The New Maserati Ghibli MY17
Ghibli Model Year 2017
The Ghibli MY17 adopts additional high-tech content in the area of on-board comfort and driver assistance while offering an even higher degree of customisation thanks to the new Luxury and Sport packages.
For the MY17 upgrade the Maserati Ghibli range remains faithful to its DNA while offering unmistakable class, top-quality performance and a thrilling yet comfortable driving experience in a premium saloon that is more desirable than ever before. 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 that resembles iconic Maserati cars of the ‘50s and the four exhaust chromium-plated pipes on all versions. When it was launched, the Ghibli offered the highest degree of customisation in its segment.
The MY17 takes a further step towards satisfying individual taste with the introduction of two new packages, Luxury and Sport, which enhance the standard features of every Maserati. The 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. Two Carbon packages, one with exterior and the other with interior elements, are now available as a further customisation 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” screen with multi touch function. The new infotainment system is compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring functions. The central, lower console has also been redesigned and now hosts a rotary knob to control volume and functions, a new lid and a new phone storage compartment.
All versions of the Ghibli are now equipped with Air Quality Sensor, a feature that substantially improves the comfort of occupants on-board. The system combines an intelligent sensor and a signal analysis system that calculates the external pollution levels and prevents polluted air and toxic gases from entering the cabin. A new package of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems 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.
Maserati Ghibli MY17
• New Luxury & Sport packages with individual contents
• 3.0 V6 petrol version with 350 hp (+20 hp than MY16)
• Increased top speed of 267 km/h for Ghibli 350 hp
• New infotainment system with hi-res 8.4” touch screen
• Redesigned central console with rotary knob
• Standard Air Quality Sensor on all versions
• Advanced Driver Assistance Systems optional package
• Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go
• Lane Departure Warning
• Forward Collision Warning with advanced Brake Assist
• Automated Emergency Braking
• Surround View Camera with front and rear dynamic lines
Timeless design, more customisation
While the exterior styling of the Maserati Ghibli sports saloon remains untouched for the MY17, the introduction of the Luxury and Sport packages provides an even higher degree of customisation, dedicated to customers with distinctive styles.
With the longest wheelbase in the category, a total length of 4.97 m and wide tracks, the Ghibli demonstrates a perfect blend of sportiness and elegance that is second to none in its class. Compared to the Quattroporte, the Ghibli is 293 mm shorter and 50 kg lighter. The wheelbase is 2,998 mm, 173 mm shorter than that of the flagship saloon.
The outline of the body reflects a coupé-like philosophy, while there are noticeable feline hints around the grille and the headlights. The pronounced grille is reminiscent of the iconic A6 GCS of the 1950’s. The headlights converge onto the Trident, with every angle designed to draw the attention to Maserati’s legendary symbol.
The distinctive C-pillar is responsible for much of the Ghibli’s coupé- like feel and hosts the classical “Saetta” Maserati logo, continuing a tradition dating back to 1963. The side profile is dominated by swaged lines on the bodywork that give it muscular impact; they run from the unmistakable Maserati air vents behind the front wheels through to the rear wheel arches and rear lights, without intersecting. The Ghibli’s body and underbody design fulfil the sporty promise of its appearance with a low drag coefficient of 0.31 that contributes to reducing fuel consumption and improving stability at high speeds.
The Ghibli can be fitted with a selection of aluminium rims ranging from 18 to 21 inches, all of which enhance the car’s visual appearance and are engineered to lower the unsprung mass for better grip and handling. While the 18’’ and 19” and the majority of 20” alloy rims are crafted using flow-forming technology that reduces the core thickness of the wheels and prioritizes lightness without sacrificing stiffness and strength, the 21” and the new 20” design rims are in forged alloy for even lower weight and thinner spokes.
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