Maserati is a brand that evokes a sense of passion and excitement in car enthusiasts and those that enjoy the finer things in life. Usually known for their sporting sedans and coupes, the Maserati Levante is the brand’s first foray into the Crossover Sports Utility market.
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First shown in 2011 as the Kubang concept, Maserati introduced the production ready Levante in 2016. Since then, Maserati has sold over 30,000 Levante worldwide, coming in second only to their entry-level sedan, the Maserati Ghibli. The Maserati Levante Service Guide will focus on properly maintaining and servicing the Levante crossover SUV.
The Maserati Levante is a luxury crossover sport utility vehicle which exemplifies Maserati’s sporting heritage with Italian craftsmanship and beauty. As with any vehicle, it is important to properly maintain and care for your Levante to ensure a long and trouble-free ownership experience. The Maserati Levante Service Guide will go over the maintenance schedule and recommendations to keep your Levante in the best shape possible.
Maserati Levante Engine Oil, Transmission & Clutch
The Maserati Levante is can be found with two distinctive Ferrari-sourced engines under the hood: The F160 twin-turbocharged 3.0L V6, and the F154 twin-turbocharged 3.8L V8. The 3.0L V6 can be found in the Levante (345 hp) and the Levante S (424 hp), while the 3.8L V8 powers the Levante GTS (542 hp) and the Levante Trofeo (583 hp). Although they are distinctively different engines, all Levante follow the same maintenance schedule:
When taking a closer look at the Maserati Levante Service Guide maintenance schedule, it is not as daunting as some of it’s competitors. Oil & filter changes are required every 12,500 miles or annually. Spark plugs should be changed every 37,500 miles or every 3 years. The major service interval is at 50,000 miles, or every 4 years. This includes an oil & filter change, air & pollen filters change, and all accessory belts replaced. Both engines use a timing chain that should last the lifetime of the vehicle and does not require replacing. However, it should be inspected at higher mileages (60,000+) for any play in the chain and tensioner.
The rest of the maintenance schedule requires inspection of various components at the required intervals. It is important not to skip out on the inspections, as they can prematurely catch any accelerated wear or any issues that may be coming up.
Maserati Levante Brakes, Rotors, Pads, Fluid
Brake pads and rotors are wearable items by nature and must be inspected at every interval. Wear will vary with driving conditions and driving style, so it is important to keep an eye on how fast they are wearing.
The brakes themselves are conventional steel and vary in size depending on the trim.
The V6 versions have 345 mm front and 330 rear.
The V8 versions has 380 mm front and 330 mm rear brakes.
The Maserati Levante Service Guide recommends that the brake fluid must be changed every 2 years to prevent air, moisture, and dirt in the system.
Maserati Levante Tires, Suspension & Alignment
Tires are also wearable items that need to be checked at every service interval. Unfortunately, many owners tend to ignore their tires. As they are the only part of your vehicle that are in contact with the ground, they affect handling, acceleration, braking, and crucially, safety. Wear will vary depending on driving conditions, driving style, and whether or not the vehicle is all-wheel drive or not.
There are three tire sizes, depending on the size of the rims that were specified with the car.
Original tire size specification (3 options based on trim options) for the Maserati Levante are as follows:
Front Maserati OEM Tire: 265/45/R20
Rear Maserati OEM Tire: 265/40/R20
Front Maserati OEM Tire:265/45/R20
Rear Maserati OEM Tire: 295/40/R20
Front Maserati OEM Tire: 265/40/R21
Rear Maserati OEM Tire: 295/35/R21
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Alignment can seriously affect both tire wear as well as the handling characteristics of a car. Therefore, it is imperative that the alignment is checked on a regular basis. The Maserati Levante Guide recommends checking camber, castor, and toe for tolerances within factory specification, or a custom specification if deemed necessary.
The suspension’s job is to not only keep a comfortable ride; it is also to provide optimal handling characteristics. Properly functioning suspension will keep alignment within specification in a straight line as well as in the corners. Moreover, this keeps the tires from wearing unevenly. At each service interval, it is recommended to check the suspension components for any squeaks, rattles, leakage, or play.
The Maserati Levante is an amazing luxury crossover from an Italian company that is known worldwide for their high-end automobiles.
This Maserati Levante Service Guide is intended to help owners understand when and what to do to keep their vehicles up to date on their maintenance schedules. If kept to this schedule, your Maserati Levante will keep performing like the day it rolled off the production line.