2017 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible

#21
in Midsize convertibles
2017 MODEL

$145,740 - $182,009

7.1

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Overview

Maserati GranTurismo Convertible or GranCabrio was a different approach from Maserati. And it didn't fail them. With stunning looks and the great performance, it was a wonderful car back in 2007.

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Pros

Powerful V8 engine

Italian design look

Good quality interior leather

Cons

Limited rear seat

Non-responsive infotainment

Lacks prominent driver assist features

What's New?

No significant Change


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$145740

bodystyle

2dr Convertible

passenger capacity

4

top speed

188 mph

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

286 cu. in.

horsepower

454 hp @ 7000 rpm

torque

376 lb.-ft. @ 4750 rpm

transmission

6-speed automatic

chassis

suspension front

independent front double wishbone suspension

suspension rear

independent rear double wishbone suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

13 in. ventilated disc brakes/14.2 in. ventilated disc brakes

dimensions

wheelbase

115.8 in.

length

194.2 in.

width

75.4 in.

height

52.9 in.

curb weight

4145 lbs.

ground clearance

5 in.

capacity

passenger volume

85 cu ft.

cargo volume

6.1 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

4.8 sec.

standing ¼-mile

13.3 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

13/15/20 mpg

highway range

380 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 years/50000 miles

drivetrain warranty

4 years/50000 miles

corrosion warranty

4 years/unlimited

roadside assistance

No



Styles

 2017 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible in Grigio Granito Metallic color  2017 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible in NERO color  2017 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible in Blu Oceano Metallic color  2017 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible in Blu Nettuno Metallic color  2017 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible in Bianco Birdcage Pearlescent color
Grigio Granito Metallic

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Ratings

Features

7.1

Engine

5.6

Fuel Economy

6.7

Interior

8.9

Exterior

5.6

Driving

8.6

7.1

OVERALL RATING

Variant Name

MSRP


 2017 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible 2dr Convertible

2dr Convertible

Fuel: Premium unleaded (required), Transmission: Automatic, Seats: 4

$145,740

Configurations
2dr Convertible (4.7L 8cyl 6A)
Seating: 4 HP: 444-hp @ 7,000 rpm
Torque: 376 lbs.-ft. @ 4,750 rpm MPG(City/Combined/Highway): MPG (13/15/20)

 2017 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible Sport

Sport

Fuel: Premium unleaded (required), Transmission: Automatic, Seats: 4

$150,465

Configurations
Sport 2dr Convertible (4.7L 8cyl 6A)
Seating: 4 HP: 454-hp @ 7,000 rpm
Torque: 384 lbs.-ft. @ 4,750 rpm MPG(City/Combined/Highway): MPG (13/15/20)

 2017 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible MC

MC

Fuel: Premium unleaded (required), Transmission: Automatic, Seats: 4

$161,070

Configurations
MC 2dr Convertible (4.7L 8cyl 6A)
Seating: 4 HP: 454-hp @ 7,000 rpm
Torque: 384 lbs.-ft. @ 4,750 rpm MPG(City/Combined/Highway): MPG (13/15/20)

 2017 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible MC Centennial

MC Centennial

Fuel: Premium unleaded (required), Transmission: Automatic, Seats: 4

$182,009

Configurations
MC Centennial 2dr Convertible (4.7L 8cyl 6A)
Seating: 4 HP: 454-hp @ 7,000 rpm
Torque: 384 lbs.-ft. @ 4,750 rpm MPG(City/Combined/Highway): MPG (13/15/20)

Expert Review


carhp editor October 10, 2018

7.1

Overall Rating


7.1/10
Features

 

5.6/10
Engine

 

6.7/10
Fuel Economy

 

8.9/10
Interior

 

5.6/10
Exterior

 
 
 
 

Maserati GranCabrio comes with a sticker price of $145,740 and goes up to $182,000 for the MC Centennial trim. Add the optional features and the price can go well up to $200,000. But at that price, you can get a Lamborghini or Ferrari. Italian Exotics like the Lamborghini and the Ferrari are far more renowned but owning a similarly spec'd Maserati will help you slip under the radar.

