Maserati Ghibli features two twin-turbo V6 Petrol Engines
Maserati's first saloon in the premium E segment, Ghibli features two twin-turbo V6 petrol engines, an all-new efficient diesel engine and unmatchable luxury. The Ghibli was first unveiled at the Shanghai Motor Show and arrived just after the new Quattroporte. It will give Maserati two four-door saloon models for the first time in its history. The Ghibli is smaller, shorter, lighter, more dynamic, less expensive and more economical than the flagship Quattroporte and provides a cornerstone in Maserati’s plans to build 50,000 cars a year by 2015. The petrol model of the vehicle gets the high performance Twin Turbo-charged, 3.0-litre V6 petrol engines.
The Ghibli S engine develops 410bhp, and accelerates to 100kmph from stand still in 5.0 seconds and attains a top speed of 285km/h. The Ghibli is also the first Maserati in history to be powered by a diesel engine, with a turbo diesel V6 all the sound, refinement and driving pleasure typical of Maserati while delivering fuel consumption over 47mpg (below 6 l/100km) on the NEDC combined cycle . The Ghibli diesel will also become the first Maserati with Start-Stop technology.
It shares much of its core architecture, including its crash safety, chassis, suspension architecture, engines and LED headlight technology, with the larger Quattroporte, though it is 50 kg lighter, 173 mm shorter in the wheel base and 291 mm shorter overall.
The outline of the body reflects a coupe-like philosophy for the four-door saloon, while there are strong feline hints around the Ghibli’s grille and headlights. The grille takes its inspiration from the current GranTurismo, and it can draw a line back to the classic 1950s A6 GCS.
Inside, the Ghibli sets itself apart from the Quattroporte with a unique dashboard design that perfectly matches its sportier and more youthful character without losing any of the luxury expected from Maserati. The Ghibli also delivers a sporty design combined with all the spaciousness expected in an executive saloon from Maserati. The Ghibli, Ghibli S and Ghibli Diesel all utilise an eight-speed automatic transmission to deliver their performance, providing seamless comfort with fast gear shifting for hard acceleration.
The Ghibli has entered the E-segment sports premium market with a marked advantage in cabin craftsmanship and detailing, offering luxury features like the Maserati Touch Control screen, reversing camera, Poltrona Frau leather interior and the 15-speaker Bowers & Wilkins audio system, as well as WLAN-based WiFi and compatibility with most modern mobile phone systems.