Maserati has to really step: The Italians lead to the S Q4 another innovation: the potent sports sedan Ghibli with all-wheel drive. We tell you how it goes.
Die strategies are similar: Whether Porsche, Jaguar or Maserati – all strive for higher numbers fanned by model line. Diesel, SUV, four wheel – the well-heeled clientele will have the full selection. The impact rate is high: In the new Maserati Quattroporte is followed by a number smaller sedan Ghibli, an SUV comes 2015 The idiosyncratic styled Ghibli’s role is to score points against a character actor like Mercedes LS and Audi A7.
After Quattroporte and Ghibli been taking place since launch with an optional 275-hp diesel engine (another Maserati premiere), the manufacturer equips now both four-wheel off – but for the time being only in combination with the V6 Biturbo engine. Not a bad choice: Developed with Ferrari engine scores with abundant torque throughout the entire speed band and a sound that makes no bones about its origin .
|Mounting position||forward along|
|kW (hp) at 1/min||301 (410) / 5500|
|Specific Output||138 hp / l|
|Nm at 1/min||550/1750-5000|
|Tyre size v. – h||235/50 – 275/45 R 18|
|Length / width / height||4971/1945/1461 mm|
|Kerb weight / payload||1870/660 kg|
|Power to weight ratio||4.6 kg / hp|
|ECE standard consumption||10.5 liters of premium|
|0-100 km / h||4.8 s|
|Maximum speed||284 km / h|
|Price||from 82 470 EUR|
|* Manufacturer information|