The Maserati Ghilbli is the latest Marques latest design, the 2014 car carries a similar shape to the larger and more expensive Maserati Quattroporte while also having its own aggressive edge. The smaller car has been built to take on the likes of the BMW 5 Series, Audi A6 and Mercedes E Class while its bigger brother handles the 7 Series A8 and S Class.
The Italian looks great and has been put on show at the Maserati stand at this years Los Angeles Motor Show. The subtle yet smart grey car accentuates the cars angry front end and the swooping, softer lines that meet at its rear.
Just to refresh your mind about what this car entails, the Ghibli will be available with two 3.0-liter V6 engines. The first will actually be Maserati’s first ever diesel powered production unit, while the latter will be a more conventional petrol powered unit. Expect the V6 to deliver upwards of 410hp while the diesel should produce around 330hp. A V8 engine is then expected to complete the Maserati Ghibli line-up but no official word for such an engine has been given.
Either way, all engines will be mated to ZF eight-speed automatic transmissions with paddle shifters. Although the car won’t be available with a traditional manual, Maserati will thankfully offer the Maserati Ghibli in both all-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive configurations.