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Maserati Gran Cabrio Sport 4.7L V8 (2014)

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Maserati Gran Cabrio Sport 4.7L V8 (2014) review: 37 facts and highlights

Maserati Gran Cabrio Sport 4.7L V8 (2014)
Maserati Gran Cabrio Sport 4.7L V8 (2014)
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Why is Maserati Gran Cabrio Sport 4.7L V8 (2014) better than the average?

  • faster top speed
    285km/hvs248.39km/h
  • faster acceleration (0-100)
    5.2svs6.38s
  • Weight
    1.98kgvs1.5t
  • higher maximum torque
    510Nmvs410.56Nm
  • more cylinders
    8vs6.02
  • larger fuel tank
    75lvs65.14l
  • Height
    1.35mvs1.36m
  • longer wheelbase
    2.94mvs2.69m

Top specs, facts and figures

General info

1.Has dual-clutch transmission
Maserati Gran Cabrio Sport 4.7L V8 (2014)

A dual-clutch transmission (DCT) is an automated manual transmission that allows the driver to control gear-shifts themselves or to let the computer decide. Upshifts are extremely fast, resulting in smooth acceleration, and due to the uninterrupted power flow it also has the benefit of increasing fuel efficiency.

2.Has fully independent suspension
Maserati Gran Cabrio Sport 4.7L V8 (2014)

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.

3.Has air suspension
Maserati Gran Cabrio Sport 4.7L V8 (2014)

Air suspension offers a smoother ride than the traditional steel spring suspension. It is also often adjustable, allowing you to raise or lower it based on the type of driving you are doing.

4.Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
Maserati Gran Cabrio Sport 4.7L V8 (2014)

A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.

5. longer basic warranty (years)

2yrs

The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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6.Has rear-wheel drive
Maserati Gran Cabrio Sport 4.7L V8 (2014)

Rear-wheel drive benefits from increased traction when accelerating, as the weight of the vehicle shifts to the rear over the drive wheels. The weight of the car is also more evenly distributed, resulting in improved handling.

Dimensions

1.weight

1.98kg

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2. greater cargo volume

173l

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.

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3.width

1.92m

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1.21m

4.height

1.35m

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1.13m

5. longer wheelbase

2.94m

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).

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6. shorter length

4.88m

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2.65m

Speed

1. faster top speed

285km/h

The fastest speed that the car can reach.

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414km/h

2. faster acceleration (0-100)

5.2s

The time it takes for the car to accelerate from 0-100 kilometres per hour.

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2.5s

3. lower coefficient of drag

0.33Cd

The coefficient of drag is one measurement of how well air travels around a vehicle. A lower value means it is more aerodynamic and the engine doesn't have to work as hard. It can result in faster speeds and lower fuel consumption.

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Engine

1.Has a turbocharged engine
Maserati Gran Cabrio Sport 4.7L V8 (2014)

A turbocharger compresses the air entering the cylinders, allowing more air (and therefore more fuel) to be added - resulting in a more powerful explosion. This leads to an increase in horsepower without increasing the size and weight of the engine.

2. better fuel economy (highway)

9.8l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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0l/100 km

3. higher maximum torque

510Nm

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.

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1250Nm

4. more cylinders

8

Although there are many aspects that determine the power, a higher number of cylinders is generally a good indication of the potential power of the engine.

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16

5. larger fuel tank

75l

A larger fuel tank means that you have to stop to refill less often.

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100l

6. better fuel economy (city)

22.5l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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0l/100 km

Features

1.Has Bluetooth
Maserati Gran Cabrio Sport 4.7L V8 (2014)

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

2.Has smart key as standard
Maserati Gran Cabrio Sport 4.7L V8 (2014)

A smart key is a wireless key that offers several benefits over a traditional key. For example when you approach the car the doors will automatically unlock, and you can turn the engine on with the press of a button.

3.Has height-adjustable seat belts
Maserati Gran Cabrio Sport 4.7L V8 (2014)

Height-adjustable seat belts permit passengers of different sizes to move the seat belt up or down for improved comfort. They are also especially useful for increasing the safety of children.

4.Has a rear-view camera
Maserati Gran Cabrio Sport 4.7L V8 (2014)

A rear-view camera (also known as a back-up camera) provides a view of behind the vehicle, helping to prevent accidents. It is particularly useful in vehicles with large blind spots such as pickup trucks.

5.Has ISOFIX/LATCH
Maserati Gran Cabrio Sport 4.7L V8 (2014)

ISOFIX (also known as LATCH) is a standard system of attachment points for child safety seats, allowing them to be fitted quickly and safely.

6. bigger screen size

7"

A bigger screen size for the in-car system provides a better user experience and is easier to use while driving.

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