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Maserati Ghibli MY19

Press Kit

Contents

Overview …………………………………... 2 Exterior Design ………………………….... 3 Interior Design …………………………..... 5 Powertrain ………………………………… 9 Chassis ………………………………..…. 13 Driving Experience …………………….... 15 Model Development ………………….… 19 Technical Specifications …………….…. 20

Overview MY19

Discreet refinement to the ultimate detail

New colours and alloy wheels, full-grain Pieno Fiore natural leather with new veneers and a redesigned gearshift lever provide the Ghibli a touch of understated refinement for MY19.

· Adaptive Full LED Matrix headlights standard on GranLusso and GranSport.

· New colours, wheel designs and interior veneers.

· Updated Nerissimo package.

· Redesigned gearshift lever with shorter travel and improved operation.

· Pieno Fiore natural leather widens choice of exclusive interiors.

Exterior design

Distinct styling themes and aerodynamic efficiency

The exterior styling of the Ghibli underlines the clear distinction between baseline, GranLusso and GranSport trims, while enhancing the visual identity and aerodynamic efficiency of the Maserati sports sedan.

The Ghibli looks as elegant and sporty, fresh and extraordinary as the day it made its World Premiere in the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show. Its design remains a real statement in the premium sedan segment, combining a coupé-like philosophy with interior comfort second to none.

The designers in Turin interpreted the styling of the GranLusso and GranSport trims separately for each one. “We wanted to distinguish between luxury and sportiness more clearly, and to give a double soul to the exterior of the car”, says Giovanni Ribotta, Maserati Head of Exterior Design.

The focal point is a front bumper that embraces a large grille with a ‘shark nose’ profile, chrome bars and a chrome insert on the upper side. The concave grille is clearly inspired by the iconic Alfieri Concept, adding a three-dimensional effect to the frontal view of the car.

The front bumper’s lower fascia has been styled to underline the character of each of the two trim levels. The air duct is wide open and more linear on the baseline Ghibli and Ghibli GranLusso, emphasising their elegant and luxurious character.

The Ghibli GranSport presents a sportier, more exaggerated design. Its central splitter is embraced by two diagonally arranged wings that virtually support the grille, separating the splitter from the air ducts on both sides. The specific design of the Ghibli GranSport bumper visually accentuates the width of the car, conveying a sense of augmented stability.

The rear bumper is elegantly designed to give a sharper look to the Ghibli. The baseline model and the GranLusso share the same structure that better supports the central diffuser, providing an extra sense of stability.

The GranSport’s sportier rear bumper opens wider towards its sides, visually emphasizing the width of the car. The lower part is less linear, highlighting in the cut-outs that accommodate the double exhaust tips.

Ghibli’s design isn’t just about looks but has contributed to a substantial improvement of the car’s aerodynamic efficiency. The drag coefficient of the recently restyled Ghibli is as low as 0.29 - a 7% improvement on the 0.31 value of the original design.

Adaptive Full LED Matrix headlights

The Ghibli GranLusso and Ghibli GranSport trims feature standard Adaptive Full LED Matrix headlights developed in collaboration with Magneti Marelli Automotive Lighting.

Compared to Bi-Xenon headlamps, LED technology offers 20% better visibility, 32% cooler light and headlights with double life expectancy. The Adaptive Full LED Matrix headlights illuminate the road as far as 195 metres ahead – 55 metres further than equivalent Bi-Xenon lights.

The Full LED Matrix system includes a front camera that supports the Matrix-adaptive High Beam. This function can create light ‘tunnels’ by deactivating individual LEDs in the relevant zone, ‘cutting out’ the area around the vehicles and allowing Ghibli drivers to keep high beam on, without dazzling oncoming drivers.

The adoption of LED technology has subtly revamped the exterior look of the Ghibli, thanks to the restyled Daytime Running Lights (DRL) and a three-blade design inspired by the wing air ducts, a Maserati signature.

GranLusso, GranSport, new colours and wheels

The Ghibli GranLusso stands out for its enhanced exterior finish. This most elegant expression of the Ghibli uses exclusive materials and special features in the finest tradition of Italian craftsmanship. Externally, alongside the Adaptive Full LED Matrix headlights, the trim is distinguished for the chrome inserts on the front bumper, the GranLusso badge at the base of the front wing, the body-colour side skirts, the black brake calipers and the 19-inch Poseidone alloy wheels.

