This is the new hybrid version of the Maserati Ghibli

Cornelia Mascio
Luglio 18, 2020

It weighs about 80 kg less than the diesel model.

The electrification of the Maserati brand has begun with the launch of a mild-hybrid version of the Ghibli.

Unfortunately, we won't see the Maserati Ghibli Hybrid in the United States, but production is due to start in the second half of this year, and it will hit other markets by the end of the year.

On the mention of the powertrain, the Ghibli Hybrid sports a 2.0 litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that works with a 48-volt alternator and an additional "eBooster" electric supercharger.

The new hybrid Ghibli is powered by a Fiat-sourced engine which was modified by the Modena technicians. The common denominator of the restyling, developed by the Centro Stile Maserati, is the blue colour, chosen to identify all cars with hybrid technology and the new world they represent. At the rear of the vehicle, the light clusters have been completely restyled, with a boomerang-like profile inspired by the 3200 GT and the Alfieri concept auto. It receives a redesigned grille with double blade spokes styled to look like a tuning fork, new-look rear lights with boomerang-shaped inserts that echo the 3200 GT built from 1998 to 2002, plus blue accents on the brake calipers, the vents chiseled into the front fenders, and the emblems installed on the C-pillars. Maserati says the hybrid setup will offer comparable performance with the outgoing V6, together with a marked reduction in emissions. The 48V system comprises of a belt-driven starter/generator that recovers energy under braking and deceleration to charge a battery in the boot. The new powertrain offers a a good balance between performance, efficiency and driving pleasure.

Peak outputs are 246 kW and 450 N.m, with the latter delivered from as low as 1 500 r/min. Maserati says its electrified saloon will top out at 255 km/h, after completing the sprint from zero to 100 km/h in 5,7 seconds. Now, despite being a hybrid, this Ghibli is still a Maserati, which means occupants can still enjoy the soundtrack courtesy of an optimized exhaust system featuring specially designed resonators.

Maserati mounted the battery in the rear of the auto, while also thinking about weight distribution.

On the inside there's a new generation of Maserati's infotainment system with a 10-inch screen and (engage marketing voice...) *enhanced connectivity*. A new instrument panel with digital devices and new graphics is also introduced. The Brand's first all-electric cars will be the new GranTurismo and GranCabrio, scheduled for 2021. With their style, technology and innately exclusive character, they delight the most discerning, demanding tastes and have always been an automotive industry benchmark.

Welcome, Internet, to the very first electrified Maserati.

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