The 2014 Maserati Ghibli represents the entry level model that will be positioned bellow the Quattroporte. This vehicle can be described as the spiritual successor to the Biturbo 425/430 sedans but comes with a significantly larger body.
We can easily notice the similarities between this vehicle and larger Quattroporte. Both are offered with quite similar design language that Maserati delivers on their latest models and we certainly do not mind because it looks fantastic. Looking from the front we can easily notice the elegance but also the aggressive stance that this model has. Road presence will be at very high level and you will be immediately noticed when you drive it.
This vehicle is delivered so that the aura of the brand would be additionally exploited. There is no doubt that it can offer a lot and we will be getting one budget vehicle that will be a great alternative to those that are looking for a vehicle that can compete with E class and similar models.
2014 Maserati Ghibli Review
When it comes to engine and powertrain we expect to see two V6 units both turbocharged. More powerful version will offer 404 hp while the entry level unit has not been specified yet when it comes to the power and performances but we do expect it to be in the range of 320 to 350 hp. There are rumors that the twin turbo V8 that Ferrari is developing could be offered in 2014 Maserati Ghibli and with this we are sure that it will be a real beast.
Since diesel engines are quite popular in Europe and we have large number of Mercedes E Class sold with diesel option we know that this car will come with diesel unit. Base unit could be the 3.0 liter V6 engine but at this moment we do not have any power details about it but it could offer about 250 hp for this base model. Power for all engines will be transferred through eight speed automatic ZF sourced transmission. At this moment there are no details about performances, acceleration time and max speed.
The 2014 Maserati Ghibli will share many parts with its bigger brother Quattroporte and the same platform will be used but with few small changes. This car will come as a rear wheel drive model but the all wheel drive will be offered as option. We could hear that this Masserati will offer sporty drive dynamics and we are pretty sure that it will happen.
Price Of 2014 Ghibli
Main competition for 2014 Maserati Ghibli will be the Mercedes E Class, Audi A6/S6, BMW 5 Series/M5, Jaguar XF, Cadillac CTS and similar. With this level of competition it will be pretty hard to get a decent amount of market share but with the starting price of about $ 65.000 it certainly compete with many of these cars. Certainly one of the advantages is the fact that the name Maserati brings a level of exotic that many other models do not have but than again it will compete against Jaguar, BMW, Audi, Mercedes and similar which are the premium and luxury brands.