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New Ghibli Hybrid: the first electrified vehicle in Maserati's history
  • The first hybrid vehicle in Maserati's history
  • Developed by the Maserati Innovation Lab of Modena
  • The vehicle will be produced at the Avvocato Giovanni Agnelli Plant (AGAP) at Grugliasco (Turin)
Modena, 16 July 2020 – The spark of electrification ignites Maserati's future: with the new Ghibli Hybrid, the Trident Brand enters the world of electrification.

The new Ghibli Hybrid represents one of the most ambitious projects for Maserati, which after the announcement of the new engine for the MC20 super sports car now sets the seal on another step forward towards the brand's new Era.

The choice to introduce the hybrid technology on the Ghibli sedan is no coincidence: this model, with over 100,000 units produced since its launch in 2013, perfectly embodies the Modena-based manufacturer’s DNA.

In fact, the challenge facing Maserati was to enter the world of electrification without altering the brand's core philosophy and values. The result? The creation of the best possible hybrid. What's more, Ghibli Hybrid will retain the unmistakable sound that has always distinguished every Maserati.

The arrival of the new Ghibli Hybrid thus expands the Maserati range, which is now even more competitive and responsive to the demands of the market.

Design
Ghibli Hybrid is immediately recognisable, thanks in part to the new design of both exterior and interior. 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.

On the exterior, the blue colour characterises the three iconic side air ducts, the brake calipers and the thunderbolt in the oval that encloses the Trident on the rear pillar. The same blue colour reappears inside the car, in particular on the embroidered seams of the seats. The new Ghibli Hybrid also introduces new stylistic contents, starting from the new front grille, with bars redesigned to represent a tuning fork, a musical device that emits a sound of extreme purity, and which also evokes the Trident symbol itself. There are significant changes at the rear of the car, where the light clusters have been completely restyled, with a boomerang-like profile inspired by the 3200 GT and the Alfieri concept car.

Mild Hybrid
In perfect harmony with its DNA, Maserati has chosen a hybrid solution focused primarily on improving performance, while also reducing fuel consumption and cutting emissions.

The hybrid technology exploits kinetic energy the car accumulates when in motion, recovering it and transforming it into electricity during deceleration and braking, and storing it in a battery.

The innovative powertrain, the outcome of in-depth engineering development work by the technicians and engineers of the Maserati Innovation Lab in Modena, combines an internal combustion engine (4 cylinders, turbo, displacement of 2.0 l) with a 48 volt alternator and an additional electric supercharger (e-Booster), supported by a battery. This solution is unique in its segment, and is the first in a new generation of powertrains, with the perfect trade-off between performance, efficiency and driving pleasure.

The battery is mounted in the rear of the car, with benefits in terms of improved weight distribution.

This version weighs about 80 kg less than the Diesel.

Thanks to maximum power output of 330 hp and torque of 450 Nm delivered from just 1,500 rpm, the new Ghibli Hybrid's performance data are very impressive: top speed of 255 km/h and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.7 seconds.

Ghibli Hybrid occupants will still revel in the unmistakable sound that characterises all Maserati models, thanks to the optimised exhaust, which includes specially designed resonators.

Connectivity
Ghibli Hybrid also marks the debut of the new Maserati Connect program, which enables a constant connection with the car: the information exchange continues when on the move, to improve the services offered to the driver. As well as updating the software packages, the system performs checks on the car and monitors the Safety Security services in emergencies.

The Maserati Intelligent Assistant multimedia system is latest-generation, based on digital inputs from Android Automotive, software that delivers an innovative User Experience fully customisable to the driver's personal preferences. The multimedia system's HD screen, with new graphics, more user-friendly and without surrounds, is increased in size from 8”4 to 10”1. A new instrument panel with digital devices and new graphics is also introduced.

Electrification the Maserati way
The new Ghibli Hybrid represents the first step in a plan that will lead to the electrification of all new Maserati models. The Brand's first all-electric cars will be the new GranTurismo and GranCabrio, scheduled for 2021.



Maserati Media Site (at https://www.media.maserati.com/en-ww/releases/1577 )
 

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Now, we need that system for Chrysler/Lancia ASAP, and I don't give a darn for anyones sensibilities about sharing. This is technology that needs to be shared rapidly, and with Chrysler and Lancia as the first recipients, since they are they two brands that should be promoting this technology for the mainstream buyer.
 

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I'm with you @jimboy ... This better then all electric, mainly for those of us that live to far from the mainstream in such a huge country.
 

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Now, we need that system for Chrysler/Lancia ASAP, and I don't give a darn for anyones sensibilities about sharing. This is technology that needs to be shared rapidly, and with Chrysler and Lancia as the first recipients, since they are they two brands that should be promoting this technology for the mainstream buyer.
This is one of the times you probably don't want it shared fast, it's neither cheap or proven yet which would be death for those brands
 

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I presume that it will be used on GME T6.

Long time ago I said that GME T6 is not likely candidate for twin turbo set up. It could be exclusively offered as a P0 or P2 MHEV with electric supercharger for low to mid rpm and turbocharger for mid to high rpm.
No turbo lag.
 

