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Facelifted 2018 Maserati Ghibli Is Great, But It Ain't No Mercedes-AMG E63 Rival

Maserati updated the Ghibli earlier this year, giving it up to 70 percent new parts, which include all sort of electronic features to help it drive and perform better than before.

Among the novelties is the new electric power steering, which waves goodbye to the old electric hydraulic system that offers more feel and is better overall, according to the Italian car company, which is so confident that it works that they won't allow users to fiddle with it using the different driving modes.

Pointed towards the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Audi A6, BMW 5-Series, and Jaguar XF, the Maserati Ghibli remains an exotic presence, one where emotions play a big role in its appeal. In 'S' guise, which can cost up to £80,000 ($106,910) in the UK, it goes after the range-topping versions of the aforementioned models, such as the AMG E63 and M5.

However, even if it may be fabulous in lots of ways, adding a deeper soundtrack and a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine that's good for 430PS (424hp) and 580Nm (428lb-ft) of torque, it's not exactly on the same level as the rest of the super saloons.

At least that's AutoExpress' Steve Sutcliffe's conclusion after traveling to Monaco to test the facelifted Maserati Ghibli S, but let's see what else he had to say about it in the film that follows.




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