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2012 Maserati GranTurismo S

2012 Maserati GranTurismo Review

(0 Stars)  Damn sexy, darn fast.

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Overview
With the stunning GranTurismo, Maserati has a coupe and convertible that live up to the brand’s billing as a highly satisfying consolation prize to people who perhaps really wanted a Ferrari. This exotic Italian has smoldering curves, a leather-lined interior with the proper aroma of luxury, and an exquisite sound that comes from a Ferrari-engineered 4.7-liter V-8. For 2012, the 405-hp, 4.2-liter V-8 has been banished from the lineup, so the price of entry has increased by $4100, which is barely worth mentioning when discussing a car this exclusive. The least expensive two-door Maserati is the S Automatic coupe; the base convertible is $14,300 more. The hot new MC coupe and Sport convertible are the biggest news for 2012. Both models boast 11 extra hp, a lightning-quick automated manual transmission, a sport exhaust system, and more. The 187-mph MC coupe is the fastest Maserati you can buy but costs only $3515 more than a similarly equipped S Automatic. The $146,300 Sport convertible has most of the MC’s goodies but doesn’t offer its less forgiving fixed-rate standard suspension. American customers can’t get the roll bar, racing seats, or competition-style transmission that are offered to customers in other countries on the MC Stradale, but that’s just fine because the GranTurismo is really too big and heavy to be a true track star. It excels at being sexy, sounding amazing, and being a comfortable grand tourer for four people while also being quicker and faster than almost anything else on the street.

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2012 GranTurismo S Coupe Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 4.7L V 8 DOHC and variable valve timing
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 13 MPG city, 21 MPG highway, 15 MPG combined and 341 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
22.7gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 440 hp @ 7,600 rpm; 361 ft lb of torque @ 4,750 rpm

'12 Maserati S Reviews

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'12 Maserati S Standard Equipment

  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Trunk/Liftgate
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Steering Wheel Tilt
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Trip Computer
  Exterior  
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Rear Spoiler
  Interior  
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Cup Holders
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
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Premium Interior Trim
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Auto Dimming Mirrors
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Brake Assist
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Headlight Wiper/Washers
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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HID Headlights
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Parking Distance Control
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Dual Power Seats
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Heated Front Seats
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Leather Seats
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Memory Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc Player
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iPod Connector
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
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Navigation System
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Voice Activated Controls
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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