Maserati has released new photos of the Ghibli, but they’re not much in terms of variety. There’s a new rear three quarter image, but most of the new shots are that of the new twin-turbocharged V6 engine family which debuts with the Ghibli. Yes, the Ghibli will be 100% turbo V6 powered, with two petrol variants and a single diesel variant, the first for a Maserati.

We may not have a lot of photos to share, but we do have numbers. Performance details have also just been released. Both the petrol V6 engines offered are 3.0 litre units, and both are very fast. The ‘baseline’ 3.0 litre twin-turbo V6 does the 100 km/h sprint in just 5.6 seconds, yet produces 330 hp and 500 Nm of torque.

The higher powered version of the 3.0 litre motor does 410 hp at 5,500 rpm and 550 Nm of torque from 1,750 rpm, allowing the car to hit 100 km/h in 5.0 seconds.


Both these engines were developed by Maserati Powertrain in partnership with Ferrari Powertrain, and they will be built by Ferrari in Maranello. These V6 engines have petrol direct-injection technology along with two low-inertia parallel turbochargers, four continuous camshaft phasers and deliver their fuel at around 200 bar of pressure.

Details on the Ghibli’s oil burner lump have also been released. The Maserati Ghibli Diesel’s 3.0 litre turbocharged V6 produces 275 hp and a massive 600 Nm of torque, alllowing the Diesel to accelerate to 100 km/h in 6.3 seconds, all while consuming under 6.0 litres per 100 km on the NEDC fuel economy cycle.

It uses advanced commonrail direct fuel injection with 2,000 bar of injection pressure and features reduced-dwell-time injectors. This helps it to deliver sequential multiple injections for highly responsive performance and cleaner emissions with a CO2 output of less than 160 g/km on the combined cycle.


To ensure the Ghibli Diesel still sounds good, Maserati has employed a system called the Maserati Active Sound system which uses two sound actuators fitted near the exhaust tailpipe which help accentuate the engine’s most distinctive tones and modulate them precisely to suit the way the car is being driven. When the driver presses the Sport button, the sound becomes even more resonant.

The Ghibli’s platform is about 200 mm shorter than the Quattroporte at 2,990mm. It uses a double-wishbone front suspension and a multi-link rear suspension with the option of the active Skyhook system, part-time AWD, firm suspension damping and a powerful braking system.

And having Italian sports car roots, naturally is also the only car in its class to use a standard mechanical limited slip differential in all versions. There’s also the option for Q4 all-wheel drive.