Maserati India Launches V6 Petrol Engines For Its Line-Up For The First Time

Maserati India Launches V6 Petrol Engines For Its Line-Up For The First Time

Maserati India Launch V6 Petrol Engines Line-Up Ghibli Quattroporte Levante First Time Twin-Turbo Euro 6c
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Maserati Ghibli, Quattroporte and Levante to be offered with twin-turbo V6 engines, with further upgrades to driving dynamics, interiors, exteriors and infotainment system

Maserati India today launched V6 petrol variants of its Ghibli, Quattroporte and Levante models for the first time in the Indian market, as part of its 2020 range. The new unit to be offered in all three models will be differently-tuned versions of the same 3 l, twin turbo, direct injection GDI, petrol 60° V6 engine. The engines will return 350 hp and 430 hp power outputs for the regular models and the ‘S’ variants, respectively. Similarly the torque output for the regular and ‘S’ stand at 500 and 580 Nm, respectively.

The V6 petrol engines have been designed by Maserati Powertrain and built at the Ferrari plant in Maranello. These engines being offered are latest-generation Euro 6c-compliant units that are claimed to be powerful, exciting to drive and eco-friendly. In Maserati tradition, the petrol engines’ exhaust system is controlled by pneumatic valves to maintain the aural signature of the brand, the company noted. This V6 engine also features advanced valve control technology, with hydraulic roller finger followers and four cam phasers, twin turbocharging, and direct injection technology, explained Maserati.

Both the Maserati sedans, as well as the Levante SUV petrol will have a redesigned gearshift lever featuring a more intuitive shift pattern, shorter travel and improved operation. Maserati observed that the driving modes cluster on the centre console of all three models is even more user-friendly, with the new gearshift lever.

The Levante, Ghibli and Quattroporte share the same MTC+ infotainment system, which is based on a high-resolution 8.4-inch, multi-touch screen, and a double rotary knob on the centre console. The human-machine interface (HMI) of this system is claimed to have been improved further with updated display graphics and improved climate system ergonomics. The air flow distribution control, which is fully separated for driver and front passenger, has been revised and is now more customisable, the company said.

Bojan Jankulovski, Head, Operations, Maserati India, said with the introduction of the V6 petrol versions, the company follows through on its commitment to satisfy the significantly-increasing demand for petrol cars in India. “With upgraded post-purchase services, Maserati aims to stamp its authority as the brand for absolute enthusiasts who want nothing but the best when they think performance,” Jankulovski added.

Key specifications and ex-showroom prices for all three petrol variants:

 

LEVANTE

LEVANTE S

GHIBLI

GHIBLI S

QUATTROPORTE

QUATTROPORTE S

Max. Power
(hp @ rpm)

350 @ 5,750

430 @ 5,750

350 @ 5,750

430 @ 5,750

350 @ 5,750

430 @ 5,750

Peak Torque (Nm @ rpm)

500 @ 1,750 - 4,750

580 @ 2,000 - 4,750

500 @ 4,500 rpm

580 @ 2,250-4,000

500 @ 1,750 - 4,500

580 @ 2,250 - 4,000

Top Speed (km/h)

251

264

267

286

270

288

Transmission

8-speed ZF Automatic

Price (Rs)

1,41,97,698 

 1,53,07,488

1,31,06,770

 1,44,09,490

1,63,95,455

1,73,27,201