Good to know, this is becoming the consensus that the back seat is not actually "useless" as many have reported. I just can't wait to see it in the real and drive it. It seems like people who have "driven it" love it. That is encouraging.my son is almost six feet and he had no problem sitting in the back or getting out. Yes with the front all the way back the rear is small but as one poster stated if you "share" all is good. I am not going to drive cross country and back seat room was actually one of my criteria as i do want to use the car as a family sedan for going to dinner or whatever. a 90 minute trip to AC should not be a problem I think the comments about back seat room are a bit harsh IMHO.
The back seat is definitely not useless but it is simply smaller than the current QP 5 and more on a par with the 3-series/C-class. I am curious how it compares with the 6-series Gran Coupe, Audi A7 which I think more of its natural competitors...Good to know, this is becoming the consensus that the back seat is not actually "useless" as many have reported. I just can't wait to see it in the real and drive it. It seems like people who have "driven it" love it. That is encouraging.
Recently, I think about 2-3 weeks ago, there was a test with the QP and de BMW Gran Coupe M6 in a car magazine (I'm from Belgium, but I think the magazine was from the Netherlands). In short, they wrote the BMW was developed for the American market: very fast forward, but not that good in corners. Following that same magazine, the QP was (much) better on that aspect, whilst at the same time 'surprisingly' comfortable.The back seat is definitely not useless but it is simply smaller than the current QP 5 and more on a par with the 3-series/C-class. I am curious how it compares with the 6-series Gran Coupe, Audi A7 which I think more of its natural competitors...
E class back seats are a little tighter than the 5 series, have had both.I have to agree with mowlas. I owned 4 generations of 5 series and the rear seats are not nearly as spacious in the Ghibli, I would imagine the E class has similar space as 5 series. I would say that the rear leg room is somewhere in the range between 3 and 5 series, leaning towards 3.
I experienced something akin to this the first time I went for a test drive. It was quite cold that day but dry. Was probably in the high 20s -mid 30s. It seemed to me the tires were breaking away from the pavement even under very modest acceleration and turning.Anyone with the experience with the HOP in the rear end when car is just starting out or taking early R or L turns before the car warms up. Seems to me to be happening with cold weather worse than warmer, above 45 does not seem to be as prominent. Makes me think something in the rear transmission of the AWD is amiss and that the transmission fluid perhaps pools and not fully coating the gears until the car warms up or the ambient temperative is warm enough. Any potential this is a defect that can damage the car? Is anyone else experiencing this problem and feels this in their Ghibli?
The mule in those images isn't a Maserati at all, it's an Alfa Romeo (proj. 952, a midsize sedan sized slighly larger than a BMW 3 series). Among other things, you can tell that the placement of the front brake calipers is towards the driver, as opposed to what you can find in your ghibli (towards the front of the car) But it;s plain to see that what's underneath sits closer to the ground and is considerably smaller than a Ghibli in both track and wheelbase.FYI, do not rely on the actual design, as Maserati is testing all its new cars with the ghibli body..
Mysterious Maserati test mule could be upcoming Alfa Romeo Giulia - Autoblog