Maserati has taken the covers off the 2014 Maserati Ghibli ahead of its unveil at this month’s Shanghai Motor Show. With its efforts aimed directly at a segment dominated by the BMW 5-series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the Italian automaker hopes to jump into the volume-friendly price point on its way to 50,000 cars a year by 2015 as they announced a while back.
As you can see, the Ghibli will be sportier than the Quattroporte though don’t expect the interior to be anything short of what you’d expect from Maserati. The 2014 Ghibli will be offered up in a few different powertrains with a pair of 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 engines (one gas, one diesel) helping to lead the charge. Mated to eight-speed automatic transmissions, expect a rear-wheel-drive configuration to come standard while Maserati’s new Q4 all-wheel-drive system will also be available.