Maserati Ghibli Returns With More Doors, Diesel
The original Maserati Ghibli of the 1960s was one of the prettiest cars you could ever pick out of a magazine. Swooping lines, a large hood and a 4.9L V8 good for about 335-hp. But as production ended in '73 and then made a minor return in 1992 with limited success, Maserati has been hard at work perfecting the formula for the perfect Ghibli. This then, very well may be it. First off, it's a sedan. I know, neither the 60s nor 90s Ghibli came with the extra doors, but this is 2013, Maserati is all grown up. In order to rival the likes of Cadillac, BMW and Audi in the luxury sports sedan space, the new Ghibli needed an extra set of handles- at least, for now. Under the hood, the 3.0L turbocharged V6 should give near as much power as competition (about 400-hp), but the secret to Maserati's success will be with the diesel alternative, a 3.0L turbo diesel V6. It's something that us Americans mostly have no interest in, but in Europe and elsewhere, it's a good thing then to see one of these on the road.
Regarding looks, the Maserati is quite handsome. As with most cars in the lineup, the signature Maserati design is sleek and muscular without being too overbearing. Finally something with a bit of style in the segment. As for price, well, Maserati hasn't shared the goods just yet, but expect a showing in Shanghai later this month where more details should be given. PHOTOS: See more of the 2014 Maserati Ghibli