The Maserati Ghibli SQ4 - From Dr. Jekyll To Mr. Hyde

With the Maserati Ghibli S Q4 they brought a new extraordinary car to the market. It competes directly against Audi A6, BMW 5 series and Mercedes E-class. I had the honor to test that fabulous car during a few days and it is my pleasure to tell you some details about it. 

Photos by Diana Kottmann

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Ghibli is the Lybian name for the hot wind that waves through the sahara in the area of Tripolis. The stronger the wind is, the more sand and dust blows through this flat landscape. 

The genius producers of Maserati gave this car the right name. It is exactly like this harsh hot wind in the desert.

maserati ghibli front view

They come up with this beautiful 4-Door saloon, the lines of this car are making it sharp and sporty.
The SQ4 feels like a proper Maserati. It comes up with 410 hp and a brilliant four wheel drive. They gear switches within milliseconds, you can clearly feel that it was conceived together with Ferrari.

maserati ghibli sq4 back view

The great aspect on this car, you can drive it as Dr. Jekyll, the lovely and eminently respectable doctor. Or you push the sport button and it the Ghibli changes into Mr. Hyde, the scary and irascible friend of the doc, an unleashed loud and fearless Maserati... trust me you can hear it coming from very far away, exactly like the storm in the sahara.

test maserati ghibli sq4

The interior is delightful inside too, better and much less blingy than the Quattroporte. There's frameless glass in the doors, handsome leather seats, and a Maserati clock in the middle of the dashboard.

The Ghibli comes up with sufficient space in the back seat. With it's four wheel drive you can even use it to go skiing in the mountains.

maserati ghibli size

The mighty Maserati SQ4 is defintely a good option for a gentleman. It's powerful, elegant and the cost-benefit ratio is just ideal. You can buy this car with all the fancy options and a twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 for under 100'000 Euro.

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Even the details are carefully and well designed, that is a big plus and another bravo for this car.

maserati ghibli chrome

Some ideas I'd improve...

The navigation system reminds me on an old & slow turtle. Besides on that I missed the lever on the right side of the steering wheel, it is a bit strange and requires time to get used to it.

But at the end of the day I can honestly say that I will consider to buy this car in the near future.

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