Each car has a unique story to enunciate and when it comes to the Maserati models, the cars have a strong, unmistakable sporting pedigree that are capable enough to give an individual the awe feel. It takes a strong commitment to evolve a timeless car, and the elite Italian automaker knows exactly what it takes to bring a unique marriage of elegance and sports car verve. The pioneer of advanced features, distinct styling, and power packed performance, the Ghibli was first introduced in 1967, which captivates the individuals with its strong persona.The focus on sporty performance is clearly visible through its explicit designing of the nimble sedan. This gets further aggrandized due to the deployment of a choice of potent engines in its four variants. The 3.0-Litre Twin Turbo V6 engine churns out a maximum power output of 202–301 kW at 5000 rpm and a capable torque output of 500 Nm at 1750-4500 rpm. The 3.0 litre V6 diesel engine churns out a maximum power of 202 kW at 4000 rpm while the peak torque measures 570 Nm at mere 2000- 2500 rpm. The new auto-adaptive 8-speed ZF automatic transmission meshed with this engine helps it to project the car with a speed of 100 kmph from naught in just 4.8 to 6.7 seconds and attain a top-speed of 263 kmph.Graciousness, elegance and opulence could all sound so inadequate with just a look at the car. The saloon is designed with pure dedication to serve as a solemnly sporty sedan. The soft leather seat, upbeat upholstery and creative side panels with two tone combinations reflects a sense of pure luxury. To ensure safety of occupants, the vehicle embeds electronic vehicle immobilization device. The air bag system (front, side and curtain), Hill Launch Assist (HLA), Electronic Stability Program (ESP) and Rear as well as front parking sensors further add to the safety features of the car in an effective manner.
The specifically designed engine cam assembly and injection system combined with a customized electronic control system keeps the mileage well in boundaries displaying a fuel economy of 10.4 kmpl. The thrilling performance of Ghibli will surely put burden on your pockets, because the car is not very economical in the segment and this might be the front where customers get disappointed.
The potent engine of the sedan have immense capabilities and one can get a maximum power of 243–301 kW at 5000 rpm while the peak torque measures 500 Nm at mere 1750–4500 rpm delivered by 3.0 litre petrol engine. The 3.0 litre V6 diesel engine churns out a maximum power of 202 kW at 4000 rpm while the peak torque measures 570 Nm at mere 2000-2500 rpm.
The six cylinder engine coupled with camshafts, electronic control system and turbine mapping helps the driver clocking 100 kmph mark in a fascinating time span of 5.7 seconds. The top speed of Ghibli measures between 263 to 284 kmph depending on the variant.
In order to give a clear homage to the much acclaimed GranTurismo and the iconic A6 GCS Berlinetta, the designers of Ghibli have carved the sedan with clear lines, concave vertical fillets, sleek silhouette, unique nose and dominating radiator grille. The sleek silhouette is further aggrandized through the front and rear mudguards that merge into a single central form that further results in dynamic overall line. The LED indicator incorporated in the headlight units replicate the distinctive motif of the three Maserati signature side air vents and further improves the sharp looks of the car in an effective manner. The long bonnet design with the curvaceous bulges flowing all over the bonnet and side body fetches a sporty glamour to the sedan. The twin tailpipes, and tapered design of boots further adds a sporty touch to the overall profile of the Ghibli in an effective manner.
Ghibli is no small car, which is quite evident from its dimensions that are quite impressive to flaunt on road. The overall dimensions of the car measures 4971 mm X 1945 mm X 1461 mm (L X W X H) and the wheelbase measures 2998 mm that makes provision for ample cabin space and stability at high speed.
The joy of driving a prestigious top notch performance car is enhanced through its interiors and Maserati Ghibli is designed to deliver inspirational motoring experience to its occupants. The interior designers have done an impeccable job by crafting solemnly delightful interiors for the car. These interiors awaits to gift the occupants a captivating sense of pleasure and relaxation that cannot be resisted easily. The next-generation servo assisted hydraulic steering system that lies in the hands of the driver in the form of leather covered multi-functional steering wheel complements the authority gifted to him by the attributes like the Active Shift gear shift paddles, sporty brushed steel pedals, and soul intuitive instrument cluster with a big touchscreen and navigation.
When seated in Ghibli, the interiors will delight you in an effective manner. The soft leather seat, upbeat upholstery and creative side panels with two tone combinations reflects a sense of pure luxury. The luxury incorporated in the cabin can be made more desirable and royal with the available Poltrona Frau leather upholstery. The long wheelbase of the car provides occupants with ample cabin space that is not often found in other sports sedan. The wraparound seats in front guarantees greater comfort and the all electric seat adjustment system helps the driver in achieving the best possible driving position.
The car will not disappoint you on practicality front and the car is perfect for catering your diversified needs in an effective manner. The car offers a trunk space of 500 litres that is quite impressive for carrying ample amount of luggage on long routes.
The three petrol variants of the sedan are equipped with a 3.0 litre V6 engine which is potent enough to thrill you in an effective manner. The engine is designed in order to achieve lower fuel consumption and emissions that guarantees stunning sporty performance. The maximum power delivered by the engine measures 243–301 kW at 5000 rpm and maximum torque measures 500 Nm at mere 1750-4500 rpm. The 3.0 litre V6 diesel engine churns out a maximum power of 202 kW at 4000 rpm while the peak torque measures 570 Nm at mere 2000-2500 rpm. The next generation eight speed ZF automatic transmission helps in achieving high performance and precision gear shifting that further improves the performance of Ghibli in an effective manner.
For the audiophiles who love to travel with their favourite music and improved acoustic experience, Maserati Ghibli will offer them with new generation Premium Surround System, which is evolved in collaboration with Bowers & Wikins. The music system is coupled with a 16 channel 1280 Watt amplifier and 15 speakers that blends perfectly into the design of the car and assures unmatched sound as well as dynamic purity to the occupants.
The car's personality is given a more aggressive appearance by deployment of 18 inch diamond alloy wheels with tyre size measuring 235/ 50 R18. While 19- inch, 20- inch and 21- inch wheels underline the elegant and sporty spirit of the car in an effective manner.
The braking efficiency of the elegant sedan is ensured with Brembo brakes, which are further coupled with dual cast discs that are evolved with perfect proportion of cast iron, and light weight aluminium. The braking efficiency gets further improved due to the deployment of Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Force Distribution System (EBD), and Brake Assist (BA). The swift handling of the car is the result of double wishbone suspension at front and rear five arm multilink suspension at rear.
The luxurious and convenient cabin of the sporty saloon are safe too. The car cocoons and pampers its passengers safely with an extensive list of safety features. The safety list also features the anti-lock braking system, electronic brake force distribution and brake assist provides efficient braking at high speeds. Apart from these , front and rear seat ISOFIX child seat mounting is also equipped. Reinforced bumpers at the rear and front make the vehicle encounter sudden impacts. As for the security, the vehicle embeds electronic vehicle immobilization device. The air bag system (front, side and curtain), Hill Launch Assist (HLA), Electronic Stability Program (ESP) and Rear as well as front parking sensors further adds to the safety features of the car in an effective manner.