Published on October 4th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Maserati Has A Revised Ghibli For 2017
Maserati has just confirmed some upgrades and improvements to the Maserati Ghibli range for 2017 which will make this sports sedan even more wanted. While remaining faithful to its heritage while offering unmistakable class, top-quality performance and a thrilling yet comfortable driving experience in a premium saloon which is more desirable than ever before. This new Ghibli will arrive in Malaysia soon as Naza Italia is already taking orders as you read this.
The exterior design stands out for its coupé-like philosophy and several unique features in the E High-End Segment, like the distinctive c-pillar that bears the iconic “Saetta” logo, the frameless doors, the pronounced grille reminiscent of iconic Maseratis of the 1950’s, and the four chrome-plated exhaust pipes on all versions. When it was launched, the Ghibli offered the highest degree of customization in its segment. The MY17 takes a further step towards satisfying individual tastes with the introduction of two new packages, Luxury and Sport, which enhance the standard features of every Maserati. These packages are designed to appeal to customers with differing tastes.
The Luxury and Sport packages personalise the exterior finish and create a focused environment for the driver and passengers. With the adoption of the Luxury package, the Ghibli’s cabin is even more refined thanks to the Zegna Edition Silk and Premium Leather upholstery. The Sport package instead reflects the legendary racing heritage of every Maserati and is immediately recognizable thanks to the new sports seats and sports steering wheel with aluminium shift paddles. Two Carbon packages, one with exterior and the other with interior elements, are now available as a further customization option and an upgrade for the Sport package.
The MY17 Ghibli benefits from interior upgrades as well. The central dashboard has been redesigned to accommodate a high resolution 8.4” multi touch screen. The new infotainment system is compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring functions. The lower central console has also been redesigned, and now features a rotary knob to control the volume and functions, a new lid, and a new phone storage compartment.
All versions of the Ghibli are now equipped with an Air Quality Sensor, a feature which substantially improves passenger comfort. This system combines an intelligent sensor and a signal analysis system which determines the external pollution levels and prevents polluted air and toxic gases from entering the cabin.
A new package of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) 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.
In terms of the engine, both petrol versions, the Ghibli and Ghibli S, feature the acclaimed, Ferrari built, Euro 6, Twin-Turbo 3.0-litre V6 powerplant paired with an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission, which features the Start&Stop function.
The Ghibli now delivers 350 hp, 20 hp more than the previous model year, an increased top speed of 267 km/h, and a 0 to 100 km/h time of 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 S Q4 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, exclusively developed by Maserati together with VM Motori, generates 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.
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 a five-star Euro NCAP collision rating, giving the driver and passengers complete peace of mind.