2019 Maserati Ghibli vs. BMW 6-Series vs Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2019 Maserati Ghibli vs. BMW 6-Series vs Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Originally introduced back in 1966, the Maserati Ghibli has represented the brand’s tradition of engineering race-bred performance, seductive styling, and luxurious grand touring comfort. Power comes from your choice of V6 engines assembled at the Ferrari factory in Maranello, Italy. While your passengers will be surrounded with the luxury of a four-door sedan, the Ghibli offers the razor-sharp handling of a sports coupe for an inspired ride. Premium elements of Italian craftsmanship are found throughout the interior including class-exclusive Ermenegildo Zegna silk upholstery.

If you’re looking to make a statement with your luxury sedan, few models are able to measure up to the benchmark set by the Maserati Ghibli. As proof, Maserati Louisville has created this in-depth comparison guide in which the Ghibli goes up against two of its largest rivals — the BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Let’s see how these two premier German luxury sedans can compete with the impressive Maserati Ghibli.

2019 Maserati Ghibli
2019 BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe

Maserati Ghibli vs BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe

2019 Maserati Ghibli S Q4 GranSport VS 2019 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe 640i xDrive
3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 Engine 3.0-liter Twinpower Turbo Inline 6-Cylinder
424 ✓ Horsepower 315
428 lb-ft ✓ Torque 332 lb-ft
4.7 Seconds ✓ 0–60 Time 5.2 Seconds
178 MPH ✓ Top Speed 150 MPH
4,123 pounds ✓ Curb Weight 4,330 pounds
20 inches ✓ Wheel Size 18 inches
Performance All-Season ✓ Tire Type Run-Flat All-Season
21.1 gallons ✓ Fuel Tank Capacity 18.5 gallons
10 ✓ Number of Speakers 9

First up to challenge the Maserati Ghibli is the BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe. While each comes equipped with a twin-turbocharged 6-cylinder engine, the similarities end there. Maserati has represented the hallmark of performance-oriented luxury vehicles since its inception. This tradition continues with the Ghibli. Its Ferrari-inspired V6 cranks out an impressive 424 horsepower and 428 lb-ft of torque. Choosing the 640i xDrive Gran Coupe means you’ll be at a disadvantage with 109 less horsepower and 96 lb-ft of torque less than the potent Maserati Ghibli.

It comes as no surprise that these superior performance numbers for the Ghibli also translate to success on the race track. A 28-horsepower greater top speed along with a 0.5 second quicker 0-60 time than the BMW makes the Maserati the best choice for drivers craving high-speed thrills. A 207-pound weight advantage for the Ghibli also contributes to its precision handling and nimble agility.

The Maserati Ghibli S Q4 GranSport comes standard with stylish 20-inch alloy wheels which help give this luxury sedan a powerful stance even when sitting still. Also, these wheels come wrapped in performance all-season tires for exceptional grip across the entire spectrum of weather conditions. While the 6-Series Gran Coupe also comes with all-season tires, they’re also run-flats which can dull steering feedback and offer less performance at high speeds.

A massive 21.1-gallon fuel tank on the Ghibli provides 2.6 additional gallons of fuel capacity as compared to the BMW, meaning you’ll have greater range for extended weekend road trips. The Ghibli also offers a greater number of standard speakers as compared to the 6-Series Gran Coupe.

2019 Maserati Ghibli
2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 43 AMG Sedan

Maserati Ghibli vs Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2019 Maserati Ghibli S Q4 GranSport VS 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class AMG E 43 4MATIC Sedan
3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 Engine AMG-enhanced 3.0L V6 biturbo
424 ✓ Horsepower 396
428 lb-ft ✓ Torque 384 lb-ft
178 MPH ✓ Top Speed 155 MPH
20-inches ✓ Wheel Size 19-inches
Performance All-Season ✓ Tire Type Run-Flat All-Season
Standard ✓ DVD Entertainment System Not Available
17.7 cubic feet ✓ Maximum Cargo Volume 13.1 cubic feet

Up next to face off against the Maserati Ghibli S Q4 GranSport is the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 43 4MATIC Sedan. Although this particular E-Class has been enhanced by the Mercedes-Benz performance team at AMG, it’s still no match for the pulse-pounding performance offered by the Maserati Ghibli. Drivers who choose the Ghibli will enjoy 28 additional horsepower, 44 lb-ft more torque, and a higher top speed than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 43 Sedan.

As we saw in the previous matchup, the Maserati comes standard with 20-inch alloy wheels which add even more style to its eye-catching profile. They also come with performance all-season tires which deliver greater response and grip at high speeds compared to the run-flats found on the E-Class.

Helping to keep everyone entertained on lengthy commutes, the Ghibli comes standard with a DVD entertainment system. This feature is not available on the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Perfect for squeezing in that extra suitcase for your next road trip, the Ghibli also delivers 4.6 greater cubic feet of cargo capacity than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 43 Sedan.

Winner – Maserati Ghibli

After we’ve crunched the numbers, the clear winner of this comparison is the Maserati Ghibli. The competition from BMW and Mercedes-Benz cannot match the inspired performance, dynamic styling, grand touring capabilities, and premium features found on the Maserati Ghibli. If you’re ready to experience all that the Ghibli has to offer, Maserati Louisville welcomes you to browse our extensive selection of the newest Ghibli models.

2019 Maserati Ghibli S Q4 GranSport