2014 Maserati Ghibli Review, Price and Release – Welcome to Neocarsuv.Com, we will provide the latest information about the Maserati Ghibli Redesign. 2014 Maserati Ghibli is one brand new car from Maserati that will be release in 2014. We will also review about the price, interior, exterior and engine of the 2014 Maserati Ghibli.
The first rumors about a new Maserati sedan placed under the current Quattroporte appeared at the beginning of 2010, but after a couple of months of heating up the air waves, the new car fell by the wayside while everyone made room for the new Audis, Ferrari Ferraris, and such. Now, with just two weeks before the car’s official debut in Shanghai, Maserati has dropped the first details on its latest addition to the lineup.
Based on the same platform as the new generation Quattroporte , the new Ghibli sedan features a sportier character when compared to its big brother. Also, unlike previous rumors, for the new Ghibli, Maserati will only use two V-6 engines, while the V-8 engine used in the Quattroporte won’t be used.
The Maserati Ghibli made its North American debut at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, and it will hit showrooms in early 2014 at a starting price of $65,600. This will surely help Maserati boost its sales to 50,000 cars annually by 2015.
The Maserati Ghibli’s design team was challenged to produce a saloon that emphasised its more dynamic driving characteristics through a more aggressive visual personality, yet still maintained discernible visual links with the Quattroporte.
The outline of the body reflects a coupe-like philosophy for the four-door saloon, while there are strong feline hints around the Ghibli’s grille and headlights. The grille takes its inspiration from the current GranTurismo and it can draw a line back to the classic 1950s A6 GCS.
It also maintains Maserati’s distinctive C-pillar treatment, which delivers much of the coupe-like stance and carries the classical Saetta Maserati logo, carrying on a tradition dating back to 1963.
The side profile is dominated by a swage line that runs from the traditional Maserati grille vents behind the front wheels and finishes in the rear lights themselves.
Inside, the Ghibli sets itself apart from the Quattroporte with a unique dashboard design that perfectly matches its sportier and more youthful character without losing any of the luxury expected from Maserati. The Ghibli also delivers a sporty design combined with all the spaciousness expected in an executive saloon from Maserati.
The Maserati Ghibli, Ghibli S and Ghibli Diesel all utilise an eight-speed automatic transmission to deliver their performance, providing seamless comfort with fast gear shifting for hard acceleration.
All Ghibli models deliver exquisite handling thanks to their perfectly balanced weight distribution, a double-wishbone front suspension and a state-of-the-art five-link rear suspension. It can now deliver the added security and all-weather assurance of all-wheel drive as well.
The first official images reveal that the new Ghibli will adopt an exterior design similar to what we have seen in the Quattroporte. Maserati will combine the dynamic lines required by a sporty sedan with the specific elegance of the Italian models.
Up front, you will notice the same headlights and grille seen on the Quattroporte, while the rear appears to be slightly different. The exhaust system features oval end pipes and not trapezoidal as in the Quattroporte, while the trunk spoiler is a little bit more discrete in the Ghibli.
The Ghibli rides on a 118-inch wheelbase and it measures in at 195.7 inches in length. It comes standard with a set of 18-inch wheels, but you can opt for 19-, 20- or 21-inch wheels.
2014 Maserati Ghibli Exterior Specifications:
• Length: 195.7 In.
• Width (with mirrors): 82.7 In.
• Width (without mirrors): 76.6 In.
• Height: 57.5 In.
• Wheelbase: 118.0 In.
• Front track: 64.4 In.
• Rear track: 65.1 In.
• Front overhang: 36.8 In.
• Rear overhang: 40.9 In.
• Turning circle: 461 In.
• Trunk capacity: 18 Cubic Feet
• Fuel tank capacity: 21.1 Gal.
• Curb weight: 3,992 LB
For the interior Maserati will be offering the same level of luxury we have already seen in its entire lineup. There will be a three-spoke steering wheel, top-quality leather, carbon-fiber insertions and tons of new tech gadgets.
Previous rumors suggested that the new Ghibli will be offered with the same V-6 and V-8 engines used in the Quattroporte. Still, Maserati Maserati prepared a surprise for us, as it packs two gasoline-powered, 3.0-liter, turbocharged V-6 in the global market, and a 3.0-liter V-6 turbo-diesel in Europe, making it the first-ever Maserati model to use a diesel engine.
The base 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 engine hits the streets with 345 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. This engine will sprint the Ghibli to 60 mph in only 5.5 seconds while turning in a fuel-consumption rate of 19 mpg combined.
The Ghibli S Q4 will receive a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine that pumps out 404 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 406 pound-feet of torque from as low aw 1,750 rpm. This will rocket the sedan to 60 mph in only 4.7 seconds and up to a top speed of 175 mph.
For those that want a more eco-friendly option without sacrificing too much in terms of performance, Maserati offers up the Ghibli Diesel — the first Maserati to ever use a diesel engine — in Europe. This 3.0-liter V-6 turbo-diesel engine pumps out 202 kW (275 horsepower) and a massive 570 Nm of torque. This helps it hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in a fast-for-a-diesel 6.3 seconds. On top of great performance, the Ghibli Diesel also features a fuel-consumption rate of just 36.2 mpg urban, 57.7 mpg extra urban and 47.8 mpg combined.
The diesel variant also features Maserati’s Active Sound system, which uses a pair of sound actuators next to the exhaust exits to accentuate the exhaust notes, giving them a more impressive sound when you hammer on the accelerator. A “Sport” button on the interior further enhances the exhaust note.
The engines will mate to an eight-speed automatic transmission and customers will have the choice of either rear-wheel drive or the new “Q4″ all-wheel-drive system in the base model, while the S model comes standard with the Q4 system.