Maserati Ghibli gets new range of engines for 2016
CLEANER, more efficient engines will power the Maserati Ghibli 2016 model range.
All powertrains will meet Euro6 emission standards and cut fuel consumption by up to 12%.
Three engines will still be available.
Prices start from $139,900 plus on-roads for the diesel, followed by $143,900 for the petrol-powered Ghibli, $169,900 for the range-topping S.
In addition to the new range of engines for the Ghibli, new safety features include blind spot monitoring, cross path warning and auto dipping door mirrors.
A power-operated boot can be operated remotely or at the wave of a foot, while the addition of the Siri Personal Assistant enables a new range of services and features to be operated by voice command through MTC telematics system.
Among the new options will be a Harmon Kardon premium sound system, which has10 speakers powered by a 900 watt 12 channel amplifier.
Bespoke variations have been extended, with a choice of optional stitched Trident Logos on the headrests, a new Piano Black interior trim and a new range of wheel designs among the additions.
Both versions of the petrol range, Ghibli and Ghibli S, feature a 3.0-litre V6 twin turbo engine, with up to 12% reduction in emissions and consumption and unchanged performance compared to EURO 5 engines and an sight-speed ZF automatic transmission, fitted for the first time with a start and stop function.
With its power output of 305kW the Ghibli S races to 100kmh in 5.0 seconds and reaches a top speed of 285kmh. The Ghibli delivers 246kW, a top speed of 263kmh and acceleration of 0 to 100kmh in 5.6 seconds.
The Ghibli Turbo Diesel has been exclusively developed for Maserati by VM Motori and this engine produces a best-in-its-class power output of 205kW enabling it to reach 100 kmh in 6.3 second and continue to a top speed of 250kmh.
Fitted with the new engine range, the average fuel consumption figure for the Ghibli S is 9.6 litres/100 km, while for the Ghibli the figure is 8.9 L/100 km. The diesel dips to 5.9L/100km.
“Despite the transformation the Ghibli has brought to Maserati in terms of sales, the Trident marque is not resting on its laurels,” says Glen Sealey, chief operating officer of Maserati Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
“These changes for 2016 bring to the Ghibli new levels of emissions and fuel consumption allied to a range of comfort, safety, exclusivity features that will enable it to continue to build on its sales in the New Year.”