The 2022 Maserati Ghibli is a formidable Italian sports sedan
Very few car brands in the world evoke emotions like Italian car brands. Names like Alfa Romeo, Maserati, Ferrari, Lamborghini and Lancia. All of them convey different emotions, but all of them are the same in that they show us what a car really is. Of these brands, Lancia is sadly not what it used to be, and Maserati hasn’t really had the easiest time in recent years, but is really looking to get back firmly on the map and become a major player again. .
It all started with the Maserati MC20, the first supercar in Maserati’s all-new era, but the company goes further. To appeal to those who want a fast and practical car, they produced the Ghibli which in its current sports sedan form has been around since 2013. Relatively recently the company introduced the 2022 edition of the car, one of the plus the striking looking Maseratis that are currently available on the market. A sedan might not seem like the most exciting car in the world, but remember, it is a Maserati. Something very, very special.
Details behind the 2022 Maserati Ghibli
The Ghibli is a car that Maserati says is making a real statement in the premium sedan segment, which combines a torque philosophy with an unparalleled interior. It’s under the hood of the Ghibli that the real magic happens, however. Maserati equipped the standard version of the car with a twin-turbo V6 petrol engine that can produce 350 hp or 430 hp depending on what you choose when ordering the car. The V6 was developed in collaboration with Ferrari and is indeed manufactured in Maranello by the Prancing Horse.
Those 430 hp are available with the Ghibli S and S Q4, the latter of which is all-wheel drive, while Maserati has also gone to the trouble of creating a diesel version of the car that produces 275 hp from its 3-inch V6, 0 liters. turbodiesel engine. Each version of the Ghibli comes with an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission, which is the same transmission Maserati has used on both the Quattroporte and all of its Levante models. The eight-speed gearbox is expected to provide a smooth transition between gears, with Maserati providing a redesigned shifter for what should be more intuitive speed control.
A stunning exterior design of the Ghibli
Of course, one of Maserati’s main selling points has always been the design of its cars and the Ghibli is absolutely no exception. It’s certainly an eye-catching design, with a large grille at the front of the car embracing what Maserati calls a shark nose profile, and the charismatic chrome bars and chrome inserts help create a dramatic front appearance. No Maserati design would be complete without the iconic trident, proudly seated in the front of the car. The rear of the Ghibli is also something very, very eye-catching.
For the 2022 model, Maserati has come up with a pretty sleek rear bumper design. It can often be difficult to make the rear of a car stand out, but Maserati certainly did it here. The rear bumper now allows for a much cleaner look to the car, and when we switch to the GranSport bumper, it’s a lot sportier than making the car look quite aggressive. Aggressiveness may not sound like something you’d associate with a sports sedan, but it goes with this fantastic looking machine. It’s about getting Maserati back into the game in the best possible way.
Not the most fuel efficient machine, obviously
It’s probably not a good idea to buy a Ghibli if you think it’s going to win you mpg prizes. Because unfortunately it won’t, according to Road And Track. A big brute like this is naturally going to be thirsty and the Ghibli in its rear-wheel drive form can deliver around 17 mpg in the city and around 24 mpg on the highway. So more often than not you will probably want to refuel more than if you were driving, say, a Honda Accord. But in a strange way, that’s part of the fun of owning a Maserati.
A fantastic sport sedan
The beauty of the Ghibli is that it offers a comfortable, spacious and practical alternative to a sports car. While you’re not going to consume a lot of the car’s fuel, the interior exudes Italy and is a fantastic location and there are plenty of infotainment and connectivity options with a touchscreen infotainment system. 10.1 inches and the now mandatory Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and other similar features inside. The Ghibli is a brilliant sports sedan that deserves a lot of attention.
Sources: Maserati, Yahoo News
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