A wealth of innovative solutions make the Ghibli S Q4s V6 an extremely fuel-efficient engine: the use of two parallel-mounted low-inertia turbines helps to prevent turbo lag, giving swifter response to every touch on the accelerator and elasticity in all driving conditions. A forthright character, reinforced by the use of double continuous cam phasers on both cylinder heads.
THE Q4 INTELLIGENT AWD COMBINES SAFETY WITH MAXIMUM DRIVING PLEASURE
The Ghibli S Q4 is equipped with an innovative on demand all-wheel drive system capable of combining the utmost driving pleasure with absolute safety on all road surfaces. Normally, it is up to the rear-wheel drive system to transfer the power of the V6 to the terrain, but if the road surface turns slippery or the wheels lose grip, the system instantaneously (in just 150 milliseconds) transfers the necessary drive force to the front wheels.
THE LIGHTWEIGHT, POWERFUL BREMBO BRAKES HAVE DUAL-CAST DISCS
Together, elegant Italian style, meticulously crafted finishes and a unique, race-bred energy inspire luxurious, long-distance travel.
The Levante also imparts a liberating feeling of spacious comfort for all on board, a welcome surprise given the coupe-like styling and compact exterior proportions of Maserati’s striking SUV.
Riding on air
The Ghibli S Q4ss powerful Brembo brakes have dual-cast discs, which combine the properties of cast iron with the light weight of aluminium, helping to reduce the unsprung mass. Braking power is provided by efficient monobloc calipers, with 6 pistons at the front and 4 at the rear, acting on ventilated, slotted discs of 360 mm x 32 mm and 350 mm x 28 mm respectively.
GT HANDLING THANKS TO SOPHISTICATED SUSPENSIONS AND AUTO-ADAPTIVE TRANSMISSION
In terms of handling, the adoption of front double wishbone and rear five-arm multilink suspension combines comfort with sporty handling, while the new eight speed ZF automatic transmission is controlled by auto-adaptive software able to switch from the smooth gear shifts of Auto Normal mode to the Manual Sport mode, which gives the driver full control over all gear changes.