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Bentley Grabs The Top 3 Spots On IIHS’ List Of Vehicles With Highest Collision Losses 5
Jan
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Bentley, Bentley Continental, Bentley Flying Spur, BMW i8, BMW M3, BMW M4, BMW M6, IIHS, Maserati Ghibli, Maserati GranTurismo, Reports on 01 5th, 2018


The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has confirmed the obvious, luxury and performance cars cost a fortune to repair following a collision.

While this isn’t an earth shattering revelation, some models cost significantly more than others and the Bentley Continental GT stands out at its collision losses are 6.5 times greater than the average of $390 for all passenger vehicles. Nearly seven percent of all Continental GTs are involved in a collision and the model has a claim severity (how much is paid per claim) of $35,744 and overall losses (a combination of claim frequency and claim severity) of $2,536.

The Continental GT had plenty of familiar company at the top of the “highest overall losses” list as it was joined by the Continental Flying Spur and Continental GTC. Coupes took the next three spots as the BMW i8 had losses of $1,657 which was closely followed by the Maserati GranTurismo and M6 Coupe. Rounding out the top ten spots were the Audi RS7, BMW M3, BMW M4, and Maserati Ghibli.

At the opposite end of the spectrum, the Smart ForTwo electric had the lowest overall losses of $162. Podium positions also went to the Ram 1500 LWB 4WD and Ford F-250 4WD. Perhaps the most interesting vehicle on the list was the Corvette Z06 convertible which had a claim severity of $7,145 and losses of just $204.

The IIHS says this type of information is particularly helpful as data from collision claims include many crashes that aren’t reported to police. The organization also notes more than half of collision claims for passenger vehicles cost less than $3,000 with the majority falling in the $1,000 to $1,999 range.

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Fire Risk Prompts One Last Maserati Recall For 2017 31
Dec
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Maserati, Maserati Ghibli, Maserati Quattroporte, NHTSA, Recalls on 12 31st, 2017


Maserati has issued another recall. This time it’s relatively small in scope, but it’s rather serious in nature.

The problem comes down to a fuel line that could leak gasoline onto the engine bay or the underside of the vehicle. And as you might imagine, that poses the very real risk of a fire breaking out, with potentially disastrous consequences.

The campaign announced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration affects an estimated 1,406 examples of the 2018 Quattroporte and Ghibli in the United States, and another 86 in Canada – all of the units manufactured between July 24 and December 14 of this past year.

The manufacturer issued a stop-sale order for those vehicles affected on December 15, and is now followed up with a recall. The fix entails fitting new new fuel delivery lines in a process that’s set to kick off on February 9, 2018. But until then, owners might consider leaving their vehicles parked.

This is the fifth Maserati recall we’ve reported on in 2017. In January the manufacturer announced the recall of all the Levante S crossovers it had sold in America up to that point. In February it issued two more recalls – one for the Quattroporte, Ghibli, and Levante, and another for just the sedans. And in March, it recalled the Levane again. Those are just the ones on which we reported in the United States. Here’s hoping it won’t have to issue many more in the new year ahead.

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Maserati Extends Production Shutdowns To Mid-January, Says Report 20
Dec
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Maserati, Maserati Ghibli, Maserati GranCabrio, Maserati GranTurismo, Maserati Levante, Maserati Quattroporte, Reports on 12 20th, 2017


Maserati’s planned production shutdowns over the holiday season will be reportedly extended in order to reduce vehicle stocks.

The Grugliasco and Mirafiori factories will stop producing Maseratis until mid-January, Automotive News reports citing union sources.

The Grugliasco factory, which builds the Ghibli and Quattroporte models, will remain closed for four weeks and up until January 15 when last year the facility was shut for three weeks over the Christmas and NY holiday period.

Similarly production of the Levante SUV at the Mirafiori plant will stop from December 20 to January 15. Last year the line was stopped for only one additional day beyond statutory holidays and weekends. The Modena factory, home to the Granturismo and Grancabrio, is going to reopen on January 8 after stopping production on December 15.

Maserati declined to comment on the shutdown schedule while the FIOM union head Federico Bellono said that he was unsure if the longer production stops is caused by the declining sales in China or a structural decline in general sales. “It is clear that production is slowing down and investment in new models is on hold,” he said.

JATO Dynamics analyst Felipe Munoz said that despite the Levante competing in a fast-growing segment, its sales are falling “faster than we could expect at this point of its product cycle. This is hard to explain but worrying for the brand.”

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Facelifted 2018 Maserati Ghibli Is Great, But It Ain’t No Mercedes-AMG E63 Rival 19
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Film, Maserati, Maserati Ghibli, Maserati Videos, new cars, reviews, video on 12 19th, 2017


Maserati updated the Ghibli earlier this year, giving it up to 70 percent new parts, which include all sort of electronic features to help it drive and perform better than before.

Among the novelties is the new electric power steering, which waves goodbye to the old electric hydraulic system that offers more feel and is better overall, according to the Italian car company, which is so confident that it works that they won’t allow users to fiddle with it using the different driving modes.

Pointed towards the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Audi A4, BMW 5-Series, and Jaguar XF, the Maserati Ghibli remains an exotic presence, one where emotions play a big role in its appeal. In ‘S’ guise, which can cost up to £80,000 ($106,910) in the UK, it goes after the range-topping versions of the aforementioned models, such as the AMG E63 and M5.

