Luxury Sedan Comparison: Maserati Ghibli vs. Maserati Quattroporte

Maserati Ghibli vs. Maserati Quattroporte

History of the Quattroporte and Ghibli

The Maserati Quattroporte entered the market in the early 1960’s to meet the needs of drivers looking for all the comfort and features of a luxury sedan combined with the rich racing history and styling of Maserati sports cars. Maserati is a brand with a rich history in grand prix racing and many iconic race cars amongst its ranks. Maserati took its history of racing to eventually build engines and chassis that would become grand touring luxurious cars with styling established by some of the most respected names in the industry. The Quattroporte, Italian for “4 doors,” is on its 6th generation and remains a pinnacle of luxury and performance.

The Maserati Ghibli was introduced in 1966 at the Turin Motor Show with a 4.7L dual-cam V8 and a 0-60 time of fewer than 7 seconds. There were multiple generations of the Ghibli as well, which was originally a 2-door coupe and sold throughout the 90’s before being reintroduced in 2014. Today, the Ghibli offers something a little different in the world of luxury sedans and stands out from the crowd of German luxury cars with its impressive Italian styling, race-bred performance, and coupe-like handling.

What’s the difference between the Maserati Ghibli and Maserati Quattroporte?

Those shopping for a high-performance luxury sedan likely have both the Ghibli and Quattroporte on their list. The Ghibli has a smaller wheelbase at 118 inches (6.4 inches smaller than the Quattroporte) and a total length of 195.7 inches (almost a foot shorter than the Quattroporte). It also has a smaller interior with a more coupe-like driving experience. The Ghibli comes with a Twin Turbo V6 ranging from 345 Horsepower to 424 HP. Those looking for something different in a world of grey, business-like conformity in the mid-size sedan category can get the bold and elegant Ghibli at a starting MSRP of $73,780.

The Quattroporte has a similar profile to the Ghibli but has increased interior space, a longer wheelbase at 124.8 inches and a total length of 207.2 inches, and an interior that’s more traditionally luxurious as compared to the sporty, modern feel of the Quattroporte. The Quattroporte is available in 3 different models: the Quattroporte S, the S Q4, and the GTS each with varying options. It is available with either a Twin Turbo V6 at 242 HP or a Twin Turbo V8 with a heart-racing 523 HP. With a bit more spacious interior and larger engine options, the Quattroporte starts at $106,660 MSRP.

Both vehicles have incredible standard and available features like an 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system, fine leather, and advanced driver assistance features. Not to mention, the unmistakable exhaust note of a Maserati.

Interior and Exterior

Step inside the Ghibli or Quattroporte and you will find beautiful Italian styling with high-quality leather and ample technology features. Both feature hand-crafted finishes, ample legroom in the front and rear, and good headroom. The Ghibli’s standard features include leather upholstery, 19” alloy wheels, an 8.4” touchscreen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration, and a rearview camera.

There are two sub trims in the Ghibli, the GranLusso, and GranSport. The GranLusso is a more luxury-oriented interior with wood trim and 12-way power adjustable comfort seats. The GranLusso interior can be equipped with full premium leather or Ermenegildo Zegna silk upholstery. The power adjustable steering wheel is also finished in wood and available features include the Harman Kardon Premium Sound System, a power rear sunblind, power foot pedals, and a PIN-protected glove box. The GranSport comes with 20” machine-polished wheels with red brake calipers. Inside you’ll find sport seats, a sport steering wheel with gearshift paddles, and aluminum foot pedals.

Maserati Ghibli
Maserati Quattroporte

Maserati Ghibli vs Maserati Quattroporte

Dimensions & Capacities

Ghibli Quattroporte
Length 195.7 in. 207.2 in.
Width 76.6 in. 76.7 in.
Wheelbase 118.0 in. 124.8 in.
Trunk Volume 17.7 ft. 18.7 ft.

Performance

Ghibli Quattroporte
Curb Weight 3,990 lbs 4,101 lbs
Engine Twin Turbo V6 Twin Turbo V6
Max Power 345 HP 424 HP
Max Speed 166 MPH 179 MPH
Max Torque 369 lb-ft 428 lb-ft
Transmission Automatic 8 Gears Automatic 8 Gears
0-62 MPH 5.5 seconds 5.0 seconds
Maserati Ghibli
Maserati Quattroporte

Maserati Ghibli SQ4 vs Maserati Quattroporte GTS

Dimensions & Capacities

Ghibli SQ4 Quattroporte GTS
Length 195.7 in. 207.2 in.
Width 118.0 in. 124.8 in.
Wheelbase 118.0 in. 124.8 in.
Trunk Volume 17.7 ft. 18.7 ft.

Performance

Ghibli SQ4 Quattroporte GTS
Curb Weight 4,122 lbs 4,189 lbs
Engine Twin Turbo V6 Twin Turbo V8
Max Power 424 HP 523 HP
Max Speed 178 MPH 193 MPH
Max Torque 428 lb-ft 479 lb-ft
Transmission Automatic 8 Gears Automatic 8 Gears
0-62 MPH 4.7 seconds 4.7 seconds

If you’ve been searching for a sleek luxury four-door sedan with potent performance and an inviting interior, both the Ghibli and Quattroporte are sure to impress. Maserati of Louisville invites you to come experience the Maserati Ghibli and Quattroporte in-person to see exactly which model best suits your lifestyle.