The Ghibli that is “the 1st mid-size 4-door luxury sports saloon in the history of Maserati ,” made its world debut at the latest 2013 Shanghai motor show boasting two latest, 3-liter V6 fuel engines, in addition to the Maserati’s first diesel. The stunning Ghibli, together with the latest generation Quattroporte sedan will become the models with which Maserati will attempt to hit the sales goal of 50,000 units worldwide/year.
The great 3-liter V6 diesel engine is certainly the most economical unit on special offer. This engine has 272 hp and 600 Nm of torque that translate into a zero to 100 km/hour (62 mph) time of only 6.3 seconds, while returning.3 seconds, while returning the 6.0 L/100 km (47 mpg UK/39 mpg US). Furthermore, Maserati is also devoted to indicate that the engine has in fact been modified to look like a Maserati should.
The latest V6 petrol engine comprises two turbochargers and it comes in two states of tune, with either 326 hp/330 PS or 404 hp/410 PS. The last, comprised in the impressive Ghibli S, drives the car to 100 km/h from idle in 5 seconds flat. Meanwhile, the lower-powered model takes 0.6 seconds longer at 5.6 seconds.
All of the powerplants come coupled to an eight-speed automatic gearbox from the ZF. Meanwhile, the Maserati’s Q4 all-wheel drive system is obtainable on the top model. It takes only 150milliseconds to move from sending all of its power to the back to an even 50/50 split between the axles. And the worldwide sales of the latest Ghibli will start later this year.