2017 Maserati Ghibli Release Date, News and Rumors

Among midsize luxury sedans, the new 2017 Maserati Ghibli is certainly a standout for its performance and Italian style. However, its full potential is taken aback by its rather disappointing interior refinement relative to its competition. Some of the highlights that define the newest Maserati Ghibli 2017 include an exquisite tailpipe symphony, supportive and comfy seats, and sharp handling. Its release date should be expected sometime in March next year, if recent media reports are to be trusted.

2017 Maserati Ghibli side view, black color, alloy wheels

For starters, the Ghibli slots between the Maserati Granturismo coupe and the stately Quattroporte sedan. It borrows several features also, but unlike them, it is much more affordable relative to the available competition. For 2017, it comes with several discerning changes over the previous model. Subtle, no doubt, but are indeed a welcome feat. The previous model’s strengths are still available on the newest model, they include features such as a Ferrari-sourced engine, a spirited soundtrack, sharp handling, comfortable seats, and stylish interior and exterior design.

2017 Maserati Ghibli exterior, rear view, taillights, white color

Perhaps one of the most glaring change for 2017 is the Maserati Ghibli interior. It is now more elegant, exquisite, and comes laden with lots of technologies some you can ever find use for (in a good way). The knobs, buttons, and other controls are well-crafted and are no distraction to the driver. Unlike the previous model, the new model comes with a suite of new safety features such as lane-departure warning and mitigation, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, and blind-spot monitoring with rear-cross traffic alert.

2017 Maserati Ghibli spy shots, side view

True, its Italian roots is perhaps the single most vehicular aspect that adds to its existing compelling nature. Aside from that, there are other vehicles in its class that rival its features and capabilities. Such rivals include the Audi A7, the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, Jaguar XF, BMW 5 Series/ 6 Series Gran Coupe, and the Audi A6.

2017 Maserati Ghibli Review of Trims

2017 Maserati Ghibli side view, grille and headlights

Three trims, as of this writing, are available for the new 2017 Maserati Ghibli: SQ 4, base, and S. modest changes can be expected on its release date.

2017 Maserati Ghibli Updates For Interior & Exterior

2017 Maserati Ghibli steering wheel, lcd screen, gear shift knob

Some of the standard features available for the standard model include a power-adjustable steering wheel, nineteen-inch alloy wheels, an eight-way power heated front seats, LED running lights and foglights, automatic xenon headlights, an 8.4” touchscreen display, a leather upholstery, a navigation system, a USB port, an auxiliary audio jack, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, automatic headlights and wipers, an eight-speaker audio system, a rearview camera, folding and reclining rear seats, keyless ignition and entry, satellite and HD radio, a sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, a CD/DVD player, and an auxiliary audio jack.

2017 Maserati Ghibli front angle, headlights and grille

Opting for the 2017 Maserati Ghibli S model gets you driver memory driver functions, upgraded brakes, four-way power lumbar adjustment, adaptive headlight with washers, heated and ventilated front seats, automatic high-beam control, and additional leather dash and door trim. The only apparent difference between the S and the Ghibli S Q4 is the latter’s exclusive all-wheel drive system.

2017 Maserati Ghibli interior, leather front and back seats

Options available for all trims include rear parking sensors, a rear seat armrest, special contrasting fabric, ventilated seats, additional USB ports, remote start, painted brake calipers, a heated steering wheel, a fifteen-speaker Bowers & Wilkins audio system, a 10-way Harman Kardon audio system, a faux suede headliner, power-adjustable pedals, and a hands-free power trunk lid.

Maserati Ghibli Ermenegildo Zegna Edition

2017 Maserati Ghibli Engine Specs

Motivating the new Maserati Ghibli 2017 is the 345 hp- and 369 lbs. ft. of torque – generating turbocharged 3.0L V6 engine that comes hitched to an eight-speed automatic transmission system. EPA rates the mill at 17/24/19 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

2017 Maserati Ghibli engine

Those baying for more power can opt for the 2017 Maserati Ghibli S and S Q4 models that come equipped with a 3.0L V6 engine capable of cranking out a walloping 404 horsepower and 406 pounds-feet of torque.

2017 Maserati Ghibli 0-60 mph with the S model stands at 4.9 seconds, and 4.7 seconds with the S Q4. The fuel economy ratings are unavailable at the moment but we expect more details as its release date nears.

Specifications

2017 Maserati Ghibli auto show, front view, headlights and alloy wheels

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 10 in. (118 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 3.7 in. (195.7 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 4.6 in. (76.6 in.)
Passenger volume: 108 ft³
Cargo volume: 17,7 ft³
Curb weight: 3990 lbs
Top Speed: 175 mph
0-60: 4,7 sec
MPG: 16/24 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Bianco, Bianco Alpi Pearlescent, Blu Emozione Mica, Blu Passione Mica, Bronzo Sienna Metallescent, Champagne Metallescent, Grigio Maratea Metallescent, Grigio Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

2017 Maserati Ghibli Price & Release Date

2017 Maserati Ghibli release date

Rumors are abound in the segment – necessitated by the fact the Italian marque has decided to keep most of the details wrapped up. Nonetheless, we expect the model to make a debut sometime in March 2017 bearing a price tag of $70,600. Leasing is also another option.

