The Ghibli is a rather interesting four door sedan and a really good alternative to cars such as the Audi A7 or the Mercedes CLS. However, while it is a nice alternative, it is not really the best car in its class due to a few reasons which we are going to discuss a bit later. In order to improve its success, a new model will be released with the 2017 Maserati Ghibli which is said to receive quite a few upgrades that will make it a better deal than the current model.
2017 Maserati Ghibli Review
The platform that the car will be based on will remain the same as before, a rear wheel drive Maserati-designed chassis built mostly out of aluminum, high strength steel with some parts being made out of carbon fiber.
The main changes on the new car will mostly be based around the interior where the current model is lacking a lot of features.
Also, the exterior design will slightly be altered in order to meet Maserati’s latest standards and the price will also be slightly modified in order to make it a better deal so expect the new Ghibli to start under $70,000 while its top end versions will still easily reach and get past $100,000 due to Maserati’s aggressive pricing on the optional extras.
Engine of Maserati Ghibli
Engine wise, the 2017 Maserati Ghibli will continue to use the same two engines as before from which only one will be available on the US market in three different tune levels.
The 3 liter twin-turbocharged V6 base model is expected to get a bump to 350 horsepower and 370 lb-ft of torque which should be enough 165 MPH and a 0 to 60 MPH time of 5.5 seconds. The Sport model of the Ghibli will get the same engine but this time around it should make closer to 410 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque.
The rear wheel drive version of this model will still hit 60 MPH in 5 seconds but the all wheel drive model should get that down to 4.7 seconds. The top speed will be identical for both of them at nearly 180 MPH which easily makes it the fastest sedan in its class.
On top of this engine, Europe will also get a 3 liter turbo-diesel V6 with 250 or 270 horsepower and up to 420 lb-ft of torque. The top speed will be limited to 155 MPH for both of them but the more powerful one will get to 60 MPH half a second faster in just 6.3 seconds while being able to return more than 40 MPG on the highway!
Maserati Ghibli Exterior
The exterior of the car will not remain unchanged so the new Ghibli will go through its first exterior facelift. The headlights of the car will now be using slightly different LED patterns for the DRLs while the car will feature biXenon as standard.
The tail lights are likely going to remain identical and the only other changes will include a set of new wheels for the top end model and just like before, Maserati will give the buyer the chance to choose its own unique color for the exterior.
Maserati Ghibli 2016 Interior
Inside the cabin the biggest change on the 2017 Maserati Ghibli is not going to be a different design but rather the massive improvements made to the way the car feels.
This means that the awful seats of the previous model are going to be replaced by some that will offer more support as well as a lot more comfort.
On top of that, the car will also feature a new infotainment and navigation unit with phone-mirroring support as well as more safety features on the base trim level such as adaptive cruise control and a frontal collision warning and avoidance system.