Maserati Ghibli

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Diesels are by far the most typical, utilizing a three.Zero-litre V6
Italian model’s government saloon is smart as a premium-badged different to the three Sequence

In case you’ve ever wished to go to a Ferrari dealership in your subsequent used automobile, then purchase an authorised used Ghibli. Many Maserati sellers share their premises with the fabled model, so once you stroll onto a Maserati forecourt in the hunt for a used Trident, you could end up rubbing shoulders with 488s and the like. 

Higher nonetheless, the expertise could price you from as little as £25,000 – what one vendor is asking for a 2016- reg Ghibli V6 diesel with 26,000 miles. If that’s beneath your value vary, how about the most costly we discovered, a pre-registered 2019 Ghibli V6 GranSport for £66,457? That’s £1600 costlier than the mannequin’s present new value, however as you’ll discover once you go Ghibli looking, costs will be inflated by choices packs costing as much as £3000 and limited-edition packs costing as much as £5500. 

Fortunately, like all choices, they depreciate quicker than the automobile they’re fitted to. And don’t keep away from them, as a result of some, reminiscent of the motive force help packs, have helpful driver and security aids. 

The Ghibli was launched in 2013 and tasked with placing a rocket up the model’s world gross sales. Key to the plan was the diesel model, powered by a three.Zero-litre V6 making 271bhp. As we speak, this model dominates the used automobile classifieds, outnumbering the opposite engines – 345bhp, 404bhp and 424bhp twin-turbo three.Zero-litre V6 petrols – by round two to at least one. 

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At this level it’s regular to advocate that high-mileage drivers go for a diesel over a petroleum. And so we do within the case of the Ghibli V6d, pausing solely to say that in Autocar’s palms it usually returned an economic system determine within the low 30s. Nonetheless, that’s higher than the petrols, which handle round 10mpg much less. 

Nevertheless, the petrols go well with the Ghibli’s picture reasonably higher, particularly the extra highly effective 404bhp S model, which, following the mannequin’s facelift in 2017, gained an additional 20bhp. Alas, it was dropped in 2018, so at the moment solely the usual 345bhp petrol is accessible new. 

Maserati claimed the facelifted Ghibli was 70% all new however, except for the engine, the one apparent adjustments had been extra aggressive seems and a brand new infotainment system, plus the arrival of two new trim ranges: GranSport and GranLusso. Dig down, although, and also you’ll discover the steering went from being hydraulic to a quicker and lighter however extra exact electrical system. The automobile additionally gained a raft of latest security and driver help options, a minimum of as choices. 

Pre- and post-facelift, the Ghibli sends its energy to the rear wheels through an eight-speed ZF automated gearbox. It may be managed by steering wheel-mounted paddles on top-spec variations. These identical variations even have Skyhook adaptive suspension. It’s an choice on different trims and price searching for over the optionally available sports activities suspension. 

‘You’re not like everybody else’ is Maserati’s slogan for the brand new Ghibli. It applies simply as a lot to a used one beginning at half the worth. 

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Have to know

The Ghibli has been the topic of numerous security remembers: potential brief circuit in driver’s seat wiring, potential lack of car management, threat of the throttle sticking, a gasoline line leak and the potential of the car shifting away after the motive force has exited it. 

What may be considered necessities on a luxurious automobile are solely out there as choices on the Ghibli. They embrace a rear parking digicam, a blind spot detector and a wi-fi hotspot. Look out for them on used vehicles. 

Choices packs are widespread with new patrons. Ones to look out for on used Ghiblis embrace the Premium Pack (powered steering column and entrance seats with reminiscence) and Driver Help Pack Plus (with a encompass view digicam). 

Our decide

Ghibli V6 S (2017 on): The post-2017 S enjoys a 20bhp uplift over the sooner S, giving an influence output of 424bhp and Zero-62mph in four.9sec. A pity it was later dropped from the vary.

Ghibli V6D Gransport Nerissimo Version: Fairly uncommon however definitely worth the hunt for a bling-rich specification that features Zegna cloth, polished silver brake calipers and Nero dashboard and carpets. Seems to be finest in Bianco Alpi.

Ones we discovered

2014 Ghibli three.Zero TD, 65,000 miles, £17,499 

2015 Ghibli three.Zero TD, 29,000 miles, £22,300 

2016 Ghibli three.Zero V6, 39,000 miles, £27,000 

2018 Ghibli three.Zero V6, 5000 miles, £46,500

Learn extra

Maserati Ghibli overview

Used automobile shopping for information: Maserati Quattroporte

Maserati plans shake-up to fight gross sales hunch​


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