The new 2014 Maserati Ghibli, which was officially unveiled at this year’s Motor Show in Shanghai, should be a key model in the Italian car manufacturer plans to sell 50,000 vehicles per year globally.
After the new Quattroporte and GranTurismo improved, Maserati in the line added another smaller car in order to attack the Mercedes E-Class, BMW 5 Series, Audi A6 and the Lexus GS, and the choice of the name Ghibli fell in honor of the legendary company, which carried this name on two occasions, first from 1967-1973, and then from 1992-1998 year. Although both predecessor had two doors, Italian automaker says that the new model 2014 Maserati Ghibli provides a sporty image of the same dose plus greater comfort and luxurious Quattroporte.
2014 Maserati Ghibli features
The 2014 Maserati Ghibli shared a platform with a shortened Quattroporte and both models will be built at the former Bertonev factory next to Turin in Italy. 2014 Maserati Ghibli and Quattroporte are designed together at the same time by the former Pininfarininog designer Lorenzo Ramaciottija, although Qutrroporte appeared much earlier in the sale.
Compared with the aforementioned rivals, 2014 Maserati Ghibli is slightly longer with a length of about five feet. Detailed information is now gone, but Maserati promises to be sporting this novelty and aggressive compared to the Quattroporte and will have the lowest price in the Maserati offer. For the first time in history, a Maserati will be available with a diesel engine, and in the case 2014 Maserati Ghibli, the engine will be 3.0L V6. The power of this engine is not yet known, but the Italians promise to be able to compete with the German rivals and provide the starting price of less than 50,000 euros (about $ 65.200)). The offer will include a pair of 3.0 L V6 turbo gasoline engine, 330 hp and 410 hp, and later it is expected that the line will be expanded and a V8 engine. All three engines designed by the legendary Paolo Martinelli, former Ferrari engineer at a time when Michael Schumacher dominated Formula 1.
All models will provide a standard eight-speed automatic transmission, and power will be transferred back to standard or optional all-wheel drive. We will mention a few words at the expense of design, which is a smaller version of the one that has been able to see the Quattroporte, a similar conclusion can be said on account of the interior.
2014 Maserati Ghibli release date
It is expected that the 2014 Maserati Ghibli could make half of the annual plan of the Italian giant sold 50,000 copies, but Maserati does not stop at this. The company is already working on the company’s first SUV, Levante, which is expected to be on sale in 2015.
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