Maserati Ghibli Makes North American Debut in LA

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The Maserati Ghibli has finally made its debut in North America at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show.

The Ghibli sedan made its world premiere earlier this year at the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show with its eyes set on competing against the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes E-Class models. The Ghibli will be available with two gasoline engine choices, both of which are a 3.0-liter V6 turbocharged engine. One option has 330 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque while the other is more powerful with 410 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque.

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The Ghibli will also be Maserati’s first production vehicle to be powered by a diesel engine, with a 3.0-liter V6 turbo diesel available with 275 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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