Ghibli Comparison

Maserati Ghibli Comparison

Descended from a rich 100-year history of building race cars
and road cars, the Maserati Ghibli has ushered in a new era for the fabled
manufacturer.  Beautiful from every angle
and motivated by a thunderous twin-turbocharged V6, the Ghibli has a commanding
presence on the road.  Conceived to be a
more athletic and driver-focused car than the Quattroporte, the Maserati Ghibli
is both a work of art and an engineering triumph!

Ghibli vs

In the ever-competitive segment of luxury cars,
German offerings have long been praised for their precision and on-road
manners.  However, as technology
progresses, and driver-aids are becoming more and more prevalent, many of these
motorcars have been extremely diluted.
German luxury cars are considerably heavier, which taxes their braking
and handling.  Their suspension systems
have had to become increasingly compliant as a result, which leads to a less
precise and ‘rubbery’ road feel.  Weight
has also caused most German luxury engines to be tuned in a more conservative
manner, with lower rev limits and overly complex turbocharger systems that
stifle exhaust sound.  Autonomous driving
aids, artificial engine noise, and increasingly complex in-car systems have
hampered the experience for the most important component in a vehicle: The
Driver. Maserati maintains a focus on the driving experience, and does not
compromise performance for gadgetry.

Best Price

As Tested
Price

Engine

Power

Torque

Transmission

Drive

Brakes

Measurements

Wheelbase

Weight

Cargo
Capacity

EPA Mileage

0-60 MPH

Top Speed

Options

BMW
640i
xDrive Gran Coupe

$81800

$92100

3.0L twin-turbo inline-6

315 hp @ 5800-6000 rpm

330 lb-ft @ 1300-4500 rpm

ZF 8-Speed Automatic

AWD

4-Wheel ABS

197.1L x 74.6W x 54.8H

116.9 in

4,365 lbs

13 cu. Ft.

20/29 mpg

5.2 seconds

130 mph

M Sport Package
($4,400)

– M Steering
Wheel

– Alcantara
Headliner

– 19-inch Sport
Wheels

– Shadowline Exterior
Trim

– Aerodynamic Body
Kit

Executive Package
($3,500)

– Concierge
Services

– Soft-Close
Doors

– 4-Zone Automatic Climate
Control

– Head Up
Display

– Multi-Contour
Seats

– Front Ventilated
Seats

Power Sunshades
($1,000)

Cold Weather Package
($450)

– Heated Rear
Seats

– Heated
Steering Wheel

Maserati
Ghibli S Q4

$77900

$89550

3.0L twin-turbo V6

404 hp @ 5,250 rpm

406 lb-ft @ 1,750-6,750 rpm

ZF 8-Speed Automatic

AWD

Piston Calipers, ABS

195.7L x 82.7W x 57.5H

118 in

4,124 lbs

18 cu. Ft.

15/25 mpg

4.7 seconds

175 mph

Sport Package 19
($5,900)

– Skyhook Adaptive
Suspension

– Shift
Paddles

– 19-inch Sport
Wheels

– Inox Sport Foot
Pedals

– Extended
Leather

– Colored Brake
Calipers

Premium Package
($2,750)

– Power Foot
Pedals

– Rain Sensing
Wipers

– Power Rear
Sunblind

– Front and Rear Parking
Sensors

– Remote Start

– Easy Entry Seat
System

– Premium 10-Speaker 600W
Sound

Heated Wood Leather St Wh
($1,000)

Cold Weather Package
($850)

– Headlight
Washers

– Heated Windshield
Washers

– Heated Rear
Seats

Wi-Fi System
($750)

Rear
Laminated Glass
($400)

Mercedes-Benz
CLS400 4Matic

$68490

$81295

3.0L twin-turbo V-6

329 hp @ 5,250-6,000 rpm

354 lb-ft @ 1,600-4,000 rpm

7-speed automatic

AWD

4-Wheel ABS

192.1L x 81.5W x 57.1H

113.2 in

4,255 lbs

15.3 cu. Ft.

20/28

5.2 seconds

130 mph

Premium 2 Package
($3,650)


Navigation

– Full LED
Headlights

– Adaptive High Beam
Assist

– Satellite Radio
Traffic

– Voice
control

– 6-Disc CD/DVD Changer + SD
Reader

– Power Rear Window Sun
Shade

Premium 1 Package
($3,250)

– Ventilated Front
Seats

– harman/kardon Sound
System

– Satellite
Radio

– Keyless
Go

– Rearview
Camera

– Electronic Trunk
Closer

– Power Folding Side
Mirrors

Airmatic Adaptive
Suspension ($1,610)

19-inch Wheel Package
($1,490)

– 19-inch Sport
Wheels

– 3-Spoke Sport Steering
Wheel

– Brushed Aluminum
Pedals

Parking Assist Package
($1,290)

– Parktronic with Active
Parking Assist

– Surround View Camera
System

Wood and
Leather St Wheel
($590)

The Ghibli mission is to reverse this trend of
humdrum driving experiences, and provide the tactile and aural experience that
make for a truly rewarding drive.
Optional Sport mode summons an impressive bark from the exhaust system,
coupled with increased throttle response.
Available Skyhook Adaptive Suspension allows the driver to firm the
suspension for spirited excursions, and the large-diameter standard brakes are
a willing companion at any speed.
Exquisite forged aluminum Paddle Shifters enable the driver to instantly
and comfortably change gears in the incredible ZF 8-Speed Automatic
Transmission.  A Ferrari-designed
turbocharged V6 motivates the Ghibli, and produces class-leading horsepower in
the available S trim.  It features nearly
imperceptible turbo lag, and a wide power band accessible from any engine
speed.  Optional Q4 All-Wheel-Drive
ensures sure footing in any weather conditions.
Difficult to put in words, a test drive of the Ghibli is all one needs
to understand the true character of this 4-door sports car.  It is dramatically different from sedate
luxury cars!

Maserati Ghibli S Q4 Performance

About the Author:

Gaurav Khana

Gaurav
Khanna

Auto enthusiast and
connoisseur

Gaurav Khanna is an auto
connoisseur, marketer and a team member of the Experience Auto Group. He
has been working in the auto industry for over a decade and loves all
things automobile.

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