Maserati Ghibli coming early next year - report

Maserati Ghibli speculative rendering, 1000, 15.11.2012
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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MaT7eY MaT7eY
Well , now that i had a second look at it , it does look like a dwarf warrior (Gimli)
Nov 16th, 2012 12:11pm
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platinumricky platinumricky
Its only a rendering,not the real thing.
Nov 16th, 2012 11:13am
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Valak Valak
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 16th, 2012 10:34am
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Prestige15 Prestige15
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 16th, 2012 11:00am
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tom43 tom43
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 16th, 2012 12:48pm
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jerry05cod4 jerry05cod4
i guess it wont be battling the audi A/S6??
Nov 16th, 2012 1:55am
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manhesamam manhesamam
this is retarded and very ugly. first they release the ugliest suv ever made and now this
Nov 16th, 2012 12:38am
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AravindAnand AravindAnand
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 16th, 2012 6:42am
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Afrikar Afrikar
"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 16th, 2012 12:17am
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platinumricky platinumricky
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 16th, 2012 11:06am
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