Feeling restless? Feeling stressed? Nothing better than taking the keys of the all-new Maserati Ghibli S Q4 in your hand… starting the powerful engine and hearing the grunt of the 3.0-liter V6. I have only one desire, leave the smog, the traffic, and the noise of the city behind me… Just taking the road into the relaxing countryside and use the potential of 410 hp to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.8 seconds. What a sensation! An invitation to drive for hours. Hours that feed the spirit and relax the body! The road is charming, dark and deep but I have a promise to keep and miles to go…
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Inspired by more than a century of tradition… Created for today’s discerning drivers… The Maserati Ghibli 2017 is a supreme example of Italian design, combining sleek, sporty contours with expert engineering prowess. It also offers levels of luxury for which Maserati is world renowned. We got on the road with this marvel and were in awe of its radiance, elegance and performance whether it was driving the countryside or drifting in a parking lot.
The Maserati Ghibli 2017 is a superb example of Italian design. Apart from the slightly bigger an differently shaped mirrors and a small extra caliper on the wheels in the back it did not change on the outside. Inside it oozes luxury all over with a brand new infotainment system with a rotary knob to control volume and functions, a new lid and a new phone storage compartment, an even more elaborated Ermenigildo Zegna finishing, (bespoke) Harman Kardon and Bowers & Wilkins sound systems, the finest leather stitchings and all the things that you might expect or require to get into that true James Bond atmosphere. The central dashboard has been redesigned to accommodate a high resolution 8.4” screen with multi touch function. The new infotainment system is compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring functions. Also the central, lower console has been redesigned. Furthermore the engineers clearly focused on an even better soundproofness. They put in enough soundproof materials to get the feeling of a relaxing cocoon but not too much in order to be able to hear the growling of the engine. Simply astonishing and exactly what you expect of a brand with such a long sports history.
In terms of engines, both versions of the petrol range, the Ghibli and Ghibli S, feature the acclaimed, Ferrari built, Euro 6 homologated Twin Turbo-charged 3.0-litre V6 engine with the 8-speed ZF automatic transmission, which now features the Start&Stop function. The Ghibli now delivers 350 hp, 20 hp more than in the previous model year, an increased top speed of 267 km/h and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.5 seconds.
The Ghibli S, with its power output of 410 hp, accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 5.0 seconds and reaches a top speed of 285 km/h. The Ghibli S is also available with the Q4 All Wheel Drive system. The Ghibli SQ4 accelerates from 0-100 km/h in just 4.8 seconds, up to a top speed of 284 km/h. The Ghibli Diesel with its Euro 6, 3.0-litre V6 engine, which is exclusively developed by Maserati together with VM Motori, produces a power output of 275 hp, amongst the best in its class.
The Ghibli shares parts of its core architecture – chassis, suspension layout, V6 engines and ZF 8-speed automatic transmission – with the Quattroporte. It is, however, 293 mm shorter and 50 kg lighter than the flagship Italian saloon.
On the road the all-new Maserati Ghibli S Q4 behaves supernatural. It’s an extreme elegant ride, with a perfect roadability and sleekness beyond imagination on curvy roads. The 2017 Ghibli boasts the very highest levels of agility – even more than its predecessor. Dynamic and precise handling is guaranteed by the car’s perfectly balanced 50:50 weight distribution while the sophisticated suspension system and the standard limited slip differential make every ride even more enjoyable. The Ghibli has been awarded five Euro NCAP stars in collision testing, giving the driver and passengers complete peace of mind. The modelupdate is a car that instantly responds to the driver’s every command. The eight-speed gear box is super smooth and makes the Twin Turbo V6 engines growl in a sophisticated manner. Wow!
The Ghibli is a car that places no limits on its driver’s desires and preferences, revolutionising the concept of customisation in the sports sedan segment. The leather, available in three colours, is used on the front and rear seats as standard, but can also be extended to the side areas above the dashboard, the instrument panel brow and the door armrests to create an original two-tone combination.
All versions of the Ghibli are now equipped with Air Quality Sensor, a feature that substantially improves the comfort of occupants on-board. The system combines an intelligent sensor and a signal analysis system that calculates the external pollution levels and prevents polluted air and toxic gases from entering the cabin.
A new package of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems is available as an option. It includes Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Blind Spot Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning with advanced Brake Assist and Automated Emergency Braking. An additional Surround View Camera is available as an option in combination with the ADAS package.
The Luxury and Sport packages personalise the exterior finish and create a focused environment for the driver and passengers. Two Carbon packages, one with exterior and the other with interior elements, are now available as a further customisation option and an upgrade for the Sport Package.
Maserati Ghibli MY17
New Luxury & Sport packages with individual contents
0 V6 petrol version with 350 hp (+20 hp than MY16)
Increased top speed of 267 km/h for Ghibli 350 hp
New infotainment system with hi-res 8.4” touch screen
Redesigned central console with rotary knob
Standard Air Quality Sensor on all versions
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems optional package
Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go
Lane Departure Warning
Forward Collision Warning with advanced Brake Assist
Automated Emergency Braking
Surround View Camera with front and rear dynamic lines
Prices for Belgium:
Ghibli Diesel – 3.0 V6 Turbo 275 : 68 650,00 €
Ghibli – 3.0 V6 bi-turbo 350 : 71 450,00 €
Ghibli S – 3.0 V6 bi-turbo 410 : 84 400,00 €
Ghibli S Q4 – 3.0 V6 bi-turbo 410 : 87 500,00 €
More info on the Ghibli S Q4: www.maserati.com
Special thanks to Maison Degand for the clothing, Henry London for the watch and Ermenegildo Zegna for the sunglasses
www.degand.be, www.henry-london.com, www.zegna.be