• (4.6) 7 reviews
  • MSRP: $34,697–$89,273
  • Body Style: Coupe
  • Combined MPG: 16-17
  • Engine: 433-hp, 4.7-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
2012 Maserati GranTurismo

Our Take on the Latest Model 2012 Maserati GranTurismo

What We Don't Like

  • Fuel economy
  • Price
  • Limited dealer network

Notable Features

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

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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.

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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.

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

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 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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Consumer Reviews


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Most Reliaable Car I Have Owned

by Jay from Fresno, CA on March 29, 2017

This car is great! It has everything from comfort to sport. I have never had any problems with the car. The design of the car is what makes it pop out and make people "break their neck" .

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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.


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.

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