by Ronan Glon
2019 Maserati Levante GTS arrives with V8 power

Maserati positions the GTS under the Trofeo.

Maserati has introduced the 2019 Levante GTS on the opening working day of the Goodwood Competition of Velocity. The V8-powered product slots involving the S and the range-topping Trofeo variants.

The GTS receives a de-tuned model of the Trofeo’s twin-turbocharged, 3.8-liter V8 engine. Built by Ferrari, it tends to make 550 horsepower at 6,250 rpm and 538 pound-feet of torque in between 2,500 and 5,000 rpm. The 8-cylinder spins the Levante’s 4 wheels by way of an 8-speed automatic transmission.

Maserati notes the Levante GTS takes 4.2 seconds to access 62 mph from a end. It isn’t going to stop accelerating till the speedometer reveals 180 mph.

It usually takes a very well-educated eye to convey to the GTS aside from other variations of Maserati’s first SUV. Within, the Levante GTS gives typical leather upholstery, a 14-speaker seem method, and sport pedals. Potential buyers can buy full-grain Pieno Fiore leather at an more price tag.

The GTS also ushers in an array of new characteristics — some typical, some optional — that will unfold to the overall Levante vary. The listing includes Built-in Automobile Management technology which assists hold the automobile pointed in the ideal way even on slippery surfaces. Maserati by now offers IVC on the Ghibli and the Quattroporte. European-spec products also obtain optional Matrix-beam headlights.

The 2019 Maserati Levante GTS will reach American showrooms in the coming months. The firm hasn’t declared pricing information but. When it comes, it will contend in the similar section as the 541-horsepower Porsche Cayenne Turbo.