THE ENGINE VARIABLES
Designed by Maserati Powertrain and built at Ferrari's Maranello plant exclusively for Maserati, the Levante engine features highly advanced engineering innovations that have been developed to improve its fuel efficiency. A high-pressure direct-injection system enhances combustion across the rev range by delivering atomised fuel directly into the combustion chamber, whilst in both cylinder heads there are two continuous-phase timing variators, which advance or delay the intake and exhaust valve timings. In addition, two parallel-mounted, low-inertia turbochargers help prevent turbo lag, and give greater elasticity and a faster response. The 3.0 Twin Turbo V6 petrol engine is available with two different power outputs: 430 HP or 350 HP. With 430 HP, the Levante S accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 5.2 seconds, and has a top speed of 164 mph, whereas the figures of the Levante 350 HP engine are 0 to 62 mph in 6.0 seconds, and a top speed of 156 mph. The innovative Levante Diesel 3.0 V6 with Variable Geometry Turbo (VGT) comes with 275 HP and 600 NM of torque that enables the Levante Diesel to surge from 0 to 62 mph in just 6.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 143 mph.