Maserati Ghibli Runs 0-62mph in 4.8 Seconds, According to Leaked Order Guide

Maserati Ghibli Front

The Maserati Ghibli makes other luxury sedans look like trash, so much so that our first preview bore that exact name. It looks hot, sports a beautiful interior that puts other midsize sedans to shame, and, as we have learned from a leaked order guide, generates  competitive performance numbers. The most reasonable Maserati develops 345hp and makes a run from 0-62mph in 5.6 seconds, topping out at 165mph. The more powerful, AWD version with 405hp on tap makes the same sprint in 4.8 and continues to 175.

The order guide leaked to Ghibli Forum, and sheds some light onto the Ghibli’s standard features, although prices aren’t shown anywhere. 14 paint choices are offered, ranging from solid to pearlescent, although I am partial to the blue mica shown in the brochure. The standard audio system with 280 watts and 8 speakers is surely only listed to look hilariously underpowered compared to the monster 1280 watt, 15-speaker option from Bowers and Wilkins, also found in the Quattroporte.

Neither version comes with paddle shifters standard, which I find odd given Maserati’s angle toward performance and power superiority compared to the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes E Class. Likewise, the Skyhook active suspension system is available at an extra cost. There aren’t too many options that alter the performance feel of the Ghibli, so perhaps they are leaving a more personalized feel for the rumored V8 version.

The Maserati Ghibli goes on sale sometime this fall. Look for pricing information to be released over the next few months.


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About Cameron Rogers

Cameron Rogers is the founder and lead writer at Downshift Autos, the only automotive blog on the Internet*. Born in the back of an AMC Gremlin, Cameron vowed to never let this extraordinarily embarrassing detail define him, so help him God. He drives a GTI but absolutely will not shut up about it if somebody asks. He will not hesitate to let people know that no, they shouldn't get a Porsche 911 when a Morgan 3 Wheeler is so obviously the superior choice. He is obsessed with the seats of a Carrera GT and the steering wheel of a Fisker Karma. He once sat in the driver's seat of a Tesla Model S, his greatest accomplishment to date. He is just now realizing that writing an autobiography, however miniscule, in the third person is odd and unnerving. *As of this writing, Cameron has been informed that there are, in fact, many websites and blogs centered around cars and car culture. He regrets his grievous error.

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