It’s the season of electrics and hybrids & has been raining SUV for long. Maserati tasted hybrid last year with their Ghibli & have now brought in a hybrid version of their very popular Levante. & you’ll know you’re looking at a Levante Hybrid because it comes in a new colour scheme, a new metallic, tri-coat colour called Azzurro Astro.
While it is the same when compared to the regular fossil fuel Levante & Levante S in terms of length, width & height (5005mm x 1981mm x 1693mm), it weighs less (2090 kg) than the 6 cylinder version. And with the electric battery placed in the rear, it offers better weight distribution because the weight of the battery helps optimally balance the mass of the car, without compromising the space inside or the load capacity.
The 4 cylinder, 2 litre engine is combined with a 48 volt hybrid system, so every time a Levante Hybrid is braking or decelerating, it is recovering energy. As for the important numbers:
- Acceleration 0-100 Km/h
- 6.0 seconds
- Top speed
- 240 Km/h
- Braking distance from 100 to 0 km/h
- 36 meters
|Engine layout: L4 Mild Hybrid with eBooster and 48V BSG|
|Bore x Stroke: 84mm x 90mm|
|Compression ratio: 9.5:1|
|Maximum power: 330hp @5750rpm|
|Peak torque: 450Nm @2250rpm|
|Fuel injection: Gasoline Direct Injection GDI|
|Induction: 1 Mono-scroll turbocharger | 1 eBooster 48 V|
|Gearbox: ZF eight-speed automatic|
|Transmission: All-wheel drive with limited slip self-locking mechanical rear differential|
|Front suspension: Double-wishbone, anti-roll bar|
|Rear suspension: Multi-link, anti-roll bar|
|Front brakes: Ventilated discs 345×32 mm, 2-piston floating calipers|
|Rear brakes: Ventilated discs 330×22 mm, 1-piston floating calipers|
|Luggage capacity: 580 litres|
|Fuel tank capacity: 80 litres|
Everything else about the Levante Hybrid is what you expect Maseratis to be. Same exciting levels of performance & similar plush levels of luxury & smart connectivity. It even roars like every other Maserati.
In India, Maserati is represented by Petal Maserati, based out of the port city of Mumbai.