For those who want a luxury sedan with an aggressive soul and a sporty look, the Maserati Ghibli is the right choice. Despite its generous size, although smaller than the Quattroporte, this car is agile and fast.
Particularly prestigious interiors that justify the price which, although not very high, is certainly not on target with popular users, especially considering the extra fee-paying equipment that could significantly increase the cost.
Let’s see in detail the technical characteristics of the Maserati Ghibli.
Maserati Ghibli: dimensions and design
Although it is more compact than the sister of the Quattroporte (29 cm shorter), the Maserati Ghibli still remains a “prosperous” sedan: with its 497 cm in length, 195 cm in width and 146 cm in height, this car shows off a grand coupe look.
Generous dimensions also for the luggage compartment which a capacity of 500 liters, with the possibility of increasing it to 990 liters by reclining the split backrest and offering this Modenese sedan all the space necessary even in the case of journeys with the family without giving up that verve sporting that always fascinates and amazes.
Audacious and elegant on one side, determined and sporty on the other: this jewel of the Italian Trident is without any doubt a compromise that, to use the same words of the brand, knows how to “stand out in an ordinary panorama”.
Engines and Performance
The Maserati Ghibli is marketed in the two V6, Diesel and petrol engines, and in particular:
- Ghibli 250 Diesel: with 250 hp maximum power, 240 km / h top speed, acceleration from 0 to 100 Km / h in 6.7 sec, maximum torque of 600 Nm
- Ghibli Diesel with 275 hp of maximum power, 250 km / h of maximum speed, acceleration from 0 to 100 Km / h in 6.3 sec, maximum torque of 600 Nm
- Ghibli: with 350 hp of maximum power, 267 km / h of maximum speed, acceleration from 0 to 100 Km / h in 5, 5 sec, maximum torque of 500 Nm
- Ghibli S Q4: with 430 hp of maximum power, 286 km / h of maximum speed, acceleration from 0 to 100 Km / h in 4.7 sec, maximum torque of 580 Nm
Despite the roaring heart under the front hood, the car is comfortable and quiet at constant speed. Even the less experienced can not help but notice the driveability of the Ghibli which boasts, as a true thoroughbred, grip, braking and precision, without giving up the agility, even when cornering, almost uncaring for its over 1800 kg of mass. All versions have a ZF eight-speed sequential automatic transmission.
Maserati Ghibli: interior and equipment
Precious materials invade the interiors to offer a luxurious interior that knows how to please everyone with the GranLusso and GranSport fittings.
The first is dedicated to those who want to enrich the Modena sedan with chrome inserts on bumpers, Poseidon alloy wheels with black brake calipers, matching side skirts. And again, with the GranLusso package, we will have the Comfort seats in extended premium leather but the most attentive to details will be able to opt for the Ermenegildo Zegna version with silk inserts.
The GranSport set-up enhances the dynamic line and power of the Ghibli with a bumper with Black Piano inserts, seats with memory functions, steering wheel with racing style paddles, stainless steel pedals. Not only sporty look but also practicality thanks to parking sensors and Skyhook suspensions.
In front, there is enough space and the seats are large and comfortable, the rear sofa is designed to comfortably accommodate two adults, the raised central seat could be fine for a child at most.
Safety and driving assistance
The Maserati Ghibli is equipped with a series of advanced driver assistance systems, to guarantee a high level of safety, both in the open road and in city traffic.
First of all, the Maserati Stability Program MSP deserves to be mentioned, which, through a series of sensors, monitors the car’s performance and activates safety and control related systems to restore optimal stability.
Among other safety systems, we have: adaptive light beam (ADB), seven airbags, tire pressure monitoring system, lane keeping assist (LKA), highway driving assistance (HAS), recognition of traffic signs, system advanced anterior collision avoidance, active blind spot assistance and surround view camera.