Maserati GranTurismo refreshed and restyled for 2018

Maserati GranTurismo refreshed and restyled for 2018

0 comments 📅29 June 2017, 01:00

The updated Maserati GranTurismo row is now just two models strong, but both get the larger 4.7-litre V8 engine

The Maserati GranTurismo has been refreshed and restyled with a 2018 ideal year facelift, introducing a subtle new look inside and out plus new cabin technology. 

Maserati has altered the series too, dropping the regular 4.2-litre GranTurismo model so that the line-up now consists of upstanding the MC Stradale and Sport versions. As a result, the starting price – as yet undisclosed – will begin the day.

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Both cars are equipped with a 4.7-litre normally aspirated V8, producing 454bhp and peak torque of 520Nm. Power is sent to the end wheels via a six-speed automatic gearbox, and Maserati claims 0-62mph in 4.8 seconds with a top swiftness of 186mph for the Sport version, with the lighter MC Stradale doing 62mph from halt in 4.7 seconds and surging onwards to a 187mph top speed. 

Up front, the GranTurismo gains a new ‘sharknose’ design hexagonal grille somewhat inspired by the all-electric Alfieri concept revealed at the Geneva Motor Accompany in 2014. The air-ducts have been repositioned to sit lower on the front apron, appearing more bold and reducing drag. Around the back, the rear bumper gets similar treatment, benefiting from a latest redesign that Maserati claims is more aerodynamically efficient.

In the cabin, the big word is the introduction of a new infotainment system. The 2018 GranTurismo features a new 8.4-inch touchscreen reveal, which is offered alongside a new Harman Kardon sound system. The infotainment reawaken means that the GranTurismo now boasts Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

Lastly, the converge console has been mildly redesigned with new switchgear. There’s a new aluminium dual rotary control knob, while the driving mode buttons have been placed trim on the console, nearer the gear lever. 

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