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Maserati adds petrol power to Levante

The Maserati Levante, the brand’s first luxury SUV, is now available in the UK with a V6, 430hp, 3.0-litre twin turbo petrol engine built by Ferrari.

Joining the V6, 275hp, 3.0-litre turbo diesel engine - which was launched last year - the new petrol powerplant gives the Levante S a top speed of 164mph and a 0–62mph time of 5.2 seconds.

Featuring active air suspension as standard, which offers five varying ride heights, the Levante has the lowest centre of gravity in the SUV class, says Maserati. The Q4 AWD system is also fitted as standard on all models.

Peter Denton, Region Manager, Maserati North Europe commented: “Following the launch of the diesel-powered Levante in the UK, it became clear there is also a demand for the luxury SUV in a petrol-powered version. With the Levante now available in the UK with our V6, 430hp petrol engine, we can offer the performance synonymous with Maserati along with the great off-road capabilities and sophistication we designed when creating the Levante.”

The Levante S will be available in the UK from September, priced at £70,755 OTR.