I have no idea what you are talking about..They were 4 cylinder Chrysler 2.2 turbos...Nothing like the current twin turbo cars...Fiat owns Chrysler...It wasn't the other way around...Fiat is the parent company and owned Maserati before the merger..Jason
Stellantis is actually the parent. And yes, Fiat bought Chrysler; and Marchionne expanded the Maserati range to include more “downmarket” offerings, i.e., the Ghibli. (My 4200 CC was $90,000 in 2002. A new Ghibli is about $95,000 20 years later.). But the Ghibli was based on the Chrysler 200 with an engine assembled by Ferrari using a Chrysler 6 cylinder block. Sure, the Ghibli has more engine than used in the TC — a 4 cylinder Chrysler or a 6 cylinder Mitsubishi — but the TC engine was probably comparable to a Porsche 944 of the day. (Given that the TC likely weighed in at a half ton less, 160 GP was likely pretty sporty.).
I wouldn’t buy one. Stick with a BMW that’s more easily serviced with greater parts availability. (I have to drive by 7 BMW dealers before I get close to the Maserati dealer and the staff at the MaseratI dealership are jerks.). It’s not my intention to trash Maserati. I love my 4200 with no plans on retiring it. But, if you’re going to “marry an Italian woman” — whether automotive or human — make sure that she’s worth the headache and maintenance.