All-New 2014 Maserati Ghibli Sports Sedan: First Official Photos?


Only a few hours ago, we shared a teaser video of the upcoming 2014 Maserati Ghibli in which the Italian carmaker promised to drop the first images of the car later this week, ahead of its world premiere at the Auto China 2013 in Shanghai on April 20.

Apparently, they didn't check for…a leak, as the Czech team over at Autoforum (in case you didn't notice the red logo) are laying claims to the first official shots of the production Ghibli. While we can't be 100 percent certain at this time, our initial impression is that they're the real deal.

We've added photos of the new Quattroporte after the jump so you can compare the styling of the two cars for yourself, but in our eyes, the Ghibli looks very much like a shorter and more compact in general, version of the larger Maserati with an even lower and more angry looking front end.

The dashboard also looks similar but has more contemporary and aggressive details and trim, which was to be expected since the Ghibli aims at a comparatively younger crowd and will be cross-shopped by buyers of the more powerful versions of the BMW 5-Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, as well as the Audi A7 Sportback, BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe and the Mercedes-Benz CLS.

We don't have any official information of the new Ghibli in our hands yet, but from what we know, it should measure somewhere around 4.8 to 4.9 meters long and be offered with turbocharged V6 and V8 gasoline engines.

Shout out to Martin S. for the tip!






mccarluvr123 said... »April 08, 2013

I like it! The interior looks a little busy, but other that that it looks nice! Although, in this class of cars, I still find the new CTS stunning and very hard to beat as far as good looks are concerned!

George Emilio said... »April 08, 2013

I hope so! It's beautiful

Lucas said... »April 08, 2013

i love it! good job maserati (if is real)

AstonMartin said... »April 08, 2013

Oh sh** - I am very surprised. Excellent job Maserati. The new Quattroporte is a design fumble but the Ghibli (terrible name) offers redemption. Hopefully they'll keep it going with the upcoming SUV.

Sushi Ninja said... »April 09, 2013

If this is not an exercise in Photoshop I will be pleased. Looks better than the Quattroporte.

Markey said... »April 09, 2013

damn it. I need to go get changed, now. Gorgeous stuff.

Car_Guy1 said... »April 09, 2013

This is in no way an insult, but my first thought was "New Buick"... maybe it was the holes in the side. It also says a lot about how far Buicks have come

gf said... »April 09, 2013

Mazda 6?

lukas said... »April 09, 2013

appearance of the front something like bmw

jh said... »April 09, 2013

seriously... you guys like that? doesn't anyone notice the bmw 3 series front / audi taillights / opel shapes (for example the outlining of the taillights) ??? it seems to me like a mix between different and already existing design languages and it is not even copied that well... and as someone already postet on wcf: it does look very asian - appealing. (no offense, i'm talking about the market, not the people).

it doesn't look shabby, but not that good either. come on people, raise your aspirations..

Yipyap said... »April 09, 2013

That looks hot. Love the interior style.

Dan Facciolo said... »April 09, 2013

Ghibli (Geeb-ly): Sound of drool dripping from the corner of one's mouth.

Thomas said... »April 09, 2013

The roofline, side view and proportions in general are very Maserati, indeed.
Actually, one can say that everybody copied the italian design so much that when a new italian design is born you confuses the way that things happen.
To compare the class and elegance of this Maserati design with the BMW mess and the korean-design language that Mercedes is trying is out of sense, IMHO.

Cameron said... »April 09, 2013

Looks like an Infinity to me.

jh said... »April 09, 2013

all my life i have been surrounded by italian cars in my family (mostly alfa) and been an italian (sports)car- enthusiast just as long. and i observe car designs since i was 10 ... so that's about 20years (and even if i decided not to study transportation design, i still am a person who has a deeper interest in the matter - not saying that you haven't!). but to be honest - the italians aren't what they used to be. the automobile industry changed a lot over the last 10 years and that (sadly) includes the italian manufacturers.

designers these days have very good ideas, but the decision if a design makes it into production depends on the market analysts, since there is no room for error (in terms of an unsuccessful model).

and i'm very sorry to say, but (even if tastes differ) taste is something you can't buy and a lot of people don't really get into the details of modern cars. they just see something flashy and think - hey, that's cool, people will twist their necks... i want one.

i don't want to offend you, but the lines and details i am talking about are not italian (the roofline and wheelarches are, i agree). sorry. open up a picture of the new 3 series front and it has a very similar structure. the bulk on the trunk is actually a 1 to 1 copy of bmw's last generation trunk-design-failure.

and one has to say - the germans have really good designs today, only are they mostly too cold and somewhat soulless. and somehow i find maserati is loosing it - sadly! every dog has its day .. in my opinion maserati's was yesterday :(

but i'm very curious of the 4c based porsche competitor.

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