Bold, graceful, assertive and elegant, the Maserati Ghibli offers something very different in a world of grey, business-like conformity.
The first Maserati Ghibli was designed and unveiled at the 1966 Turin Motor show. It followed a tradition pioneered by Maserati in 1947, with the glorious A6 1500. It too was a grand tourer, meaning it delivered on the promise of glorious style, high-powered luxury and peerless comfort over almost any distance.
A car imbued, naturally, with our motor racing DNA, our latest Ghibli models embody the spirit that shaped the first incarnation of 1966 as well as our hunger to innovate, compete and win. That means exclusive luxury, elegant yet bold design and progressive technology. And, of course, empowering performance.
The 2018 Ghibli is offered in GranLusso and GranSport form, each comprehensively and precisely equipped according to your wishes. With the GranLusso, the emphasis is on luxury and comfort. With the GranSport, it’s more about directly engaging dynamics.
GranLusso & GranSport
Whatever your choice, whatever your ambition, the Maserati Ghibli always has a uniquely inspirational answer.
The GranLusso extends the offering of the Ghibli by adding chromed bumper inserts, the GranLusso badge at the bases of the front wings and elegantly integrated body-colour side skirts.
It also features large 19" Poseidone alloy wheels, complete with visible black brake calipers.
At the front, there’s a commanding Sport-specific bumper which includes Black Piano inserts. The new grille is optionally available in black and the Trident has inserts in the blue of the original designed by Mario Maserati back in the 1920s.
There are the same blue features on the Saetta logo in the C-pillars and the wheel hubs.
GranLusso: opulence with an edge
The interior of the GranLusso offers Comfort seats with extensive 12-way power adjustment and a memory function for instant access to pre-set configurations. Additionally, there is the Ermenegildo Zegna Silk Edition upholstery, or alternatively, full premium leather, both complemented beautifully by Radica open-pore wood trim.
GranSport: take the racing line
Sport seats feature 12-way power adjustment and a memory function, there’s a satisfyingly grippy Sport steering wheel, gearshift paddles enhance the race-bred feel and purist Inox Sport foot pedals enhance the sense of direct dynamic involvement. The GranSport also includes the convenience and flexibility of the Skyhook suspension system.
Beauty in Black
Ghibli Nerissimo. By Maserati.
Black is infinitely immersive and profoundly absorbing – which is why Maserati created the Ghibli Nerissimo, a special edition that presents the elegant, exhilarating Ghibli at its most darkly intense.
The Ghibli Nerissimo features deep, Solid Black exterior paintwork. This is complemented by imposing 20” alloy wheels in Urano Glossy Black, while the LED headlights and exhaust tips are also in a seductively dark trim. Pure black is reserved for the grille bars, window trim, door handles and brake calipers.
Inside, the captivating theme continues. The heated sport seats, heated sport steering wheel, dashboard and headlining are all in black. This is perfectly offset by Dark Mirror trim on the centre console. The Ghibli Nerissimo also offers privacy glass, a power rear sunshade and a navigation system.
At the front, the signature grille signals both dynamic intent and poised composure. Inspired by the legendary A6 GCS Berlinetta of the 1950s, it now features chromed bars and is perfectly integrated into the bumper, also stylishly updated. Above this, there’s the arching, predatory bonnet with two character lines plunging down into a V-shape.
The grille’s traditional oval form narrows at the squared-off top section, accentuating the impression of strong forward focus. Here, it aligns with the sculpted headlights, incorporating LED Daytime Running Lights that underscore the charismatic Maserati presence. The entire ensemble leads the gaze to the iconic, low-mounted Trident – the Maserati symbol of power, endurance and elegance.
The interior of the Ghibli is, in essence, a clearly expressed invitation to travel – in luxurious comfort and with effortless access to the high power at your disposal.
In true Maserati grand touring tradition, the cabin is characterised by elegant Italian style, hand-crafted finishes and perfectly organised, generously proportioned design.
The sumptuous leather-finished curves, the clean, technical purity of the dashboard and detailing in metallic-effect dark mirror trim simultaneously relax and heighten the senses. Two side panels converge towards an elegantly simple central structure, which houses the traditional Maserati clock with its blue face and aluminium detailing. Beneath that, there’s the 8.4” touchscreen infotainment system and rotary control, along with a handy phone storage box.
Even with its head-turning coupé-like proportions, the Ghibli offers class-leading front legroom, as well as comfortable head and leg space for rear passengers. All seats are clad in meticulously selected and processed leather. In the finest tradition of Italian craftsmanship, they are also stitched by hand, while the front headrests are embossed with the Trident logo.
Features and technology
Features and Options
Discover the ultimate fusion of race-bred engineering, Italian craftsmanship and style.
