2015 Maserati Ghibli S Q4
Neiman Marcus Edition
2015 Maserati Ghibli S Q4 Neiman Marcus Edition
-1 of 100 Neiman Marcus Edition
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“Most will agree that precious few four-doors come close to the visual appeal of the Maserati Ghibli.” - NewCarTestDrive.com, December 2014
The NewCarTestDrive writers found a lot to like in the 2015 Ghibli:
The styling: “The iconic Maserati grille, the triple front-fender vents, the sculpted creases and curves, the fluid coupe-like roofline, the classic trident logos, the muscular rear-drive proportions and sinewy athletic stance, all add up to a unique blend of Italian sportiness and elegance.”
The interior: “Inside the cabin is an equally happy marriage of premium Italian craftsmanship and modern amenities, the latter partly thanks to Chrysler-based electronics. The soft leather-covered seats look as good as they feel....”
The power and performance: “Nestled under that lovely sculpted hood is a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 good for... 404 hp in the higher-performance Ghibli S Q4. It drives... rear wheels through a ZF 8-speed automatic transmission in normal conditions, or all four of the Ghibli S Q4's when its all-wheel drive senses a loss of rear grip. The front suspension is double wishbone, the rear a five-arm multilink design. The Ghibli S Q4's powerful Brembo brakes have six-piston monobloc calipers front, four-piston grippers rear. Stand on the gas from rest, and there's momentary turbo lag, but after that comes relentless, grin-inducing propulsion accompanied by a muffled animal shriek exhaust note punctuated by distinct turbo huffs with each transmission upshift. And those shifts come quickly and crisply whether automatically or manually with the paddles. The steering is equally quick and crisp, the cornering athletically agile, the ride pleasingly damped and the brakes appropriately powerful.”
The 2015 Maserati Ghibli S Q4 offered here is in excellent condition in every respect. Showing just over 37,000 accident-free miles, or roughly 7,200 miles per-year, it's well below the 15,000 miles per-year considered average. This automobile has clearly been conscientiously maintained over its life. As 1-of-100 Neiman-Marcus Edition cars, there is added appeal from its rarity.
The metallic gray exterior paint maintains a like-new, uniform glass across the handsome body contours. Cabin glass, moon roof, and lighting lenses are clear and without imperfections; emblems—including the four Maserati “trident” logos and the rear-deck model and "Q4" designations—are complete. Red-painted brake calipers and drilled rotors display beautifully through 14-spoke, 20-inch wheels mounted with Pirelli P Zero tires. The quad exhaust outlets hint at the car's turbocharged power.
Inside, the charcoal-and-amaretto two-color combination—on seating surfaces, door trim, and across the dash (with its top-mounted analog clock)—is classic and true to fine Italian motorcar design. Leather seats feature a vertical-pleat design harkening back to European automobiles of the past. Analog instruments face the driver with paddle shift levers on the steering column. The console-mounted automatic transmission shifter is surrounded by un-marred, high-gloss, piano-black trim with a bespoke emblem identifying the car as 1-of-100. Leather-trimmed carpet mats from the factory protect the charcoal-colored carpets front and back. All systems—infotainment, climate control, and power-assist—function as they should.
The engine bay is nicely detailed and virtually spotless. All components are present and properly mounted. The 3-liter, turbocharged 6-cylinder engine is handsomely identified with “Maserati”-branded valve covers. Underneath, the chassis is free of damage or signs of abuse. There are light scratches on the finish of the underside of the front valance, and only very light surface rust showing on a few un-coated components.
The condition of this fine automobile is faithfully presented from every angle (including from below) in the more than 180 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available at the GarageKeptMotors site. That said, we always encourage in-person, up-close inspections by interested parties at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. We ask only that advance appointments be made by phone or email so that we can devote our full attention to our visitors and this Maserati.
The 2015 Ghibli offered here is deserving of all the praise the model has garnered. The Italian brands have always had a special way with fine automobiles. But tellingly, in one of its Maserati reviews, ClassicMotoring wondered: “The question is who needs a Ferrari?”