In its base trim, the Maserati GranCabrio produces 444 horsepower. Maserati is a tad slower when compared to its Italian brethren. To put things in perspective, the baby Lamborghini does 0-60 mph within sub-3-seconds, GranCabrio does it in complete 5 seconds. One thing that you will absolutely love about this Maserati that it uses a Ferrari sourced naturally aspirated V8 engine.

Features

7.1/10

Maserati GranCabrio is offered in four trims: Base, Sport, MC, and MC Centennial. The base trim is well appointed with a host of standard features. In sport trim, you get a little more power out of that V8 engine, even the suspension gets a stiffer tuning. MC is the track variant of the GranCabrio which includes a lip spoiler on the boot. MC Centennial is the top-variant and lavishly uses carbon fiber.

Trim Base Sport MC MC Centennial
MSRP $145,740 $150,465 $161,070 $182,009
Key

 

Features

  • 20-inch wheels
  • Adaptive Xenon Headlights
  • Front and Rear parking sensors
  • Power-folding and auto-dimming mirrors
  • automatic wipers
  • adaptive suspension dampers
  • a sport exhaust
  • leather upholstery
  • heated front seats
  • Navigation system, Bluetooth, and a Bose surround-sound system with satellite radio and an iPhone interface.
  • Engine is tuned for more horsepower and torque
  • Recalibrated transmission that decreases shift time
  • Additional exterior color and interior leather options and finishes.
  • Bodywork changes include a vented hood, optionally in carbon fiber, and a rear decklid with a wing and integrated third brake light, and rear fascia with circular exhaust tips brought closer to the middle.
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  • Seat Backrest In Carbon Fiber
  • Interior Carbon Package
  • Carbon Fiber Hood In Carbon Fiber Finish\t

Engine

5.6/10

Engine and Transmission

The beautifully sculpted bonnet houses a Ferrari sourced V8 engine which produces a sonorous soundtrack. The V8 in GranCabrio is tuned to produce 444 hp for base trim and 454 hp for Sport, MC, and MC Centennial trims. Transmission is the same old 6-speed semi-automatic which actually feels outdated after driving present-day sports cars.

Models Maserati GranTurismo Mercedes SL 550 Roadster Porsche 911 GTS Cabriolet BMW 650i xDrive
MSRP $145,740 $110,800 $132,350 $99,500
Engine 4.7L V-8 4.7L Bi-Turbo V8 3.0L Twin-turbocharged boxer 6 4.4L 32V V8 w/TwinPower Turbo
Transmission 6-speed automatic 9-speed Automatic 7-speed Automatic 8-speed automatic
Horsepower 444hp @ 7000 rpm 449hp @ 5250 450hp @ 6500 rpm 445hp @ 5500 rpm
Torque 376lb-ft @ 4750 rpm 516 lb.-ft. @ 1800 rpm 405 lb.-ft. @ 2150 480lb-ft @ 2000 rpm

Aggressively priced competition leaves the GranCabrio to dust with more powerful engines. For instance, BMW 650i is tuned for more horsepower and torque and it costs almost $45,000 lesser than the GranCabrio. It is the same as every other car in this comparison.

Acceleration

As you might expect from this big engine, it does 0-60 mph faster than most cars but slower than supercars. 5 seconds after launching the car, it reaches the 60 mph marker. The GranTurismo Convertible completes the quarter mile within 13.5 seconds.

Models Maserati GranTurismo Mercedes SL 550 Roadster Porsche 911 GTS Cabriolet BMW 650i xDrive
0-60 MPH 5.0 sec 4.3 sec 3.6 sec 4.1 sec
Quarter mile 13.5 sec 11.5 sec 12.2sec 12.6 sec
Engine 4.7L 4.7L 3.0L 4.4L
Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

11.7 8.8 8.4 9.3

Well, these figures aren\u2019t bad but it is not quite there yet. 911 GTS has a 6-cylinder engine but it manages to outperform the Maserati. The V8 powered Merc does a 0-60 mph in 4.3 seconds. BMW 650i does it in 4.1 seconds and Porsche 911 GTS in just 3.6 seconds.

Ride and Handling

This car has aged considerably, to start this car you have to take out the key, actually put it in the keyhole, below the steering wheel and twist to ignite the engine, like the good old times.

On taking the car out of the garage, the first thing that you will notice that the bonnet actually feels longer. The 7-Speed automatic feels a little sluggish sometimes. Although the steering experience is good, the wheels respond well to every rotation you make to the steering wheel. Yes, the car packs a decade old tech but it still manages to give you the driving experience that you were digging in an Italian sports car.

