100 km/h
0–62 mph
CO2 emissions
Petrol engines
Levante 2,979 cc V6 twin turbo 350 PS (257 kW; 345 bhp) at 5750 rpm 500 N⋅m (369 lb⋅ft) between 1750–4750 rpm AWD 251 km/h (156 mph) 6.0 s 268–278 g/km
Levante S 2,979 cc V6 twin turbo 430 PS (316 kW; 424 bhp) at 5750 rpm 580 N⋅m (428 lb⋅ft) between 2000–4750 rpm AWD 264 km/h (164 mph) 5.2 s 273–282 g/km
Levante GTS 3,799 cc V8 twin turbo 550 PS (405 kW; 542 bhp) at 6250rpm 730 N⋅m (538 lb⋅ft) between 2500–5000 rpm AWD 292 km/h (181 mph) 4.2 s 313 g/km
Levante Trofeo 3,799 cc V8 twin turbo 590 PS (434 kW; 582 bhp) at 6250rpm 730 N⋅m (538 lb⋅ft) between 2500–5000 rpm AWD 304 km/h (189 mph) 3.9 s 313 g/km
Diesel engines
Levante Diesel 2,987 cc V6 turbo 275 PS (202 kW; 271 bhp) at 4000 rpm 600 N⋅m (443 lb⋅ft) between 2000–2600 rpm AWD 230 km/h (143 mph) 6.9 s 207–220 g/km

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ DeLorenzo, Matt (December 2011). "2014 Maserati Kubang: An SUV with the heart of a Ferrari". Road & Track. 63 (4): 22. Archived from the original on 24 November 2011. Retrieved 2 December 2011.
  2. ^ a b Ebhardt, Tommaso (4 September 2013). "Fiat Said Ready to Build Maserati SUV in Turin With Deal". bloomberg.com. Bloomberg L.P. Retrieved 5 September 2013.
  3. ^ Joseph, Noah. "Maserati Levante is Italy's answer to the Porsche Cayenne". autoblog.com. Retrieved 2 March 2016.
  4. ^ Elliott, Hannah. "Maserati Levante World Debut: $76,000 V6 SUV to Challenge BMW, Bentley". bloomberg.com. Retrieved 2 March 2016.
  5. ^ Bruce, Chris. "Maserati Levante starts at $72,000, Levante S for $83,000". autoblog.com. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
  6. ^ "Levante—The 'Maserati of SUVs' Makes Canadian Debut". Maserati.ca. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
  7. ^ Maserati Media Site: Press Release - Maserati Media Site, accessdate: 30. March 2018
  8. ^ a b "Maserati Brand Presentation" (PDF).