Photos gallery

2017 Maserati Ghibli front view, headlights and grille, white color

2017 Maserati Ghibli side angle, blue color, headlights

2017 Maserati Ghibli side view, taillights

2017 Maserati Ghibli front view, headlights

2017 Maserati Ghibli exterior red color

2017 Maserati Ghibli auto show, side angle,alloy wheels

2017 Maserati Ghibli exterior, side view, alloy wheels

2017 Maserati Ghibli rear angle, tailpipe and taillights

2017 Maserati Ghibli trunk

2017 Maserati Ghibli interior, lcd screen

2017 Maserati Ghibli interior, gear shift knob

Maserati Ghibli Ermenegildo Zegna Edition

2016 Maserati Gran Turismo Release Date, News and Rumors

The epitomy of an Italian touring car is only the 2016 Maserati Gran Turismo. Perhaps other Italian models have other characteristics which make them great but Maserati has managed to gather everything into one place when it comes to driving luxury and placed into a perfect touring vehicle. Ferrari’s are perhaps known for their engine performances while Alfa Rome offers great roadster vehicles, but the best choice for a touring car is only a Maserati car.

2016 Maserati Gran Turismo
2016 Maserati Gran Turismo

This is going to be particularly interesting for the US as there are not many touring like cars available there, at least not of a homemade design. As all of the mentioned Italian products are also available in the US, the Maserati Gran Turismo is going to be the only choice that provides you with the best characteristics when it comes to merely cruising or touring the roads.

2016 Maserati Granturismo rear view, alloy wheels and taillights

What the newest Gran Turismo vehicle offers its users are two prime elements. Of course the styling comes as the most profound feature of the car which is going to be something that will add to its popularity while the second one is the engine performance. The combination of the two gives us both style and road manners which are highly important for ta vehicles like this one. Read the entire review about the newest 2016 version of the Maserati Gran Turismo car and see what specs the vehicle possesses.

2016 Maserati Granturismo exterior, side view, gray color, alloy wheels

2016 Maserati Gran Turismo exterior

The newest 2016 Maserati Gran Turismo is going to be available as always in two body styles, the coupe and the convertible versions. There were some rumors that the Gran Turismo brand will be separated as a stand-alone coupe project which will be given a different name then while the convertible version will carry with the present one, but these are all unconfirmed rumors yet and may only be possible for the 2017 or even the 2018 model year. But for now we get the same setup that we have already been used to from the Italian automaker, The car is also going to carry over the trim elves from before so you can expect to see it in the Sport and MC versions while there is doubt of the car gets to be offered as a MC Centennial again as that trim was made last year to marked the 100th anniversary of Maserati.

2016 Maserati Gran Turismo front
2016 Maserati Gran Turismo front

The Gran Turismo retains its Pininfarina styled body manner which was introduced some ten years ago. Back then it was a revolutionary change in design that the car has been given and it still manages to hold up even today. The car has a sleek and sexy design with a long and low hood which combines with an oval grille at the front, some strong haunches and a combination of three air vents placed on the front fender of the car. The Gran Turismo remains a two-door model still, which also keeps it as the only such model in the Maserati lineup. This car holds its own in terms its looks against even the Ferrari vehicles and is perhaps one of the most appropriately designed cars coming from Italy.

2016 Maserati Gran Turismo back
2016 Maserati Gran Turismo back

Engine

Under the hood of the 2016 Maserati Gran Turismo there are not going to be many surprises. The car remains loyal to the Ferrari inspired V-8 engine which has managed to deliver great performance rates in the past and will continue to do so in the future as well. The  4.7-liter V8 engine is good enough to deliver a power output of 460 hp which does not come with a turbo option, which is peculiar as currently all the vehicles have made a switch to turbo. The entire Ferrari lineup has been upgraded to the turbo engines but the Maserati will perhaps remain the only car which does not come with one and keeps things traditional.

2016 Maserati Granturismo engine

The Gran Turismo vehicle has always come with tow transmission options and for now it is going to remain the same. Perhaps for the future model they are planning to settle on only one transmission but for now you can opt for a standard a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters or use the a “robotized” six-speed called the “MC Shift electro-actuated gearbox.” The car also gains the ability to speed up to 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds while reaching a top speed of 185 mph.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 7.8 in. (115.8 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 2.2 in. (194.2 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 3.4 in. (75.4 in.)
Passenger volume: 86 ft³
Cargo volume: 9,2 ft³
Curb weight: 4350 lbs
Top Speed: 185 mph
0-60: 4,7 sec
MPG: 13/21 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Bianco Birdcage, Bianco Eldorado, Bianco Fuji, Blu Mediterraneo, Blu Nettuno Metallic, Blu Oceano Metallic, Blu Sofisticato Metallic, Bordeaux Pontevecchio Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

Interior

2016 Maserati Granturismo interior, front and rear seats

The inside of the 2016 Maserati Gran Turismo remains a very comfy setting for both the driver and the passengers. The base trim level comes with racing seats which actually come with some conventional belts. They are compared with leather or a combination of leather and synthetic microfiber, otherwise called Alcantara leather, and maximize the comfort levels as much as possible. The steering wheel also gets a special new addition which is the “Trofeo Design,” which also adds some paddles behind the wheel which helps you balance and control the vehicle when doing some more aggressive driving. Just in front of the driver, directly on the center of the dash we see a large tachometer that you cannot miss.

2016 Maserati Gran Turismo interior
2016 Maserati Gran Turismo interior

The second trim levels besides adding a sportier appearance on the outside also enhances the interior of the car. It uses the “Soft Poltrona Frau” material for the inside parts of the car and it combines them with some carbon fiber elements which do not only enhance the appearance of the car but also its performance.

Price and release date

2016 Maserati Granturismo convertible, red color, front view, headlights and grille

The car is going to be available on the Italian market by the end of the year, while the release date of the 2016 Maserati Gran Turismo is scheduled for next year to appear at the US market. The base price for the base trim level is $150,000, while the MC trim level comes available at $170,000. The models that you can also keep an eye for are the 2017 Porsche 911, 2017 Acura NSX, 2017Audi R8 and 2016 Nissan GT-R models.

2016 Maserati Granturismo exterior, headlights, grille, alloy wheels