Refreshed and Venerable 2018 Maserati GranTurismo and GranCabrio launched in UAE
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Al Tayer Motors, the official Maserati importer-dealer in the UAE, launched the long awaited refreshed 2018 GranTurismo and GranCabrio at the Dubai Autodrome marking the regional debut of the Italian luxury sports cars.
Maserati Gran Turismo made its debut nearly a decade back. Maserati has come a long way and there has been many changes to the model since launch. Maserati Gran Turismo and GranCabrio has been a successful model by Maserati standards. The Modenese factory has produced over 37,000 units.
The GranTurismo and GranCabrio range has now been streamlined for 2018 and two distinct versions will be offered – Sport and MC (Maserati Corse). The 4.2-litre GranTurismo and GranCabrio has been discontinued, while the Sport and MC share the same powertrain V8 of 4.7-liter with 460 horsepower at 7000 rpm and 520 Nm of torque at 4750 rpm. Enhanced engine performance has been achieved whilst minimising the engine’s weight and size. The wonderful naturally aspirated V8 engine is hand-assembled by Ferrari in Maranello and weighs only 175kg. A six-speed automatic is the only gearbox available. It’s one of the last, rear-wheel-drive, naturally aspirated V8 in the market.
When it came to the MY18 restyle, the timeless Pininfarina design was treated with the utmost respect by the Maserati Design Centre. The 2018 model has new bumpers at both ends that help lower the drag coefficient to ensure maximum speed of 300 kmph and 0 - 100 kmph in 4.7 seconds. The new front and rear bumper design for the MY18 GranTurismo and GranCabrio elegantly refines the visual impact of the striking original styling. Additionally, the headlights for each model have been slightly restyled for 2018, and a new rear-view camera is now included. The large, 20-inch alloy wheels accentuates the sporting character of the car.
Inside, customers are treated to four seats upholstered in Poltrona Frau leather, while an Alcantara-and-leather interior treatment is optional. The new GranTurismo and GranCabrio infotainment system features 8.4-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality, as well as a Harman/Kardon premium sound system and the latest generation of Pirelli P Zero footwear.
The starting price of the 2018 GranTurismo is AED 485,000/- while the GranCabrio is priced from AED 575,000/-, which includes three years unlimited mileage warranty and three years or 60,000km service package.
Maserati scores high on brand exclusivity, Italian exterior styling and bespoke hand-built quality of its interior. GranTurismo and GranCabrio will surely appeal to your emotional side.