The MY17 Maserati Ghibli has reached Australian showrooms, delivering more technology, more power and a new range of options to boost exclusivity.
While the car’s exterior remains pretty much unchanged, the MY17 Ghibli benefits from a host of interior upgrades. The central dashboard has been redesigned to accommodate a high-resolution 8.4” multi touch screen complete with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The lower central console has also been redesigned, and now features a rotary knob to control the volume and functions and a new phone storage compartment.
All versions of the Ghibli are now equipped with an Air Quality Sensor. This system combines an intelligent sensor and a signal analysis system which determines the external pollution levels and prevents polluted air and potentially toxic gases from entering the cabin.
Two new customisation packages designed to appeal to customers with differing tastes have been introduced – Luxury and Sport.
The Luxury package offers two levels with a choice of extended Premium Leather or the Zegna Edition Silk and Premium Leather upholstery. The Luxury package also includes the Harmon Kardon premium sound system, which boasts 10 speakers powered by a 900 watt 12 channel amplifier designed specifically to match the audio responses of the Ghibli interior.
The Sport package 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. The Sport Carbon package uses carbon fibre elements to further enhance the Sport package.
A new package of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) is available as an option including Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go, 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 engines, 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 eight-speed ZF automatic transmission, which features the Start&Stop function.
The Ghibli now delivers 261kW (350 hp), 15kW (20 hp) more than the previous model year, an increased top speed of 267 km/h, and a claimed 0 to 100 km/h time of just 5.5 seconds.
The Ghibli S, with its power output of 306kW (410 hp), accelerates from 0-100 km/h in a claimed 5.0 seconds and reaches a top speed of 285 km/h. The Ghibli Diesel with its Euro 6, 3.0-litre V6 engine, exclusively developed by Maserati together with VM Motori, generates 205kW (275 hp), enabling it to combine a top speed of 250 km/h and the ability to cover the dash to 100 km/h in 6.3 seconds with a combined fuel consumption figure of 5.9 l/100 km and a CO2 figure of 158 grams per km.
MY17 Maserati Ghibli price (Excluding on-road costs)
|Ghibli D||MY17||3.0 litre 202 kW V6 Turbo Diesel||Eight speed automatic||$138,990|
|Ghibli||MY17||3.0 litre 257 kW V6||Eight speed automatic||$143,990|
|Ghibli S||MY17||3.0 litre 301 kW V6||Eight speed automatic||$179,990|
|Sport Pack||Standard on Ghibli S, Option on Ghibli and Ghibli Turbo Diesel||$13,000|
|Sport Carbon Pack||Option on Ghibli, Ghibli S Ghibli Turbo Diesel||TBC|
|Luxury Pack||Option on Ghibli, Ghibli S Ghibli Turbo Diesel||$16,000|
|Luxury Zegna Pack||Option on Ghibli, Ghibli S Ghibli Turbo Diesel||$20,843|
|Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Pack||Option on Ghibli, Ghibli S Ghibli Turbo Diesel||$5,384|