2022 Maserati Ghibli The Midsize Luxury Segment attempt at boosting its sales volume by venturing beyond six-figure exotics. There are also now two new trim levels to choose from GranSport and GranLusso. The first bringing more sporting touches such as carbon fibre interior trim and piano black inserts within the front bumper.

Engine and Performance

The Ghibli’s 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-8 is related to the F154 3.9-liter engine that powers the Ferrari Portofino, Roma, and SF90, but there are key differences.

The 271bhp 3.0-litre diesel is no longer available, with Maserati choosing to go for mild-hybrid petrol power in the shape of a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder model delivering 325bhp. Two 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 petrol engines remain. In either standard 345bhp or 424bhp ‘S’ form, while at the top of the range is the 3.8-litre V8 Ghibli Trofeo with a staggering 572bhp.

Interior and Comfort

Maserati Ghibli is significantly down on legroom compared to other cars in its segment. But trunk space is competitive among its peers. The cabin isn’t as luxurious as expected. Its interior bits are sourced from lesser vehicles within the Stellantis product portfolio. Spec Ghibl‘s with beautifully stitched leather-and-silk seats, a faux-suede headliner, and a wood-rimmed steering wheel. 

The main news mechanically concerns the steering. Which has gone from a conventional hydraulic set up to a fully electric system. The car steers better than ever in terms of the feel and precision it delivers on the road.

Ghiblis feature a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment display complete with navigation, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto as standard. An eight-speaker audio system is standard, but, at least for last year’s model, you could get optional 10- and 15-speaker systems.

This is where it gets tough for the Ghibli S to justify its place in the world because at £73,840 before so much as a single option has been specified.