Two models are offered: a base rear-wheel-drive Ghibli and the up-level Ghibli S, plus an all-wheel-drive variant in the Ghibli S Q4. All are powered by a Ferrari-built, twin-turbocharged 3.0L V6. In the base model it delivers 345 horsepower, while the S and S Q4 benefits from special camshafts, more boost and more aggressive engine management, resulting in 424 horsepower and 428 lb-ft of torque. All models utilize an 8-speed automatic transmission with five different shift modes. The base car scoots to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds, while the sure-footed S Q4 hits the mark in 4.7 seconds, on its way to a 178-mph top speed.
Underneath the lovely steel and aluminum skin, the Ghibli rides on a solid chassis sprung by an alloy suspension with double wishbones up front and a multi-link setup in the rear. The brakes are from Brembo. Maserati claims the base Ghibli offers a perfect 50/50 weight distribution.
Standard equipment includes 19-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, keyless entry and ignition, leather upholstery with power seats, a heated tilt/telescopic steering wheel, a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment display, rearview camera and an 8-speaker audio system. S and S Q4 models add a limited-slip differential, adaptive headlights, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, a power sunroof and extended leather upholstery.
Ghibli's ordered with the GranLusso treatment add chrome bumper inserts, wood trim, and ventilated front seats. Opting for the GranSport treatment gets you a more athletic look, with a more aggressive front end, sport seats, a sport steering wheel with aluminum column-mounted paddle shifters, red brake calipers and Skyhook Performance suspension.
Several options and packages allow for a fully customized Ghibli. Skyhook Performance suspension offers driver-selectable Normal and Sport modes that reduce body roll. A Harman Kardon 10-speaker sound system is optional. Navigation is available, as are several leather and wood grain choices, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, plus a range of alloy wheels in sizes ranging from 19 to 21 inches.