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Last Friday I picked up my new Maserati Grecale Modena at the dealer. The handover was great and I was stunned by the vehicle in real life. I am impressed in all aspects with this beautiful vehicle.

My impressions so far:

Look
Subjective, but for me the most beautiful SUV on the market. The car is big, looks massive, but is still a tad smaller than a full-size SUV (X5, GLE, Q7). It looks sporty, but is very elegant at the same time. It has a coupe-like design, but you still sit high up, as you would expect in an SUV. The details with the Trident, the integrated door handles, the grille or the tailpipes, fit perfectly into the overall picture. The proportions are right. Simply a beautiful car!

Interior
You sit in the driver's seat and it feels like home. The workmanship is simply perfect. Leather everywhere, beautiful little details. Nothing clatters. The seats are very comfortable and can be adjusted in many ways. The headliner is covered with a fine fabric. I don't think it's Alcantara, but it almost seems like it. The panoramic roof lets a lot of light into the interior and the eye-catcher par excellence, are the Sonus Faber speakers. The steering wheel is also leather and is designed to match. The Grecale is on par with the luxury class.

Infotainment
The centerpiece are the new screens with the infotainment system. Here I was concerned that it couldn't keep up with Mercedes and co. I miss nothing! (almost nothing) and some is even better solved. The resolution of the display is high, the colors rich and the touchscreen responds flawlessly. The surround camera also has a good resolution. Automatic parking is not possible with Maserati (a minus point), but otherwise parking with the guide lines and different views is very pleasant.
I like the fact that several apps can be displayed next to each other on one screen, e.g. the navigation system and the radio at the same time. The head-up display is large and shows the map as well as the speed.

Sonus Faber
I was particularly looking forward to this feature. I have the high-premium version. And I have to say, the best I've heard in a car so far. With Spotify as the source (no Lossless) the bass is so crystal clear, the highs and mids are detailed and the 3D soundscape is phenomenal. Songs like Hotel California or Temptation by Diana Krall come out impressively. It's like hearing the song in a new version.
Unfortunately, I am missing the TIDAL built-in app (hifi/lossless quality). Maserati has promised to get back to me on this....

Driving impression
The Grecale is a sports car. The steering is precise and the chassis is tightly tuned. It takes curves without wavering. The car feels very agile and it's fun to drive. I have the air suspension. It smooths out long bumps very well. Because of the tight tuning and probably also because of the 21" rims, the car feels still rather on the harder side. Comfort addicts do probably not get their value here.
When cruising, the car is very very quiet (with laminated glass). When accelerating, however, you can clearly hear the sports exhaust system.
I have only the 4 cylinder in the Modena. For me, nevertheless, a very good decision. Because you would not suspect one. The car moves nimbly in any situation, and in sport mode you can feel the acceleration. The sound is deep and sonorous. Maserati has really done a good job here.

Conclusion
A wonderful and great car with few to no weaknesses. I am very happy that I have chosen the Grecale (and left Mercedes behind me)

I am also looking forward to your first reports, reviews and questions.


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Congratulations, and a great looking combo. Great pics and first impression report, thanks for them 馃憤 although makes me even more hungry for my one to arrive 馃槂. At least it's good news for those with orders that they are now beginning to arrive at dealers. Good luck and enjoy your new toy.

PS: Do you have a pic of the wearable key ? is it comfortable ? Thanks
 

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Thank you very much @EDZ . You can really look forward to it. And with the Nettuno, the Grecale becomes a real race car...:cool:

I'm currently observing a steady delivery of all models and I'm sure you'll be able to pick yours up soon.

The wearable key is quite nice. The strap is a normal fabric strap, neither specially comfortable, nor uncomfortable.
I find it a useful feature, especially when going for swimming in the summer.
The battery cannot be changed according to the dealer, but it should last 3 years. But then the whole key must be replaced.

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I also have the white interior ordered. How do you like it? I was afraid the trident stiching on the headrest is not as visible as it would be on other interior colors.

Post more pictures please.
I would definitely choose it again. Very elegant and unique. The trident is well visible, but admittedly more subtle than other variants.
If I were you, I wouldn't worry unless it's very important to you that the Trident is seen from a distance.
 

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How is that premium sound system ?
As described in my first conclusion, it's worth every penny. The 3D-sound creates an incredible sound stage. The treble is very clear, you can hear every instrument individually. The bass is undistorted and powerful. I can really highly recommend it.
 

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Hello congrats !! Its such a good looking car. As i am about to order the GT version, would love to have your feedback on the overall fuel consumption . Thanks in advance 馃檹
That's an interesting question. I have only driven just under 2000 kilometers, but I can already see a pattern. On short distances, the consumption is rather high: about 11-12 L. On longer distances with highway and country road, the consumption is with moderate driving at 8.9-9.5 liters. I think it could still go down to 8 liters, driven mostly on the highway. However, with very sporty driving, the fuel tank will be empty very quickly.

Conclusion: the Grecale is not really economical, but if you are not always racing, expect consumption for longer distances of around 9 liters. For short trips, you have to accept a consumption well beyond 10/11 liters.
 

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Completely agree with @TF007. This is also based on driving less than 2.000 km so far. The one benefit: the Grecale does not need 98, but only 95. I asked the dealer twice and he said 95 is all it needs.
Yes 95 is enough, however, the manual says: "For vehicle top performance, use unleaded gasoline with no less than 98 minimum octane rating."
So I decided to go with that. Maybe marginal difference, but why would they recommend it?
 
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