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2013 Maserati Ghibli first spy photos emerge

 2013 Maserati Ghibli first spy photos emerge
2013 Maserati Ghibli spy photo 18.12.2012 / Automedia

Baby Quattroporte

These are the first spy shots with the upcoming Maserati Ghibli, taken in northern Sweden.

The Italian company revealed earlier this year they plan on adding two new models to their lineup in the future. The first one will be a crossover called Levante, while the other is a baby Quattroporte with the Ghibli moniker.

The spy photos show a prototype camouflaged as an old Quattroporte but upon closer inspection we can tell the car is shorter, especially when looking at the rear doors. Codenamed "M157", Ghibli could be based on a modified Chrysler 300 chassis and get a lot of Chrysler tech.

Power will most likely come from a turbo version of the Pentastar 3.5-liter V6 unit with an output of approximately 375 hp (280 kW) - 400 hp (298 kW). Maserati will also offer the Ferrari-made V8 engine offered in the new Quattroporte where it produces 523 hp (390 kW). These two engines will be connected to an 8-speed transmission from ZF.

The Maserati Ghibli will be revealed sometime next year.

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Comments (8)

 ertahaz_hossain ertahaz_hossain
Beware E Class, 5er and A6 :P
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December 19, 2012 5:49 am
 autoficianado autoficianado
Chrysler's Pentastar V6 is 3.6 litres not 3.5. Development is underway on a new Pentastar engine displacing 3.2 litres for future cars. Also the hatch/humpback is camoflague and I would seriously doubt Maserati will come to market with a humpback Panamera clone.
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December 18, 2012 1:31 pm
 Francois Francois
Do we really want to see or buy small middle class Maserati?? Really?? Why Maserati can't focus on making the brand even more luxurious to compete with Bentley or even Ferrari. Maserati potential buyers didn't probably choose between it's models and Ferraris. It's a different story not actually comparable.
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December 18, 2012 1:08 pm
 Aygo Aygo
Am I correct to assume that the hatchback-looking prototype vehicle is that of the recently revealed Maserati Quattroporte and the Ghibli prototype is hiding behind it? And what's up with the "thumbs down"?. I was asking a question....
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December 18, 2012 12:22 pm
 duppy mowt duppy mowt
Everybody wants to get into the hatch-crossover-wagon-coupe business.... WHY?
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December 18, 2012 11:23 am