Maserati published this week a comprehensive photo gallery with the 2014 Ghibli, following the car's public debut in April at Auto Shanghai.
Up until now we only had several photos with the baby Quattroporte but Maserati decided to fix this by dropping almost 200 pics with their latest model. It is the company's first ever car to receive a diesel engine in the form of a V6 3.0-liter turbo developing 275 HP (202 kW) and 600 Nm (443 lb-ft) which is enough for a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in 6.3 seconds. The diesel-powered Ghibli returns 47 mpg UK (39.2 mpg US or 6 liters / 100 km).
Those who prefer gasoline engines can order the Ghibli with a twin-turbo V6 3.0-liter rated at 330 HP (243 kW) and 500 Nm (369 lb-ft). Maserati is also selling a Ghibli S model featuring the same gasoline engine but tweaked to release 410 HP (301 kW) and 550 Nm (405 lb-ft). In this configuration, the car will need only five seconds until 62 mph (100 km/h) before hitting a top speed of 177 mph (285 km/h).
These three engines are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission developed by ZF. European customers (except UK) will also have the possibility of opting for a Q4 all-wheel drive system. Both RWD and AWD versions come with a mechanical limited-slip rear differential with 35 percent lock-up under power and 45 percent under release.
The Maserati Ghibli has a double wishbone suspension up front and a multi-link rear system, while alloy sizes vary from the standard 18 inches to 21. Behind those wheels are Brembo ventilated cross-drilled brakes which in the Ghibli S measure 360x32mm and come with six-piston calipers for the front axle and four-piston calipers at the back.
Further details are available in the attached press release.