Maserati's new four-door saloon bears the same name as two classic models of the 1960s and 1990s. The new Ghibli shares the aggressive, shark-like nose and sleek frame as its predecessors. At the same time, it is a thoroughly modern creation; it will be the first production Maserati to feature a diesel engine, and offers eight-speed automatic transmission.
Following its debut at the Shanghai Motor Show in April 2013, the Maserati Ghibli is expected to enter production in the latter part of the year. Contact the helpful sales team at Lancaster Maserati to find out more about this exciting new luxury saloon.
The rigid monocoque structure of the new Ghibli provides excellent protection to its occupants in the event of an accident.
A range of standard airbags shields the driver and passengers from the force of impacts from the front or side.
A variety of electronic systems to maintain traction and stability, however, help drivers to avoid such an unfortunate incident coming to pass.
With its wide frame, concave trapezoidal grille, narrow headlights and scooped bonnet, the Ghibli is elegant and authoritative on the road without being brash or showy. Four doors and a luxurious, spacious cabin make it a “gran turismo" model that combines everyday practicality with inimitable style and exceptional performance. There is also little doubt about the identity of the Ghibli as a Maserati once you enter the vehicle. Upholstery and seating swathed in premium-quality leather emphasise its opulent but low-key design, along with the beautiful simplicity of such features as the large, clear touchscreen and ovular analogue clock in the centre of the dashboard.
The Ghibli has a slightly shorter platform than its closely related sibling, the Quattroporte. Its relatively modest length of 4.9 metres endows it with an understated appearance, extra agility and superb driving dynamics.
Buyers will have a choice of two petrol and one diesel engine – the latter being the first of its kind on any production Maserati. The 3.0 litre bi-turbo petrol units will come in two varieties, offering power of 330bhp and 400bhp respectively. The V6 turbodiesel powertrain, alternatively, will provide around 300bhp. All engines will be allied to a silky-smooth, eight-speed automatic transmission.
|Vehicle length||4900mm / 192.9in|
|Engine / Cylinders||3.0 litre / V6|