2019 Maserati Levante Versus 2019 BMW X6 XDrive50i
|2019 Maserati Levante||2019 BMW X6 XDrive 50i|
2019 Maserati Levante vs 2019 BMW X6 XDrive 50i
Serving North Olmsted, OH
A Maserati SUV?! ‘Who woulda’ thunk it?’ What next, a Maserati pickup!? But seriously, the 2019 Maserati Levante gives up none of its well-established racing pedigree. It’s as close to a racing SUV with luxury as you can get.
What’s that old Yogi Berra-like saying, ‘It’s big for its size’? Yet, it drives and handles like a heavier, more solid sports car.
One of the closest competitors of the 2019 Maserati Levante is the 2019 BMW performance package Crossover, the X6 XDrive50i. (Say that five times quickly without missing any of it. How many names does a vehicle need?!)
Compare the two with these driver satisfaction categories to get a clearer picture of how they stack up head-to-head.
Ever hear of a muscle SUV or Crossover? The 2019 Maserati Levante GTS, the top trim package, has a 3.8 liter, twin turbocharged V8; yes, two turbochargers. This engine generates 550 horsepower and delivers 538 foot pounds of torque. Top speed is around 180 miles per hour.
Its counterpart, the BMW XDrive50i delivers less of both with 445 horsepower and 480 foot pounds of torque. Maserati Wins!!
Driving the Levante GTS delivers exactly what the name, Maserati, promises. Handling is tight with that responsive racing feel. Acceleration is quick and strong, and the cockpit seems roomy. While the XDrive50i has a sports car feel, it lags in responsiveness due to the smaller engine and lower torque. The cabin from the driver’s seat seems a little tighter than the Levante GTS. Again, Maserati Wins!!
Appearance and Driver Comfort
Stitched leather dash, console, door panels and seats contribute to the overall luxurious interior appearance and comfort. Dual multi-function gauges are directly aligned with the steering column and wheel exactly where they need to be. The visual display is placed well within the driver’s line of sight for safe, quick, visual checks. The steering wheel is big and wrapped in stitched leather.
While the BMW counterpart also has nicely wrapped interior appointments, the driver cabin seems somewhat cramped. The visual display screen is mounted on the dash like a billboard, and it just does not give the same smooth, tastefully done impression.
The total length, bumper to bumper, of the Maserati Levante GTS is 197 inches or just over 16 feet. It features a similarly impressive wheel base of 118 inches. Wheel to wheel, it is right at 10 feet, 9.83 feet to be exact. For a Crossover SUV, that is huge.
The BMW XDrive50i is shorter at 193.8 overall length and a wheelbase of 115.5 inches.
For most vehicle buyers, overall appearance, inside and out, sells them. There again, the Maserati Levante GTS stands out.
The sloped hood and the big tires and wheels only further accentuate the quad exhausts that sound like a Maserati should, even at idle. These features go to create quite a noticeable gap between the Maserati Levante GTS and the BMW X6 XDrive50i, its nearest competitor.
You would not think three inches of length in a vehicle could make such a difference. When you view the Levante and then view the X6 XDrive50i, the difference is obvious. The Maserati looks big but well-proportioned.
The BMW looks chopped and crowded even when it is empty. Additionally, the limited rear sight path of the BMW can cause the driver to feel uncertain about what is behind him.
Stop by Cleveland Motorsports and experience for yourself what an amazing machine the Maserati Levante GTS is. It is sure to X out the XDrive.
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