2006 Maserati Coupe

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Key Specs

of the 2006 Maserati Coupe base trim shown

Our Take

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The Good

  • Performance
  • Handling
  • Heritage
  • Appearance

The Bad

  • Cambiocorsa transmission operation
  • Limited dealer network

Notable Features of the 2006 Maserati Coupe

  • 390-hp, 4.2-liter V-8
  • Cambiocorsa sequential manual transmission
  • Four-person seating
  • Skyhook suspension system

2006 Maserati Coupe Overview

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Vehicle Overview
Maserati rejoined the U.S. market in 2002 with the Spyder convertible after a decade's absence. As the 2003 model year began, the Italian automaker sent a second model, the closed-roof Coup�, to its dealerships.

The styling of both the Coup� and Spyder is credited to the Italdesign-Giugiaro organization in Italy. In addition to having a shapely design and strong performance, the new Maseratis had to be easy to drive in everyday use, yet still promise exclusivity. The Ferrari organization markets Maseratis in the U.S.

Mild updates to both the Coup� and Spyder for 2005 included a larger grille and two-tone interior colors. Maserati also introduced a GranSport coupe for 2005, which is described separately in the cars.com Research section.

At the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2005, Maserati exhibited a Vintage edition of the Coup� featuring detailing that recalls some of the best-known models of Maserati's past. A chrome air intake is set in the front bumper as on the 1957 3500 GT. Instrument graphics, aluminum pedals and polished wheels also are unique to the Vintage model.


Exterior
Even though the styling of the Coup� is similar to the Spyder's, the convertible is not merely a coupe with its metal roof snipped off. Measuring 178.1 inches long overall and 51.4 inches tall on a 104.7-inch wheelbase, the closed coupe is significantly larger. In addition, the Coup� offers four-occupant seating, while the Spyder is a two-seater.

Styling touches on the c...
Vehicle Overview
Maserati rejoined the U.S. market in 2002 with the Spyder convertible after a decade's absence. As the 2003 model year began, the Italian automaker sent a second model, the closed-roof Coup�, to its dealerships.

The styling of both the Coup� and Spyder is credited to the Italdesign-Giugiaro organization in Italy. In addition to having a shapely design and strong performance, the new Maseratis had to be easy to drive in everyday use, yet still promise exclusivity. The Ferrari organization markets Maseratis in the U.S.

Mild updates to both the Coup� and Spyder for 2005 included a larger grille and two-tone interior colors. Maserati also introduced a GranSport coupe for 2005, which is described separately in the cars.com Research section.

At the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2005, Maserati exhibited a Vintage edition of the Coup� featuring detailing that recalls some of the best-known models of Maserati's past. A chrome air intake is set in the front bumper as on the 1957 3500 GT. Instrument graphics, aluminum pedals and polished wheels also are unique to the Vintage model.


Exterior
Even though the styling of the Coup� is similar to the Spyder's, the convertible is not merely a coupe with its metal roof snipped off. Measuring 178.1 inches long overall and 51.4 inches tall on a 104.7-inch wheelbase, the closed coupe is significantly larger. In addition, the Coup� offers four-occupant seating, while the Spyder is a two-seater.

Styling touches on the curved coupe body include an oval-shaped Maserati shield on the hood that sits above a trident on the wide mesh grille. Maserati's Skyhook automatic suspension control system was developed with Mannesmann-Sachs. Sensors monitor movement in the wheels and body, and a computer changes damping according to driving and road-surface conditions.


Interior
Many shades of leather upholstery are offered in the handcrafted interior. An information center in the console holds a 5.8-inch color display for the sound system, trip computer and climate controls. Options include a navigation system, xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights, rear parking sensors and a five-CD changer in the trunk.

Under the Hood
The Coup�'s 4.2-liter V-8 develops 390 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 333 pounds-feet of torque at 4,500 rpm. It teams with either a conventional six-speed-manual gearbox or a six-speed Cambiocorsa paddle-shift transmission similar to units used in Formula One racing.

The electronically actuated Cambiocorsa transmission has four modes — Normal, Sport, Automatic and Low Grip. The driver can operate the car in fully automatic mode or manipulate paddles behind the steering wheel to change gears. Maserati says the Coup� can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds.


Safety
All-disc antilock Brembo brakes and side-impact airbags are standard.


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What a Car!

by Lucido from Tucson, AZ on September 21, 2017

I've been after one of these in a manual transmission for years. This is a Coupe that looks like a GrandSport. According to the gentleman I purchased it from, it was modified at the factory and; if so... Read full review

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Coupe received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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