OTR PRICE £54,875
A STYLE THAT SETS IT APARTSculpted forms and well-defined volumes connected by clean lines that create movement: the Ghibli captures the attention with its emphasis on sporty glamour and, just like the first Ghibli launched back in 1967, captivates with its strong personality. Notable features of the sleek silhouette include the front and rear mudguards, which merge into a single central form for a more dynamic overall line.
A nose with a strong personalityThe car’s nose is dominated by the distinctive Maserati radiator grille whose concave vertical fillets are inspired by the GranTurismo and the A6 GCS Berlinetta, a famous icon from the past. The grille’s traditional oval shape becomes more rectangular and narrows at the top where it meets the aggressive front headlights, which make skilful use of LEDs to underline the car’s strong character.
Sinuous lines create movementContinuing along the side, past the three signature air vents behind the front wheels, two curvy lines add glamour before merging and giving way to the muscular rear mudguards. The triangular C-pillar, which sports the iconic Saetta logo, and the frameless door windows give the car the look of a sleek coupé in spite of its length and a wheelbase that is amongst the longest in the class.
To the rear, the twin tailpipes underline the car’s sporty characterTo the rear, the tapered design of the boot is the natural continuation of the cabin, while the two LED lights provide continuity with the mudguards. A sporty look underlined by the twin exhaust tailpipes and the vast selection of wheels available, from 18” (standard) up to 21”, which speak the language of the purest Maserati style by integrating the Trident logo into the spokes.
Choice materials together with modern design and ergonomic controlsWhen sat in the driving seat of the Ghibli, you’ll feel in total control: the ergonomic three-spoke leather-clad steering-wheel with controls for interacting with the main multimedia functions frames a simple but striking instrument panel. The large speedometer and rpm-counter have elegant white backlighting and are separated by a 7” TFT display that shows the car’s dynamic data.
The soft leather on the seats can also be used on the dashboard and doorsThe smooth, elegant lines of the dashboard and central tunnel immerse passengers in an atmosphere of pure luxury: the soft leather of the seat upholstery can also be used on the two dashboard side panels and doors to create original two-tone combinations that enhance the sporty feel or elegance of the interior. Not to mention the exquisite contrast stitching, the epitome of traditional craftsmanship.
COMFORTABLE ENVELOPING SEATS FOR UP TO FIVE PASSENGERSThe seats have a wraparound form and underline the interior’s sporty feel while guaranteeing top-class comfort. The optional all-electric front seat adjustment system makes it easy to achieve the perfect driving position in terms of height, depth and the angle of the back and seat. The roomy rear bench seat accommodates up to three passengers.
Low consumption, sporty verveCompared to the more powerful unit installed on the Ghibli S, this six-cylinder engine has specifically designed camshafts and injectors, combined with different turbine mapping and a customised electronic control system. These modifications have cut consumption even further without impacting on its response to the throttle. From a standstill, the Maserati Ghibli springs to 100 km/h in 5.7 seconds; its top speed is 263 km/h.
New auto-adaptive transmissionThe Ghibli benefits from the potential of a next-generation eight-speed ZF automatic transmission: lightweight, high-performance and a guarantee of precision gear shifting, it is controlled by auto-adaptive software that is able to recognise driving style and road conditions and adapt the gear changing mode accordingly. There are five operating modes: Auto Normal, Auto Sport, Manual Normal, Manual Sport and I.C.E. (Increased Control & Efficiency).
GranTurismo handlingThe key task of managing the Ghibli’s handling is entrusted to the extremely sophisticated suspension system. The aluminium arms of the double-wishbone front suspensions are higher up for precise handling, while the five-arm multilink system used at the rear is ideal for reconciling ride comfort with sporty performance.
Next-generation steeringThe servo assisted hydraulic steering system ensures optimum “feel” at the wheel, with no annoying impression of artificial assistance when cornering at high speed. Specifically designed to make driving as much fun as possible, the Ghibli’s steering system is light and smooth at all times, even when parking. This effectiveness in all situations is further enhanced by a new aluminium steering box.
A new concept in personalization for the sports sedan segmentThe Ghibli is a car that places no limits on its driver’s desires and preferences, revolutionising the concept of customisation in the sports sedan segment. The leather, available in three colours, is used on the front and rear seats as standard, but can also be extended to the side areas above the dashboard, the instrument panel brow and the door armrests to create an original two-tone combination.
Concert-hall acoustics thanks to the Bowers & Wilkins Premium sound systemThose in search of concert-hall acoustics on the Ghibli have only to order the optional new-generation Premium Surround system, created in association with high-end sound specialists Bowers & Wilkins. The system, with a 16-channel 1,280 Watt amplifier and 15 speakers, blends perfectly into the design of the interior and guarantees unparalleled sound with unbeatable dynamic purity.
Luxury Poltrona Frau® leatherFor those seeking even greater luxury, the entire interior - seats, dashboard, doors and central tunnel - can be upholstered in even higher quality leather produced by Poltrona Frau® using the finest traditional methods. In this case the number of interior colours available increases to five, with Marrone and Rosso Trofeo added to the standard Nero, Cuoio and Sabbia.
Elegant or sporty soulThe central tunnel and door panel trims have a modern black finish, but Burr walnut, an exquisite open-pore wood, Ebony or carbon fibre, in a special glossy finish, are available on request The sporty feel of the carbon fibre finish can be combined with the Active Shift gear shift paddles, mounted behind the steering wheel and integrated in the steering column, and the sporty brushed steel pedals.
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
|Width (with mirrors)||2,100 mm|
|Width (without mirrors)||1,945 mm|
|Front track||1,635 mm|
|Rear track||1,653 mm|
|Front overhang||935 mm|
|Rear overhang||1,038 mm|
|Turning circle||11.7 m|
|Boot capacity||500 l|
|Fuel tank capacity||80 l|
|Dry weight||1,710 kg|
|Kerb weight||1,810 kg|
|Weight distribution front/rear||50% / 50%|
|* European market version|
|No. of cylinders and layout||V6 60°|
|Max. power output||330 CV (243 kW)|
|Engine speed at max. power output||5,000 rpm|
|Peak torque||500 Nm|
|Engine speed at peak torque||4,500 rpm|
|Overboost Torque||500 Nm|
|Engine speed at overboost torque||1,750 - 4,500 rpm|
CONSUMPTIONS & EMISSIONS
|Fuel consumption (combined cycle) mpg (l/100 km)||29.4 (9.6)|
|Fuel consumption (urban cycle) mpg (l/100 km)||20.3 (13.9)|
|Fuel consumption (extra urban cycle) mpg (l/100 km)||40.4 (7.0)|
|CO2 emissions (combined cycle) g/km||223|
|CO2 emissions (urban cycle) g/km||323|
|CO2 emissions (extra urban cycle) g/km||165|
|Maximum speed||163 mph (263 km/h)|
|0 to 62 mph acceleration||5.6 s|
|Stopping distance 62 to 0 mph||36|