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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

    £41,901 £41,901

    Variant name:Coupe S ,Derivative:S ,Variant: V8 S 2dr MC Shift Maserati Granturismo V8 S 2dr MC Shift

    • Year: 2008
    • Mileage: 24000 mi
    • Engine size: 4.7
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  • Maserati GranTurismo

    £51,995 £51,995

    Variant: S Inspired by the Maserati Birdcage 75th concept car, the GranTurismo is a magnificent example of gorgeous styling and brilliant engineering. From its sublime silhouette, styled by leading Italian design house, Pininfarina, to the immense power of its engine, this four-seater sports car offers thrills and exhilaration for everyone on board. Lithe and sinuous lines create a sleek and aerodynamic exterior that underline the car’s racing pedigree. Its powerful and dynamic front end is dominated by the oval radiator grille and horizontal headlights, with LED Daytime Running Lights blended perfectly into the bumpers. The long bonnet, with its iconic ‘V’ shape, has three air intakes on each side, in the classic Maserati style. Delivering the GranTurismo’s supercar performance is Maserati’s 405 HP 4.2 litre V8 engine that incorporates a number of innovative features to ensure the ultimate in power and speed. Emitting a deep growl at low revs, the engine’s roar is truly fearsome as the needle approaches the red line. We present this GranTurismo S finished in Grigio Granito, with Crema hide and Nero Alcantara inserts with silver stitching and Nero carpets. Sportline with MC shift 6 speed transmission, 20" Neptune alloys shod with fresh Pirelli P Zero's, Grigio brake callipers. Electric heated sports seats, iPod connect, Nav Trak, Standard features are Satellite Navigation, climate control, front & rear parking sensors, electric windows, remote central locking/alarm, With only 2 owners from new and having covered only 20,000 miles it is now offered in pristine condition. For more information about this Maserati GranTurismo S for sale in Kent, or to arrange an appointment, please contact our sales team on 01474 874555 or 07921 430430.

    • Year: 2012
    • Mileage: 20900 mi
    • Engine size: 4.7
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  • Maserati GranTurismo

    £47,995 £47,995

    Variant name:Coupe S ,Derivative:S ,Variant: S 4.7 V8 MC Shift Finished in Extra Campionario Rosso Mondiale, Nero leather and Nero Alcantara interior with contrast Rosso stitching. OPTIONAL FEATURES FITTED TO THIS CAR Sport pack to include revised exhaust system, quicker MC auto transmission shift, sport sills, 20” Neptune alloy wheels, black grill with highlighted trident, integrated boot spoiler, oval exhaust tips and black look headlights. Carbon Fibre aerodynamic package to include Carbon Fibre door handles, mirrors and rear lip spoiler, Carbon Fibre evolution II interior pack to include dashboard trim, centre switch console, door trims, paddle shift and instrument surround all in Carbon Fibre. Carbon Fibre front spliter BOSE surround sound system Comfort pack to include electric front seats with driver memory, heated front seats and easy entry system. MC design aluminium pedals Front and rear parking sensors Homelink Leather and alcantara interior Contrast stitching Neptune wheels in Gloss black Carbon Fibre and Nero leather steering wheel Extra Campionario paint finish Auto dimming mirrors Red brake calipers IPod connection Navtrack system Alcantara headlining Tyre pressure monitoring STANDARD FEATURES Satellite navigation Bluetooth connectivity Switchable sports exhaust Cruise control Automatic Bi Xenon headlights Electric folding exterior mirrors Juke box Voice command Digital dual zone climate control Trident embossed to head restraints This beautiful example comes with a wonderful optional specification and its sleek and stylish lines coupled with its stunning 4.7 V8 that sounds absolutely glorious. Presented in exceptional condition throughout with only 32900 miles. Car comes complete with the benefit and reassurance of a full Maserati main dealer service history.

