Best Maserati Cars to Choose|| Specifications, Features, And Summary

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Best Maserati Cars to Choose
  1. Maserati Levante

Maserati launched the 2018 Levante, its luxury sports SUV, in India at a starting price of Rs 1.45 crore (ex-showroom). It is available with only one engine option – a 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel. This engine can produce 275PS and 600Nm of peak torque. However, there are three trim levels on offer – the base variant, the GranSport, priced at Rs 1.49 crore and the top-spec GranLusso variant which costs Rs 1.54 crore (all prices ex-showroom). The Maserati Levante is equipped with active air suspension, while power is sent to the all-wheel drivetrain via an 8-speed automatic transmission which allows it to do 0-100kmph in 6.9 seconds and clock a top speed of 230kmph. The GranSport is the sportier trim with sports seats, sports steering wheel with paddle shifters, sport rear spoiler and red brake calipers. If you want your Maserati Levante to be more luxurious, pick the GranLusso trim which gets rid of all of those things we just mentioned and instead has black brake calipers for its 19-inch Zefino design alloys as well as Ermenegildo Zegna Silk interiors.

Maserati Levante Summary

SpecificMaserati Levante 350 GranSport PetrolMaserati Levante GranSport DieselMaserati Levante 350 GranLusso PetrolMaserati Levante GranLusso DieselMaserati Levante 430 GranSport PetrolMaserati Levante 430 GranLusso Petrol
Engine2979 cc2987 cc2979 cc2987 cc2979 cc2979 cc
Seating Capacity555555
Gear Box8 Speed8 Speed8 Speed8 Speed8 Speed8 Speed
Emission Norm ComplianceBS-VIBS-VIBS-VIBS-VIBS-VIBS-VI
Fuel TypePetrolDieselPetrolDieselPetrolPetrol
TransmissionAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Power350bhp@5750rpm275bhp@4000rpm350bhp@5750rpm275bhp@4000rpm350bhp@5750rpm350bhp@5750rpm
Boot Space580 Liters580 Liters580 Liters580 Liters580 Liters580 Liters
Max Torque500Nm@1750-4750rpm600Nm@2000-2600rpm500Nm@1750-4750rpm600Nm@2000-2600rpm580Nm@2000-5750rpm580Nm@2000-5750rpm

Pros And Cons of Maserati Levante

Pros of Maserati LevantePowerful engines.

Ride and handling.

Unique design.
Cons of Maserati LevanteShort on cargo space.

Uninspiring switchgear quality.

Tight rear seats.
  1. Maserati Ghibli

The Ghibli is a very important car for Maserati as with it, the niche Italian carmaker has plotted to go mainstream. It may not be the case in India though as it costs about Rs 1.1 crore and comes only with the 3.0-litre V6 diesel powertrain. The twin-turbo V6 petrol mill is expected in 2016 though. But if it’s the V6 diesel you are after, you will get a good mix of performance and mileage. The Ghibli diesel boasts of 274PS of power and 600Nm of torque. 0-100kmph comes in 6.3 seconds and top speed is an impressive 263kmph. The Ghibli comes with an 8-speed automatic sending power to the rear wheels. The Ghibli is said to return 16.9kmpl.

Maserati Ghibli Specifications

All three variants are powered by the same 3.0-litre turbocharged diesel V6 that makes 275PS of power and 600Nm of torque. This helps the Ghibli clock the 0-100kmph sprint in just 6.3 seconds, before going on to hit a top speed of 250kmph. It has an ARAI-tested fuel efficiency of 16.94kmpl.

Maserati Ghibli Variants

The base variant of the Maserati Ghibli is priced at Rs 1.33 crore, while the GranLusso and GranSport variants cost Rs 1.38 crore and 1.42 crore (all prices, ex-showroom Delhi), respectively.

Maserati Ghibli Summary

SpecificMaserati Ghibli 350 GranSport PetrolMaserati Ghibli GranSport DieselMaserati Ghibli 350 GranLusso PetrolMaserati Ghibli GranLusso DieselMaserati Ghibli 430 GranSport PetrolMaserati Ghibli 430 GranLusso Petrol
Engine2979 cc2987 cc2987 cc2987 cc2979 cc2987 cc
Seating Capacity555555
Gear Box8 Speed8 Speed8 Speed8 Speed8 Speed8 Speed
Emission Norm ComplianceBS-VIBS-VIBS-VIBS-VIBS-VIBS-VI
Fuel TypePetrolDieselPetrolDieselPetrolPetrol
TransmissionAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Power350bhp@5750rpm275bhp@4000rpm350bhp@5750rpm275bhp@4000rpm430bhp@5750rpm430bhp@5750rpm
Boot Space500 Liters500 Liters500 Liters500 Liters500 Liters500 Liters
Max Torque500Nm@4500rpm600Nm@2000-2600rpm500Nm@4500rpm600Nm@2000-2600rpm500Nm@4500rpm500Nm@4500rpm

Pros And Cons of Maserati Ghibli

Pros of Maserati GhibliThoroughbred Italian sedan packed with performance

Visceral soundtrack and lively gearbox

Its exclusivity stands out amongst its competitors 
Cons of Maserati GhibliSome cabin materials seem borrowed from cheap cars

Better value-for-money alternatives available 

Already started to feel dated
  1. Maserati Quattroporte

Maserati has launched the 2018 Quattroporte GTS in India at a price of Rs 2.7 crore. Maserati says that this price is an average figure based on customisation chosen in either of the two variants – GranLusso and GranSport.

