Maserati Ghibli was in the news for a long time and the Shanghai event had finally had our words of displaying the same version which was leaked before debut. Lest, the clarification bestowed with much of striking tweaks which the carmaker had witnessed for first time in its repertoire.
The Ghibli was unexpected from moniker which targets only exclusivity, but here the mass target of 50,000 units per year till 2015 had shocked us to the death, very fruitfully Maserati then confirmed that it will soon opening doors to markets of Asia, Russia and South America, where now most of the niche class are dwelling with ease unlikely to that of European markets, being blundered with the downward sliding sales figure due to economic crisis, then we relieved a sigh of relief very instantly.
Divulging light on the technical specifications, it is learnt, Ghibli now chalked out with 3.0L turbodiesel, designed and developed by Paolo Martinelli, producing an output of 271bhp and 443lb ft. claiming to put 0-62mph in 6.3sec. The so called powerful engine will be assimilated with ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox, giving customers options to choose between rear-wheel and all wheel drive.
Pinning underneath is the shortened version of Quattroporte’s platform, and is slated to be produced at ex-Bertone plant in Grugliasco, near Turin.
Masearati Ghibli measures at 4970mm in length, which is slightly shorter by 290mm than the Quattroporte, and a bit stretched than the rival BMW 5-series. Mercedes Benz E Class too is on the list to face heat from the blow sophisticated Modena based clutter.
3.0L turbocharged petrol is also up for grab on this Maserati in two tunes, namely 410bhp and 330bhp, being followed by V8 petrol at a later stage.
Exclusively the work doesn’t ends over here for this automaker, as it had kept SUV Lavante on the drawing board to leap forward in the new yet unexplored segments as possible, so more of the Italian-ism can be expected in some of the upcoming events nearby, stay glued to have your dose.