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The Maserati Grecale Breaks Cover With The MC20’s Engine And A Lot Of High-Tech Features!

The Maserati Grecale will be offered in three trims and a special launch edition, with the top-spec model available with the MC20 supercar’s V-6 engine!

Maserati teased the Grecale a couple of years back and announced that it will debut in 2021. But, courtesy of the global chip shortage, the debut was pushed to 2022. Fast forward to the present day, and the Maserati Grecale is finally here. The Grecale slots itself below the Levante as the entry-level compact luxury SUV. But, the automaker has made sure it feels special. For starters, it will come with a high-performance Trofeo version that will be powered by the same 3.0-liter, V-6 engine that does duties in the MC20 supercar as well! It is, of course, a detuned version of the engine, but it still makes over 500 horses. Other than this, it is also pretty heavy on tech features and comes with up to four screens inside the cabin. Sounds like a sweet deal at the onset, doesn’t it?

How Many Trims Will The Maserati Grecale Be Offered In?

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The four-pot engine makes 300 horsepower in the GT trim and 330 horsepower in the Modena. Torque is the same 332 pound-feet in both cases

The Grecale will be available in three trims – GT, Modena, and Trofeo. There will also be a special limited edition model at launch, called the PrimaSerie Launch Edition.

What Powers The Maserati Grecale?

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The Grecale will be offered with two engine options. The GT and the Modena trims will come with a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine. In the GT trim, it puts out 300 horsepower at 5,750 rpm and 332 pound-feet of torque between 2,000- and 4,000 rpm. In the Modena, the same engine makes the same torque with a slighter wider bandwidth (2,000- to 5,000 rpm), but pumps out 30 horses more.

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The crown jewel, however, is the Trofeo trim.

It comes with a 3.0-liter, twin-turbo V-6 engine. It’s the same mill that also powers the MC20. While it makes a lot more power in the MC20, it churns out 530 ponies at 6,500 rpm and 457 pound-feet of torque between 3,000- and 5,500 rpm in the Grecale.

Power is routed to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic gearbox with both engines. They are slightly different versions, though.

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The GT comes with 19-inch wheels, the Modena with 20-inch wheels, and the Trofeo with 21-inch wheels. At the rear, you get boomerang taillights that are inspired by the Giugiaro 3200 GT

As for the performance specs, the four-pot engine takes 5.6 seconds to sprint to 62 mph from a standstill in the GT trim, and 5.3 seconds in the Modena. From 0 to 124 mph, the GT and the Modena take 23.7- and 21.9 seconds, respectively. The Trofeo, as expected, takes the cake. It takes just 3.8 seconds to gallop to 62 mph from rest, and 13.8 seconds to 124 mph from rest.

How Is The Maserati Grecale On The Outside?

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On the outside, the Grecale doesn’t look too loud. It looks like a Maserati through and through. Fortunately, it’s more than just a shrunken Levante

The Grecale has the signature Maserati traits. Maserati has been following this design language since the MC20. Overall, it sure looks like the Levante’s brother, but doesn’t look like a shrunken Levante. Up front you get tear-drop-shaped headlights that have a slight resemblance to the Ford Puma. You get a low-placed grille here that doesn’t look too aggressive; unlike the norm followed by most automakers these days.

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The GT trim comes with 19-inch wheels wrapped in 235/55 section tires. The Modena comes with 20-inch wheels measuring 255/45 section at the front and 295/40 at the rear. The Trofeo rides on 21-inch wheels as standard. Up front, they are shod in 255/40 section tires, and at the rear, 295/35 tires. At the rear, you get boomerang taillights that are inspired by the Giugiaro 3200 GT. They gel well with the trapezoidal line and suits the overall persona of the SUV.

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The dimensions differ by a few millimeters on every trim. It measures 191.3 inches in length, 77.9 inches in width, and 65.3 inches in height in the top-spec Trofeo trim. The wheelbase is 114.2 inches long on all three trims. It also happens to be the heaviest in this trim, thanks to the V-6 engine, tipping the scales at 4,469 pounds.

How Is The Maserati Grecale On The Inside?

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The cabin looks luxurious in the images. But, what caught our attention is the number of screens you get in here. There’s a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 12.3-inch primary touchscreen system, an 8.8-inch secondary lower display that sits below the main touchscreen, and there’s a screen for the rear passengers. A clock face is also present and it’s technically a screen, too. For a compact SUV, that’s a lot of screens. You also get a 14-speaker Sonus Faber audio system as standard, and a 21-speaker setup as optional.

Maserati Grecale Folgore – A Fully Electric Grecale Is In The Works

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Maserati also made the Grecale Folgore official – the Grecale’s fully electric version. It will draw power from a big 105 kWh battery pack with 400V technology. We had spotted it testing very recently, so no real surprises about its existence. The automaker also noted that it will make 590 pound-feet of torque. The Grecale Folgore will be available in an exclusive Rame Folgore exterior shade.

Conclusion

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The Maserati Grecale will start at $64,995 for the GT trim. A Limited Edition based on the Modena will be offered and it is priced at $78,895. The price for the Trofeo is not announced, but expect it to cost over $80,000.

Maserati has noted that the Grecale will be available in Europe in the first half of 2022, and in countries like the U.S. and Canada this fall.

The Maserati Grecale was developed at the Maserati Innovation Lab in Modena, and it will be produced at the company’s Cassino plant.

Frequently Asked Questions

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The four-pot engine makes 300 horsepower in the GT trim and 330 horsepower in the Modena. Torque is the same 332 pound-feet in both cases

How Many Trims Do You Get In The Maserati Grecale?

The Maserati Grecale will be available in three trims – GT, Modena, and Trofeo – and a limited edition PrimaSerie Launch Edition.

What Powers The Maserati Grecale?

The GT and the Modena trims come with a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder hybrid engine. It makes 300 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque in the GT trim, and 330 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque in the Modena.

The Trofeo trim features the MC20’s 3.0-liter, twin-turbo V-6 engine. It makes 530 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque here. Both the engines are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel-drive system.

What Is The Maserati Grecale’s 0-62 mph Time?

The Grecale GT takes 5.6 seconds to 62 mph from rest, the Modena takes 5.3 seconds, and the Trofeo takes just 3.8 seconds. The top speed is not yet revealed.

When Will The Maserati Grecale Arrive?

The Maserati Grecale will arrive in Europe in the first half of 2022, and in countries like the U.S. and Canada in fall this year.

How Much Does The Maserati Grecale Cost?

The Maserati Grecale is in no way a cheap vehicle. It starts at $64,995 and is expected to go well over $80,000 for the Trofeo model.

Is There A Maserati Grecale EV?

Yes, there is a Maserati Grecale EV called the Grecale Folgore. Maserati has given us a few details so far. For instance, it will come with a 105 kWh battery pack with 400V technology. It will make up to 590 pound-feet of torque. And, also that it will be available in an exclusive Rame Folgore exterior shade.

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