New Maserati Ghibli Revealed

Here is the second novelty of the new deal Maserati launched last January at the Detroit Motor Show with the debut of the sixth generation Quattroporte. The new baby of Trident, Ghibli provides an even higher performance than the same Quattroporte from which it draws the origin design. The new Maserati Ghibli will premiere official in the upcoming Shanghai Motor Show scheduled for April 21 to 29. At this time the brand has released the first official images of the sports sedan called to inaugurate the segment. Therefore it will also have to contend with competition made in nearly all of Germany including Audi A6, BMW 5 Series, Mercedes E Class but also Jaguar XF. The philosophy of Maserati is becoming increasingly clear. The Ghibli will serve to enrich the offer of the Trident, making it more cross which in the short to medium term will be divided as well as on the new segment which we will see in Shanghai on the new Quattroporte and the future SUV Levante.

Maserati Ghibli Face

Maserati Ghibli Face

Maserati Ghibli Rear

Maserati Ghibli Rear

The CEO of the Lingotto Sergio Marchionne has set the objective to reach a range if 50.000 units sold until 2015. In addition, for Maserati Ghibli looms a career that is also very close to Alfa Romeo. In fact, it provided a platform and engines for the new Alfa segment and rear wheel drive heir to the 166.

Maserati Ghibli front

Maserati Ghibli front

Maserati Ghibli side

Maserati Ghibli side

The stylistic approach of the Maserati Ghibli is already partially outlined in recent weeks by the many spy photos that we published. It is clearly derived from the Quattroporte, a feature that is also revealed in the cockpit, but with a more sporting character throughout. It must be said that this familiarity is also due to the fact that the development of Ghibli has gone hand in hand with that of the new Quattroporte 2013 plus the platform is the same only slightly revised in size. Both also share the origin of production which will in fact be realized in the former Bertone plant in Grugliasco.

Maserati Ghibli interior

Maserati Ghibli interior

Maserati Ghibli dashboard

Maserati Ghibli dashboard

At the time of its commercial debut scheduled for the beginning of summer, the new Maserati Ghibli will count on two engines among which it is worth noting that at the debut under the hood of a model of the Trident will lie a diesel engine. The petrol unit is a 3 liter V6 turbocharged and equipped with a ZF 8 speed automatic and rear wheel drive or drive Q4 declined on two power levels. 330 and 410 hp. The interesting architecture maintains the turbodiesel V6 and the engine of gasoline version.

While on the subject of Maserati also take a look at: The 2012 Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale, The impressive Maserati Gran Turismo.

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