|Trim||Engine||Drive Type||Trans.||0-60||1/4 Mile||Mpg EPA C/H/Observed||Source|
2017 Maserati Ghibli
|S Q4 Sedan||3.0L Twin-Turbo V6||AWD||8A||4.7 sec||13.2 sec @ 105 mph||16/24/---- mpg||Motor Week|
2015 Maserati Ghibli
|S Q4 Sedan||3.0L Twin-Turbo V6||AWD||8A||4.8 sec||13.4 sec @ 104.8 mph||15/25/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
2014 Maserati Ghibli
|S Q4 Sedan||3.0L Twin-Turbo V6||AWD||8A||4.7 sec||13.4 sec @ 105 mph||15/25/18 mpg||Car and Driver|
|S Q4 Sedan||3.0L Twin-Turbo V6||AWD||8A||4.6 sec||13.2 sec @ 105.2 mph||15/25/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
1967 Maserati Ghibli
|Coupe||4.7L V8||RWD||5M||6.4 sec||14.9 sec @ 97 mph||----/----/15 mpg||Car and Driver|
About Maserati Ghibli
Mention the name Maserati, and what comes to your mind? The automobile brand is known for being sophisticated, expensive, and powerful. For the most part, the Maserati Ghibli lives up to all these qualities.
For many years, the Maserati has been considered an exotic brand, right up there with the likes of Ferrari and Lamborghini. It enters the luxury sedan market with the Ghibli. And although it is not the best and most reasonably priced car in its class, it is still a great choice for buyers who want a good looking sedan.
What can you expect from the Maserati Ghibli? Here are the specs of this luxury sedan:
- Engine: 3 liter turbocharged V6
- Power: 404 horsepower at 5,500 RPM
- 0-60: 4.7 seconds
- Top speed: 175 MPH
- Transmission: Eight-Speed Automatic
- Seating: Five People
- MPG: 15 for city driving, 25 for highway driving
- MSRP: $69,000 (base)
Lovely Exterior and Interior
If there is something positive to write about the Maserati Ghibli, it should be its luxurious looks. It’s not really surprising as the Italian automobile maker has been known for its styling, from its swoopy designs in the ‘60s to the boxy shapes of its cars in the ‘80s. Now the Maserati Ghibli, like other Maserati models, has a curvaceous exterior and clean, plush interior.
With clean lines and sculpted forms, the interior of the Ghibli gives it a more elegant look than its rival cars like the BMW 5 series. The trunk lid has some eye-catching Maserati scrip across it, making up for the rather pedestrian taillight design.
Insider, the front seats are roomy and comfortable. You’ll love being in the front with big front seats enclosed in luxurious, high-quality leather. There is an oval, analog clock placed on the dashboard, and most of the interior is covered in premium leather.
It doesn’t matter whether you are driving the car or not; you’ll love the spacious headroom both in the front and rear. The front seats in fact are too big that they take some space away from the backseat, something you don’t really expect from a sedan.
Under the hood of the Ghibli is a 3 liter, twin-turbocharged V6 engine that can produce 345 horsepower at 369 pounds-feet of torque. The other variation, the Ghibli S, has an engine that can churn out 404 horsepower and 406 pounds-feet of torque.
The Ghibli S obviously boasts of a more powerful engine, allowing it to accelerate from zero to 60 miles per hour in less than five seconds. That’s really impressive for a sedan.
However, the handling is not really designed for a sports sedan. You’ll notice that the Ghibli feels a bit heavy when changing directions and you’ll get the impression that Maserati designed it as a grand touring car.
Don’t expect to save fuel when you own the Ghibli, as it has a pretty miserable fuel economy numbers of 15 mpg for city driving and 25 for highway driving. Although to be fair, other luxury sedans are not really known to be efficient in fuel mileage like the BMW 550i at 16/25 mpg and E550 4 at 18/24 mpg.
The Ghibli is a big sedan so you can expect to have more room in the trunk for all your stuff. To be exact, there’s 17.7 cubic feet of cargo that is way more spacious than those offered by other luxury sedans like the E550 of Mercedes Benz (15.9 cubic feet) and the BMW 550i (14 cubic feet). There are also foldable rear seats that can accommodate longer or bulkier items.
Value for Money
The Maserati Ghibli has a base price of $69,000, making it more expensive than other V-6 engine luxury sedans. Keep in mind that this is the base price, and that opting for more accessories such as carbon fiber, wheel and cosmetic upgrades would increase the price tag to around $80,000 to $90,000.
On the other hand, competing cars are priced less like the BMW 550i which has a more powerful V-8 engine and starts with a base price of $67,000. And even when you buy more upgrades for the BMW car, its price would still be at least $5,000 cheaper than the Ghibli. Plus, you get better technology and safety features than the Ghibli.
The E550 of Mercedes-Benz is also cheaper with a base price of around $62,000 with a V-8 engine and standard all-wheel drive. And the Infiniti Q70 has a styling very similar to the Ghibli yet has a more powerful V-8 engine and around $4,000 cheaper.
The bottom line is that the Maserati Ghibli lives up to the reputation of its maker. It has a powerful engine, impressive looks, and spacious trunk space. But there are other luxury sedans with better handling and fuel mileage, and cheaper price.
To read more about Maserati Ghibli, visit the official Maserati website.
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