New pictures Maserati Ghibli
After yesterday’s first pictures of the all-new E-segment Maserati Ghibli, there are now a couple of new shots. The Ghibli was very well received all over the internet and most people seem to believe that it is better proportioned than its bigger brother, the Quattroporte. There is no denying that this Ghibli looks stunning; elegance and sportiness combined in a design which only the Italians are capable of. The backside may be a bit more anonymous than the front, but that was to be expected given the fact that this Ghibli is supposed to appeal to a wider audience (China, US, Europe, Middle-East,…). If there is one car capable of helping Maserati achieve their 50.000 cars/year goal by 2015, it is this one.
This new Maser will, just like the new Quattroporte, be available as both an entry-level rear-wheel drive as well as a four-wheel drive Q4-version. The Ghibli weighs around 1.7 tons (3.750 pounds) and has a boot which offers 500 liters of space. Three engines will probably be available from the start; the biturbo 3.0l V6, developed in cooperation with Ferrari, producing 410 bhp and 550 Nm of torques (406 Lb-Ft), a less powerful variant of the same engine and a biturbo 3.0l V6 diesel, made by VM, producing around 270 bhp. It is the first-ever diesel in the history of Maserati. Both the petrol as the diesel engines will be mated to the well-known eight-speed automatic transmission by ZF.
Chanches are that the new biturbo 3.8l V8 of the Quattroporte will also find its way to the Ghibli, perhaps in a later stage (GT S?). The same counts for a hybrid drivetrain, though none of these two have been confirmed yet.
For now, let us just enjoy these wonderful pictures and wait for Maserati to reveal all the official statistics…