As winter continues throughout the Midwestern United States, Maserati North America today announced its vehicle line-up scheduled to display at the Chicago Auto Show from February 10-20, in which Maserati will showcase its full product range with a special emphasis on the luxury Italian brand’s Q4 intelligent all-wheel-drive system. The display at Chicago’s McCormick Place will also include the Windy City debut of Maserati’s all-new SUV, the Levante.
In addition to the Q4-equipped Levante, Maserati will be bringing its Ghibli S Q4 and Quattroporte S Q4 GranLusso to the show, two sedans known for their power and all-wheel-drive capability.
The Q4 intelligent all-wheel-drive system combines the legendary sports car performance of Maserati with controlled and balanced handling in snow and ice. This all-weather ability allows for enjoyment of the luxury lifestyle in any season. The Q4 system is compact and lightweight, continually analyzing several parameters, including driving style, wheel slip and power output. In normal conditions, Q4 sends all of the engine’s torque to the rear wheels, ensuring excellent driving dynamics and optimal fuel consumption.
The full list of vehicles on display at the Chicago Auto Show include the Ghibli S Q4, Quattroporte GTS GranSport, Quattroporte S Q4 GranLusso, Levante and Levante S, as well as the performance-oriented GranTurismo Sport coupe.
Levante Model Year 2017
The Levante, Maserati's first SUV, has distinctive Italian style and breathtaking design features. It continues to impress by showcasing Maserati’s key characteristics of design, exclusivity and performance.
Engine-wise, the Levante is equipped with the latest evolution of the Maserati 3.0-liter V6 engine. The two versions of the twin-turbo engine are acclaimed for their unique Maserati signature sound and for their exceptional performance.
The Maserati V6 engine with twin turbochargers is available in two versions with different horsepower: the top of the range, Levante S, delivers 424 horsepower and the exciting Levante delivers 345 horsepower. The most powerful Levante sprints to 60 mph in 5.0 seconds and has a top speed of 164 mph, while the figures for the 345 horsepower version are 5.8 seconds and 156 mph, respectively.
The Levante is currently available in U.S. dealerships with a starting price of $72,600 for the 345 horsepower Levante and $83,800 for the 424 horsepower Levante S model.
Quattroporte Model Year 2017
After three and a half years of unprecedented success in international markets, the Quattroporte has undergone a substantial restyling to accentuate its elegance without altering its signature Maserati personality. With the restyling of the flagship Quattroporte, Maserati has launched a new range strategy to offer its highly demanding clientele the additional choice of two unique trim options emphasizing the two key pillars of the brand’s DNA: GranLusso and GranSport.
With a 404 horsepower V6 engine, the Quattroporte S Q4 can go from 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds before reaching its top speed of 176 mph.
The Quattroporte GTS, equipped with a 3.8-liter V8 engine and producing 523 horsepower, can sprint from 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds. Its top speed is 193 mph.
Quattroporte S Q4 pricing starts at $109,500 in 2017, with the V8-equipped Quattroporte GTS available starting at $145,500.
Ghibli Model Year 2017
For 2017 the Maserati Ghibli range remains faithful to its DNA, offering unmistakable class, top-quality performance and a thrilling yet comfortable driving experience in a premium saloon that is more desirable than ever before.
The MY17 takes a further step towards satisfying individual taste with the introduction of two new packages, Luxury and Sport, enhancing the standard features of every Maserati. The packages are designed to appeal to customers with differing tastes.
In terms of engines, the Ghibli features the acclaimed, Ferrari-built, Twin Turbo-charged 3.0-liter V6 engine with an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission, featuring a Start & Stop function.
The Ghibli S Q4, on display in Chicago, delivers 404 horsepower and the handling agility of Maserati Q4 intelligent all-wheel drive, gripping the road for maximum performance. It accelerates from 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds, reaching a top speed of 176 mph.
The Ghibli is the most accessible Maserati, with pricing starting at $71,600. The Ghibli S Q4 is priced beginning at $79,700.