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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 .

Specifications *
Motor V6 Biturbo
Mounting position forward along
Capacity 2979 cc
kW (hp) at 1/min 301 (410) / 5500
Specific Output 138 hp / l
Nm at 1/min 550/1750-5000
Engine Wheel
Transmission 8-speed automatic
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