Maserati is planning to unveil the final production version of the Ghibli in April, during the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show, where the model will make its public debut.

The Maserati Ghibli is being developed along the new Quattroporte and the model is sharing the electrically adjustable suspension, the sub frames and some other “goodies” with its larger brother. The Maserati Ghibli is expected to be 4,900 mm long, which means that it is approximately 300 mm shorter than the 2014 Quattroporte. The new model in Maserati’s lineup will be cheaper than the Quattroporte.

By the time it will be launched, the Maserati Ghibli will get a 3.0 liter V6 engine under its hood, with twin turbos and direct injection, made by Ferrari. This is the same engine found on the new Quattroporte too, but for the smaller model it will probably be detuned to approximately 385 HP (287 kW). a larger 3.8 liter V8 twin turbo will also make its way onto the model, with 480 HP (358 kW), along with a diesel which might be an uprated variant of the 3.0 liter V6 turbo diesel, from the Chrysler 300 and the Jeep Grand Cherokee. The units mentioned above will be mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission made by ZF. More details on the Ghibli remain unknown for the moment.

Source: Autocar


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