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Maserati GranTurismo: Buying guide and review (2007-present)

Maserati GranTurismo: Buying guide and review (2007-present) Classic and Performance Car
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Maserati has been on a bit of a resurgence recently, and the GranTurismo released in 2007 has been instrumental in its recent good form. The original GranTurismo unveiled at the Geneva Motor show had a Ferrari derived 399bhp 4.2-litre V8 and a 2+2 chassis derived from the Quattroporte. The Pininfarina-penned bodywork was met with universal acclaim, and its inherent rightness is shown in the fact that it still turns heads despite little having been done to the basic shape in the intervening years.

Ride comfort was much improved over the Quattroporte and the interior was well equipped, seating four in comfort. One of the few early criticisms were that performance was somewhat blunted by the almost two ton weight, although this was addressed with an optional 4.7-litre V8 being introduced a few years later.

Overall the GranTurismo has been a moderate success for Maserati, and although its beginning to show its age today, it’s still a very accomplished and hugely desirable GT. 
 
Which one to buy?
 
The GranTurismo has been in production for nine years now, and a number of variants have been released over the years. The standard GranTurismo is fitted with the 399bhp 4.2-litre V8 and while its looks, ride comfort and cruising ability are still comparable with more modern machinery, it requires a dedicated right foot to get meaningful acceleration from it.

The rest of the model range gets the 4.7-litre, V8 which puts out between 434 and 454bhp depending on which model it is fitted to. The improved low range response makes a big difference to the driving experience, however it’s the sublime exhaust note that will leave a lasting impression. The GranTurismo may be eclipsed in many ways by newer rivals but arguably none has a more stirring soundtrack. This and the timeless elegance of the design have ensured that these cars have remained as desirable as ever. 

The MC Stradale was introduced in 2011 and is the most sports focussed of the range, with 110kg removed from the overall weight and power up to 454bhp. This helps the Stradale reach a maximum speed of 188mph. 

If open air motoring is more your thing then there is also the GranCabrio model introduced in 2010, it is a 2+2 soft top convertible based on the GranTurismo S. Sportier versions include the GranCabrio Sport and MC, with slightly increased power outputs and more sport orientated suspension settings.
Build quality and reliability are much improved over previous generation Maseratis and depreciation has also not been as steep as expected. 

The sweet spot in the range is the GranTurismo S in either 6 speed auto or sequential automatic guise. It received the desirable Skyhook suspension system as standard on the auto versions with it being an option on the sequential-auto cars. It was updated and renamed the GranTurismo Sport in 2012. The choice between gearboxes depends on whether you will be doing a lot of stop start driving, in which case the full auto is preferable, however for the occasional blast the sequential system with paddles is more engaging. 
 
Performance and specs
 
2008 GranTurismo S
Engine 4691cc 32valve DOHC V8 
Power 434bhp @ 7000 rpm 
Torque 361lb ft @ 4750rpm
Top speed 183mph 
0-62mph 4.9 seconds 
Fuel consumption 17 mpg 
Gearbox Six-speed automatic
 
Dimensions and weight

Wheelbase 2942mm
Length 4881mm
Width 1915mm
Height 1353mm
Weight 1880kg
 
Common problems

Parts are widely available from Maserati and running costs are what one would expect of a top end sports tourer.
 
• Electrical gremlins are not as rampant as Maseratis of old, but there are a few things to look out for. Auto wipers can be erratic on earlier models and rear light clusters can play up, requiring reprogramming of the ECU to cure and in some cases a replacement unit.

• According to a few owners, random error warnings can pop up from time, but this can usually be traced back to a failing battery.

• Electric window motors can slow down with age. 

• It’s not recommended to jump start a GranTurismo as voltage spikes can damage the electronics and airbags can be blown.

• Engines are Ferrari based and generally quite robust, but crankshaft oil seals and cam covers can leak oil. These are not a big issue to remedy. If the engine is not running smoothly, it could point to a faulty air-flow meter.

• Suspension rarely gives major problems, however due to the relatively high weight bushes and shock absorbers do wear out frequently. The Skyhook shocks are also pricey, so make sure the system is operating correctly.

• Brakes also take a fair amount of punishment thanks to the cars weight so check the disc and pad wear to see if replacement is imminent.
 
