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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)

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

  • Weight
    1.98kgvs1.5t
  • faster top speed
    285km/hvs248.39km/h
  • faster acceleration (0-100)
    5.2svs6.38s
  • more cylinders
    8vs6.02
  • larger fuel tank
    75lvs65.14l
  • larger engine size
    4.7lvs3.38l
  • more horsepower
    450hpvs321.66hp
  • higher maximum torque
    510Nmvs410.56Nm

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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. smaller turn radius

12.3m

The turn radius indicates the smallest circular turn a car can make. With a smaller turn radius it is easier to perform a U-turn in one attempt instead of having to reverse back and forth in order to turn around.

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8.4m

3.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.

4.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.

5.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.

6. higher Euro NCAP rating

5

The European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) carries out safety tests for new vehicles, providing an overall rating for each car’s safety. It covers different areas such as safety for an adult occupant, child occupant or pedestrian.

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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. shorter length

4.88m

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2.65m

4.width

1.92m

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1.21m

5.height

1.35m

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1.13m

6. 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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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 economy.

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Engine

1. 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

2. 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

3. larger fuel tank

75l

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

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100l

4. 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

5. better fuel economy (combined)

14.5l/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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3.1l/100 km

6. larger engine size

4.7l

This measurement is the total volume of all the engine's cylinders, also known as the engine displacement. This is one of many aspects of an engine that determine its horsepower, but generally speaking a greater size indicates more power.

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8l

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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 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.

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 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.

5.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.

6.Has in-car system
Maserati Gran Cabrio Sport 4.7L V8 (2014)

An in-car system (eg. Ford SYNC, Apple CarPlay) gives you extra functionality, such as navigation, taking phone calls (when linked to your smartphone) and controlling music.

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