2018 Mercedes-Benz S 450 vs 2018 Maserati Ghibli

2018 Mercedes-Benz S 450 vs 2018 Maserati Ghibli

Here are a couple big names that don’t often get compared head to head. Mercedes-Benz and Maserati are both viable options for those looking to go above and beyond the plethora of average choices out there. Only one car can stand up higher and raise its metaphorical fist in victory. Which will it be? Tune in as we compare the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S 450 vs 2018 Maserati Ghibli.

Performance is usually at the forefront of everyone’s head when it comes to luxury sedans, so let’s take a look at that first. The S 450 gets better horsepower than the Ghibli on top of better fuel efficiency. Besides that though, it also has a nine-speed automatic transmission. That means it produces more seamless gear changes and better top-end fuel efficiency. Check out some of the other comparisons in the table below.

2018 Mercedes-Benz S 450


2018 Maserati Ghibli

$89,900 MSRP $73,780
19 city/28 hwy mpg Fuel Efficiency 18 city/24 hwy mpg
9-Speed Automatic Transmission 8-Speed Automatic
362 Horsepower 345
369 lb-ft Torque 369 lb-ft
5.1 seconds 0 to 60 time 5.5 seconds
FWD Drivetrain RWD
Standard Front Power Lumbar Not Available
9 Number of Airbags 8
Standard ATTENTION ASSIST® Not Available
12.3 inches Entertainment Screen Size 8.4 inches
Standard Keyless Start Standard

Audio and Entertainment in the 2018 S 450

Everything you want in your luxury sedan should be easily accessible right at your fingertips. Luckily for you, the S 450 is just that. It has dual 12.3 inch displays - one for accessing entertainment, music, navigation, and more, and another that placed directly in front of the driver that shows a variety of driving information. Everything on the entertainment screen can be controlled via the COMAND® system with a touchpad controller. It recognizes a variety of finger movements and motions, allowing you to seamlessly pick and choose what you want displayed. Other standard features include a Burmester Surround Sound system, COMAND® hard-drive navigation, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, Bluetooth, dual USB audio ports, wireless smartphone charger and much more. Get it all in the sedan that sits atop the automotive throne.

Ready to get behind the wheel of the 2018 S 450? Come check it out here at World Wide Motors today! We’re conveniently located right here in Indianapolis, so schedule a test drive and we can get you on the road in no time!

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