It’s almost a cliché to say that cars are moving towards electrification but it is true and the new Maserati Ghibli Hybrid marks Maserati’s first step towards electrification.
The luxury Italian sedan sets itself apart with its blue colour which is used to identify all cars with hybrid technology in the Maserati stable.
On the exterior, the blue colour characterises the three iconic side air ducts, the brake calipers and the thunderbolt in the oval that encloses the Trident on the rear pillar. The same blue colour reappears inside the car, in particular on the embroidered seams of the seats. The new Ghibli Hybrid also introduces new stylistic contents, starting from the new front grille, with bars redesigned to represent a tuning fork.
There are significant changes at the rear of the car, where the light clusters have been completely restyled, with a boomerang-like profile inspired by the 3200 GT and the Alfieri concept car.
Inside, the multimedia system’s HD screen, with new graphics is increased in size from 8”4 to 10”1. A new instrument panel with digital devices and new graphics is also introduced. The system uses latest-generation Maserati Intelligent Assistant which is based on digital inputs from Android Automotive and software that delivers an innovative user experience that is fully customisable to the driver’s personal preferences.
The hybrid system is made up of an internal combustion engine (2.0-liter, four-cylinder) with a 48 volt alternator, and an additional electric supercharger (e-Booster), supported by a battery. The engine is paired with a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission.
Thanks to maximum power output of 246 kW and torque of 450 Nm delivered from just 1,500 rpm, the new Ghibli Hybrid’s performance data are very impressive with top speed of 255 km/h and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h coming in at 5.7 seconds.
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