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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.