Maserati Ghibli (2013)

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    Maserati Ghibli (2013)

    Maserati Ghibli (2013): CAR's artist's impression (excerpts)
    By Tim Pollard (artist's impression by Christian Schulte)
    11 October 2012 10:00
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    Maserati is busy preparing a baby Quattroporte for launch in late 2013 – and this is our best look yet at the new Maserati Ghibli sports saloon.
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    The Italians confirmed at the recent Paris motor show that they'd revive the evocative Ghibli badge for the new four-door, which is designed to challenge the likes of the BMW M5 and Porsche Panamera.
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    Maserati Ghibli (2013): the lowdown
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    The Ghibli will be considerably smaller than the Quattroporte, which stretches to 5.1m long. We hear the new junior Maser saloon will be nearer 4.9m, shadowing a Merc E-class four-door.
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    Dubbed project M157, the new Ghibli will use much of the architecture from its big brother the Quattroporte. The new QP will be unveiled at the 2013 Detroit motor show in just a few months' time and we expect it to move up a notch to free up more fresh water for the Ghibli.
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    The rear-wheel drive platform has now been engineered to accept four-wheel drive for more powerful versions – with the aim of taming traction and extending the reach of this high-speed luxury missile in parts of the world where snow is an annual accompaniment to winter, rather than a light dusting like you'll usually find in parts of the UK.
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    Engines in the new Maser Ghibli
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    Downsizing is the name of the game here, unsurprisingly. So a new suite of V6 engines will make an appearance, breathed on by a pair of turbochargers to liberate the power necessary for a heavy saloon to make swift progress.
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    Inhouse partner Ferrari is helping to establish a new powertrain division within the Fiat group, which will produce these engines for Alfa Romeo and Maserati. That portends well for a charismatic family of tuneful Italians.
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    Re: Maserati Ghibli (2013)

    Gorgeous car in the rendering, if nothing else. I wonder if this new generation of V-6s will be based on the Pentastar? I don't see why not being it's a brand new engine that was built specifically for future applications of FI, cylinder deactivation, direct injection, etc.

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    Re: Maserati Ghibli (2013)

    CTS better bring its A game

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