Maserati Ghibli makes dynamic debut at Goodwood image

The Italian based automaker Maserati has brought the brand new Ghibli to the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed, where the model has made its dynamic debut.

Based on a shortened version of the new Maserati Quattroporte, the newest model in the company’s lineup, the Ghibli, is intended to be a glamorous alternative to the BMW 5-Series, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class or to the Audi A6, and it has been recently introduced at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed, where the model has been seen in action. The new Maserati Ghibli has a 50:50 weight distribution, for better handling, a 0.31 drag coefficient and it’s 50 kg lighter than the Quattroporte.

The Maserati Ghibli is also the automaker’s first model to receive a diesel engine, in the shape of a 3.0 liter turbocharged V6 unit, which is producing a total output of 275 HP (202 kW) and it has a peak torque of 600 Nm (443 lb-ft). The model can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.3 seconds. The average fuel consumption stands at 6.0 L / 100 km (47 mpg UK / 39.2 mpg US) and the CO2 emissions stop at 160 g/km. The Ghibli is also getting a 3.0L V6 twin-turbo gasoline with 330 HP (243 kW) and 550 Nm of torque (369 lb-ft), and a 410 HP (301 kW) and 550 Nm of torque (405 lb-ft) unit.