Colin-on-Cars – Maserati unveils Levante Hybrid

Maserati is moving forward with the electrification of the brand that began last year – now adding the Levante Hybrid to sit alongside the Ghibli Hybrid.

Levante Hybrid is faster than a diesel and more sustainable than diesel or petrol.

The Maserati SUV, which has already made an impact in the history of the brand with its record- breaking figures, now presses ahead into a future in which all new Trident models will be electrified.

Levante Hybrid combines the 4-cylinder, 2,0-litre engine with a 48 volt Hybrid system to recover  energy during deceleration and braking. The hybrid car weighs less than the 6-cylinder engine equivalent (both diesel and petrol) and, above all has an even better weight distribution since the battery is placed in the rear without compromising the load capacity and optimally balancing the masses of the vehicle.

Thanks to a maximum power output of 246 kW and torque of 450 Nm delivered from just 2 250 r/min, the performance data of the new Levante Hybrid, only available with all-wheel drive, is impressive: a top speed of more than 240 km/h and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 6 seconds.

In terms of appearance, the Levante Hybrid launch version is characterised by a new metallic tri- coat colour called Azzurro Astro, available as part of the Brand’s customisation programme, Maserati Fuoriserie.

Other exterior and interior details contribute to this car’s immediately recognisable design: some are in blue, the shade chosen to identify hybrid cars, already used by Maserati on Ghibli Hybrid. On the exterior, blue characterises the three iconic side air ducts, the brake callipers and the C-pillar logo. The same blue shade reappears inside the car, specifically on the embroidered seams of the seats.

LayoutL4 Mild Hybrid with eBooster and 48V BSG
Displacement (cc)1995
Bore x Stroke (mm)84 x 90
Compression ratio9.5:1
Maximum Power (hp @ rpm)330 @ 5750 (246 kW)
  Peak torque (Nm @ rpm)  450 @ 2250
Fuel injectionGasoline Direct Injection GDI
Injection pressure (bar)200
Induction1 Mono-scroll turbocharger 1 eBooster 48 V
CrankshaftForged steel
LubricationVariable displacement oil pump
Timing system1 chain-drive overhead camshaft with Multiair
Acceleration 0-100 Km/h (s)6.0
Top speed>240
Braking distance from 100 to 0 km/h (m)36
WLTP combined cycle (l/100 km)TBC *Pending current certification
WLTP combined cycle (g/km)231-252
GearboxZF eight-speed automatic
Gear ratios1st: 5; 2nd: 3.2; 3rd: 2.14; 4th: 1.72; 5th: 1.31; 6th: 1.00; 7th: 0.82; 8th: 0.64; Reverse: 3.46; final: 3.27
TransmissionAll-wheel drive with limited slip self-locking mechanical rear differential
FrontDouble-wishbone, anti-roll bar

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