3 Reasons BMW 5-Series Tops Maserati Ghibli
Maserati’s all new Ghibli took aim at the BMW 5-Series but missed. It was an unexpected move by the makers of the new mid size saloon car since this was a newly targeted category for the automaker.
There are many reasons why the BMW 5 Series meets the expectations of fast car lovers as well as provide the best in luxury, comfort and pricing. But to make this straight-forward, we will identify only three of these reasons. BMW has enjoyed a long history in the automotive business so why would the Maserati take such a gamble? Well, if it seeks to compete with the BMW 5 Series, here are three things to seriously consider.
With the release of the BMW 535i, among the things automotive analysts have been commenting on is the automaker’s obvious focus on performance. The BMW is fully aware that many amateur sports car-makers will be trying their hand at sedan-styled vehicles so it must have a roaring edge.
That is why the BMW 535i offers one of the best power packages in the world. Unlike Maserati’s Ghibli, the BMW 535i carries a 3.0-litre six cylinder turbo engine which is also complimented by an eight-speed automatic rear wheel drive transmission system. As one automotive writer stated, “this power package affords precise and smooth driving, which makes the car one of the world’s favorite.”
When we compare prices for both cars, ultimately the BMW 5 Series proves to be the less costly option. The Maserati Ghibli is being offered at a whopping $66, 900 but the BMW 5 Series is being offered at $49,500. Furthermore, Maserati has failed to prove to customers why the Ghibli must be sold for such a steep price.
The BMW 5 Series is fitted with the best car accessories and features so that customers get the best value for their money. Among these fabulous features is the iDrive which acts as the driver’s personal automotive support system. What does Maserati’s Ghibli have to offer in comparison?
According to an expert on Top Gear, BMW 5 Series sits on the top of the mid size saloon pile because it is that good! Take a step inside the BMW 5 Series and you won’t want to leave. The Maserati Ghibli is furnished with Poltrona Frau Leather and a host of other irrelevant extras.
But the BMW 5 Series boasts leatherette upholstery, a moon roof, Bluetooth and of course the BMW’s signature iDrive infotainment system that all combine together to provide premium comfort and technology for all occupants.
According to several reviews on the interior of Maserati’s Ghibli, the cabin genuinely lacks luster and cannot successfully compete with the full size cabins of the BMW 5 Series vehicles. So maybe it wasn’t the best idea for Maserati to target one of the best sports car-makers in the industry.
The German automakers proudly copped several awards for the BMW 5 Series including German Design Award in Silver, the Red Dot Design Award for ‘Best of the Best,” and Auto Motor and Sports award for the Top Vehicle in the upper mid-range category. Step aside Maserati, better luck next time!
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