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2017 Maserati Ghibli GranLusso


Maserati releases the first images of the new Ghibli GranLusso version, which is restyled and enriched wîth additional high-tech features

24 August 2017 – The new Ghibli GranLusso, as shown in the first images revealed by Maserati, will make its debut at the Chengdu Motorshow, in China, on August 25th. After four years of unprecedented success in all the international markets, the Italian sports sedan gets an important upgrade in terms of design and technological contents.

The new Ghibli GranLusso showcases a new front bumper wîth dedicated chrome inserts and new front grille wîth chrome bars, in line wîth the latest Maserati models style signature. In profile, the GranLusso badge at the bases of the front fenders and body colour side skirts, identify the specific version. The new rear bumper, together wîth the body colour rear extractor, is elegantly redesigned to give a sharper look to the model compared to the previous version.

The new Ghibli GranLusso design isn't just about the look: the restyling contributed to a substantial improvement of the aerodynamic efficiency. Together wîth the exterior restyling, the new Ghibli GranLusso introduces important features such as Adaptive full LED Headlights wîth glare free Matrix High-Beam for a distinctive look and even better illumination. New active ADAS functionalities are also available in the Ghibli GranLusso, allowing Maserati to enter the world of autonomous driving.

Source - Maserati

Two souls of Ghibli

The new Ghibli sports sedan - the best-selling vehicle in the history of Maserati wîth over 70,000 cars delivered in 70 countries since 2013 – makes its European Premiere at IAA Cars 2017 featuring a significant exterior restyling and a rich array of hi-tech contents. Two new distinctive trims, GranLusso and GranSport, have been included in the model range, following a strategy inaugurated by the Quattroporte in 2016. Each trim uses its own voice to bring out the elegance and sporty performance unique to Maserati.

The Ghibli GranLusso is distinguished by enhanced exterior finish and a luxurious interior wîth Ermenegildo Zegna silk upholstery. The Ghibli GranSport was conceived to reflect Maserati's racing heritage displaying sportier exterior design and interior contents. The Ghibli GranLusso and GranSport are available for all powertrain versions and feature Adaptive full LED headlights wîth glare free Matrix high-beam, a first for Maserati.

The Maserati Design Centre in Turin has given a clear identity to each of the newly-introduced trims, primarily by restyling the front and rear bumpers. These aerodynamically optimised changes accentuate the original's sporty yet luxurious style. The aerodynamic efficiency of the new Ghibli has improved by 7%, reducing the drag coefficient to 0.29 from 0.31.

The top-range Ghibli S and S Q4 versions now deliver 430 hp and 580 Nm peak torque, 20 hp and 30 Nm more than the previous model year. The increased power output gives the Maserati sedan a top speed of 286 km/h and even better acceleration. The new Ghibli S accelerates from 0-100 km/h in just 4.9 seconds, while the Ghibli S Q4, wîth the Q4 Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system, needs only 4.7 seconds (MY17 respectively in 5.0 and 4.8 seconds).

The new Ghibli has adopted the Integrated Vehicle Control system (IVC), which helps to prevent vehicle instability, providing enhanced active safety, improved driving dynamics and an even more thrilling performance.

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The introduction of the Electric Power Steering (EPS) is another first for Maserati. This improves the car's handling and comfort, better supports the driving modes and enables the newly-introduced active functions of the Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS), while retaining the classically Maserati razor-sharp §teering feel.

The new Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS) are available as an option in the Ghibli. In addition to the existing features, they now include active functions like Highway Assist (HA), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), Active Blind Spot Assist (ABSA) and Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR, based on Mobileye technology).

Faithful to its DNA, the new Ghibli range offers unmistakable class, top-quality performance and a stylish yet comfortable driving experience.

Source - Maserati
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