After its official UK debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Maserati has confirmed UK pricing of the Ghibli beginning at £48,830** for the 271bhp twin-turbo V6 diesel model.
Maserati’s new 5 Series competitor will arrive in the UK this autumn and be available with a choice of two petrol engines – the 325bhp Ghibli and 404bhp Ghibli S – plus the 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel variant delivering 271bhp (Ghibli Diesel).
New Maserati Ghibli (UK Model Range)
|0 – 62mph Seconds||Top
|Ghibli||£52,275||325||369 lb-ft (500 Nm)||5.6||163||29.4||from 223|
|Ghibli S||£63,415||404||406 lb-ft (550 Nm)||5.0||177||27.2||from 242|
|Ghibli Diesel||£48,830||271||420 lb-ft (570 Nm)||6.3||155||47.1||from 158|
|**Price includes NavTrak ADR vehicle tracking system and an eight-speed automatic ZF transmission.|
Maserati’s pricing puts the petrol-engine Ghibli around £8,000 above the 302bhp BMW 535i M Sport Saloon and £4,500 above the 335bhp 3.0-litre supercharged Jaguar XF.
The 271bhp Ghibli Diesel costs around £4,000 more than Audi’s 309bhp A6 3.0 TDI quattro SE and £8,000 above Mercedes’ 248bhp E 350 BlueTEC AMG Sport or BMW’s 254bhp 530d SE.
Closest competitor to the 404bhp Ghibli S is BMW’s 443bhp 550i M Sport Saloon, which is priced around £6,000 less.
The Ghibli is Maserati’s first saloon in the premium E segment and the first Maserati in history to feature a diesel engine. The all-new engine was designed by former Scuderia Ferrari F1 Head of Engines Paolo Martinelli.
The Ghibli was joined at Goodwood by the GranCabrio MC and the four-seater GranTurismo MC Stradale, which was driven up the hill by celebrity chef James Martin.