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Introduced in 2013, the Ghibli became Maserati’s second four-door sedan. Smaller than the Quattroporte, it was developed as a competitor for the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. It’s also the first sedan that slots under the Quattroporte since the four-door version of the Maserati Biturbo was discontinued in 1994. The Ghibli name was revived after a 15-year hiatus, but it’s the first time when it’s being used on a four-door sedan, as both the first- and second-generation models, produced between 1967-1973 and 1992-1998, were offered as two-door coupes and convertibles only. After four years on the market, the third-generation Ghibli received its mid-cycle facelift.
In a strategy that reminds of Ferrari, the Ghibli was renamed the Ghibli GranLusso. The "GranLusso" isn’t new though, as Maserati is already using in on a trim level of the upgraded Quattroporte. The revised sedan made its debut at the Chengdu Motorshow in China with updated bumpers and side skirts, improved aerodynamics, and new features. The drivetrains carry over unchanged, but this is far from surprising given that both the GranTurismo and Quattroporte didn’t get engine upgrades with their facelifts.
Design changes to the Ghibli are far from radical, but they bring the sedan in line with the updated Quattroporte. The most noticeable change is the main grille, which is a tal larger and sports new vertical slats. The upper section also gained a thicker chrome stripe that gives the front fascia a more elegant look.
Moving to the sides, changes are limited to body-colored side skirts and "GranLusso" badges on the front fenders. Around back, there’s a new bumper. Unlike the previous versions, the side are also body-colored, while the diffuser-like element looks sportier.
Maserati had nothing to say about the interior of the facelifted Ghibli, so it’s safe to assume that the update brings nothing new. That’s not necessarily an issue, because the sedan’s interior is still gorgeous to look at and has enough technology to keep up with the competition. Granted, it doesn’t come with the semi-autonomous features of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the new BMW 5 Series, but the new ADAS package adds features like Rear Cross Path with Blind Spot Alert, Forward Collision Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, and a new-generation Rear View Camera.
Nothing changed under the hood, but this isn’t really an issue. The Ghibli benefits from a diverse drivetrain lineup that includes both diesels and gasoline offerings, so customers have access to both fuel efficiency and higher performance.
The twin-turbo, 3.0-liter V-6, which was co-developed with Ferrari, can be had in three flavors. The base engine cranks out 345 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of twist. Paired to a ZF eight-speed automatic that sends power to the rear wheels, it enables the sedan to hit 60 mph in 5.5 seconds. Top speed is rated at 163 mph. Next up is the 404-horsepower and 406-pound-feet version. With this engine and the same transmission, the 0-to-60 mph sprint drops to 4.9 clicks, while top speed jumps to 177 mph.
Pricing information is not yet available, but the facelift shouldn’t bring a significant premium. The current lineup starts from $72,300, while the Ghibli S retails from $78,000. The range-topping Ghibli S Q4 fetches $80,500 before options.