Available in two distinct trim levels, the GranLusso and GranSport, the Maserati Levante S has joined its diesel sibling in the United Kingdom.
It carries a £70,755 ($93,504) starting price, which makes it £14,505 ($19,169) more expensive than the base diesel, and it’s all because of its 3.0-liter V6 petrol engine and 8-speed ZF automatic gearbox.
Owners can choose between four driving modes: Normal, I.C.E, Sport, and Off-Road, which alter the engine, transmission, suspension, and electronic settings as required. In its most agile form, the 430hp Levante S needs 5.2sec for the 0 to 60mph (96km/h) sprint, before topping out at 164mph (264km/h).
The Maserati Levante S GranLusso is recognizable thanks to the ‘GranLusso’ badges on the front wings, metallic-finish front skid plates, body-colored side skirts, black-painted brake calipers, and 19-inch Zefire alloy wheels, while inside it gets Ermenegildo Zegna silk or Italian leather.
Its plusher version, the GranSport, benefits from black piano grille, skid plates, and roof rails, blue inserts on the Trident and Saetta logos, red brake calipers, 20-inch alloy wheels, leather sport seats, sport steering wheel with electric adjustment, and brushed stainless steel pedals.
Additionally, buyers can also spec the Maserati Levante S with the optional ADAS package. This includes Highway Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Active Blind Sport Assist, Traffic Sign Recognition, and the new Electronic Power Steering system that was introduced with the 2018MY version.