First electric Maserati | New Release - Car News Jul 2020

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13:45 Wednesday 22 Jul 2020

Maserati have unveiled a new Ghibli Hybrid, the first electrified model produced by the brand.

The mild hybrid system stores kinetic energy generated under braking, and combines a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbo engine, 48-volt alternator, and electronic supercharger, to produce 330bhp.  The Ghibli Hybrid is capable of 0-62mph in just 5.7 seconds.  A rear mounted battery helps evenly distribute weight, which has been reduced by 80kg over the standard diesel model.

Maserati plan to eventually electrify all new models, with the all-electric GranTurismo and GranCabrio to follow next year.

The Ghibli Hybrid also boasts the new Maserati Connect system which constantly monitors the car’s connectivity and checks for software updates automatically.  A 10.1-inch multimedia screen is based on Android Automotive and is fully customisable to the driver’s personal preferences.

A special blue exterior paint finish distinguishes the hybrid, a colour scheme which extends to the side air ducts and brake calipers.  A new front grille and restyled rear light clusters complete the Hybrid treatment.

 

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