Externally, the GranSport features Adaptive Full LED Matrix headlights and is also recognisable for the Black Piano inserts on the front bumper, the GranSport badge on the front wing, body-colour side skirts, red brake calipers and, last but not least, the 20-inch machine-polished Urano alloy wheels.

There is a choice of eleven body colours in the MY19 Ghibli range. Two of them are brand new tri-coat colours, the race-inspired Rosso Potente, which has been created to celebrate the heritage of Italian sports cars, and the Blu Nobile with sparkling glass flakes glimmering under the sunlight. There is also a choice of ten alloy wheels in six different designs in sizes ranging from 18 to 21-inch. A wheel design is brand new for MY19, the 20-inch Teseo, which is available in light and dark finish.

The 350hp Ghibli and the Ghibli Diesel are standard equipped with 235/50 R18 front and rear tyres. The Ghibli S and S Q4 versions feature wider 275/45 R18 rear tyres and 235/50 R18 front tyres.

As for the recently introduced Nerissimo pack, is available in the MY19 Ghibli bringing together black and dark body elements with an extended range of eight specific exterior colours – five of which are brand new - and 20 or 21-inch alloy wheels with dark finish.

Interior design

Business class tailored to individual tastes

The comfortable cabin of the Ghibli blends a state-of-the art infotainment system with tangibly superior materials – like the new Pieno Fiore natural leather in option - and can be further upgraded in the GranLusso and GranSport trims.

The Ghibli entered the premium sedan segment in 2013 boasting a tangibly superior cabin craftsmanship. It also set itself apart with a unique, cockpit-inspired dashboard design that perfectly matched its driver-focused character, without compromising on refinement and sophistication.

The interior is built around an intuitive, uncluttered and user-friendly driver interface. The instrument panel features large analogue gauges for the tachometer and speedometer, alongside a 7” TFT display.

The dashboard is designed around the 8.4” Maserati Touch Control Plus (MTC+) display, which features updated graphics and improved Climate Control functions for MY19.

The center console neatly accommodates a redesigned gearshift lever and a revised button cluster for the driving modes as well as the characteristic double rotary knob, a high-quality forged aluminium component that provides intuitive control of the audio volume and other functions.

The console also features two cup holders – in American size* now if requested – a 12V power socket and a climate controlled mobile phone compartment that contains an SD card reader, USB socket and aux-in port, through which the user can play music, watch films or view images.

The Ghibli provides class-leading front legroom and, despite its coupé-like silhouette, comfortable head and legroom for all occupants. The driver’s seat offers 6-way electric adjustment, while the GranLusso and GranSport trims both have standard 12-way power front seats. The rear seats can accommodate three people, providing optimised lateral support and guaranteed comfort even on longer journeys.

The interior packaging also incorporates 60/40 folding rear seats with ISOFIX fittings to securely anchor child seats and 500 litres of luggage capacity alongside the practical, large door pockets and an electrically lockable passenger glove box.

Wider choice of leather materials

Since the introduction of the GranLusso and GranSport trims, the interior of the Ghibli has been adapted to emphasise either luxury or sportiness, two essential elements in the DNA of every Maserati.

GranSport trim: this sport-oriented interior immediately transmits a sense of passion through an array of exclusive elements, like the 12-way power sport leather front seats with integrated anti-whiplash headrests, the sport steering wheel fitted with aluminium gearshift paddles, and the Inox sport pedals. The dashboard’s wood trim is finished in high-gloss Black Piano.

GranLusso trim: the luxury-oriented cabin exclusively features the Ermenegildo Zegna Silk interiors, with mulberry silk inserts, Radica open-pore wood trim on the dashboard and wood-finished leather steering wheel.

The trim includes a Harman Kardon Premium Sound system, power-adjustable foot pedals and steering wheel, an electric rear sunblind, the Soft Close Doors system and an electrically lockable passenger glove box.

The Ermenegildo Zegna Silk interior combines fine-grain leather with 100% natural fibre mul