Renderings of the Maserati Ghibli are sparking conversations, mainly because of the sedan styling. The Maserati sedan is a departure, though not drastic, from the sleek sports coupe the world is accustomed to seeing. The Ghibli will be joining the next Maserati lineup, which offers something for nearly every type of driver.
The Ghibli is the new entry-level sedan for iconic Italian carmaker Maserati.
The four-door layout of the Ghibli offers more space than its predecessors, in the backseat. The overall size is actually a touch more compact than the 2014 Maserati Quattroporte. The chosen name Ghibli is interesting for a 4-door sedan, as the word was originally used for the 2-seater models of the 1960s and 1970s. The name Ghibli was last used on a powerful derivative of the Biturbo in the 1990s, and was also a 2-door layout.
Modern Ghibli rendering
Old school Ghibli
The Ghibli will be ideal for a daily driver and more affordable than the next-gen Quattroporte. Maserati has ambitious expansion plans, and the new sedan offering should help it enter new market segments.
- The entry-level Ghibli will boast a turbocharged V6 with 390 horses
- The next level up is a Ferrari-derived, direct injection supercharged V8 kicking out 490 horses. This seems quite similar to the Ferrari sourced engine in the new Quattroporte.
Competition includes the BMW 5-Series and 6-Series Gran Coupe, the Audi S6 and S7, the Cadillac CTS and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The Ghibli could appear Stateside around the end of 2013 as a 2014 model and is estimated to start around $65,000.
The sexier sibling
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