2015 Maserati Ghibli Q4

2015 Maserati Ghibli Q4

 

Hi,
Today we have an Italian car, the new 2015 Maserati Ghibli Q4
The design and assembly is Italian
Ghibli began 1967 with Ghibli I
2 door with 2+2 seats
Ghibli II manufactured 1992
2 door with 2+2 seats
In 2013 they produced completely new Ghibli III
4 doors with three models
Ghibli, Ghibli S and Ghibli Q4 (AWD)
It has the same chasse and design of the Quattroporte but shorter by 20cm and cheaper
Maserati produced Ghibli to increase their sales
Italians work hard in designing cars inside as well outside
and this is why their cars are beautiful
personally I prefer the design of the old Quattroporte
you need sometime to like the new Quattroporte and Ghibli design
Ahmad: welcome to my new episode with Yousef in this amazing program
we started with this Italian car, the Ghibli
personally I like more the Grand Turismo design and sound
the outside design of the Ghibli is good but as I said I prefer the Grand Turismo design
Yousef: inside you’ll find the italian luxury which means simplicity
no complications, not too much buttons
wood, leather, carbon fiber, chrome are every where
our car today has the carbon fiber pkg and interior is black and red
outside is white, very lovely car with such combination
Ibraheem: interior material are top with lovely dashboard and colors
Yousef: weight is 1810 kg without options and Ghibli Q4 has additional 60 kg for the AWD system
our car today is the Q4 and it is equipped with AWD system but the car always rear wheel drive
once needed the front will work up to 50%
the weight is heavy as a sport car
but from behind the wheel is negligible and feels active and alive, in sport mode
weight distribution is 50-50 in the rear wheel models and 51-49 in Q4 AWD
Engine is the same in all models
Standard has 330 hp and 500 Nm
S and Q4 have 410 hp and 550 Nm
acceleration 0-100 km in standard in 5.6 s
S in 5.0 s and Q4 in 4.8 s
but we will test it today and compare
however we are testing in Riyadh which is 600-700m above sea level and sure that will have some impact
Engine is V6 3.0 turbocharger so you’ll not have turbo lag and almost close to NA
Ibraheem: honestly after driving the Maserati I found the Italians are crazy
and that is why. exhaust is amazing and the engine is great with V6 and much power is huge achievement
Yousef: the standard suspension is fixed but you can have the optional adaptive which will give two modes (normal & sport) and the car lowered by 1 cm like our car
Ahmad: the car is sport and you can use it as daily car, it is very smooth on the road even during some bad roads the ride is comfort
Yousef: as a sport car you’ll think it must have something standard not optional like in the Porsche Cayman GTS I drove, the LSD is standard in this car
this options helps it in acceleration, curves and tracks
it has traditional hydraulic steering not like the new cars who came with electric which is a good thing
the feeling is good and you can feel what is going on the road
is it very accurate 100%? almost but there is some free space when moving the steering like this
which is probably used as safety feature since the car is a family car
but really you feel connected with the car with this steering
however I changed the car to sport and sport suspension but no big change in the steering
Maserati top speed is shocking to people who do not know Maserati
this car top speed is 285 km, odometer showing 310 km and I think it can make 300 km
Ghibli gear is only one with 8 speed and it is fast and smooth
The gear is joystick like the one in BMW but it needs more steps
when you know the car is Italian, design and work from Ferrari especially the engine
you’ll hear an amazing exhaust especially in S & Q4 that will remind you of Ferrari
they made good work especially with such small engine
it is not very loud like the one in the Cayman GTS but you’ll hear the exhaust tone almost all the time
Ahmad: Maserati known with their exhaust notes, it has a louder and lovely one
I think you do not need sound system in this car, actually forget about the stereo
just keep listening to this amazing exhaust
Yousef: Ghibli wheels are 19, 20 and 21
front are always 245
rear in Ghibli standard 275 and S & Q4 285 for more stability
however you need to think twice before choosing the 21 with bad roads because you need to change tires within 2 years to be in the safe side
Interior design, odometer is very simple but I see they are not forwarding the driver
actually they are going left and right
in the center is a big and simple touch screen with two buttons
But does it deserve to be in Maserati?
personally no, it is very basic and feels lower than to be in a Maserati
above is a nice analog watch which is these days a trend in most cars
center console is almost empty but only buttons for driving mode, suspension and traction
steering design is normal, not complicated nor advanced like the BMW M cars
rear seats small, so I called this car the short Quattroporte
Interior is very luxurious with nice materials and design
side and central mirrors are huge according to the new european safety standards
but you can work in the mirrors to show bigger view but not make them very big
they really block the view
also the central is big and it has the same design of the one in the Alfa Romeo
Because Alfa Romeo, Maserati and Ferrari are working under Fiat. Italian Co
They have cooperation with Chrysler which builds the engines that was designed by Ferrari and assembled in Italy
Any car with long nose especially after the front tires will suffer during parking or going underground so you need to take car not to damage the front lip
but this long nose give the car very sexy look
Let us talk about brakes
As a sport car you think it should have high performance 6 pistons front and 4 rear and the Ghibli S & Q4 have it standard with 360 mm front disks and 350 mm rear
brake pedal feel is natural, not very sensitive like touching the pedal the car will stop nor diving so that you need to go long before that brake start braking
seating position is lower and sport and the 360 view is excellent with its small windows
luggage compartment is ok to its size
spare part prices valid during publishing this video
The question that keeps going in my mind is why I can see Jaguar in this car
odometer layout almost the same with Jaguar, steering also
but the exact thing is the speed warning tone that is matching 100%
Now Jaguar owned by Indian TATA and Maserati by Italian Fiat. why this is matching!
the horn in this car is not good, reminding me with old Caprice
the good thing about Maserati it is a customized car, you can go to dealer and order your car as you wish. the material is top
I like the Top when it is Alcantara it gives luxurious look but needs more care to be cleaned regularly
Ahmad: usually luxury cars like this will not come with all options to keep the price low
whenever you can afford it then try to just take the options you need otherwise the pice will reach 500K SR
I gave this car 8 out of 10
try to drive test it or rent it before judging and to understand your needs since some people they really do not need this much of power
at the end enjoy, you are driving Maserati and you’ll not see much of it in the street
Ibraheem: final question is, with the same price should I buy BMW, MB or Maserati?
for me, you have to try before you buy, as engine and sound I will take this car
for outside design not sure
Yousef: Ok we drove the car for couple of days and very one gave his own opinion
let us start with prices, it starts from 300k SR up to almost 500k SR
Warranty 3 years open mileage including free service up to 60k km
brake pads will be changed once free during the 1st 3 years
competitors are BMW 5rs & 6rs GC, MB E & CLS, Audi A6 & A7 and Jaguar XF
all are amazing cars but this is the only Italian, others are Germans and Jaguar British
Exhaust in this car is the best, pricing they are all close to each other and may be XF cheaper
Ghibli performance is acceptable as a sport car but it is not a super car
Ahmad and Ibraheem mentioned things they did not like and I will add
start switch located in the left as a sport car but it is push button which is odd to have
Screen and AC are not visible during daylight and the AC buttons are very small
Finally, Maserati is a legend car established 1914 so when you buy it you buy the name
if you just need a car that just start and go, this car is not for you
if you have special taste on cars and you need to be unique then the Italian cars are for you
I hope you find this episode special since we added Ahmad as well Ibraheem
I hope you like it and promise you next time to have a sport car and super sport car
Bye Bye