Talking about driving the GranTurismo Convertible, it is not about speed. It is about taking the roof down and carving the mountain roads. Maserati wants you to enjoy that smooth glare of the bright orange sun during the golden hour of the day while you feel the elegance of the premium leather interior. This is what GranCabrio is all about.

Braking

GranTurismo Convertible comes with 13.0-inch brakes at the front and rear. Maserati decelerates from 60 mph to 0 mph in just 114 ft. Maserati GranTurismo is over 1000 lbs. heavier than the 911 GTS Cabriolet and almost 400 lbs. heavier than the SL 550 Roadster. It is impressive how GranCabrio manages to stop in just 114 feet despite having that much curb weight.

Model Maserati GranTurismo Mercedes SL 550 Roadster Porsche 911 GTS Cabriolet BMW 650i xDrive
Brake Front (in.) 13.0 14.2 13.8 14.7
Brake Rear (in.) 13.0 12.6 13 13.6
Curb Weight (lbs.) 4365 3959 3352 4640
60-0 MPH (ft.) 114 113 112 NA

Fuel Economy

6.7/10

GranCabrio gives you the fuel mileage of 13 mpg on city roads and 20 mpg on wide highways. And when combined, it brings the fuel mileage of 15 mpg. Yes, that is less but if you have money for a Maserati, you can definitely afford the gas.

Model Maserati GranTurismo Mercedes SL 550 Roadster Porsche 911 GTS Cabriolet BMW 650i xDrive
MPG (city) 13 17 18 15
MPG (highway) 20 25 26 24
MPG (combined) 15 20 21 18

Interior

8.9/10

"Inside the 2017 Maserati GranTurismo, the atmosphere is pure luxury, but despite the premium materials and old-world-meets-new-age design, the cabin is also very useful. With four real, usable seats (though the rears are a bit small), the GranTurismo is a rarity in the high-performance, high-style luxury coupe world." -TheCarConnection

Seating and Comfort

Maserati GranTurismo is a four-seater GT car. And unlike the BMW 6-series, the rear seats are actually usable. The position of the seats are lower than expected and you have to sit in knee-up position but that works fine. Maserati didn\u2019t offer 3 seats in the rear as it would be practically unusable. Instead, they have provided a fixed armrest that houses two extra cup holders.

Model Maserati GranTurismo Mercedes SL 550 Roadster Porsche 911 GTS Cabriolet BMW 650i xDrive
Passenger capacity 4 2 4 4
Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) 40.2/54.2/41.7 39.1/55.5/42.9 38.8/52.0/45.8 40.3/56.9/42.1
Second{Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) 34.3/52.1/30.1 N/A 33.2/48.5/27.0 36.5/49.6/30.5

The car follows the elegance to the inside. Beautifully stitched premium leather seats on carbon fiber frame are definitely comfortable. Because this is a decade old car the instrument gauge cluster is pure analog, just like the way we like it. You do have power windows and power button for the Convertible soft top. And you can take your roof off while cruising at lower speeds.

Interior Features

  • Front air conditioning, dual zone automatic
  • Heated-cushion, heated seatback front seats
  • 1st row LCD monitor
  • Premium Leather Seat trim
  • 10-way power front Seats
  • Front Bucket Seats
  • Multi-Level heating front seats
  • Driver and Passenger Lumbar Support
  • Parking assist
  • Sun Sensor
  • Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
  • Steering wheel in Carbon Black and black Leather

Infotainment

You have a standard infotainment system in the GranCabrio. AM and FM is available for your daily morning headlines. You have the satellite radio in this car and Maserati is giving you three months of free satellite radio service. This car has the premium audio system by Bose with 12 total speakers which include 2 subwoofers to enhance the audio experience.

  • AM / FM / Satellite, seek-scan Radio
  • Navigation System
  • Bose Premium Brand Stereo System
  • 3 months of provided satellite radio
  • Speed sensitive volume control
  • Auxiliary Audio input and USB with External media control
  • 2 Subwoofer
  • 12 Total Speakers

Cargo

Cargo space is lesser in GranCabrio than the GranTurismo because half of the trunk is occupied by the folded soft rooftop. 6.1 Cubic feet of space should be adequate for a couple of golf bags.