In its GTS iteration, the Italian four-door saloon gets a 3.8-litre, twin-turbo V8 petrol engine which produces 530PS of power and 710Nm of torque. Mated to the engine is an 8-speed ZF automatic unit, which is clever enough to identify and change its shifting pattern based on the driving style. The setup is enough to propel it to 100kmph from a standstill in just 4.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 310kmph.

In both variants, the kit inside the cabin remains identical. The list includes an 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, which can be voice controlled and features WiFi connectivity. For the sound system, customers can choose between the 10-speaker, 900-watt Harman Kardon system or the 15-speaker, 1,280-watt Bowers & Wilkins Surround Sound system.

The GranLusso variant is for those who want their Italian sedan to exude luxury. It flaunts a discreet front spoiler, chrome bumper inserts, body-coloured side skirts and GranLusso badges on the wings. The 20-inch Mercurio light alloy wheels with black brake calipers add the icing on top of the cake.

The GranSport variant is carved for those who crave for a dynamic outlook. The special exterior treatment includes aggressive looking central front and side intakes, aerodynamic splitters and, the centre spoiler and side inserts finished in Piano Black. An optional Exterior Carbon Package will add the said finishing on the ORVMs, door handles and the B-pillars.

Maserati Quattroporte Variants

The price of Maserati Quattroporte starts at Rs. 1.71 Crore and goes upto Rs. 2.11 Crore. The price of petrol variant of Quattroporte ranges between Rs. 1.71 Crore to Rs. 2.11 Crore. The prices of Quattroporte diesel variants start at Rs. 1.71 Crore and the top-end diesel is priced at Rs. 1.77 Crore. Maserati Quattroporte is available in 8 variants and 6 different colours.

Maserati Quattroporte Summary

SpecificMaserati Quattroporte 350 GranLusso PetrolMaserati Quattroporte GranLusso DieselMaserati Quattroporte 350 GranSport PetrolMaserati Quattroporte GranSport Diesel
Engine2979 cc2999 cc2979 cc2999 cc
Seating Capacity5555
Gear Box8 Speed8 Speed8 Speed8 Speed
Emission Norm ComplianceBS-VIBS-VIBS-VIBS-VI
Fuel TypePetrolDieselPetrolDiesel
TransmissionAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Boot Space530 Liters530 Liters530 Liters530 Liters
Power350bhp@5750rpm275bhp350bhp@5750rpm275bhp
Max Torque580Nm@1750-4500rpm600Nm@2000-4000rpm580Nm@1750-4500rpm600Nm@2000-4000rpm
SpecificMaserati Quattroporte 430 GranLusso PetrolMaserati Quattroporte 430 GranSport PetrolMaserati Quattroporte GTS GranSport PetrolMaserati Quattroporte GTS GranLusso
Engine2979 cc2979 cc3799 cc3799 cc
Seating Capacity5555
Gear Box8 Speed8 Speed8 Speed8 Speed
Emission Norm ComplianceBS-VIBS-VIBS-VIBS-VI
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrolPetrol
TransmissionAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Boot Space530 Liters530 Liters530 Liters530 Liters
Power430bhp@5750rpm430bhp@5750rpm530bhp@6800rpm530bhp@6800rpm
Max Torque580Nm@2250-4000rpm580Nm@2250-4000rpm650Nm@2000-4000rpm650Nm@2000-4000rpm

Pros And Cons of Maserati Quattroporte

Pros of Maserati QuattroporteMaserati flagship sedan is powered by Ferrari’s engine

Exotic sedan with sportscar-like soundtrack 

Can double up as a GT thanks to luxurious cabin
Cons of Maserati QuattroporteCabin looks dated and lacks modern features

Better and modern alternatives available in the segment

Expensive to maintain

Read More: Best Ferrari Cars to Choose, Specifications, Features, And Summary

4. Maserati MC20Upcoming

Maserati is using the MC20 as an opportunity to launch an all-new twin-turbocharged V-6 engine that pumps out 630-hp. Called Nettuno, the new engine utilizes a novel twin-combustion system borrowed from Formula 1 race cars and is paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Maserati claims a zero-to-62-mph time of less than three seconds and a top speed of over 200 mph. In addition to the gasoline-powered model, Maserati also says an all-electric variant of the MC20 with all-wheel drive will hit the market in short order and will be the Italian luxury brand’s first foray into electrification. The company hasn’t released any details about the battery or electric motors yet, but we expect to hear more about the EV model soon. We also haven’t had a chance to drive the MC20 yet but we’re looking forward to testing it and this new twin-turbo V-6 engine at our test track. All models come with an adjustable suspension and four driving modes, including one dedicated to driving in wet conditions.

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