    • Year: 2010
    • Mileage: 32900 mi
    • Engine size: 4.7
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  • Maserati Granturismo Reserved

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    Maserati Granturismo S presented in Grigio Alfieri Metallic comes with a full Maserati history and the following specification; Pearl Beige hide with Nero stitch, Piano black inserts, Piano Black and leather steering wheel, electric heated seats with memory, dual zone climate control, satellite navigation, bluetooth phone connectivity, park assist, cruise control, automatic Xenon headlights, rain sensor and 20" Neptune Design alloy wheels finished in Grigio Mercury. This vehicle also has a clear front end wrap to protect the paint from stone chipping. Part exchange welcome, competitive finance available. Viewings welcome by appointment only. Body: Coupe Transmission: Automatic Mileage: 22,000 Fuel Type: Petrol Registered: 2011 (11) Doors: 2 Engine Size: 4.7 Finished in: Grigio Alfieri Metallic

    • Year: 2011
    • Mileage: 22000 mi
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  • Maserati GranTurismo

    £78,000 £78,000

    Variant name:Coupe Sport ,Derivative:Sport ,Variant: V8 Sport 2dr MC Auto Shift **STUNNING TAN INTERIOR, 3 YEAR UNLIMITED MILEAGE WARRANTY***, Upgrades - Bose Surround Sound System, Seat Backrest Cover to Match Leather Colour, iPod Connection, Auto Dimming Exterior Mirrors, Trident Logo Stitched on Head Rest, Brake Calipers in Anodised Matt Red or Matt Blue, Comfort Pack Front Seats, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), 20" Anthracite MC Alloy Wheels, 36 months warranty, 1 owner,

    • Year: 2016
    • Mileage: 4147 mi
    • Engine size: 4.7
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  • MASERATI GranTurismo Sport MC

    £64,950 £64,950

    Satellite Navigation Comfort Pack Electric Seats Red Contrast Stitching Carbon Fibre Interior Pack Carbon Fibre Driving Zone Carbon Fibre + Leather Steering Wheel Bose Surround Sound System iPOD Connection Carbon Fibre Aerodynamic Exterior Pack Carbon Fibre Wing Mirrors Carbon Fibre Door Handles Carbon Fibre Boot Lip Spoiler Carbon Fibre Rear Defuser Carbon Fibre Front Splitter 20' MC Matt Black Alloys Electric Folding Wing Mirrors Tyre Pressure Monitoring 1 Owner FSH UK Supplied Stunning!! ABS Dealer/Manufacturer Warranty Delivery Available Financing Available Full Service History

    • Year: 2015
    • Mileage: 28000 mi
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  • 2014 Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale

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    20" Trofeo Polished Alloys, Carbon Fibre Aerodynamic Package (Includes Carbon Fibre Rear Lip Spoiler, Carbon Fibre Door Mirrors & Carbon Fibre Door Handles), Carbon Fibre Interior Package (Carbon Fibre Finish On Dashboard, Carbon Fibre Door Panels Trim Strips & Carbon Fibre Upper Door Trim Strip), Alcantara Package (Alcantara Central Seats & Carbon Fibre Steering Wheel With Alcantara), Seat Comfort Package (Heated Seats, Driver's Seat Memory, Power Steering Column With Easy Exit/Entry Function), Bose Surround Sound System, Metallic Paint, Nero Internal Trim, Nero Seat Backrest, Grigio Fabric Headliner, Nero Safety Belts, Nero Dashboard, iPod Connection, MC Design Aluminium Pedals, Rosso Stitching, Trident Stitched On Headrest, Rosso Stitching For Internal Areas, Red Brake Calipers, UK Supplied, Exceptional Example! Carbon Composite Brakes, Carbon Fibre Bonnet, Centrally Located Exhaust, Sport & Race Mode, Navigation System, Bluetooth, Voice Control, LED Daytime Running Lights, Bi-Xenon Headlights, Electric Heated Mirrors, Multifunction Steering Wheel, Cruise Control, Dual-Zone Climate Control, Rear Parking Sensors, Rain Sensors, Electrochromatic Rear-View Mirror.

