The third generation Ghibli is an executivesaloon unveiled at the 2013 Shanghai motor show. The Ghibli is offered with three different 3.0-litre V6 engines: a twin-turbocharged 330 PS (240 kW; 330 hp) or 410 PS (300 kW; 400 hp) petrol and a 275 PS (202 kW; 271 hp) turbodiesel, making the Ghibli the first Maserati production car in history to be powered by a diesel engine. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard on all models; all wheel drive is available with the most powerful V6, although not on right hand drive markets.
The Ghibli marks Maserati's comeback in the luxury executive car segment after two decades of absence, since the last of the Biturbo family saloons went out of production in 1994; it is a key model in Maserati's plan of reaching a production of 50,000 units by 2015, expanding its lineup to cover all segments in the luxury car market. Assembly takes place alongside that of the Quattroporte VI at the new Giovanni Agnelli Plant in Grugliasco near Turin.