Model Maserati GranTurismo Mercedes SL 550 Roadster Porsche 911 GTS Cabriolet BMW 650i xDrive
Cargo Volume (ft.3) 6.1 8.5 4.4 11.0

Exterior

5.6/10

"Even though the Maserati GranTurismo has been around for nearly a decade, the design isn't dated thanks to the classic Pininfarina lines. Its long hood and short rear deck with its integrated spoiler give it a classically sporty look, and the projecting grille and trident logo are equally classic Maserati." - KelleyBlueBook

Dimension and Weight

GranCabrio weighs in at 4365 lbs. GranCabrio is the longest and the widest car in the segment at 194.2 inches and 75.5 inches. GranCabrio stands at a height of 52.9 inches and offers 5 inches of ground clearance. The longer dimensions help in creating more in-cabin space.

Model Maserati GranTurismo Mercedes SL 550 Roadster Porsche 911 GTS Cabriolet BMW 650i xDrive
Curb weight (lbs.) 4365 3959 3352 4640
Length(in) 194.2 182.3 178.3 192.6
Width(in) 75.4 73.9 72.9 74.6
Height(in) 52.9 51.2 50.8 53.7
Ground clearance (in) 5.0 3.7 4.2 4.8
Wheelbase (in) 115.8 101.8 96.5 112.4
Track width (in) F/R 62.4/62.6 62.8/63 60.7 / 60.8 62.8/65.0

Comparing it with the competition, GranCabrio is more than 1000 lbs. heavier than the Porsche 911 GTS, 400 lbs. heavier than Merc SL 550. While the 911 GTS is 16 inches shorter and SL 550 is 12 inches shorter in length to the GranCabrio and have a couple of inches of lesser width around the body.

Exterior Features

The GranCabrio looks elegant with a design that features smooth curves. Air intake scoop on the engine hood helps provide the air needed to cool down the engine. Big signature Maserati grille houses a big Trident emblem. Small details like the Maserati lettering on the headlamps makes this car a little more special.

  • Rear-Wheel Drive
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Windshield wipers \u2013 rain sensing
  • Front fog/driving lights
  • Power Convertible soft roof top
  • Air intake on engine hood
  • Headlamps with day-time running LED
  • Pininfarina Design
  • Trident logo on Grille, rear, and wheel caps

Safety

This car has not been rated for safety by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)

Safety Features

Maserati offers a host of standard safety features to enhance the safety of the driver and the passengers.

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Front And Rear Parking Sensors
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Door-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Driver And Passenger Side Airbag Head Extension
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor

Competition

Maserati GranCabrio vs Mercedes-Benz SL550

SL550 Roads comes at a lower price tag than the GranCabrio with a few extra horses under the hood that makes the Benz do 0-60 mph in 4.3 seconds. If you recall the GranCabrio does it in 5 complete seconds. SL550 is tuned for more performance but the Maserati combines performance with its old-school interior craftsmanship to provide a very elegant feeling.

Maserati GranCabrio vs Porsche 911 GTS Convertible

Another proper sports car that is one and a half second faster than the GranCabrio with a smaller engine, but turbocharged. 911 GTS lacks 2 seats on the rear and Maserati offers rear seating. Due to a smaller engine, Porsche scores better on EPA fuel tests.

Maserati GranCabrio vs BMW 650i Convertible

BMW's 650i is the closest competitor to the Maserati GranTurismo Convertible. Both cars are powered by an iteration V8 engine that produces around 445 horsepower but surprisingly BMW is faster than the Maserati. Well, the excuse is that the Maserati is a decade old car and the BMW's 650i is upgraded to perform well according to current standards. And again the GranCabrio is more fuel thirsty than the 650i.

Final Verdict

Maserati GranTurismo Convertible or GranCabrio was a different approach from Maserati. And it didn't fail them. With stunning looks and the great performance, it was a wonderful car back in 2007. It could have been easily the first choice back then.

But a lot of time has passed, things have changed and there are cars which are priced lesser and perform better than the GranCabrio. And Maserati is in need of upgrading their GranTurismo line-up to meet the modern standards. No doubt that the GranTurismo Convertible still manages to captivate people with its opulent looks and exhilarating sound. But let's face the truth, the car isn't good enough for a recommendation.

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