2016 Maserati Ghibli vs 2016 BMW 5 Series

2016 Maserati Ghibli vs 2016 BMW 5 Series

2016 Maserati Ghibli 2016 BMW 5 Series
  345 hp 240 hp
  3.0L V6 2.0L 4-Cyl.
  21.1 gallons 18.5 gallons

2016 Maserati Ghibli vs 2016 BMW 5 Series

Serving North Olmsted, Strongsville, and Elyria, OH

When you think of the name Maserati the phrase “Midsized luxury sedan” doesn’t come to mind. And yet, that’s exactly the case with this Italian car manufacturer. In addition to its performance racing and touring vehicles, Maserati creates midsized vehicles for business people or families. Not just those in Italy, mind you, but across Europe. And when something like the Maserati Ghibli hits the road it immediately gets compared to other luxury midsize sedans in the European model. The BMW 5 Series, for example.


Both 2016 models have impressive names connected to them, although it can be said that Maserati is slightly more prominent. The 2016 Series 5 was the last model sold before an entire rebuild for 2017, which meant the potential of saving the best for the new model year. While many other items are comparable between the two European luxury sedans, there are some elements of the Maserati Ghibli which outshine its BMW cousin.


Maserati has the advantage when it comes to the 3.0-litre V6 models of the two vehicles. It’s twin-turbocharged and intercooled engine offers horsepower of 345 and torque of 370 hp as opposed to the 300 hp of the 5 Series. The larger wheel size, an inch more in diameter from the BMW, gives the Maserati a smoother ride and quicker turning on any road surface. For those who drive in rainy or snowy conditions on a semi-regular basis, The Ghibli’s speed-sensitive, rain-detecting wipers with heated jets keep visibility at near one hundred percent at all times.


BMW has always been known for its safety record, but in this case, the M2016 Maserati Ghibli does one or two better to keep drivers and passengers safe. One way is the low-pressure warning sensor which provides information for each individual tire. Another is the driver knee airbag that deploys in accidents to prevent serious injury. Finally, unlike the BMW, the Ghibli comes standard with a back-up camera to prevent pedestrian and auto accidents.


The infotainment system in the 2016 Maserati Ghibli matches its high-profile status. It comes standard with an eight-inch touchscreen display to control the AM/FM radio, CD/DVD player, and 90-day SiriusXM subscription. USB connections, SD memory card slot, and Bluetooth capability provide for external entertainment resources. Steering wheel controls and voice activation abilities complete the prime infotainment options available.

Between the 2016 midsized luxury sedan models, the Maserati Ghibli surpasses the BMW 5 Series on many levels. However, don’t let this stop you from seeing for yourself what it can do. Stop by Cleveland Motorsports, 28300 Lorain Rd, North Olmsted, to get in the driver’s seat of the Maserati Ghibli to see what it can really do and how it compares to the BMW 5 Series. You may be ready to drive this midsize luxury sedan out of the lot on the same day.