It started in 1963 with the legendary Mistral. Then came the Ghibli, the Bora and the Khamsin. In 2016 the Maserati Levante joined the illustrious family. The wind that bears its name blows across the Mediterranean and can change from benign calm to gale force in an instant. The Maserati Levante has a similar nature, although its powerful forces always remain under perfect control.
The Levante is pure Maserati, both in terms of its style and purity of dynamic purpose. The interior of the Levante exudes authentic Maserati character.Interior highlights include Pieno Fiore natural leather on the seats, standard on Levante Trofeo, hand-stitched leather on the dashboard side panels and other surfaces either in genuine wood or the new Matt Carbon Fibre Weave. There is an abundance of clever storage, plus the flexibility of 60/40-folding rear seats and a 580-litre luggage compartment.
The advanced active air suspension raises or lowers the vehicle according to need or preference. With six settings to choose from, the driver can select whatever height is appropriate for the road or terrain, from a high clearance for off-roading to a low setting for fast, efficient and smooth motorway driving.
At the front, the eye is drawn to the purposeful V8-specific front grille with a chromed frame. Below is a lower grille with Black Piano blades, a honeycomb-shaped lower grille and a sports bumper, while the door handles are painted in body color. Seen from the rear, this stylish SUV is every bit as captivating with its Sport bumper, a Matt Black insert, the body colour extractor and V8-specific exhaust pipes.
Nothing can match the distinctive Maserati engine note. In the Levante, a lightweight exhaust system with bypass valves ensures that it’s delivered to maximum effect. When Sport mode is active the valves open, providing the shortest, highest-energy route for the exhaust gases.
Maserati offers two types of engines:
550 HP V8 TWIN TURBO
The Levante GTS boasts an impressive 550 hp and torque that tops out at 730 Nm. The Levante accelerates from 0-60 in just 4.0 seconds with a top speed of 181 mph.
590 HP V8 TWIN TURBO
The ferocious V8 engine in the Levante Trofeo delivers an exceptional 590 hp and peak torque of 730 Nm. The Levante Trofeo accelerates from 0- 60 mph in an astounding 3.8 seconds with a top speed of 189 mph. This is searing race-bred power adapted for the road.