A limited-run Maserati Ghibli S Q4 is being featured in the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book for $95,000. Only 100 units will be made and all are going to feature a Grigio Maratea paint, 20-inch rims with centennial hubcaps, black front grille surround and red brake calipers. Inside it will adopt cuoio leather upholstery, inox sport pedals, headrest tridents in black, piano black lacquer trim, heated front and rear seats as well as an easy entry system. The model will also boast a 1,280-watt Bowers & Wilkins sound system, heated steering wheel, rain sensors, heated windshield nozzles and edition number badge on the center console.
Motivation of the Maserati 100th Anniversary Neiman Marcus Limited Edition Ghibli S Q4 will be provided by a 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo engine unleashing 410 HP and 550 Nm sent to an all-wheel drive system. Thanks to this hardware arrangement, the special Ghibli will need 4.8 seconds for the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) task before topping out at 177 mph (284 km/h).
Those who are interested will have to place an order at noon on October 22, with deliveries beginning before the end of the year.
Maserati has taken the wraps off the Ghibli Ermenegildo Zegna Edition at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. The special model is based on the Ghibli S Q4 and sits on Urano 20-inch alloy wheels featuring a Liquid Metal look while the body has been covered with a bespoke Azzuro Astro paint. Most of the changes can be found inside the luxurious cabin where Maserati teamed up with Ermenegildo Zegna to install premium materials such as pure silk fabric featuring a dual color combo. There’s also a dual material configuration on the seats which have a leather & Zegna anthracite silk layout.
The Maserati Ghibli Ermenegildo Zegna Edition can also be distinguished by black matte floor mats, carbon fiber decorative inserts, Poltrona Frau leather with micro-chevron silk, satin door sill plates and several badges both inside and out. Motivation is provided by a V6 twin-turbo engine developing 410 HP and 550 Nm delivered to both axles. This hardware setup enables the vehicle do the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in 4.8 seconds on its way to a top speed of 176 mph (284 km/h).
Maserati has announced pricing details for the U.S.-spec Ghibli which is currently arriving at dealerships for a starting price of $65,600. For this money you will be getting the base model which comes with a V6 3.0-liter twin-turbo engine which generates 345 bhp and a maximum torque of 500 Nm. This engine grants the vehicle with a 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) run in 5.5 seconds and a maximum speed of 165 mph (266 km/h). This price tag makes the 2014 Ghibli more expensive than a similarly equipped Mercedes-Benz E-Class or a BMW 5-Series so Maserati is risking a lot pricing their new model so high.
There’s also a more potent version in the form a Ghibli S Q4 which is motivated by a V6 3.0-liter twin-turbo rated at 404 bhp and 550 Nm. This engine sends power to an AWD system and makes the car reach 60 mph in 4.7 seconds en route to a top speed of 175 mph.
Italian marque Maserati has introduced last weekend at 2013 Auto Shanghai the all-new Ghibli which will be the first model in the company’s history to get a diesel engine. We are talking about a V6 3.0-liter turbodiesel developed with an ex motorist that worked at Ferrari. The engine is capable of producing 275 HP and 443 lb-ft and helps the “baby Quattroporte” hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in 6.3 seconds. In this configuration, the car returns 39.2 mpg US (47 mpg UK or 6 liters / 100 km) while CO2 emissions stand at 160 g/km. The engine is linked to a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission, just like the other two gasoline mills.
The first one is a twin-turbo V6 3.0-liter power unit offering 330 HP and 369 lb-ft, allowing the RWD variant return 24.5 mpg US (29.4 mpg UK or 9.6 liters / 100 km) and reach 62 mph in 5.6 seconds. The range-topping Ghibli S has the same engine but tweaked to deliver 410 HP and 410 lb-ft. It sends the Ghibli to 62 mph in five seconds before reaching a top speed of 177 mph (285 km/h).
Compared to the Quattroporte, the Ghibli has a 20cm shorter wheelbase and a 29cm shorter overall length. As standard it’s fitted with 18-inch rims but various styles of up to 21 inches can be optionally ordered. A Q4 all-wheel drive system is available at an additional cost.