2017 Maserati Ghibli vs 2017 BMW 5 Series

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2017 Maserati Ghibli 2017 BMW 5 Series
HORSEPOWER
  345 hp 248 hp
BASE ENGINE
  3.0L V6 2.0L 4-Cyl.
SATELLITE RADIO
  Standard Optional

2017 Maserati Ghibli vs 2017 BMW 5 Series

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The luxury sedan segment appeals to drivers who want the very finest motoring experience that combines performance, comfort and style. Two top contenders in the under-$100K segment are the 2017 Maserati Ghilbi and the 2017 BMW 5 Series. Both offer premium features, cutting-edge technology and impeccable driving manners. The Ghilbi S Q4 and 540i xDrive both boast six-cylinder, turbocharged, AWD configurations, but sharply diverge in the matter of style. Your personal design preferences will likely play a decisive role in your decision to own one or the other of these super sedans.

PERFORMANCE

The Ghibli S Q4 AWD is a power trip, thanks to its 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 delivering 404 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque routed to all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission with manual mode and paddle shifters. Hit the go pedal and the Maserati will rocket from zero to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds. The Ghibli’s taut suspension handles the twistiest curves without working up a sweat. The BMW 540i xDrive AWD makes do with 335 horsepower and 332 lb-ft generated from a single turbo 3.0-liter 6-cylinder mated to an eight-speed automatic. The 540i takes a tick under five seconds to reach 60 mph from a standing start. The Maserati can let out a lusty roar, whereas the BMW makes a polite mew.

SAFETY

The Maserati Ghibli offers the Forward Collision Warning, which tracks the movement of another car that’s ahead. If you don’t promptly react to the warning, then an emergency braking function will automatically come on to prevent an accident. Linked to a forward-facing camera that scans road markings, the Lane Departure Warning System helps you avoid side collisions. If a lateral collision is imminent, additional cues will be issued by the Blind Spot Alert. When you shift the Ghibli into reverse and another automobile is spotted in your intended path, the Rear Cross Path Detection will immediately alert you. This Maserati also comes with the Adaptive Cruise Control that includes the Stop-and-Go technology.

HANDLING & STYLE

You can manually set the Maserati Ghibli to run on one of five modes. The Auto Normal Mode should be selected for daily drives on suburban and urban roads. When cruising on the highway with little traffic congestion, it’s best to activate the Auto Sport Mode. The Increased Control & Efficiency (I.C.E.) Mode helps you navigate uneven, rough or elevated roads. Each mode reduces any delays and other problems that might arise with traditional shifting into lower or higher gear ratios. Although it also optimizes the transmission for various conditions, the Driving Dynamics Control in the BMW 5 Series only comes with three settings. Fitted with a double-wishbone front suspension system that has aluminum arms, the Ghibli and 5 Series are designed to withstand harsh shocks from the road. Both models are also equipped with a multi-link rear suspension system. However, the Ghibli’s five-arm configuration is more stable than the Integral-V layout in the 5 Series.

Style is subjective, but it’s also a powerful factor that guides car buyers. The Maserati Ghibli is Italian passion cast in steel and aluminum. Most critics agree – the Ghibli is visually stunning from every angle. This is not a car for someone who wants to remain anonymous. From the iconic Maserati trident grille to the sculpted rear quarters, the Ghibli’s organic shape seems alive with excitement. The BMW 5-series is quite handsome, in a quiet, conservative way. Ultimately, the choice is yours, because the contrasting styles couldn’t be more pronounced.


Cleveland Motorsports invites you to stop in and take a test drive of the 2017 Maserati Ghibli. That’s the best way to experience how it compares to the BMW 5 Series. You’ll appreciate our attentive service, where your satisfaction is our top priority.