Maserati has recently released new official images with the brand new Ghibli, after the model has been unveiled during the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show.
The newest model to wear the Maserati badges all over its body is named the Ghibli and it’s actually a smaller version of the Quattroporte. The model has a 20 cm shorter wheelbase and its overall length has also been reduced by 20 cm. The Ghibli has Brembo ventilated front and rear brakes and it’s sitting on either 18-, 19-, 20- or 21-inch rims. The Maserati Ghibli is the first ever model developed by the company to receive a diesel engine, and this has been co-developed with Paolo Martinelli, a former Ferrari chief motorist.
The Maserati Ghibli Diesel is powered by a 3.0 liter turbocharged V6 unit, which is good for 275 HP (202 kW) and 600 Nm of torque (443 lb-ft). The model can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.3 seconds in this configuration and it burns an average of 6.0 L of fuel every 100 km (47 mpg UK / 39.2 mpg US), while emitting 160 g/km of CO2. The model is also getting a 330 HP (243 kW) and 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) 3.0L V6 twin-turbo gasoline engine. This version can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.6 seconds and it’s burning an average of 9.6L/100km (29.4 mpg UK / 24.5 mpg US). The top of the line will receive 410 HP (301 kW) and 550 Nm of torque (405 lb-ft). All version will get a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission.