With a model that promises to increase Maserati's sales volume in the U.S. by a substantial margin, the Ghibli sedan is just a few months away from showrooms, and thanks to the leak of what claims to be the advance ordering guide for the new sedan, we have a better idea of what kind of trim and specifications Maserati's new midsize sedan will have.
GhibliForum.com has released what it claims to be the ordering guide Maserati's new midsize luxury sedan, positioned to compete against the higher-end trims of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and BMW 5-Series. Unlike some other markets, where the Ghibli will be offered with an optional 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6, the U.S.-spec Ghibli will be offered only with a gasoline 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6, but in two levels of power output. The base Ghibli will have 345 hp, and the higher-line all-wheel-drive Ghibli S Q4 will have 404 hp. Both engines will be mated exclusively to an eight-speed automatic.
As appropriate and expected on an exclusive luxury brand such as Maserati, there are a wide variety of colors and trims available, with a total of 14 exterior paint colors, and six hues of leather upholstery. Seven wheel styles, ranging in size from 18 to 21 inches, are available, and five different colors of brake calipers.
An optional "extended" leather option applies hides to the instrument cluster cowl, upper passenger-side dashboard, and door armrests. Also available is a 1280-watt, 15-speaker Bowers & Wilkins sound system, and a built-in an WiFi hotspot.
The ordering guide also reveals dimensions for the U.S.-spec Ghibli, which stretches 195.7 inches bumper-to-bumper, riding on a 118-inch wheelbase, and an overall width of 76.6 inches, making it slightly larger than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and BMW 5 Series.