Maserati Ghibli vs. BMW 5-Series: Luxury Performance Sedan Comparison

Maserati Ghibli vs. BMW 5-Series
Maserati Ghibli vs. BMW 5-Series

When it comes to luxury, performance sedans, there are lots of great choices out there. Two of the top vehicles in luxury, performance sedan world, include the Maserati Ghibli and the BMW 5-Series. So, how do these two top vehicles compare against each other? At Maserati of the Main Line, we have put together a comparison review of both vehicles. We will take a look at both the Maserati Ghibli and the BMW 5-Series in terms of features, size, and performance.

Key Features of the Maserati Ghibli

In the luxury, performance sedan world, having the right features is important to the discerning driver. The Maserati Ghibli offers top luxury, tech, and safety features as standard. Here is a look at some of the top features that can be equipped on a Maserati Ghibli:

  • Black 20-inch Dark Wheels
  • Carbon fiber interior trim
  • Harman Kardon Premium Sound System
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Intelligent AWD
  • 20-inch Dark Perseo Wheels
  • High-gloss Piano Black wood trim
  • Maserati Touch Control Plus (MTC+) 8.4-inch multi-touchscreen

Key Features of the BMW 5-Series

With the BMW 5-Series, you will find several top features available. Here is a look at some of the luxury, comfort, and tech features available on the current model 5-Series:

  • 19-inch M Double-spoke wheels
  • Cerium Gray accent finishers
  • SensaTec upholstery
  • Dakota Leather upholstery
  • Harman KardonĀ® Surround Sound Audio System
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio
  • 12.3-inch instrument cluster
  • 20-way power Multi-contour front seats

While both the Maserati Ghibli and the BMW 5-Series offer a high level of luxury features, the Maserati Ghibli offers you more exclusive features that bring an elevated level of prestige to the vehicle.


You want to make sure that your luxury, performance sedan offers you the size and the presence that makes this vehicle worth the investment. Looking at the Maserati Ghibli, this vehicle has an overall wheelbase length of 195.7 inches. The BMW 5-Series has a total length of just 194.6 inches. The Maserati Ghibli has a total width of 76.6 inches, while the BMW 5-Series gives you just 73.5 inches of width.

Overall, the Maserati Ghibli is longer and wider than the BMW 5-Series. This gives the Maserati Ghibli a more significant presence on the road than the BMW 5-Series.


Performance is perhaps the number one factor when it comes to luxury, performance sedans. The Maserati Ghibli features a Ferrari built 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine as standard. This V-6 offers up to 345 horsepower and a 0 to 60 time of 4.9 seconds. The BMW 5-Series comes standard with a 2.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder engine that only offers up to 248 horsepower. This base 5-Series engine takes the BMW 5-Series from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 5.8 seconds.

When you look at the standard powertrains of both vehicles, you will notice that the Maserati Ghibli has an almost 100 horsepower advantage over the 5-Series. Also, the Maserati Ghibli offers you a Ferrari built engine that gives you a significantly faster 0 to 60 mile per hour time versus the BMW 5-Series.

When you look at the available features, size, and performance of both the Maserati Ghibli and the BMW 5-Series, you see that the Ghibli offers you more performance and prestige than the BMW 5-Series. The Maserati Ghibli is your top choice if you are looking to get the top performance, luxury sedan in the mid-size category.

See the Maserati Ghibli in action today

We invite you to step inside and experience the Maserati Ghibli at Maserati of the Main Line. Our Maserati sales team will show you all the incredible features and performance that the Ghibli offers. Visit us and experience the Maserati difference today.

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