The Maserati Ghibli heralds a few firsts for the Italian company. The four-door saloon contains the brand's first diesel engine, which emits just 158g/km of CO2.
As a result, it is also the first Maserati that is a genuine contender for the established German luxury saloons like the Audi A6, BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
Buyers in this category are incredibly demanding, and know what they like. We invited a selection of choosy consumers to take an exclusive early look at the Ghibli and asked them what they made of it.