2015 Maserati Levante Will Have Quattroporte Engines

Fiat Group has invested a huge amount of money from its profitable Chrysler brands into Maserati lineup. This has already resulted in the launch of a very sexy new Quattroporte and a decent smaller sedan (think 5 Series sized) called the Ghibli.
Maserati Kubang Concept 1 photo
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But the one we're really worried about is the Levante SUV, previewed by the Kubang concept back in 2011. It has long been rumored that it would be just a Jeep Grand Cherokee in disguise, but a new report suggest it would have a lot more in common with the Quattroporte.

Edmunds says we can expect the Levante to have some Chrysler electronics, but that's about it. The engine range will start with a 410 horsepower 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6, followed by a bigger 3.8-liter V8 producing 530 horsepower. Both are sourced from the Quattroporte and have been developed by Ferrari. A detuned V6 might also be created for Chinese consumers, but it's too early to tell. The only diesel option will be a 3.0-liter V6 developing 275 hp and 600 Nm of torque (443 lb-ft).

All engines will come with an eight-speed gearbox and will send their power to all four wheels via modified version of the Quattroporte's all-wheel drive system.

Story via Edmunds
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