2023 Maserati Ghibli
About the Maserati Ghibli
The Maserati Ghibli lives on for 2023 with a three-model range featuring a choice of four-, six- and eight-cylinder powertrains.
The range kicks off with the mild-hybrid powered Ghibli GT Hybrid at $155,900 before on-roads, and extends to $275,000 before on-roads for the Ghibli Trofeo with its 3.9-litre V8 engine. That base price is up $12,000 on 2022.
As with the Levante SUV and larger Quattroporte sedan, the range has been simplified for 2023. Gone is the Modena S trim in the middle of the range, although its more powerful V6 engine has been slotted into the Modena.
All Ghibli models get remote start and a wireless phone charger as standard for 2023, with the flagship Trofeo also getting a standard 15-speaker Bowers & Wilkins sound system.
It's hard to think of another four-door that looks this good
Beautifully upholstered cabin with swathes of leather and (optional) carbon-fibre
There isn't a better-sounding V6 – at least in this class
Value equation isn't as compelling as its looks
Display tech is way behind rivals
Busy ride on some surfaces
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The 2023 Maserati Ghibli GT comes standard with the following features:
- 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- DAB digital radio
- Satellite navigation
- Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Surround-view camera
- Rear-view camera with dynamic guidelines
- Wireless phone charger
- 12-way powered front seats with driver memory
- Leather seat and steering wheel trim
- Powered sunroof
- Powered boot lid
- Powered steering column
- Remote start
- Auto-dimming exterior mirrors
- Bi-xenon headlights
- 19-inch alloy wheels
Moving to the Ghibli Modena brings:
- Skyhook adaptive dampers
- Adaptive LED matrix headlights
- Soft-close doors
- 20-inch alloy wheels
The Ghibli Trofeo features:
- 21-inch alloy wheels
- Performance braking setup
- Alcantara headlining
- 15-speaker Bowers & Wilkins surround sound system
- Heated and ventilated front seats
Price & Specs
It may not be blessed with latest dual-screen set-up stretching across the entire dash, a tricky flat-bottom steering wheel or flight-control-style console, but climb aboard the Maserati Ghibli Modena and it feels special.
Mind, all the good stuff we like in our Ghibli tester is optional. The black Pieno Fiore leather with contrast twin-stitching is some of the most sumptuous upholstery we’ve seen to date, and it’s everywhere – from the entire dashboard to the centre console box and door trims.
We especially like the vivid-red Trident embroidery on all four headrests – it’s simply exquisite and matches up well with twin-stitch in the same colour.
The trademark Maserati analogue clock houses in its own leather pod is another wonderful feature synonymous with the marque’s earliest GTs.
Same goes for the carbon-fibre. It’s a beautifully fine weave that’s richly lacquered in a way that makes the carbon material properly pop amongst the full-grain leather.
Designed by Marco Tencone who also penned the stunning Alfa Romeo 4C Concept and current Giulia, the reborn Ghibli was blessed with swoopy lines, classic side gills and that instantly recognisable grille with magnificent floating Trident badge, it still held an impressive on-road presence.
The Ghibli’s last refresh was in 2021, smack bang in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, when the new Modena trim-level was introduced (such a cool name), and the trident badge on the C-pillar made even better without the usual outer ring, and in gloss black instead of chrome.
Cost of Ownership
The Premium package covers all inspections and replacements of consumables and costs $2750, while the Premium Plus includes replacement front and rear brake pads, front and rear brake discs, and wiper blades and costs $5320.
How it Drives
The 2023 Maserati Ghibli offers a choice of three engines.
The GT Hybrid features a turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol four-cylinder engine with a 48V mild-hybrid system. Peak power is 246kW and peak torque is 450Nm, with a 0-100km/h time of 5.7 seconds.
The Ghibli Modena produces 321kW of power and 580Nm of torque from its twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre V6, and does the 0-100km/h sprint in 4.9 seconds.
