Maserati Levante

 maserati levante

LEVANTE DIESEL ESTATE - V6d 5dr Auto



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£57,930 

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Maserati tries its hand at a luxury SUV with this Levante model. Jonathan Crouch looks at what's on offer.


Make
Derivative
Fuel
Total Price
LEVANTE DIESEL ESTATE
V6d 5dr Auto
DIESEL
£57,930.00
LEVANTE ESTATE
V6 5dr Auto
PETROL
£60,710.00
LEVANTE DIESEL ESTATE
V6d GranLusso 5dr Auto
DIESEL
£66,830.00
LEVANTE DIESEL ESTATE
V6d GranSport 5dr Auto
DIESEL
£66,830.00
LEVANTE ESTATE
V6 GranLusso 5dr Auto
PETROL
£69,610.00
LEVANTE ESTATE
V6 GranSport 5dr Auto
PETROL
£69,610.00
LEVANTE ESTATE
V6 S 5dr Auto
PETROL
£71,810.00
LEVANTE ESTATE
V6 GranLusso S 5dr Auto
PETROL
£79,310.00
LEVANTE ESTATE
V6 GranSport S 5dr Auto
PETROL
£79,310.00
LEVANTE ESTATE
V8 GTS 5dr Auto
PETROL
£102,710.00
LEVANTE ESTATE
V8 Trofeo 5dr Auto
PETROL
£122,710.00
LEVANTE ESTATE SPECIAL EDITION
V8 Trofeo Launch Edition 5dr Auto
PETROL
£157,710.00

Ten Second Review

The Levante is a luxury SUV from a brand you probably wouldn't expect to be making such a thing. Following the Jaguar F-PACE and the Bentley Bentayga, we've got this car, the Maserati Levante.

Background

It's mark of the rise and rise of the SUV that every single luxury brand now knows it has to have such a thing within its model portfolio. Maserati has been dabbling with the idea for years, showing its Kubang concept at motorshows as long ago as 2003. The brand finally got around to updating this Giugiaro prototype in 2011, but it took until 2016 to get it into production, badged as the Levante. Was the wait worthwhile? Let's find out.

ABOUT THE CAR

Take a look at the standard options on this car and the technical specifications
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km)
189
CO2 (g/km)
220
CO2 (g/km)
215
Standard Euro Emissions
EURO 6
Noise Level dB(A)
81
CO
0.285
NOx
0.064
HC+NOx
0.102
Particles
0.0026
Engine and Drive Train
Cylinders - Bore (mm)
83
Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
92
Cylinders
6
Cylinder Layout
V6
Number of Valves
24
Camshaft
QUAD CAM
Fuel Delivery
COMMON RAIL
Catalytic Convertor
True
Engine Layout
NORTH SOUTH
Compression Ratio
16.5:1
Transmission
SEMI-AUTO
Gears
8 SPEED
CC
2987
Engine Code
M16164D
Fuel Consumption - ICE
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min
21.8
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max
21.7
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min
29.4
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max
28.5
WLTP - MPG - High - Min
34.8
WLTP - MPG - High - Max
33.2
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min
31.3
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max
29.7
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min
30
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min
30.7
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max
29.1
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max
28.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min
12.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max
13
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min
9.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max
9.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min
8.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max
8.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min
9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max
9.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min
9.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min
9.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max
9.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max
10
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
True
EC Urban (mpg)
34.4
EC Urban (mpg)
29.7
EC Urban (mpg)
29.1
EC Extra Urban (mpg)
42.8
EC Extra Urban (mpg)
37.6
EC Extra Urban (mpg)
37.1
EC Combined (mpg)
39.2
EC Combined (mpg)
34.4
EC Combined (mpg)
34
General
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
3
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
999999
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
2
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
3
Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
2
Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
4
Coin Description
V6d
Safety Concerns?
False
Special Edition
False
Special Order
False
Generation Mark
1
Service Interval Mileage
12000
Service Interval Mileage
12500
Service Interval Frequency - Months
12
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
95
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
79
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
74
NCAP Safety Assist %
81
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
5
Badge Power
275
Badge Engine CC
3.0
Vehicle Homologation Class
M1
Performance
Engine Torque - MKG
58
Engine Torque - MKG
61.2
Engine Power - KW
202
Engine Power - RPM
4000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT
420
Engine Torque - LBS.FT
443
Engine Torque - NM
600
Engine Torque - RPM
2000
0 to 62 mph (secs)
6.9
Top Speed
142
Engine Power - BHP
275
Engine Power - PS
True
0 to 60 mph (secs)
False
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle
NEDC Correlated
Tyres
Tyre Size Rear
235/50 R18
Tyre Size Rear
255/60 R18
Tyre Size Spare
TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type
18" ALLOY
Tyre Size Front
255/60 R18
Alloys?
True
Space Saver?
False
Wheel Style
BOREA DESIGN
Vehicle Dimensions
Width (including mirrors)
2158
Height
1679
Height
1693
Height (including roof rails)
1681
Length
5003
Length
5005
Width
1981
Wheelbase
3004
Weight and Capacities
Minimum Kerbweight
2205
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
80
Gross Vehicle Weight
2351
Max. Towing Weight - Braked
2700
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
750
Max. Loading Weight
146
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
580
No. of Seats
5
Max. Roof Load
80
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
1625
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
11.7
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Driving Experience

