2019 Maserati Levante V6 by Maserati

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performance and complete control the advanced zf automatic gearbox gives complete direct and efficient control of the huge power and remarkable flexibility of the levante with a new two-lane gear lever featuring a dedicated park button the sophisticated eight-speed zf automatic gearbox delivers improved comfort faster gear shifting better fuel consumption and increased refinement the new system negates the need for the manual button as the driver can now simply push the gear lever into the left channel to select this mode the different settings listed below can be selected via the switches next to the gear lever auto normal mode this default mode provides smooth gearshifts at low revs to maximise ride comfort and minimise fuel consumption when a sportier style of driving is recognised upshifts automatically take place at higher engine speeds manual normal mode with manual normal the driver can change gear using the optional paddles behind the steering wheel or the lever on the central tunnel the system automatically shifts up when approaching the rev limiter and shifts down at the moment that best suits the recognised driving style auto sport mode in this mode gear changes are faster under 100 ms and occur at higher revs for a much sportier driving experience the exhaust valves also open to ensure that the iconic maserati engine sound is heard at its rousing best additionally the electronic stability program esp is less intrusive giving more control to the driver while accelerator responses are sharpened up what’s more on petrol-engine versions overboost is activated this gives access to peak torque at a considerably reduced engine speed integrated vehicle control ivc adds to the excitement giving the driver even more dynamic control manual sport mode with manual sport the driver is in full command of the transmission a host of other factors also come in to play making driving the maserati even more exhilarating the overboost function activates for maximum performance the esp is less intrusive the exhaust valves open up for an even more aggressive tone and gear changes are quicker and sharper the accelerator pedal mapping is also more aggressive and the engine can be pushed to the red line without the system intervening the only automatic feature is downshifting if the revs drop too low 53