In developing its newest sedan, Maserati took its Ghibli to a climactic wind tunnel in order to test the vehicle under some of the most unusual weather conditions in the world.
The Ghibli, which is Maserati’s first production car to be offered with a diesel engine, is built to compete with the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class models. The diesel powerplant is a 3.0-liter, V6 turbo with 275 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque while buyers can also choose from one of two 3.0-liter V6 turbocharged engines with either 330 hp and 360 lb-ft of torque or 410 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque.
As for the climactic wind tunnel testing, the Italian automaker put its Ghibli through rigorous temperature changes from -30 degrees Celsius to over 60 degrees Celsius.
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