The next-generation Maserati Ghibli unveiled in April at the Shanghai Motorshow and expected to feature once again at the Frankfurt Motor show from 12 to 22 September is now available for order. Maintaining the same basic structure as the Quattroporte (chassis, suspension), but 29cm shorter and 50kg lighter, the Ghibli's interior includes an 8.4″ Maserati Touch Control screen, Poltrona Frau leather upholstery, a 15-speaker Bowers & Wilkins stereo system, a wi-fi router and adjustable foot pedals.
The new sedan, designed to be both luxurious and sporty, is offered primarily with a 3.0L V6 TDI biturbo engine, with horsepower of up to 410. The S Q4 model is the top performer in the range, with maximum speeds of up to 284km/h and acceleration from 0 to 100km/h in just 4.8 seconds.
For the first time in Maserati’s history, the Ghibli is now available with a diesel engine. The Ghibli Diesel, featuring Start & Stop technology and fuel consumption of just 6L per 100km, was designed primarily for the European market.
The Ghibli, Ghibli S, Ghibli S Q4 and Ghibli Diesel all feature an 8-speed automatic transmission with a manual shift gate. The S Q4 stands out, however, for its all-wheel drive.