2018 Maserati Ghibli vs 2018 BMW 5 Series Comparison
2018 Maserati Ghibli vs 2018 BMW 5 Series
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The best luxury sport sedans offer comfort, performance and strikingly good looks. Two of the very best examples are the 2018 Maserati Ghibli and the 2018 BMW 5 Series. Both offer exhilarating performance and grin-invoking handling in graceful, elegant packages. The Maserati comes in Ghibli, Ghibli S and Ghibli S Q4 models, with optional GranLusso and GranSport trims. The BMW is available in several versions, including a hybrid. We think a test-drive of both will convince is that the BMW is a good car, but the Maserati is a unique and special experience that you’ll love to own.
The Ghibli base engine is a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 that puts out 345 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque, coupled to a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission. The standard BMW engine, found in the 530i sedan, is a 2.0-liter turbo-4 with 248 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The top Ghibli trims receive more horsepower for 2018, up 26 hp to 430 hp, and ride on 20-inch light-alloy wheels. Ghibli stability control has been enhanced for better driving dynamics in conjunction with the Maserati Skyhook suspension system.
Both cars are available with luxurious trims, but the Ghibli GranLusso is a cut above the competition. It features Radica open-pore wood trim and your choice of full premium leather or Ermenegildo Zegna Silk Edition upholstery. GranLusso also features special Comfort seats that provide 12-way power adjustment and memory function. The Ghibli GranSport interior gives you Sport seats, Sport steering wheel and Inox Sport foot pedals.
The exterior of the BMW 5 Series is a conservative design. There’s nothing wrong with that – until you get your first look at the 2018 Ghibli, which is stunning from any viewpoint. The highly customizable Ghibli exterior has been enhanced for 2018 with new, full-LED headlights featuring Matrix LED technology for safe, full-time high-beam driving – a camera-guided system blocks part of the light to protect oncoming traffic. Unique Ghibli design elements include a signature Trident grille with chromed bars integrated into the bumper, and a contoured hood with plunging V-shaped character lines.
You owe it to yourself to visit our showroom and check out the 2018 Maserati Ghibli. One test drive will convince you that this is the sport sedan that leaves the competition behind.