Perhaps unusually for a company famed for its super sporting cars, Maserati's best-selling model is currently this, the Ghibli, a four-door executive saloon that rivals the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes E-Class. Even more surprisingly, perhaps, more than 90% of all Ghiblis sold are the diesel-engined version.
The Ghibli has actually been facelifted twice since it was introduced in 2013. Recently, there have been updates to the engine and gearbox, considerable changes to the interior as well as improved sound insulation intended to make the Ghibli a more relaxing place in which to while away the motorway miles.
So how does it compare with its executive car rivals? Read on over the next few pages to get our full verdict.