However, even if it may be fabulous in lots of ways, adding a deeper soundtrack and a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine that’s good for 430PS (424hp) and 580Nm (428lb-ft) of torque, it’s not exactly on the same level as the rest of the super saloons.

At least that’s AutoExpress’ Steve Sutcliffe’s conclusion after traveling to Monaco to test the facelifted Maserati Ghibli S, but let’s see what else he had to say about it in the film that follows.

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Maserati Levante And Quattroporte Receive ‘Nerissimo’ Package In LA 30
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in LA Auto Show, Levante, Maserati, Maserati Ghibli, Maserati Quattroporte, Reports on 11 30th, 2017


Back in April, Maserati premiered the Ghibli Nerissimo in New York. Fast forward to November’s LA Auto Show and the Italian marque has announced a Nerissimo package for the Levante and Quattroporte as well.

Like the Ghibli Nerissimo, the Levante and Quattroporte Nerissimo combine Nero black paint with Black Chrome accents on the front grille, trunk, side air vents, trident logo, and the Maserati badges across the exterior. Additionally, the window surrounds, exhaust tips, and vertical grille bars are all bathed in black.

Beyond the release of the Nerissimo package in Los Angeles, Maserati has used the show to display the 2018 model year Ghibli and Levante, now sold in GranLusso and GranSport trims.

The GranSport line aims to cater towards owners looking for a sportier-than-usual experience with their Maserati. By comparison, the GranLusso trim includes Ermenegildo Zegna silk or full premium Italian leather upholstery as well as wood trim throughout the cabin.

Another small announcement made by Maserati in LA is that electric power steering has replaced the hydraulic power steering system of the Ghibli, Quattroporte, and Levante.

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New Dodge Challenger And Charger Reportedly Coming In 2021 With Maserati Ghibli’s Platform 19
Sep
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Dodge, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger, Dodge Durango, Dodge Grand Caravan, Dodge Journey, FCA, Maserati, Maserati Ghibli, Reports on 09 19th, 2017


Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is apparently committed to shifting the next generations Dodge Challenger and Charger to the same architecture underpinning the Maserati Ghibli.
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Maserati Hits Frankfurt With Full Revised Lineup 12
Sep
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Maserati, Maserati Ghibli, Maserati GranCabrio, Maserati GranTurismo, Maserati Levante, Maserati Quattroporte on 09 12th, 2017


Maserati has been working on revisions for every model in its lineup, and has shown some of them to us already. The Frankfurt Motor Show represents the first time they've all appeared under the same roof – with a couple of small additions, too.
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Maserati Hits Frankfurt With Full Revised Lineup 12
Sep
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Maserati, Maserati Ghibli, Maserati GranCabrio, Maserati GranTurismo, Maserati Levante, Maserati Quattroporte on 09 12th, 2017


Maserati has been working on revisions for every model in its lineup, and has shown some of them to us already. The Frankfurt Motor Show represents the first time they've all appeared under the same roof – with a couple of small additions, too.
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Maserati Hits Frankfurt With Full Revised Lineup 12
Sep
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Maserati, Maserati Ghibli, Maserati GranCabrio, Maserati GranTurismo, Maserati Levante, Maserati Quattroporte on 09 12th, 2017


Maserati has been working on revisions for every model in its lineup, and has shown some of them to us already. The Frankfurt Motor Show represents the first time they've all appeared under the same roof – with a couple of small additions, too.
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2018 Maserati Ghibli Debuts In China With New GranLusso and GranSport Editions 29
Aug
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Maserati, Maserati Ghibli, new cars on 08 29th, 2017


The facelifted Maserati Ghibli made its public debut at the Chengdu Motor Show, introducing its two new distinct versions, the GranLusso and GranSport.
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Used Maserati Ghibli Gets Massacred During Review 20
Apr
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Maserati, Maserati Ghibli, Maserati Videos, reviews, used cars, video on 04 20th, 2017


If you were planning on never purchasing a Maserati Ghibli, this review will do everything short of straight out erasing this car from your memory.
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Maserati Embraces Dark Side With Special Edition Ghibli ‘Nerissimo’ 12
Apr
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Maserati, Maserati Ghibli, new cars, New York auto show on 04 12th, 2017


Maserati North America has chosen New York City as the perfect location to unveil a new special edition Ghibli dubbed the Nerissimo.
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Forget Barn Finds, These Classics Were Found In A Swiss Castle 3
Apr
Posted by Carscoops Staff in ASTON MARTIN, auction, Barn Finds, Classics, Ford, Ford Mustang, Jaguar, Jaguar E-Type, Lamborghini, Maserati, Maserati Ghibli, Maserati Quattroporte, mercedes, Mercedes SL, Rolls-Royce on 04 3rd, 2017


Regular readers will be familiar with the concept of a “barn find”: a classic car that's been long since forgotten in a barn, garage, or some dusty warehouse somewhere, only to be discovered decades later – often in need of a little cosmetic TLC, but mechanically intact.
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Facelifted 2018 Maserati Ghibli Is On Its Way 14
Mar
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Maserati, Maserati Ghibli, Maserati Scoops, new cars, Scoops on 03 14th, 2017


After updating the Ghibli for the 2017MY by adding more power and new safety and connectivity features, Maserati will be launching a restyled version towards the end of the year.
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