Ghibli - Technology
The Ghibli is powered by a versatile 330 HP 3 litre V6 Twin Turbo engine
Low consumption, sporty verve
Compared to the more powerful unit installed on the Ghibli S, this six-cylinder engine has specifically designed camshafts and injectors, combined with different turbine mapping and a customised electronic control system. These modifications have cut consumption even further without impacting on its response to the throttle. From a standstill, the Maserati Ghibli springs to 100 km/h in 5.6 seconds; its top speed is 263 km/h.
New auto-adaptive transmission
The Ghibli benefits from the potential of a next-generation eight-speed ZF automatic transmission: lightweight, high-performance and a guarantee of precision gear shifting, it is controlled by auto-adaptive software that is able to recognise driving style and road conditions and adapt the gear changing mode accordingly. There are five operating modes: Auto Normal, Auto Sport, Manual Normal, Manual Sport and I.C.E. (Increased Control & Efficiency).
The key task of managing the Ghibli’s handling is entrusted to the extremely sophisticated suspension system. The aluminium arms of the double-wishbone front suspensions are higher up for precise handling, while the five-arm multilink system used at the rear is ideal for reconciling ride comfort with sporty performance.
The servo assisted hydraulic steering system ensures optimum “feel” at the wheel, with no annoying impression of artificial assistance when cornering at high speed. Specifically designed to make driving as much fun as possible, the Ghibli’s steering system is light and smooth at all times, even when parking. This effectiveness in all situations is further enhanced by a new aluminium steering box.