Maserati Ghibli Review
With emphasis on sporty glamour and unmatched performance the Italian automaker has produced an evolutionary car that is bestowed with astounding engine, suave interiors and explicit design. Just like the first Ghibli launched in 1967, the current generation of Ghibli captivates the customers with its strong personality. The layout of Ghibli meets the idea of a modern luxury saloon that will help the company in enhancing the market share of the company in Philippines in an effective manner.
Engine, mileage and variants
This beguiling saloon gulps down life in the form of power fed to it by the 3-Litre Twin Turbo V6 engine. This well-refined powerplant drinks oil efficiently to churn out a maximum power output of 241–301 kW at 5000 rpm and a capable torque output of 500 Nm at 1750-4500 rpm. The 3.0 litre V6 diesel engine churns out a maximum power of 202 kW at 4000 rpm while the peak torque measures 570 Nm at mere 2000- 2500 rpm. The new auto-adaptive 8-speed ZF automatic transmission meshed with this engine helps it to project the car with a speed of 100kmph from naught in just 4.8 to 6.7 seconds and attain a top-speed of 263 kmph. The specifically designed engine cam assembly and injection system combined with a customised electronic control system keeps the mileage well in boundaries displaying a fuel economy of 10.4 kmpl.
Inspired from Gran Turismo and F12berlinetta, Ghibli has perfect proportions and sophisticated touch. At front, the radiator grille with company's insignia dominates the nose and the concave vertical fillets are inspired from the renowned Gran Turismo as well as Berlinetta. The overall dimensions of the car measures 4971 mm X 1945 mm X 1461 mm (L X W X H) and the wheelbase measures 2998 mm that makes provision for ample cabin space and stability at high speed. The other striking features like the three signature side air vents, the triangular C-pillar and the frame less door-windows and the spectacular 18 to 21-inch wheel designs adds to the impressiveness of the side body.
The joy of driving a prestigious top notch performance car is enhanced through its interiors and Maserati Ghibli is designed to deliver inspirational motoring experience to its occupants. The long wheelbase of the car provides occupants with ample cabin space that is not often found in other sports sedan. The large speedometer and rpm-counter have elegant white back-lighting and are separated by a 7” TFT display that shows the car’s dynamic data. The smooth, elegant lines of the dashboard and central tuning steep the occupants into an ambiance of pure elegance. The car offers a trunk space of 500 Litres that is quite impressive for carrying ample amount of luggage on long routes.
Safety,braking and miscellaneous
The swift handling of the car is the result of double wishbone suspensions at front and rear five arm multi-link suspension at rear. In order to ensure effective braking the disc brakes are accompanied with Anti- Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Force Distribution System (EBD), and Brake Assist (BA). The other safety features include, electronic vehicle immobilization device. The air bag system (front, side and curtain), Hill Launch Assist (HLA), Electronic Stability Program (ESP) and Rear as well as front parking sensors further adds to the safety features of the car in an effective manner.
The extravagant styling, responsive handling, desirable performance and captivating interior comfort of the car will surely entice masses.