Essentially everything about the 2014 Maserati Ghibli sedan lineup is new, from the chassis itself to the Ferrari-built 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbocharged engine, to every aluminum body panel. The adaptable 8-speed automatic transmission is of the latest German technology. Only the classy interior theme is familiar.
With its Quattroporte-inspired styling, the 2015 Maserati Ghibli sports sedan holds a distinct advantage over less visually dynamic cars. The Ghibli sports sedan and its all-wheel-drive twin, the Ghibli S Q4, are powered by a set of twin-turbocharged V6 engines that pump out 345 and 404 horsepower, respectively. The Ghibli’s overall performance, however, isn’t nearly as polished or refined as that of the BMW 5 Series, which might be forgivable if not for the Ghibli’s rather lofty sticker price. A handsome interior is somewhat degraded by parts clearly pilfered from Chrysler products and the hard front seats leave something to be desired. Then again, for those more impressed by making a statement than flat-out performance, Maserati’s 2015 Ghibli speaks loud and clear.