Maserati's newest car, Ghibli, is a stunningly well-proportioned luxury sedan mixing the styling of the larger Quattroporte sedan and the GranTurismo coupe. We found it plenty good to in our First Drive review, and now we know how much it will cost (in the UK, at least).

Ghibli pricing announced at the Goodwood Festival of Speed is for customers in the UK, but based on current exchange rates and prices of other Maseratis sold here in the US, we can estimate its MSRP for our market. The base Ghibli, with a twin-turbocharged V6 making 325 horsepower, will cost 52,275 pounds for the Bits, making $75,000 a good guess for American buyers. If that number holds true, however, the Ghibli would be in a price category above its main competition from Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz. Take a step up to the Ghibli S, sporting a naturally aspirated V8 producing 404 hp, and you'll have to fork out 63,415 pounds or an estimated $91,000 here.

Just for kicks, the Europe-only Ghibli Diesel, which makes 270 hp and 420 pound-feet of torque with its diesel V6, is the least-expensive Maserati 48,830 pounds. Running an estimated $70k for us, we'd really like to have that one, too. After all, the sparkplug-less engine is the same one found in the Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel.


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      soko355
      • 1 Year Ago
      You can't just translate UK prices to US using the exchange rate. UK prices are always considerably higher because they include VAT as well as some other taxes & fees that we don't have in the US. For example a Cayman S comes in at almost exactly the same price as the Ghibli Diesel (£48,800) but starts at $63k in the US, not $70k.
        sniperhunter2001
        • 1 Year Ago
        @soko355
        No sense in telling some of these dolts anything. Comments here have been asking them to STOP converting prices like this because of how inaccurate such a thing is. No one on AutoBlog understands or seems to listen. To your point with the Porsche, an Audi S5 in Europe starts at 59,000...in the US it starts at...$52,000. I think an S5 is 51K Sterling after VAT (which is an insane 20% + but before other fees and taxes). Chances are, this Maserati will start at around $55K in the US. The goal of this car is to compete against the Jag XF, 5-Series, A6, and E-Class.
        1STH
        • 1 Year Ago
        @soko355
        huge 2nd. it never fails to amaze me how an 'enthusiast' blog gets such BASIC information SO WRONG every single week.......LEARN IT!
      aatbloke1967
      • 1 Year Ago
      Autoblog, yet again, you cannot simply use Forex rates to get an accurate conversion - the prices you're quoting is effectively the cost to an American travelling to the UK and exchanging his hard-earned greenbacks for sterling to buy one. To accurately gauge the equivalent cost to a Brit in USD, you need to apply Purchasing Power Parity. While the calculation itself constantly changes and is quite convoluted, as a broad guideline just take the UK price and add a 10-15% mark-up.
        FuelToTheFire
        • 1 Year Ago
        @aatbloke1967
        Blah blah blah, shut up. Who do you think knows more about the pricing of this car? An experienced car blog which has reviewed every car under the sun, from a Fiat 500 to a Bugatti Veyron; or some random commenter on the Internet? This car will almost definitely cost $70 k. Looking at Maserati's current pricing, do you really think Maserati will sell a $50k car?
          aatbloke1967
          • 1 Year Ago
          @FuelToTheFire
          I'm a cross-border tax consultant. I deal with these types of calculations as part of my job. I am not in the least suggesting what this car will sell for in the US - what I AM saying is how much this car costs a Brit in REAL terms using USD as a base currency. Autoblog quoted a figure using the Forex rate - essentially what it would cost an American to buy one in the UK. Using Forex rates are not accurate in gauging the cost of an item in a different country. PPP provides a realistic estimate of what a car costs in another country to the people who live there, by using the home currency as a base index of 100 and applying the cost of living in the other country across a broad range of goods and servicex. Various global organisations determine different factors - the Organisation of Economic Coop for example uses a factor of 1.17 between the US and UK. As I said previously, anywhere between 1.10 and 1.15 applied to the £ Sterling figure quoted will give you an indication of the price of this car, in USD terms, in the UK. Personally I don't care what an "experienced" car blog states - using Forex rates is NOT an accurate measure. When you grow up, you might just get an idea of what I'm talking about assuming you get a comprehensive secondary education.
      ponycargt
      • 1 Year Ago
      Beautiful car, except for that really really angry looking front end, which looks rather silly. (The angry treatment is a trend that needs to go away.) But then, who am I to criticize, since I probably can't "afford" it. Remember, on Autoblog, if you can't "afford" it, then you don't have a right to say anything bad about a car.
      D550
      • 1 Year Ago
      Not quite as clumsy as the Quattroporte, but still very much devoid of the Granturismo's striking beauty and flair. Though to be fair, the snouty scoopy new front fascia on the Granturismo Sport is also a step backwards vs. the elegant pre-2012 version. Maserati brand faithful will need convincing that Ramaciotti brought some of that Pininfarina magic with him in-house, and so far the two new sedans clearly say otherwise. Cannot un-see that deranged smiling dog face.
      soko355
