Maserati Ghibli Rent in Dubai
It’s pronounced “gib-lee” and it’s named for an African desert wind—the perfect name for a hot Italian sedan. With its deliciously curved lines, the Maserati Ghibli Rent in Dubai looks are backed up by what’s under the hood: a twin-turbocharged V-6 engine offered in either 345- or 424-hp guise. Not only does the Ghibli’s engine provide quick acceleration, it also sounds fantastic, especially when Sport mode is engaged and the exhaust system opens itself up for a throatier growl. Despite its Italian-ness and a host of fancy optional extras, as a mid-size luxury car, the Ghibli doesn’t quite measure up. It borrows too many cheap interior bits from the Fiat-Chrysler parts bin to pull off its upscale price tag. Rivals such as the Mercedes-Benz E-class and Audi A6 offer more modern tech and luxury features as standard.
Maserati has added a few standard features to the Maserati Ghibli Rent in Dubai GranSport and GranLusso trims for 2020, namely soft-close doors, a heated steering wheel, and the Driver Assistance package. That package bundles together pedestrian detection, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, traffic-sign recognition, and a 360-degree exterior camera system. GranLusso models can now be ordered with the GranSport’s Skyhook Performance adaptive suspension system.
If the Ghibli’s starting price seems high, that’s because it is. Most mid-size luxury sedans start around $55,000 and increase from there. But those rival sedans also start with turbocharged four-cylinders and then graduate to higher-powered V-6 engines as the price rises. The Ghibli skips the four-cylinders and offers a twin-turbo V-6 as standard equipment. We’d suggest the S model as it unlocks the engine’s full 424 ponies and covers more of the Ghibli’s interior with genuine leather upholstery.
The base setup for the Maserati Ghibli Rent in Dubai is a 345-hp twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 with rear-wheel drive; the S performance version has 424 horsepower, rear-wheel drive, and offers all-wheel drive (Q4 in Maserati parlance) as an option. Both engines have an eight-speed automatic transmission. We tested an S model back in 2014 and were charmed by the exotic sounds that 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 S models from 404 to 424 ponies. 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 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.
Since the Maserati Ghibli Rent in Dubai lacks a base four-cylinder model, its EPA fuel-economy ratings are thirstier than the average mid-size luxury car. The rear-wheel-drive models earn ratings of 17 mpg city and 24 mpg highway; going for all-wheel drive drops the city rating to 16 mpg. We haven’t tested the Ghibli on our 200-mile highway fuel-economy route, but plan to update this review when we get a chance to do so.
- Available automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection
- Available lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist
- Available adaptive cruise control
front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan
twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 32-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, directfuel injection
232 in3, 3799 cm3
580hp @ 6750rpm
538lb-ft @ 2250rpm
Trunk volume: 18ft3
Curb weight(C/D est): 4700lb
60 mph: 3.7sec
100 mph: 8.9sec
Top speed (mfr’s claim): 203mph
EPA FUEL ECONOMY
front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan
PRICE AS TESTED
$96,840 (base price: $85,290)
twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve V-6, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection
182 in3, 2979 cm3
424 hp @ 5750 rpm
428 lb-ft @ 2250 rpm
Wheelbase: 118.0 in
Length: 195.7 in
Width: 76.6 in
Height: 57.5 in
Trunk volume: 18 ft3
Curb weight: 4715 lb
PERFORMANCE (C/D EST)
60 mph: 4.5 sec
100 mph: 11.8 sec
¼-mile: 13.2 mph
Top speed (drag limited, mfr’s claim): 178 mph
EPA FUEL ECONOMY
Combined/city/highway: 19/16/24 mpg
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