Yup, you won't believe what you're about to read. Call it a "sign of the times," or call it blasphemous. Your pick.

According to the latest sources, Maserati will be producing diesel motors for the all-new Ghibli. And here's where it gets even more intriguing. Maserati will be working alongside the "artisans" of Maranello — Ferrari — in the production of the oil burner. They want to get the sound "right."

If you're worried about a lack of grunt, have no fear. The GM of Europe, Giulio Pastore, revaled to Auto Express that the Ghibli diesel will have 275 horsepower and over 440 lb.-ft. of torque. Zero to 60 is expected in six seconds.

So, if it sounds "right," is quick and gets decent mpg is it all that bad?

Maserati has revealed more details of its first diesel engine, which will be fitted to the Ghibli when it launches here in the autumn...

...Maserati’s 3.0-litre V6 diesel features a special active valve that’s position is controlled by computer to constantly modulate the frequency of the sound waves passing through the exhaust. It ensures the car ‘sings’ above 3,000 rpm but remains quiet while cruising...

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