The Italian luxury car maker’s first premium E segment saloon, the Ghibli is now powered by 2 twin turbo V6 gasoline/petrol engine. The Ghibli was first uncovered in the Shanghai Motor Show, this car was launched only a few days after the Quattroporte hit the global market. The Ghibli is a little lighter and smaller than the big cousin. But it is more economical and less expensive.
The S engine which is currently present in the Ghibli can put out 410 bhp. This engine can propel the car to a 100 Kmph from a standstill in just under 5 seconds. It can also reach a top speed of 285 Kmph. The Ghibli is the first car in the history of Maserati to be powered by a diesel locomotive. It has a V6 turbo diesel, that can provide a mileage of 100 kilometers for less than 6 liters of fuel, on the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) united series. The S and the diesel blocks are mated with an 8 speed automatic transmission for top of the line acceleration. The Ghibli will be the first diesel car of the legendary Maserati family to have start-stop technology.
The car shares most of its major parts, like chassis, crash safety, engine, suspension and LED headlights with its superior cousin the Quattroporte. But the Ghibli is around 173 mm shorter in wheelbase, 291 mm overall shortness and 50 kilos lighter than the big guy. The exterior body of the car somewhat has the resemblance of a Coupe, and the front grille was inspired and created by the grille of Gran Turismo.
The interior is nothing less of unique and outstanding. It has been molded perfectly into the interior’s youthful styling personality, at the same time, not loosing any of the comforts that Maserati is known for. It also features the MTCS (Maserati touch control screen), Poltrona Frau leather interiors, reverse cameras, WLAN WiFi and a 15 speaker Bowers and Wilkins audio system.