      • 1 Year Ago
      Or perhaps a better comparison is a BMW 535d sedan, which is also about £48,000 in the UK but only $56,600 in the US.
      withsixappeal
      • 1 Year Ago
      You don't pay for a Maserati in weight units. You pay for it in £s. Is it really that hard guys? Never mind the fact you keep converting prices inaccurately, let's at least get the units correct.
      Scott Matthew Harris
      Really great pricing point, will steal al ot of sales from BMW and Merc etc and rightly so. It may not be the most technologically advanced but it has 10 times as much soul
      • 1 Year Ago
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        aatbloke1967
        • 1 Year Ago
        "Seriously? We have people below complaining about how AB converted the prices on a car YOU WILL NEVER BUY. Who the hell cares? Jesus people." Simply because it is inaccurate reportage. I dare say that had the article have stated this car had an acceleration time of 0-60mph in 1.5 seconds, most people would be all over it, irrespective of whether they intend buying the car or not.
          aatbloke1967
          • 1 Year Ago
          @aatbloke1967
          US pricing isn't mentioned. At all. However, the article relates to pricing in the UK. Americans do not deal with £ Sterling, therefore the cost is converted so they get an idea of that price of the product in USD terms which they can somewhat relate to. The problem lies however in using Forex rates which vastly overexaggerate the figure in USD terms. Forex rates stand at 1.55 to 1.60 to £1 on average, whereas using PPP (the cost to a resident in the UK in real terms) uses an quotient of 1.10 to 1.15 on average when converting between the two countries. That is the reason I used a exaggerated performance stat as an appropriate metaphor.
          • 1 Year Ago
          @aatbloke1967
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          aatbloke1967
          • 1 Year Ago
          @aatbloke1967
          "You're complaining about them not getting the US pricing right. For what reason? Why do you need correct US pricing?" I wonder if the kids on here are really this stupid. You're the second one now (assuming you don't have a verite of aliases). There's no mention of US pricing. I never mentioned US pricing. What I did say that Autoblog's use of Forex rates to state the proce of the car in the UK in terms of USD is incorrect because the Forex rate applies only to Americans exchanging their money and buying one in the UK. Which is a pointless exercise. You need to use PPP to gauge how much the car costs in USD terms to a resident in the UK. We're not comparing apples to oranges whatsoever. Posting a meaningless USD price based on Forex (Americans are highly unlikely to go to the UK buy the car) is just as irrelevant as an exaggerated performance statistic. I appreciate that Americans, by and large, have little common sense, but do try and keep up.
        Making11s
        • 1 Year Ago
        We're enthusiasts comparing different models based on a number of factors. If you don't like discussion to the point where you feel you need to whine in the comments, maybe you're better off sticking with print or hiding the comments.
          ryanandrewmartin
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Making11s
          Seconded. Seems as though Aaron N. is the one(again) getting his panties in a wad.
        FuelToTheFire
        • 1 Year Ago
        Tickle me, Elmo.
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          @FuelToTheFire
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          FuelToTheFire
          • 1 Year Ago
          @FuelToTheFire
          Dafuq?
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          @FuelToTheFire
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      Matt
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nice Infiniti. What's that? It's a Maserati? Did the Italians hire the designers away from the G sedan/coupe program?
      graphikzking
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks great but for $91k I think I'd rather have the Tesla. http://spectrum.ieee.org/img/2013-Tesla-Model-S-front-3-1352910063631.jpg I still can't get over how similar yet different they look at the front. Some lines match up perfectly but others are completely different, yet I can see mistaking them often from the front view.
      Kuro Houou
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ghibli? Does it come with a free Totoro stuffed animal? Not a huge fan of the side profile, the weird crease near the tops of the doors that goes down near the rear quarter panel just looks odd to me. should have just left it off. The rear is also pretty boring, almost looks like a Lexus.. But the front end is nice, as is the interior. Not a bad price for a nice luxury car though.
      RonMcCord
      • 1 Year Ago
      In profile this is the best looking sedan in the world at any price. It avoids the jelly bean melted dinner role look and manages to be agressive looking and expensive looking at the same time. It also manages to look Italian and avoids the Japanese and Hyundai type styles of copying other cars and blending them alltogether. The only thing holding it back is the scarcity of Maserrati dealers and perceived long term reliability and quality since this is a car I would like to keep for 10 years. You can buy a 4 year old S class and plan to hold onto it 6 or 8 years. Were I back in the market for a luxury sedan on looks alone I would include this in my test drives. Anyone who does not like the look is most likely someone who has no business commenting on the looks since they will never be able to afford it!
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