Maserati will introduce the Ghibli Sports Sedan next year

Maserati will introduce the Ghibli Sports Sedan next year


Some of us might find the new Maserati Quattroporte too expensive or maybe too big or maybe both, but if you really want one of the Maserati models, the carmaker has already figured it out. Maserati presents the new Ghibli, a model that will be presented to the world for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show in March or maybe in April, at the Shanghai Auto Show.



As you can see in the photo gallery, the model was surprised during some winter testing sessions in Europe, but it is covered in heavy camouflage which hides the design details of the car. Even so, we can observe the fact that the model will be more compact than the 5.263 mm long Maserati Quattroporte as it has shorter front and rear overhangs and wheelbase. The new Maserati Ghibli measures less than 5 meters in length and rides on a modified version of the platform used for the Quattroporte.



There is no precise info yet, but it is expected to have the same 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine Quattroporte has which is capable of generating 404 horsepower and 550 Nm of torque. There is also the possibility to receive a new bi-turbocharged V8 engine that has the capacity of generating 523 horsepower. As the manufacturer wants to introduce the Ghibli on the European market, there is the possibility the model might also receive the 3.0-liter V6 diesel, but again, nothing is for sure.



Now that the Maserati Ghibli appeared on the map, Fiat Group plans to target a variety of executive and sports sedans from Germany. Here we have to mention the BMW 5-Series and 6-Series Gran Coupe, the Audi A6 and A7 both in standard and S trim and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and CLS. The Ghibli and the Levante SUV are two of the most important models Maserati has planned for the near future. Plans are to sell approximately 50.000 cars annually by 2015, which is quite ambitious. carscoop.blogspot



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Maserati will introduce the Ghibli Sports Sedan next year image Maserati will introduce the Ghibli Sports Sedan next year image