The first Maserati Ghibli launch was held at the 62nd Turin Motor Show in April 1992. An updated Ghibli was launched in 1994 at the Geneva Motor Show. The Ghibli was further improved and became the Ghibli GT in 1996. The third generation Ghibli, the Tipo M157 was introduced at the Shanghai Motor Show in 2013. In 2017, the Ghibli had its facelift and was revealed during the Chengdu Motor Show in China. The latest Ghibli was introduced to the public in 2018. Included in the facelift is the turbo V6 which is more powerful. The upgraded engines are accompanied with modified visuals that makes the Ghibli a worthy rival to the BMW 5 series.
The grilles of the latest Ghibli got its looks from the ‘50s Maserati A6GCS Berlinetta, but can be recognized as itself. The quadruple tailpipes showcase its performance. Every Ghibli has a standard 19-inch alloy wheels with a bi-xenon headlights and LEDs for daytime lights. For the GranSport and the GranLusso, the trims are not required. The GranSport focuses on luxury with its unique 20-inch alloy wheels while the GranLusso boasts its designed bumpers and stylish signs.
The Ghibli comes in 14 colors: Blu Passione Mica, Blu Nobile Tri-Coat, Blu Emozione Mica, Grigio Maratea Metallescent, Grigio Metallo, Rosso Folgore Mica, Bronzo Siena Metallescent, Champagne Metallscent, Nero Ribella Mica, Bianco Alpi Tri-Coat, Rosso Potente Tri-Coat, Grigio, Nero and Bianco.
One of the latest additions to the Ghibli is the 8.4-inch infotainment system. For easy access to the system, a rotary knob on the center console is available. To make it more modern than its previous versions, a detailed graphics is installed.
Leather is laid on the dashboard and steering wheel to give it a classic touch. The two dashboard panels and doors are also laid in leather that adds up to the elegance of the interiors. The detailed stitches express traditional craftsmanship. Comfort and elegance is what the interiors of a Ghibli describes.
The front seats are positioned in the right height and depth as well as the back seat. The passenger seat can accommodate three passengers comfortably.
A wide speedometer and rpm counter are lit with white backlights and are set apart by a 7” TFT.
In some cases, the Maserati equipment and accessories become available only after the launch. The Maserati has the right to change colors, features and designs without forewarning, and contacting the authorized dealer will keep you updated.
Technology & Safety Features
One of the important features of the Ghibli is its safety as it gives peace of mind to the rider. An Advanced Driving Assistance System is made available in every Ghibli. The following safety features are found on a Ghibli:
The HAS or Highway Assist System demands that the driver must have his/her hands on the steering wheel. The driver is required to be always aware of his surroundings especially the traffic and at the same time his/her control over the vehicle.
It also has the LKA or the Lane Keeping Assist, like the HAS, keeps the driver reminded that he/she should be aware of the traffic and has to be in control of the vehicle.
The Active Blind Spot Assist requires the driver to constantly check other vehicle before changing lanes.
The Forward Collision Warning Plus and the Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go are system installed on the vehicle to alarm the driver and be prepared for the breaks in order to stay away from a collision.
The 360 Surround View Camera is available for drivers to always check the front and rear before going forward or backwards.
And finally, the Traffic Sign Recognition include the weather and traffic condition.
Platform & Chassis
The Ghibli is a Maserati M156 platform with an 8-speed ZF 8HP70 Automatic Transmission. Other Variants like the Maserati Ghibli S 3.0L V6 410 runs on 8-speed Automatic Transmission with a rear-wheel drivetrain. The Maserati Ghibli SQ4 3.0l V6 AWD runs on 8-speed Automatic Transmission with an all-wheel drivetrain. And the Maserati Ghibli Diesel 3.0L V6 also runs on 8-speed Automatic Transmission with rear-wheel drivetrain.
Engine & Drivetrain
The engine size for the Ghibli is 3.0L with displacement of 2,979 cc. It has an 8-speed Automatic transmission. It has 6 cylinders and 24 valves. Its drivetrain is the rear-wheel drive with max output (HP) of 350 hp @ 5,500rpm and max Torque of 500 Nm @ 4,500 rpm. Acceleration rate is 5.6s with top speed of 263 km/h. The Maserati Ghibli falls under the Sedan type.