This is supposed to be the new Maserati Ghibli which will be presented at Shanghai in April. Sales will begin in late 2013. The Ghibli has been influenced by the design of the Quattroporte, featuring LED lights, a big grille and twin tailpipes.
It will be built at the former Bertone factory(Carrozzeria Bertone), which was acquired by Fiat three years ago and it borrows the same subframe and electrically adjustable suspension as the Quattroporte.The Ghibli’s body will be made out of aluminium and it will have a length close to 4.9 meters, 30 cm less than the 5.2 meters of the Quattroporte. It will have the same rear wheel platform as the Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Lancia Thema. The car has been codenamed M157 and it has been designed by Pininfarina. It will be placed opposite the Audi A6, BMW 5-Series and Mercedes E-Class and it will be available in a four wheel drive version.
It will be equipped with the same V6 3,0 liter twin turbo engine, as the Quattroporte, which will produce 385 hp for the Ghibli. Also there will be a V8 3,8 liter twin turbo engine with 480 hp. Rumors also say that a diesel engine will be available the same V6 3,0 liter found in the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Chrysler 300. Every engine will be combined with an 8 speed ZF automatic transmission with paddles on the steering wheel. The four wheel drive versions will be available only in countries that have the steering wheel on the left.