March 24, 2016 – G.A. Bazerji & Sons, the exclusive distributor of Maserati vehicles in Lebanon, officially launched the all-new Levante – Maserati’s first ever SUV – in an exquisite event at the Forum de Beyrouth on Wednesday, March 23.
Attendees, including VIPs, socialites and media personnel, were treated to a delicious cocktail that embellished the unveiling of the all-new Levante by Mr. Amaury La Fonta, Marketing Director at Maserati Middle East, and Nabil Bazerji, Managing Director of G.A. Bazerji & Sons.
The Levante is the ideal complement to the Maserati range. Combined with the Quattroporte, Ghibli, GranTurismo and GranCabrio – which were all on display at the event – the range now covers the entirety of the global luxury automotive market.
Design, Exclusivity and Performance are the key characteristics for describing this new Maserati. Distinctively Italian in style, with breathtaking and iconic Maserati design features.
The interior has been created with the finest materials, most exquisite to the touch, from optional premium leather to Ermenegildo Zegna silk, made in Trivero by the Zegna wool mill with a patented process. The spaciousness of the interior, enhanced by the panoramic electric sunroof, is combined with coupé-sleek external lines and the best aerodynamic efficiency in its category with a Cx coefficient of just 0.31.
The new Maserati SUV is based on the Quattroporte and Ghibli architecture, further evolved and refined to meet the expectations of this market segment, in which Maserati will compete for the first time.
The technology applied to every Levante is designed to offer outstanding performances both on- and off-road. Sophisticated suspension, combined with electronically controlled damping, four corner air-springs providing 5 dynamic ride levels, play an essential role in the car’s handling. Furthermore, with the lowest centre of gravity in its class and perfectly balanced weight distribution (50-50) between front and rear, the Levante delivers all the performance and emotion typical of every Maserati.
The Levante is fitted with a 3.0-liter V6 Twin-Turbo petrol engine with either 350hp or 430hp. Both engines are combined with the “Q4” intelligent all-wheel drive system – which can transfer torque between the axles instantaneously when required – and an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
In terms of performance, the Levante S (430hp) covers 0-100 km/h in 5.2 seconds, has a top speed of 264 km/h, and provides combined NEDC-cycle consumption and emission figures of 10.9 l/100 km and 253g CO2/km respectively. The Levante (350hp) accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.0 seconds and achieves a top speed of 251 km/h, with combined cycle consumption and emission figures of 10.7 l/100 km and 249g CO2/km respectively.
A wide range of sophisticated advanced driver assistance systems is available, including adaptive cruise control with automatic Start&Stop function, forward collision warning, automatic brake assist system and lane departure warning.
Two extended feature packs are available for the Levante, a Luxury-Package and a Sport-Pack; they each include a variety of distinctive stylistic and technical contents and enable customers to extensively personalise the exterior and interior of the Levante.
The list of accessories, tailored to the vehicle’s high quality and functionality standards, offers a wider array of options than ever before which includes cargo solutions, useful everyday items and a variety of roof carrier or trailer options.
The Maserati Levante is built in a dedicated, completely refurbished and modernized area of the Mirafiori plant in Turin.spec
Maserati Levante specifications:
|Number of cylinders and layout||V6 60°|
|Max. power output||350 CV (430CV in Levante S)|
|Engine speed at max. power output||5750 rpm|
|Peak torque||500 Nm (580 Nm in Levante S)|
|Engine speed at peak torque||5000-4500 rpm|
|Transmission||Automatic 8 gears|
|All Wheel Drive ATC (Active Transfer Case)||from 0/100 to 50/50|
|Top Speed||251 km/h (264km/h in Levante S)|
|0 to 100 km/h||6.0 s (5.2 s in Levante S)|
|Stopping distance from 100 Kph – 0||36 m (34.5m in Levante S)|