Maserati is unveiling its latest addition to its range of cars at the Shanghai Motor Show as part of its bid to sell 50,000 vehicles annually. The carmaker introduced its latest model that follows up the all-new V8 and V6 Quattroporte models, the all-new Ghibli. The Ghibli is Maserati’s first-ever mid-size four-door luxury sports saloon, boasting of an awesome performance coming from its turbo-charged V6 petrol engine.
Maserati will also offer a diesel version of the all-new Ghibli, making the luxury sports saloon its first-ever diesel model. The Ghibli’s turbo-diesel 3.0-litre V6, developed by Maserati engineers supervised by Scuderia Ferrari former Chief Motorist Paolo Martinelli, boasts of being more than able to provide impressive performance, but only consumes less than six liters of fuel per 100 km (more than 47 mpg) on the NEDC fuel economy cycle. The V6 engine also returns 160 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer traveled on the combined cycle.
The Ghibli features a design that underlines its dynamic driving attributes while providing a more aggressive visual exterior look. The grille of this four-door sports saloon is inspired by the current GranTurismo.
To distinguish the Ghibli from the Quattroporte, Maserati fitted the former with a dashboard design that would satisfy a buyer’s lust for a sportier and youthful experience, without cutting off any luxurious features expected from a Maserati. The Ghibli boasts of having a more-focused, sportier philosophy than the larger Quattroporte. The Ghibli will be powered by any of two available 3.0-litre V6 petrol engines paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The Ghibli S will be powered by the V6 provides 301kW (410hp) of output at 5500rpm and 550Nm of torque from just 1750rpm. The rear-wheel drive Ghibli S could accelerate from zero to 100km/h in 5 seconds and reach a top speed of 285km/h (177 mph). Maserati is also unveiling at Shanghai Motor Show a new version of the Quattroporte. This version is powered by a V6 engine that could provide up to 330 Hp (243kW) and is particularly conceived and developed for the Chinese market.