The Trofeo uses a twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre petrol V8 engine with 433kW of power and 730Nm of torque, and a 0-100km/h time of 4.3 seconds.
All models use an eight-speed automatic transmission.
It can do the 0-100km/h sprint in 5.5 seconds, while top speed is 257km/h.
The Ghibli S with the same base engine produces 316kW of power at 5750rpm and 580Nm of torque from 2250-4000rpm with a claimed 0-100km/h time of 4.9 seconds with V-max at 286km/h.
Maserati Ghibli Safety Rating
he Maserati Ghibli has a five-star safety rating from ANCAP with a 2014 date stamp.
It received a frontal offset score of 15.47 out of 16, a side impact score of 16 out of 16, and whiplash and pedestrian protection ratings of Good and Acceptable, for a total score of 36.47 out of 37.
All 2023 Maserati Ghibli models come standard with the following safety features:
- Autonomous emergency braking
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Lane-keep assist
- Rear cross-traffic alert
- Front and rear parking sensors
- Traffic sign recognition
- Active Driving Assist
- Front and side airbags for the first row
- Curtain airbags for the first and second row
- Driver’s knee airbag
Maserati Ghibli Warranty
Maserati offers a three-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty and a choice of two prepaid three-year servicing plans for the Ghibli.
The Ghibli requires servicing every 12 months or 20,000km, whichever comes first.
Maserati Ghibli Infotainment
The single rectangular infotainment screen and old-school twin binnacles shows the Ghibli’s age more than anything else, though it has to be said, the infotainment display is crystal clear with excellent colour reproduction and super-fast wireless CarPlay.
Moreover, it’s robust, with no blips or lost connections through the “Maserati Connect” program, while the easy-to-access shortcut buttons below provide a quick transition from CarPlay to your favourite radio station – AM, FM or DAB+.
Sound reproduction from the 900-watt Harman Kardon audio system is generally very good, especially on the higher notes, though I fear a less appreciative individual may have inadvertently cranked up the volume too high and damaged one of the speaker cones.
Maserati Ghibli Boot Space
It has 500L of luggage space, and weighs 1950kg in GT Hybrid and Modena trims. In Trofeo trim, it tips the scales at 2020kg.
Maserati Ghibli Fuel Economy
The 2023 Maserati Ghibli GT drinks a claimed 8.1 litres per 100km.
The Trofeo uses 13 litres per 100km, and the Modena uses a claimed 9.6 litres per 100km.
All Ghibli models have an 80L fuel tank and require 98 RON premium unleaded fuel.
Depending on the variant, view the 2023 MASERATI GHIBLI fuel usage below.
All Highway, City, and Combined figures below are litres per 100km
|GT HYBRID||M157 MY23||4D SEDAN||PREMIUM UNLEADED/ELECTRIC||-||-||8.1||-|
|MODENA||M157 MY23||4D SEDAN||PREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL||-||-||8.9||-|
|TROFEO||M157 MY23||4D SEDAN||PREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL||-||-||13.0||-|
Maserati Ghibli Dimensions
The 2023 Maserati Ghibli measures 4971mm long, 1461mm tall and 1945mm wide (2128mm including the mirrors) with a 2998mm wheelbase.
The 2023 MASERATI GHIBLI measures 4974mm long, 1945mm wide and 1455mm tall, with a 2998mm tall wheelbase.
Maserati Ghibli Market Fit
The Maserati Ghibli is categorised as a LARGE FROM 70K and has a price range of $157,600 to $279,600.
Should you buy the Maserati Ghibli
There are faster cars with more powerful engines and more up-to-date tech for substantially less investment, but they don’t wear a Maserati badge and they don’t have a Ferrari engine under the bonnet. That counts for plenty.
But, like any Italian exotic, you buy it for its pedigree, drop-dead gorgeous looks, and the noise it makes – at least for now. For Maserati, more than other marque, it’s been that way for well over 100 years.
That said, we can’t wait for the all-new Quattroporte – by all accounts it should be something quite special.