Certified Benz & Beemer Compares 2017 Maserati Ghibli VS 2017 Mercedes AMG Near Scottsdale, AZ

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2017 Maserati Ghibli

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2017 Mercedes AMG

Safety Comparison

The Ghibli has standard Anti-Whiplash Headrests, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the Anti-Whiplash Headrests system moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The AMG C63 Sedan doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

The Ghibli S offers all-wheel drive to maximize traction under poor conditions, especially in ice and snow. The AMG C63 Sedan doesn’t offer all-wheel drive.

The Ghibli offers an optional Surround View Camera to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The AMG C63 Sedan only offers a rear monitor and front and rear parking sensors that beep or flash a light. That doesn’t help with obstacles to the sides.

To help make backing safer, the Ghibli’s optional cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The AMG C63 Sedan doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

Both the Ghibli and the AMG C63 Sedan have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, available crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems and blind spot warning systems.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

The Ghibli has 3.7 gallons more fuel capacity than the AMG C63 Sedan (21.1 vs. 17.4 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

The Ghibli has a standard cap-less fueling system. The fuel filler is automatically opened when the fuel nozzle is inserted and automatically closed when it’s removed. This eliminates the need to unscrew and replace the cap and it reduces fuel evaporation, which causes pollution. The AMG C63 Sedan doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.

Tires and Wheels Comparison

For better traction and acceleration, the Ghibli has larger standard rear tires than the AMG C63 Sedan (275/40R19 vs. 265/35R18). The Ghibli’s optional rear tires are larger than the largest rear tires available on the AMG C63 Sedan (285/35R20 vs. 265/35R18).

The Ghibli’s optional 285/30R21 rear tires provide better handling because they have a lower 30 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the AMG C63 Sedan’s optional 35 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Ghibli has standard 19-inch wheels. Smaller 18-inch wheels are standard on the C63 Sedan. The Ghibli’s optional 21-inch wheels are larger than the 19-inch wheels optional on the AMG C63 Sedan.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Ghibli’s wheelbase is 6.2 inches longer than on the AMG C63 Sedan (118 inches vs. 111.8 inches).

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Ghibli is 1.1 inches wider in the front and 4.2 inches wider in the rear than on the AMG C63 Sedan.

The Ghibli’s front to rear weight distribution is more even (50% to 50%) than the AMG C63 Sedan’s (54.3% to 45.7%). This gives the Ghibli more stable handling and braking.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Ghibli has 1.7 inches more front headroom, 2.5 inches more front shoulder room, 1.7 inches more rear headroom and 1.5 inches more rear shoulder room than the AMG C63 Sedan.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Ghibli has a much larger trunk than the C63 Sedan (17.6 vs. 12.6 cubic feet).

Ergonomics Comparison

The Ghibli offers a remote vehicle starting system, so the vehicle can be started from inside the driver's house. This allows the driver to comfortably warm up the engine before going out to the vehicle. The climate system will also automatically heat or cool the interior. The AMG C63 Sedan doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

The Ghibli’s instruments include an oil pressure gauge and a temperature gauge – which could save your engine! Often ‘idiot lights’ don’t warn you until damage has been done. The AMG C63 Sedan has neither an oil pressure gauge nor a temperature gauge.

Heated windshield washer nozzles are optional on the Ghibli to prevent washer fluid and nozzles from freezing and help continue to keep the windshield clear in sub-freezing temperatures. The AMG C63 Sedan doesn’t offer heated windshield washer nozzles.

Both the Ghibli and the AMG C63 Sedan have standard heated front seats. The Ghibli also offers optional heated rear seats to keep those passengers extremely comfortable in the winter. Heated rear seats aren’t available in the AMG C63 Sedan.

Optional air conditioned seats in the Ghibli keep the driver and front passenger comfortable and take the sting out of hot seats in Summer. The AMG C63 Sedan doesn’t offer air conditioned seats.

On extremely cold Winter days, the Ghibli’s optional heated steering wheel provides comfort, allowing the driver to steer safely and comfortably before the car heater warms up. The AMG C63 Sedan doesn’t offer a heated steering wheel.

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