Maserati Ghibli coming early next year - report

 Maserati Ghibli coming early next year - report
Maserati Ghibli speculative rendering, 1000, 15.11.2012

Will battle the BMW 5-Series & Mercedes E-Class

Maserati just took the wraps off the redesigned Quattroporte, but a new report is indicating the sedan will be getting a little brother much sooner than expected.

Automotive News says the entry-level Ghibli could be unveiled at next year's Geneva or Shanghai Motor Show. It will reportedly measure 5000mm long and be built at the former Carrozzeria Bertone plant that Fiat acquired three years ago.

Set to battle the BMW 5-Series and Mercedes E-Class, the Ghibli could ride on a modified version of the platform that underpins the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger.

Regarding engines speculation suggests the model could have a turbocharged Pentastar V6 that develops approximately 390 bhp (291 kW). There could also be a Ferrari-sourced, turbocharged 3.8-liter V8 engine with roughly 490 bhp (365 kW).

Note: Maserati Ghibli speculative rendering pictured

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Well , now that i had a second look at it , it does look like a dwarf warrior (Gimli)
Nov 16, 2012 5:11 am
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Its only a rendering,not the real thing.
Nov 16, 2012 4:13 am
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This piece of news has made my day, I'm so happy things are finally getting in gear for Maserati (and hopefully, very soon, Alfa) as some Italian flair is very much welcome on a market dominated by German efficiency.
Nov 16, 2012 3:34 am
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I agree, especially VW being too busy trying to take over the world, I love british and italian cars the have so much on passion and soul, gereman are fine on long term engineering but allways short on passion, i rekon out of all the german cars, mercedes is the best.
Nov 16, 2012 4:00 am
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Is a Lambo Aventador short on passion? Or a Rolls-Royce? Or a Bentley? All constructed by Germans....Where is the "italian passion" looking on cars like the Fiat Punto and Alfa 159, which have not received any technological update since years? Is a Maserati based on US-Chrysler components build with "italian passion" ?
Nov 16, 2012 5:48 am
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i guess it wont be battling the audi A/S6??
Nov 15, 2012 6:55 pm
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this is retarded and very ugly. first they release the ugliest suv ever made and now this
Nov 15, 2012 5:38 pm
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Kindly read the article fully (including the Note in the end) before jumping into conclusions. For your convinience - Note: Maserati Ghibli speculative rendering pictured
Nov 15, 2012 11:42 pm
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"could ride on a modified version of the platform that underpins the Chrysler 300". Do they mean the old E class chassis. LOL Maserati is thinking backward.
Nov 15, 2012 5:17 pm
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The chrysler LX platform isn't entirely based on the w210 e-class platform- its just the AWD system, front control arm suspension (frm the previous gen. S-class),rear differentials and ESP that were borrowed from MB.
Nov 16, 2012 4:06 am
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