Maserati previously only offered the Levante in the United Kingdom with the 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged diesel engine, however it’s now brought the petrol-powered 424 horsepower Levante S to the market as well.
The Levnte S is powered by Maserati’s Ferrari-derived 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged engine, which is linked to the Levante’s only transmission option, an eight-speed automatic. It’s a much more stout offering than the diesel Levante and should prove to be similarly as popular as the oil-burning variant is in the region.
The Levante S is available to order in the UK now from £70,755. For comparison’s sake, the Levante diesel starts at £54,335, making the Levante S a much more expensive proposition than the diesel both in regards to purchasing and running costs.
Maserati is looking at introducing a high-performance version of the Levante with its 523 horsepower 3.9-litre V8 engine from the Quattroporte sedan under the hood. Such a model would likely find most of its buyers in the U.S., China and Saudi Arabia, but would prove to be popular in the UK and other European countries as well. The V8 Levante may also reach Australian shores, where the Maserati SUV has so far proven to be a hot commodity.