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2019 Maserati Ghibli - Technology Spotlight | Bert Ogden Maserati | Mission, TX

A 3.0-Liter V6 Engine: What Does This Mean? | Mission, TX

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Maserati offers superior performance with a range of engines to give you the power you want. But what do all of the specification numbers mean? Here, we take an in-depth look at the 3.0-liter V6 engines that come available on the Maserati Ghibli sport sedan to discover what it offers.

The Ghibli comes with two engine 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 engine options. The first has a maximum power of 345 horsepower and a maximum torque of 369 lb-ft of torque; the second engine offers more power and torque with 424 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque.


Displacement

Displacement is the measurement that is used to measure engines. It is usually expressed as liters and represents the total volume of all the cylinders in an engine. So, Maserati’s 3.0-liter engines have a displacement of 3.0. It’s important to keep in mind that the larger the number, the more power the engine will produce.


Cylinders

The cylinder of an engine is where the power is produced. It is a chamber where the gasoline is burned and then turned into power. They can either be aligned in a straight line (often referred to as an inline engine) or in two rows, which is referred to as a V engine. The Maserati 3.0-liter V6 therefore has six cylinders arranged in two rows. Keep in mind that the more cylinders an engine has, the more power it has.


Turbocharged

When an engine is turbocharged, it has an element that will boost the power of the engine while using less fuel. Because the V6 is turbocharged, it can produce the power of an eight-cylinder engine without sacrificing fuel efficiency.


Horsepower & Torque

When shopping for a vehicle, horsepower and torque are terms you will hear a lot in reference to engine power. Torque looks at the pulling power of the vehicle, while horsepower lets you know how much sustained work your vehicle can do. With a high-performance vehicle, you want high horsepower to help you maintain higher speeds.

Hopefully these explanations have shown you how to interpret Maserati engines. If you have more questions, feel free to contact Bert Ogden Maserati.