2012 Maserati GranTurismo

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Key Specs

of the 2012 Maserati GranTurismo. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Appearance
  • Performance
  • Heritage

The Bad

  • Fuel economy
  • Price
  • Limited dealer network

Notable Features of the 2012 Maserati GranTurismo

  • MC coupe and Sport convertible
  • 433- or 444-hp eight-cylinder engine
  • Seating for four
  • Available 20-inch wheels
  • Available adaptive suspension

2012 Maserati GranTurismo Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The GranTurismo is a four-seat grand touring car available as a coupe or a convertible with V-8 power. The GranTurismo competes with the Aston Martin V8 Vantage, Jaguar XKR and Mercedes-Benz CL550.

(Skip to details on the: GranTurismo Convertible)

New for 2012
The 4.2-liter V-8 that was the base engine has been discontinued, leaving a 4.7-liter V-8 as the lone engine in a revamped lineup. The S coupe and base convertible come with a 433-horsepower 4.7-liter, and the new MC coupe and Sport convertible have a 444-hp version of the V-8. Maserati's Skyhook electronically adaptive suspension is standard on the Sport convertible and optional on the MC coupe.

Exterior
Maserati teamed with Italian design studio Pininfarina to style the GranTurismo. The car features a wide oval grille, a long nose and a short rear deck. It sits low to the ground and has a sleek, road-hugging profile. Exterior features include:

  • 19-inch wheels; 20-inch wheels available
  • Three air inlets behind front fender
  • Unique aerodynamic bodywork on GranTurismo MC
  • Grille features vertical concave slats
  • Available carbon fiber exterior trim on GranTurismo MC
  • Adaptive bi-xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Optional colored brake calipers

Interior
Maserati cloaks the interior in high-quality leather and wood and puts chrome accents on the dashboard. The GranTurismo seats four, and Maserati says two adults fit comfortably in the backseat. Interior features include:

  • Navigation system with 7-inc...
Vehicle Overview

The GranTurismo is a four-seat grand touring car available as a coupe or a convertible with V-8 power. The GranTurismo competes with the Aston Martin V8 Vantage, Jaguar XKR and Mercedes-Benz CL550.

(Skip to details on the: GranTurismo Convertible)

New for 2012
The 4.2-liter V-8 that was the base engine has been discontinued, leaving a 4.7-liter V-8 as the lone engine in a revamped lineup. The S coupe and base convertible come with a 433-horsepower 4.7-liter, and the new MC coupe and Sport convertible have a 444-hp version of the V-8. Maserati's Skyhook electronically adaptive suspension is standard on the Sport convertible and optional on the MC coupe.

Exterior
Maserati teamed with Italian design studio Pininfarina to style the GranTurismo. The car features a wide oval grille, a long nose and a short rear deck. It sits low to the ground and has a sleek, road-hugging profile. Exterior features include:

  • 19-inch wheels; 20-inch wheels available
  • Three air inlets behind front fender
  • Unique aerodynamic bodywork on GranTurismo MC
  • Grille features vertical concave slats
  • Available carbon fiber exterior trim on GranTurismo MC
  • Adaptive bi-xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Optional colored brake calipers

Interior
Maserati cloaks the interior in high-quality leather and wood and puts chrome accents on the dashboard. The GranTurismo seats four, and Maserati says two adults fit comfortably in the backseat. Interior features include:

  • Navigation system with 7-inch screen features a hard drive for storing music
  • Rear parking sensors standard; front sensors optional
  • Numerous interior material options, including Alcantara simulated-suede headliner and wood trim

Under the Hood
Maserati says the GranTurismo coupe can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in about 5 seconds and reach a top speed of 177 mph. Mechanical features include:

  • 433-hp, 4.7-liter V-8 on S coupe and base convertible
  • 444-hp, 4.7-liter V-8 on MC coupe and Sport convertible
  • Six-speed automatic transmission with four operating modes and paddle shifters
  • Available Skyhook adaptive suspension automatically adjusts shock-absorber firmness for different driving and road conditions

Safety
Safety features include:

  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Front- and side-impact airbags

GranTurismo Convertible
Known in most other markets as the Maserati GranCabrio, the GranTurismo convertible comes as a base model with the 433-hp V-8 or the new Sport model with the 444-hp engine. Because the convertibles weigh more, Maserati says the zero-to-60-mph acceleration drops slightly to 5.3 seconds. The top speed is 176 mph. Other details include:

  • Power-folding soft-top raises or lowers in 24 seconds
  • Performance exhaust system for Sport model
  • Optional carbon fiber exterior and interior trim available on Sport
  • Skyhook adaptive suspension standard on Sport
  • Pop-up rollover bars

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Latest 2012 GranTurismo Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.7)
Performance
(4.4)
Interior Design
(4.3)
Comfort
(4.5)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.3)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Great looking vehicle that run well.

by GWE from Grand Island, NY on June 26, 2018

Meets all my expectations. Fun to drive. A comfortable ride. Looks great. Great exhaust sound. We love the exterior and interior color combination and the solid feel of the vehicle. Read full review

(5.0)

An Exotic for sure

by Car Guy from Palm Beach, FL on January 29, 2018

Pina Farina styling, Ferrari V8, twin clutch paddle shifters, best exhaust sound in the world. Just superb Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2012 Maserati GranTurismo currently has 1 recall

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2012 Maserati GranTurismo has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranties

Backed by Maserati
New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / 50,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    2014-18 Ghibli, Gran Tursimo, Levante and Quattroporte models; dependent on service record

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    Remainder of orginal warranty plus 2 years/unlimited mileage

  • Powertrain warranty

    N/A

  • Dealer Certification Required

    120-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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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 GranTurismo 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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