Maserati Ghibli (M157)

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Maserati Ghibli
2014 Maserati Ghibli III Q4 fR.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Maserati
Production 2013-
Assembly Avv. Giovanni Agnelli Plant, Grugliasco, Turin, Italy
Body and chassis
Class Mid-size Executive car
Body style 4-door sedan
Layout
Related Quattroporte VI (2013–present)
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission 8-speed ZF automatic [1]
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,998 mm (118.0 in)
Length 4,971 mm (195.7 in)
Width 1,945 mm (76.6 in)
Height 1,461 mm (57.5 in)

The Maserati Ghibli is an executive car produced by the Italian car manufacturer Maserati in the new Giovanni Agnelli Plant in Grugliasco near Turin.[2]

Ghibli (2013-)[edit]

The car was unveiled to the public at the Shanghai Motor Show (with V6 (330PS) engine).

Early models included a choice of 3 engines (3.0-litre V6 twin-turbo (330PS) petrol, V6 twin-turbo (410PS) petrol, 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel (275PS)).[3][4]

Ghibli Q4[edit]

Rear view of the Ghibli Q4 (US)

The S Q4 version of the Ghibli has all-wheel drive (AWD). The AWD system has a transfer case attached to the end of the same 8-speed transmission used in all Ghiblis, an open differential bolted to the oil pan, and shafts to connect the two and the differential to the front wheels. The system adds 59 kilograms (130 lb) to the vehicle, with no change in gas mileage or weight distribution. Maseratis with AWD make up 70 percent of the company's sedan sales in the United States. The powertrain is the same as that in the Quattroporte.[5]

Engines and performance[edit]

Model Engine Max power Torque Drive Top speed 0–100 km/h
0–62 mph
Emissions CO
2
Ghibli 2,979 cc V6 Twin Turbo petrol 330 PS (243 kW; 325 bhp) at 5000 rpm 500 N·m (369 lb·ft) RWD 263 km/h (163 mph) 5.6 223 g/km
Ghibli S 2,979 cc V6 Twin Turbo petrol 410 PS (302 kW; 404 bhp) at 5500 rpm 550 N·m (406 lb·ft) RWD 285 km/h (177 mph) 5 243 g/km
Ghibli S Q4 2,979 cc V6 Twin Turbo petrol 410 PS (302 kW; 404 bhp) at 5500 rpm 550 N·m (406 lb·ft) AWD 284 km/h (176 mph) 4.8 246 g/km
Ghibli Diesel* 2,987 cc V6 Turbo diesel 250 PS (184 kW; 247 bhp) at 4000 rpm 570 N·m (420 lb·ft) RWD 240 km/h (149 mph) 6.7 184 g/km
Ghibli Diesel 2,987 cc V6 Turbo diesel 270 PS (199 kW; 266 bhp) at 4000 rpm 570 N·m (420 lb·ft) RWD 250 km/h (155 mph) 6.3 184 g/km

* Italian market only

Promotion[edit]

In the United States, the Ghibli was used in a commercial during Super Bowl XLVIII called "Strike", which aired on 2 February 2014. This marked the first time that Maserati aired an ad in the United States, which is part of Fiat Chrysler's promotional push to expand its brands in North America, as it prepares to sell the Ghibli there in the first quarter of 2014.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Maserati Official Ghibli III site. Retrieved 3 July, 2013.
  2. ^ English, Andrew, "Maserati Ghibli review: The new Maserati Ghibli is central to the brand's ambitious expansion plan. Is it good enough to help deliver it?", The Telegraph, June 27, 2013
  3. ^ 2014 Maserati Ghibli snarls in Shanghai
  4. ^ "Maserati Ghibli 2013". Auto Express. 20 April 2013. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  5. ^ Carey, John (March 3, 2014). "Finding Traction". Autoweek 64 (6): 24–27. ISSN 0192-9674. 
  6. ^ "Maserati introduces Ghibli to Americans in Super Bowl spot" from Autoblog (February 3, 2014)

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