Under the bonnet of the Levante variant that most UK customers will buy lies a 271bhp VM Motori V6 diesel, which is an update of the engine that Maserati offers in its Ghibli and Quattroporte saloons. If you want it, there are three twin turbo petrol options; a 350hp V6, a 430hp 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 built by Ferrari that boasts a top speed of 164mph and makes 62mph from rest in just 5.2s. Or a 550hp 3.8-litre V8 in the most desirable GTS model, which reduces the rest to 62mph time to just 4.2s. Whatever your engine choice, on the move, what's unusual about this car is the way that it's constantly able to monitor the location of its centre of gravity. Every time you turn the wheel, the Levante is able to determine the load it's carrying and work out what that'll do to its centre of gravity. It'll then continuously adjust its air springs and electronic dampers to suit. As a result, Maserati claims that this car understeers less than any of its rivals, this helped by a 51:49 front-rear weight distribution and a 4x4 driveline that sends 90% of the V6 engine's torque to the back axle by default. If a lack of traction demands it, this proportion can be adjusted in just 150 milliseconds, these continuous shiftings visible on an attractive instrument cluster graphic. 62mph takes 6.9s en route to 143mph. Can you go off-road in it? Actually yes. The Levante comes with adjustable ride height, hill-descent control and lots of torque. Plus there's plenty of wheel travel and a couple of off-road modes. But if you seriously take to the undergrowth in this Maserati, you'd be a brave buyer.

Design and Build

This car is based on Maserati's Kubang concept. That prototype was originally supposed to run on Jeep hardware and be built in the US. In the event, the Levante is actually put together from Maserati bits and is screwed together in Italy at Fiat's huge Mirafiori plant in Turin. Aluminium is extensively used around the structure and the bodywork - you'll find it in the doors, the tailgate and the bonnet for example. Despite that, the Levante is still a pretty heavy thing, tipping the scales at 2,205kg - which makes it significantly heavier than rivals like the Range Rover Sport or the Volvo XC90. Open the frameless doors then step inside and you'll find the Levante's cabin furnishings as sumptuous as you'd expect those in a Maserati to be. Owners should love the leather-upholstered dashboard and the high-set driving position, while the infotainment system promises to be more convincing than that found in Maserati's saloons. There's a Mercedes-like single stalk controlling indicators, wipers and main beam, while behind the smart steering wheel, there's a pair of alloy gearchange paddles.
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