The new 3.0L, twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine will be available in the Maserati Ghibli, Quattroporte and Levante in India and there has been some features update as well.
Maserati, the Italian sportscar manufacturer, has just launched a new petrol engine across three of its models in India. This new engine is a 3.0L, twin-turbocharged, V6 engine and it will be offered in the Maserati Ghibli and Quattroporte sedans as well as the Levante SUV. The Ghibli and Quattroporte sedans have been priced at Rs 1.31-1.44 crore and Rs 1.64-1.73 crore, respectively, while the Levante SUV comes for sum of Rs 1.42-1.53 crore with this new engine (all prices, ex-showroom India).
This new 3.0L, twin-turbocharged, V6 engine is available in two states of tune across all the three cars – 350hp and 500Nm in the standard guise and 430hp and 580Nm in a higher S spec. This engine also complies to the latest emission norms and is equipped with pneumatic valves in the exhaust system which gives it a sound note you would only be expecting from an Italian sportscar brand. A standard 8-speed torque converter automatic gearbox handles the transmission duties.
Commenting on the launch, Bojan Jankulovski, head of operations, Maserati India said, “With the introduction of the V6 petrol versions of Levante, Ghibli and Quattroporte, we follow through, yet again, on our commitment to satisfy the significantly increasing demand for petrol cars in India. Maserati has been the icon for luxury performance cars with its exquisite line-up of beautifully crafted vehicles, and we will continue to fulfill our customers’ penchant for world-class standards.”
Maserati has also used this opportunity to update these cars with some extra features and minor tweaks to the interiors. In the diesel variants of the Levante, Ghibli and Quattroporte, the interiors get a redesigned gearshift lever and a more user-friendly drive mode selector. There is also a revised airflow distribution control for the driver and front passenger and the 8.4-inch touchscreen system has been updated with better graphics and ergonomics.
As before, all three Maseratis continue to be offered in the GranLusso and GranSport variants. The former is more luxury-focused while the latter is the sportier trim. The automaker has also added the option of the high-grade ‘Pieno Fiore’ leather upholstery and a choice of high-quality interior veneers. Maserati is also offering two new tri-coat colours – Rosso Potente and Blu Nobile along with offering new designs for the alloy wheels available as 20- and 21-inchers.
On another note from Maserati, the Italian manufacturer had confirmed that they would be bringing the 3.8 liter petrol V8-powered Levante Trofeo with 590 bhp to our shores pretty soon. Now, Maserati has also revealed that they would be bringing the Levante GTS, with same V8 powertrain, albeit in a lower 530hp state of tune to our shores pretty soon as well.