Sophistication and exhilaration
The advanced design of the ZF eight-speed automatic transmission ensures precise gear changes and optimum performance, putting the power of the Ghibli engines under your complete control. Thanks to auto-adaptive software, the transmission modifies its shift patterns according to driving style, for an even more rewarding, one-to-one driving experience. And when it comes to long, high-speed journeys, the last two gears, seventh and eighth, are specially calibrated to reduce fuel consumption and further increase comfort.
Innovation for a connected world
MTC+: the 8.4” Maserati Touch Control Plus (MTC+) unit takes pride of place at the centre of the Ghibli dashboard. With very few buttons plus a highly responsive interface, it incorporates the car’s multimedia and main control functions (seat heating, ventilation, steering wheel heating and so forth).
Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto®: the MTC+ also features both Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto® mirroring functions
Wi-fi Hotspot: the Wi-Fi option is another welcome touch when you’re on the move in the Ghibli.
Immersive audio options
Harman Kardon Premium Sound system: a state-of-the-art, 900-watt amplifier, delivering rich and detailed sound quality, a special high-performance subwoofer with the 10 high-powered speakers carefully distributed throughout the cabin.
Bowers & Wilkins Surround Sound system: fifteen speakers, with mid-range drivers and rear-woofers made from Kevlar®, have been strategically built into the car’s architecture, while a 1,280-watt amplifier ensures immersive sound for all on board.
Safety and Advanced Driving Assistance Systems
The Maserati Stability Program (MSP) uses an array of sensors to constantly monitor driving status. It can then deploy a host of safety and performance systems to maintain handling and grip. If, for instance, a skid is detected, MSP selectively reduces engine torque and can activate the brakes with finely varied inputs to restore stability within milliseconds.
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
The Levante is equipped with a comprehensive range of Advanced Driving Assistance Systems. It means even greater peace of mind, whether you’re on a continent-crossing grand tour, dashing across town or taking on rough terrain.
This combines the virtues of Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go and Lane Keeping Assist to make life even easier on motorways. Using information picked up from a digital camera mounted behind the rear-view mirror and a radar system in the front grille, HAS automatically keeps the vehicle centred in its lane, at a pre-selected speed and at a chosen distance from the vehicle ahead. It will even decelerate the Ghibli through to a standstill as the traffic dictates.
To ensure safety, HAS requires the driver to keep his or her hands on the steering wheel at all times
Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)
This provides valuable support if the driver is about to unintentionally leave a lane. A digital camera behind the rear-view mirror continuously monitors road markings to keep track of the course ahead. The instrument panel display shows the specific status. White lines on either side of the vehicle image indicate that it is safely in lane. One yellow line indicates that the Ghibli is moving off-centre, right or left. And one flashing yellow line warns of lane departure.
At that point, when the Visual & Haptic box is selected in the touchscreen display, LKA actively steps in with corrective steering torque.
Traffic Sign Recognition
It can be easy to miss traffic signs sometimes, for all sorts of reasons. This is where Traffic Sign Recognition comes in. It monitors three types of sign: speed limits, temporary speed limits due to conditions such as heavy rain, and no-overtaking zones. It then displays the signs digitally in the instrument panel’s cluster display. The system works with a digital camera mounted behind the rear-view mirror and data from the navigation system.
Adaptive Cruise Control with stop & go
Adaptive Cruise Control constantly monitors the vehicle ahead, maintaining a pre-set distance. With the Stop & Go function, the car will also adjust to the speed of the vehicle in front until it comes to a complete stop, if the stop is less than two seconds.
Forward Collision Warning Plus
The Forward Collision Warning This, in combination with Adaptive Cruise Control, monitors vehicles ahead and warns if the approach could result in a rear-end collision. This is linked to the Advanced Brake Assist system, which provides additional braking during an emergency stop. If the warning does not prompt any action from the driver, the Automated Emergency Braking system automatically applies the brakes to reduce the car’s speed.
Active Blind Spot Assist and Rear Cross Path function
With this system, a warning icon appears in the exterior door mirrors when a vehicle enters the driver’s blind spot. Three levels of support can be selected if the driver nonetheless initiates a lane change. Either the system maintains the visual alert in the door mirrors, the alerts are backed up with an acoustic warning, or the system intervenes with steering torque. The intensity of this torque is also adaptable according to preference.
Rear Cross Path function is a welcome feature that emits a warning when an unseen vehicle is approaching, from the right or left, while reversing out of a parking space.
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
Maserati Genuine Accessories for the Ghibli offer the perfect combination of exclusive design and exceptional functionality. The attention to detail, style and quality of each accessory reveal the very essence of the Maserati brand. The range includes cleaning and care features, safety equipment, transport and luggage solutions, and special tires.
Two choices, endless possibilities
A core offering of all Maserati vehicles is the ability to cover long distances at dynamic yet refined high speed. With the Ghibli, the power that delivers this comes from a choice of two V6 petrol engines and a V6 diesel.
The Ghibli Diesel is every inch a Maserati, featuring a 250 or 275 HP V6 turbo diesel engine, a gorgeous coupé-like silhouette, a luxury leather interior, and Trident badges front and rear that say it all.