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2023 Maserati Ghibli Sedan S Q4: A Ride For Luxury Lovers

With brawny twin-turbo powertrains and exquisite styling, the 2023 Maserati Ghibli S Q4 is a sports sedan with an overwhelmingly Italian flavor. You won’t find any wimpy four-cylinders here, either.

The Ghibli’s entry-level engine is a 345-hp twin-turbo V-6 that can be upgraded to 424 ponies in the mid-range Modena trim. The most ripped model is the twin-turbo V-8 Trofeo, which pumps out a stout 580 horsepower.

The Maserati lineup is tuned for fun, with handling that’s refined enough to satisfy luxury buyers who might otherwise go for an Audi A6 or a Mercedes-Benz E-class. Unfortunately, that refinement doesn’t cover the Ghibli’s interior.

Engine & Performance

The base setup for the Ghibli is a 345-hp twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 with rear-wheel drive; the Modena model ups the power to 424 horsepower.

Going with the range-topping Trofeo model adds a 580-hp twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V-8 engine. Rear-wheel drive is standard, but all-wheel drive (Q4 in Maserati parlance) is available with the V-6. Both engines have an eight-speed automatic transmission.

We tested an S model (replaced by the Modena for 2022) back in 2014 and were charmed by the exotic sounds it made. At our test track, it managed a 4.7-second zero-to-60-mph time—quick for 2014, but today it can be outrun by a non-AMG version of the Mercedes-Benz E-class.

Since then, Maserati has upped the power on that version of the V-6 engine to 424 horsepower. When we tested this engine in the Maserati Levante SUV, it managed a time of 5.1 seconds, so the lighter Ghibli should be noticeably quicker.

The V-8–powered Trofeo model packs an even mightier wallop, and we estimate it’s capable of a 3.7-second run to 60 mph. The Ghibli’s on-road demeanor is frisky, but it maintains a level of refinement that keeps it in the hunt with some of today’s best luxury sport sedans.

Fuel Economy

Since the Ghibli lacks a base four-cylinder model, its EPA fuel-economy ratings are thirstier than the average mid-size luxury car. The rear-wheel-drive V-6 models earn ratings of 18 mpg city and 25 mpg highway; going for all-wheel drive drops the city rating to 17 mpg. The V-8–powered Trofeo is rated at 13 mpg city and 20 mpg highway.


While the exterior exudes Italian style, the cabin isn’t as luxurious as expected. A few of its interior bits are sourced from lesser vehicles within the Stellantis product portfolio.

For example, it uses the same window switches as the Jeep Cherokee and light switches and steering-column stalks from the now-defunct Chrysler Town & Country.

The Ghibli has beautifully stitched leather-and-silk seats, a faux-suede headliner, and a wood-rimmed steering wheel. The Ghibli’s trunk is larger than that of the E-class or the A6, but the BMW 5-series offers slightly more space.

Safety & Driver-Assistance Features

The Ghibli is offered with several driver-assistance features; most are standard equipment. Key safety features include – Standard automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist and adaptive cruise control.

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