Model history
 
2007: Maserati GranTurismo launched with 399bhp 4.2-litre V8 and six-speed Automatic Transmission
2008: GranTurismo S with 434bhp 4.7-litre V8 introduced with six-speed sequential semi-auto transmission. Skyhook adaptive suspension is an optional extra
2009: GranTurismo MC enters production - more sports focussed with racing harness and larger fuel tank. GranTurismo S Automatic enters production with standard Skyhook suspension
2010: GranTurismo MC ends production. GranCabrio is introduced with folding soft-top and GranTurismo S running gear
2011: GranTurismo MC Stradale released with power up to 444bhp and weight down by 110kg. GranCabrio Sport introduced with 444bhp version of 4.7-litre V8
2012: GranTurismo S ends production. GranCabrio MC introduced based on GranTurismo MC. GranTurismo Sport introduced, replacing the GranTurismo S. Power rating now at 454bhp with face lifted front and sportier front seats. Six-speed automatic is standard with sequential automatic gearbox an optional extra
2014: GranTurismo and GranCabrio MC Centennial Edition released. Bespoke colour and styling options available on these models
 
Owners clubs, forums and websites
 
• www.maseraticlub.co.uk
• www.maseratiforum.co.uk
• maseratiownersclub.co.uk
 
Summary and prices
 
The early 2007 and 2008 4.2-litre cars start from around £30,000 which shows a decent aversion to the horrible depreciation that cars of this type tend to go through. A low-mileage GranTurismo S can be found from £38,000 and up. Two year old cars trade around the £80,000 mark depending on specification, and this again shows decent value retention from new. Factory fresh MC Stradale retails for £110,000. GranCabrios are rarer and tend to command a slight premium over their coupe counterparts.

It is rare to find a sporty Italian grand tourer that makes sense to both the head and the heart, yet after nine years in production the GranTurismo still manages to offer a beguiling mix of practicality and desirability that is a hard act to follow. 
 
Words: John Tallodi
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Last updated: 8th Dec 2015
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  • MASERATI GRANTURISMO 4.2 2dr Auto

    £29,980 £29,980

    Type: Used Year: 2007 Make: MASERATI Model: GRANTURISMO Trim: 4.2 2dr Auto Body: Coupe Trans: Automatic Mileage: 30400 Engine Size: 4244 Ext Color: Grey

    • Mileage: 30400 mi
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  • Maserati GranTurismo

    £67,500 £67,500

    Variant name:Coupe Sport ,Derivative:Sport ,Variant: V8 Sport 2dr MC Auto Shift Maserati Granturismo V8 Sport 2dr MC Auto Shift Finished in Bianco Eldorado, Full Nero Black Leather with Bianco Stitching, Fantastic Features Including-, Upgrades - Bose Surround Sound System, Seat Backrest Cover to Match Leather Colour, iPod Connection, Alloy Wheels - 20in Neptune, Trident Logo Stitched on Head Rest, Stitching Colour Upon Request, Red Brake Calipers, 24 months warranty, Full dealership history, Excellent bodywork, Interior - Excellent Condition, Tyre condition Excellent, Standard Features - Navigation, Dual Zone Automatic Climate Control, Front and Rear Parking Sensors with Graphical Display on Central Digital Cluster, Voice Control, Alarm System ( Perimeter and Volumetric Sensing ), Anti - Lift Device,, Bluetooth, Electrically Adjustable Front Seats, NavTrack Vehicle Tracking System with Automatic Driver Recognition

    • Year: 2015
    • Mileage: 5097 mi
    • Engine size: 4.7
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  • Maserati GRANTURISMO

    £59,989 £59,989

    Carbon Fibre Aerodynamic Package 1 (Double Front Winglets, Door Mirors, Door Handles), Carbon Fibre Aerodynamic Package 2 (Dark Look Under Door Moulding and Carbon Finish Rear Bumper Fins), MC Sport Line Interior Carbon Package Evo 1 (Carbon Fibre Centre Console and Door Sill Plates with MC Sport Line Logo), Climate Control, Electric Heated Memory Seats with Crested Headrests, Contrast Stitching, IPOD Interface, Bose Surround Sound, Park Distance Control, Power Hood, Wind Stop, Auto Dim Mirrors, Tyre Pressure Monitor, Piano Black Trim, Black Calipers and 20" MC Sport Line Black Neptune Design Alloys. Cost New Over £116,000. Full Maserati Service History. www.imperials.co.uk ------ Please call us to Confirm which of our 3 Essex Showrooms your desired vehicle is located at before travelling to see us, Everyone of Our Cars Goes Through Our In House Work Shop Prior to Sale by Our Fully Qualified and Experienced Technicians - Buy with Confidence, For up to 20 images of this vehicle and an Instant Finance Quote please view www.imperials.co.uk, For Out of Office Hours Enquiries please call Jim 07811 208138 and he will be happy to help, We are also good buyers of all prestige, Sports and 4

    • Year: 2012
    • Mileage: 26000 mi
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  • Maserati GranTurismo 4.7 MC Shift

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    Finished in Grigio Alfieri Metallic with full Nero hide interior featuring silver contrast stitch and black piano facia and door cappings. This is a high specification GranTurismo fitted with the MC Paddle Shift, sport mode including sky hook suspension. Full infotainment featuring navigation, bluetooth, electric and heated seats, tracker monitoring and parking sensors. The alloy wheels are 20″ in grey powder coat with contrasting black calipers. Supplied with full Maserati dealer history and in stunning condition throughout. This GranTurismo MC Shift 4.7 S has just been serviced, detailed and fully prepared and therefore immediately available to a new owner.