    • Mileage: 20735 mi
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  • MASERATI GRANTURISMO 4.7 2009

    £39,560 £39,560

    Maserati Granturismo 4.7 S ;;Finance options call Kevin at Credo Asset Finance 07990755224., Upgrades - Alcantara Headlining, Bluetooth + USB Input, Comfort Pack, Bose Surround Sound System, Metallic Paint, Upper/Lower Dashboard and Rear Shelf Colour, Aux-In Connection, Full Leather Interior, 20in Grigio Mercury Neptune Alloy Wheels, Stitching Colour Upon Request, Steering Wheel,Gear Knob,Gear Boot Lth Colour, Aluminium Sport Pedals, Front Parking Sensors, Red Brake Calipers, Rear Parking Sensors, 2 seats, GRIGIO TOURING, Pre-Delivery check 06/05/2009 Meridien., Service 6,385 miles 29/07/2011 Meridien., Service 13,0913 miles 13/09/2013 HR Owen., Service 25,407 miles 05/11/2015 HR Owen.

    • Mileage: 30074 mi
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  • Maserati Granturismo

    £39,750 £39,750

    Full Black Leather Upholstery with Silver Stitching and Black Carpets, Electrically Adjustable Heated Front Seats with Driver Memory, 20 inch Grigio Mercury Trident Alloy Wheels with Titanium Coloured Brake Calipers, Maserati Multi Media with Satellite Navigation, Bluetooth Telephone Connectivity, 30Gb Hard Disc Drive/Radio/CD Player/Aux Input and Driver Information Centre, Front and Rear Parking Sensors, Xenon Headlights with Wash, Electrically Adjustable Multi function Leather Steering Wheel with Paddle Controls, Drilled Aluminium Pedal Set, Cruise Control, Dual Zone Climate Control, Remote Alarm Locking, Warranty, 2 owners, 440 BHP, V8, supplied and serviced by Maranello Maserati Egham at 1984 miles in 05/12 and HR Owen Maserati London at 12531 miles in 06/14 and 25123 miles in 06/16, 12 months MOT, 2 x keys, immaculate throughout, Santander finance available, subject to status, photos taken on arrival, more to follow after prep...

    • Mileage: 31000 mi
    • Engine size: 4691
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  • Maserati GranTurismo Sport

    £62,995 £62,995

    Variant: V8 460 BHP - 2013 63 Grigio Granito Metallic with Bianco Pregiato Leather and Nero Alcantara Interior, Nero Dashboard and Carpets, Nero Stitching, Nero Headlining, Stitched Trident Headrests, 20” Trident Alloy Wheels with Silver Brake Callipers, Sport Pack Front Seats, Satellite Navigation, I-Pod Connection and Security System.

    • Year: 2013
    • Mileage: 16560 mi
    • Engine size: 4.7
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  • Maserati GranTurismo Sport

    £54,995 £54,995

    Variant name:S ,Derivative:S ,Variant: V8 450 BHP - 2012 12 Matt Grey Wrapped with Nero Leather Interior, Nero Dashboard and Carpets, Nero Stitching and Headlining, Shadow Line Trim, 20” Glossy Black Neptune Alloy Wheels with Red Brake Callipers, MSP, Climate Controlled Air Conditioning, Aluminium Racing Pedals, Comfort Package to Include Heated Electric Seats with Driver Memory, Electro-Chromatic Rear View Mirror, Front and Rear Park Distance Control, Xenon Headlights, Bluetooth Telephone Preparation, Satellite Navigation, Stereo System with I-Pod Connection and Security System with NavTrak ADR.

    • Year: 2012
    • Mileage: 18200 mi
    • Engine size: 4.7
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  • Maserati GranTurismo

    £47,995 £47,995

    Variant name:Coupe Sport ,Derivative:Sport ,Variant: V8 Sport Auto Finished in Bianco Eldorado with full Nero leather interior and contrast silver stitching OPTIONAL FEATURES FITTED TO THIS CAR Sport pack to include revised exhaust system, quicker MC full auto transmission shift, 20” Neptune Grigio mercury alloy wheels, black with highlighted trident, integrated boot spoiler, oval exhaust tips and black look headlights BOSE surround sound system Comfort pack to include electric front seats with driver memory, heated front seats and easy entry system Silver brake calipers Ipod connection Auto dimming mirrors internal and external Alcantara headlining Dark Grigio exhaust tips Trident stitched to head restraints Front and rear parking sensors Contrast silver stitching STANDARD FEATURES Satellite navigation Bluetooth connectivity Switchable sports exhaust Cruise control Automatic Bi Xenon headlights Electric folding exterior mirrors Juke box Voice command This beautiful example comes with a wonderful specification and its sleek and stylish lines coupled with its stunning 4.7 V8 that sounds absolutely glorious. Presented in exceptional condition throughout having covered only 25700 miles by its 1 private owner. Car comes complete with the benefit and reassurance of a full Maserati main dealer service history

