The Maserati Levante GTS enters the fray as a stepping stone between the top-end V6 S and V8 Trofeo models.
Until today, there were three models in the 2019 Maserati Levante lineup. There’s the base Levante for $75,980 and the Levante S, starting at $86,980. If the grunt from its 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 isn’t enough to stir your soul, there’s always the 2019 Maserati Levante Trofeo, powered by a 590 horsepower twin-turbocharged V8. However, that comes with a substantial price bump.
Are you sitting down? The Trofeo starts from $169,980. Sure, you get a 3.7 second 0-60 time and a top speed of 187 miles per hour – also pretty substantial. However, considering you can buy two examples of the Levante S for that price, it may sit comfortably out of the budget for most buyers. However, at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, Maserati debuted a solution: the slightly less powerful 2019 Maserati Levante GTS.
The GTS still has a heart from Maranello
Kicking off at $119,980, the Levante GTS is a whopping $50,000 cheaper than the top-end Trofeo model. However, you still get a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged Ferrari F154 V8, this time with 550 horsepower. The engine also kicks out 538 b-ft of torque through an eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox. You still get a standard Q4 all-wheel drive system, which comes in the entire Levante range. With a weight-to-power ratio of 8.6 lbs/hp, the Levante GTS can sprint to 60 in 4.0 seconds and hit a top speed of 181 mph. That’s not too far off the Trofeo for a whole lot less.
The 2019 Maserati Levante GTS comes with available 21- or 22-inch wheels, as well as optional Adaptive LED Matrix headlights and Maserati’s preventative Integrated Vehicle Control (IVC), also an option. The Levante GTS also sports perforated leather seats, an Alcantara headliner and a 14-speaker Harman/Kardon premium audio system.
Those wanting to build a Maserati Levante GTS can do so as of today through Maserati’s website. The model is available in six exterior colors as well as nine different interior color combinations. If you spec options like an optional Bowers & Wilkins audio system, four-zone climate control, adaptive cruise control, a 360-degree camera and a leather and carbon sport steering wheel, the Levante GTS tops out around $130,000.