Maserati’s beautiful E Class and 5-Series rival, the Ghibli sedan, has followed the lead of the larger Quattroporte model with 2016 model year updates focused on new Euro6-compliant engines.
The new engines deliver fuel consumption reduced by as much as 12.0 per-cent.
Like the Quattroporte, the Maserati Ghibli has scored a new entry-level 243kW (330 horsepower) 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged V6 model priced at $143,900.
Entry-level remains the Ghibli turbo-diesel ($139,900) and the range-topping Ghibli S gets extra power for its 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged V6 (now 410kW) the price is unchanged at $169,900.
All drive the rear wheels via an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission now with fuel-saving auto start/stop.
There’s also new technology such as Blind Spot Monitoring, Cross path Warning and Auto Dipping Door Mirrors as well as Siri Personal Assistant for the voice-command Telematics system.
Big news inside – like the Quattroporte – is the availability of 100 per-cent natural fibre Mulberry Silk and Poltrona Frau seats and trim exclusively crafted by famed Italian fashion house Zegna.
Also inside, high-gloss piano black trim highlights are now available and there’s an optional 10-speaker Harmon Kardon audio system.
No external changes apart from some new design alloy wheels.
The lineup is:
|Ghibli Turbo Diesel||$139,900|