    • Year: 2012
    • Mileage: 25700 mi
    • Engine size: 4.7
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  • MASERATI GRANTURISMO V8 AUTO 2008 29200 Auto Petrol Grey

    £34,590 £34,590

    Full Maserati Service History at Joe Macari London, Just Serviced, MOT, 2 New Rear Tyres, Low Rate funding available, Finished in Grigio Granito With Cuoio Leather-Factory Special Order, Warranty*, Upgrades - Skyhook - Ele. Variable Active Damping System, Bose Surround Sound System, Alloy Wheels - 20in Birdcage Design, iPod Connection, Auto Dimming Exterior Mirrors, Car Cover, Metallic Paint, Front and Rear Parking Sensors, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), Comfort Pack Front Seats, Trident Logo Stitched on Head Rests, Alcantara Headlining Colour Upon Request, Piano Nero Black Trim, Stitching Colour Steer.W./Gear Knob/Gaiter, Red Calipers, Standard Features - Navigation, Cruise Control, Dual Zone Automatic Climate Control with Two Rear Air Outlets, Front and Rear Parking Sensors, Voice Control, Alarm System ( Perimeter and Volumetric Sensing ), Anti - Lift Device, Bluetooth, Electrically Adjustable Front Seats with Lateral Support, Maserati NavTrak Tracking System with Automatic Driver Recognition and Remote Inhibition, RDS Tuner, Single CD Player, 30Gb Hard Disk Drive,USB and Aux-in Port, Rain Sensor, Upholstery - Poltrona Frau Leather, Maserati Hi - Fi Loudspeaker System, Maserati Stability Program, Bi-Xenon Front Headlamps with Integrated LED Day Running Lights (DRL) and Adaptive Light Control System, Satellite navigation, Multifunction Steering Wheel with Active Shifting Gear Shift Paddles. Grey, All Credit/Debit and AMEX Cards Taken, Finance Available, All Viewings By Appointment Only, Warranty**

    • Mileage: 29200 mi
    • Engine size: 4.244
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  • Maserati Granturismo S

    £42,995 £42,995

    Make: Maserati Model: Granturismo S First Registered: 09/10/2008 (58) Mileage: 36,050 Miles Previous Owners: 2 Engine: 4.7 Ltr Transmission: MC Shift Paint Colour: Nero Carbonio Trim Colour: Nero Leather with Argento Stitching Carpet Colour: Nero Doors: 2 Seats: 4 MOT: May 2017 TAX: TBA HPI: Clear Warranty: 3 Month Cover Included - Upgrades Available

    • Year: 2008
    • Mileage: 36050 mi
    For sale
  • Maserati Granturismo

    £32,500 £32,500

    Full Avorio 'Poltrona Frau' Leather Upholstery with Electric Heated Front Seats, Driver Memory, Grey Stitching and Grey Carpets, 20 inch Grigio Mercury Birdcage Alloy Wheels with Red Brake Calipers, Maserati Multi Media with Satellite Navigation, Driver Information Centre and BOSE Surround Sound System with 30Gb Hard Disc Drive/CD Player, Rear Parking Sensors, Xenon Headlights with Wash, Electrically Adjustable Multi function Leather Steering Wheel with Paddle Shift Controls, Dual Zone Climate Control, Cruise Control, Skyhook Continually Adjustable Sports Suspension, Maserati Stability Programme (MSP), Parrot Bluetooth Telephone Connectivity, Remote Alarm Locking, Warranty, 4 owners, V8, 400 BHP, supplied and serviced by Maranello Maserati Egham at 5874 miles in 01/11, 12606 miles in 05/12, Giallo Cars Hildenborough at 24315 miles in 04/14 and 37996 miles in 12/15, 2 x keys, 12 months MOT, superb throughout, supplied by us previously, Santander finance available, subject to status.

    • Mileage: 45000 mi
    • Engine size: 4244
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