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Now, we need that system for Chrysler/Lancia ASAP, and I don't give a darn for anyones sensibilities about sharing. This is technology that needs to be shared rapidly, and with Chrysler and Lancia as the first recipients, since they are they two brands that should be promoting this technology for the mainstream buyer.
Jeep and Ram received 48V mild hybrid tech first among all the FCA brands. Fiat and Lancia now have 12V BSG mild hybrid systems.The Chrysler brand led the corporate lineup with the Pacifica PHEV. Will the Wrangler PHEV use eBoost? I hope it can, because that will allow the 2.0T to run Miller cycle.
 

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Now, we need that system for Chrysler/Lancia ASAP, and I don't give a darn for anyones sensibilities about sharing. This is technology that needs to be shared rapidly, and with Chrysler and Lancia as the first recipients, since they are they two brands that should be promoting this technology for the mainstream buyer.
And put it in what? Pacifica? That's already got an extended range plug in hybrid.
 

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they've basically moved what was expected for Stelvio/Giulia to Ghibli. Ok Ghibli is bigger than Giulia, but doing this they're saying that Alfaromeo will remain focused on smaller cars, while Maserati on bigger. If I agree with this choice for Maserati, it seems to me that once more Alfaromeo is something they don't know how to manage.
 

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Jeep and Ram received 48V mild hybrid tech first among all the FCA brands. Fiat and Lancia now have 12V BSG mild hybrid systems.The Chrysler brand led the corporate lineup with the Pacifica PHEV. Will the Wrangler PHEV use eBoost? I hope it can, because that will allow the 2.0T to run Miller cycle.
not to mention they gave us a Almost 300hp AWD Minivan (with Sto-N-Go) that can send 100% power to the rear wheel! *Shrug*
 

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they've basically moved what was expected for Stelvio/Giulia to Ghibli. Ok Ghibli is bigger than Giulia, but doing this they're saying that Alfaromeo will remain focused on smaller cars, while Maserati on bigger. If I agree with this choice for Maserati, it seems to me that once more Alfaromeo is something they don't know how to manage.
Alfa doesnt need a Car/SUV larger than Giulia and Stelvio because that whats Maserati is for.. Both Companies work together
 

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they've basically moved what was expected for Stelvio/Giulia to Ghibli. Ok Ghibli is bigger than Giulia, but doing this they're saying that Alfaromeo will remain focused on smaller cars, while Maserati on bigger. If I agree with this choice for Maserati, it seems to me that once more Alfaromeo is something they don't know how to manage.
What we see is Manley's choice and IMO will harm Alfa Romeo.

Moving to European market only, going small and moving R&D away from Modena.

R&D center was joint Alfa-Maserati now it's called Maserati Innovation Lab and they are hiding any connection between Alfa Romeo and Maserati.

This engine which is actually called GME T4 M HO(high output) and Maserati Netunno were originally planned for Alfa Romeo. Actually they were always planned as Alfa-Maserati engines and not exclusively Maserati engines but debut was planned for Alfa Romeo models.

This engine comes at least 2 years too late, with 20 ponies too few and for the wrong brand.
 

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Alfa doesnt need a Car/SUV larger than Giulia and Stelvio because that whats Maserati is for.. Both Companies work together
Completely wrong. Alfa is premium car maker while Maserati is luxury. Totally different starting price points outside of US. Maybe in US they would be priced closer.
 

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What we see is Manley's choice and IMO will harm Alfa Romeo.

Moving to European market only, going small and moving R&D away from Modena.

R&D center was joint Alfa-Maserati now it's called Maserati Innovation Lab and they are hiding any connection between Alfa Romeo and Maserati.

This engine which is actually called GME T4 M HO(high output) and Maserati Netunno were originally planned for Alfa Romeo. Actually they were always planned as Alfa-Maserati engines and not exclusively Maserati engines but debut was planned for Alfa Romeo models.

This engine comes at least 2 years too late, with 20 ponies too few and for the wrong brand.
Will the Giulia and Stelvio get it soon?
 

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That's if Audi and Porsche couldn't have SUVs or coupés both. Of course both Alfa and Maserati can have cars in E segment, even in the same showroom. Different characters and price ranges. I hope the new CEO Tavares reverts some of these decisions. He isn't afraid of overlap.

After 7 years on sale I would have expected a bigger facelift for the Ghibli. How long is it supposed to continue?
 

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That's if Audi and Porsche couldn't have SUVs or coupés both. Of course both Alfa and Maserati can have cars in E segment, even in the same showroom. Different characters and price ranges. I hope the new CEO Tavares reverts some of these decisions. He isn't afraid of overlap.

After 7 years on sale I would have expected a bigger facelift for the Ghibli. How long is it supposed to continue?
Ghibli? AFAIK for couple more years.

And it will not have direct successor. At least that's currently planned. New QP should have both SWB and LWB versions ala Porsche Panamera.
 
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