2023 Maserati Ghibli vs. 2024 BMW 5-Series
The 2023 Maserati Ghibl Modena Q4 is a luxury sport sedan that boasts impressive driving dynamics, sleek Italian-styling and a twin-turbo V6 with an engine note that only Maserati can produce. Competing in the same segment is the 2024 BMW 530i xDrive, the German automaker’s recently revised midsize sport sedan. Continue reading below as our team of Maserati experts here at Maserati of London explore the performance, luxury & technology differences of these two vehicles.
In terms of performance, the Maserati has the BMW beat. Under the hood of the Ghibli Modena Q4 is a twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 engine that generates 424 horsepower and 428 lb-ft of torque. The vehicle boasts a 0-100 km/h acceleration time of 4.7 seconds and is capable of reaching speeds of up to 286 km/h!
Conversely, the 530i xDrive comes equipped with a turbo four-cylinder that produces a respectable 255 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. With its lower power figures and heavier curb weight, the vehicle takes 6.1 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h, with a top speed of 210 km/h.
|Specifications||Maserati Ghibli||BMW 530i xDrive|
|Engine||3.0L Twin-Turbo Nettuno V6||2.0L Twin-Scroll Turbo 4-Cylinder|
|Drivetrain||Q4 All-Wheel Drive||xDrive All-Wheel Drive|
|Transmission||8-Speed ZF Automatic||8-Speed Automatic|
|Top Speed (km/h)||286||210|
|0-100km/h Acceleration Time (s)||4.7||6.1|
Interior Comfort & Technology
When it comes to the interior cabin, the two vehicles take radically different approaches. The Ghibli maintains a traditional dashboard layout, with its analog & digital gauge cluster nestled behind the steering wheel, separate from the centre touchscreen display. Quilted leather seats, suede and alcantara accents, as well as contrast stitching accentuate the vehicle’s opulent and elegant nature.
On the other hand, the 5-Series’ embraces a modern and minimalist interior design, with two large horizontal, tablet-style displays prominently placed on the dashboard. An ambient interior lighting bar, panoramic sunroof, and an available 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system round out the vehicle’s interior ambience
The 2023 Maserati Ghibli’s safety and technology features include:
- 8.4-inch Maserati Connect Display
- Active Driver Assist System
- Standard Harman Kardon Premium Sound System
- Available Bowers & Wilkins Surround Sound system
- And more
The 2024 BMW 530i’s safety and technology features include:
- Digital Key Plus
- Highway Assistant
- Parking Assistant Professional
- BMW Live Cockpit Professional
- And more
If you’re in the market for a European sport sedan that exudes elegance, style and exclusivity, then the Maserati Ghibli is the ideal option for you. Get behind the wheel of an in-stock Ghibli model by stopping by our London, Ontario showroom at 980 Wharncliffe Road South, Unit #2 and speaking with one of our Maserati product experts about this exquisite SUV.