    • Year: 2009
    • Mileage: 51000 mi
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  • Maserati Granturismo S

    £53,995 £53,995

    Make: Maserati Model: Granturismo S First Registered: 20/10/2012 (62) Mileage: 24,256 Miles Previous Owners: 2 Engine: 4.7 Ltr Transmission: Automatic Paint Colour: Rosso Trionfale Trim Colour: Bianco Pregiato Carpet Colour: Rosso Doors: 2 Seats: 4 MOT: March 2018 TAX: TBA HPI: Clear Warranty: 3 Month Cover Included - Upgrades Available

    • Year: 2012
    • Mileage: 24256 mi
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  • Maserati Granturismo V8

    £33,995 £33,995

    About this Maserati Granturismo V8 The Maserati GranTurismo is a two-door, four-seat coupé produced by the Italian car manufacturer Maserati. It shares the platform of the Maserati Quattroporte and parts of the Ferrari 599 GTB and Scaglietti. The standard version has a 4.2 litre V8 engine designed in conjunction with Ferrari with 405 PS (298 kW; 399 hp) and an automatic ZF gearbox six-speed transmission. This excellent example comes with: Bluetooth and USB Input, Red Colour Brake Calipers, Auto Dimming Mirrors, 20" Birdcage Des Alloy Wheels, Skyhook Suspension, Comfort Pack Front Seats. Beautifully presented in Grigio Alfieri Grey with Nero interior and carpet.

    • Mileage: 57900 mi
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  • MASERATI GRANTURISMO 4.7 S AUTO - FULL MASERATI SERVICE HISTORY 2010

    £38,890 £38,890

    Stunning Maserati Granturismo 4.7 S Auto with paddle shift finished in Metallic Grigio with full light grey leather interior, 20" Trident Maserati wheels finished in Grigio.;;Great specification - Satellite navigation, BOSE sound package, Bluetooth telephone, electric seats, heated seats, Skyhook suspension, multi functional steering wheel, 30GB MM hard drive, Comfort seats, iPod and USB connection, Cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, Electric front windows, dual zone climate control, the famous sport button which changes this car from a stunning GT to a full blown supercar, turning this into one of the best sounding cars in the world! In full manual mode with Sport mode on you have complete control of the gear changes with the paddles so this model really does offer the best of both worlds! Extremely well cared for throughout. Full Maserati Service History. All keys and books present. ;;++++ Full dealer facilities. **Great Low Rate Finance options with our partner MotoNovo with rates starting from 2.99%FR**. All part exchanges considered. Hpi clear with certificate, All major debit and credit cards accepted. Viewing available at our indoor showroom.;Please contact us with any questions. Office – 01487 830386, Mobile – 07796 446157, Website – Vogue4x4.com ++++;

    • Mileage: 31800 mi
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  • Maserati Granturismo

    £54,500 £54,500

    iPod Connectivity, Full Leather, Bluetooth, Satellite Navigation, Xenon Headlamps, Multi-function Steering Wheel, Parking Sensors, Bose Boss Motor Company are delighted to present this beautiful 2013 Model Year, Maserati Granturismo Sport - MC Auto Shift. Finished in Blu Sofisticato with Biano Pregiato Leather Throughout and Contrast Stitched in Blue Sofisticato.FULL Maserati Service History. NEW 'No advisory' MOT.Extensive Specification Includes:Comfort Pack Front Seats, Bose Surround Sound System, Interior Carbon Pack - Evolution I, Blue Matt Anodized Brake Calipers, Ipod Connection, Headlights in Matt Black Look, Automatically Dimming Mirrors, Black Carpets Piped in Blu Navy, 20'' Neptune Grigio Mercury Wheels, Tyre Pressure Monitoring, Bluetooth Telephone Connectivity, Maserati Navigation. - VIEWING STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT ONLY - PART EXCHANGE WELCOME- FINANCE AVAILABLE THROUGH OUR WEBSITE -

    • Mileage: 35000 mi
    • Engine size: 4691
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