Alfa Romeo's Giulia is a full assault on luxury stalwarts such as Mercedes-Benz and BMW, with a high-performance version to rival the C63 and M3 respectively.
In our view the M3 has slipped, but still offers plenty of track thrills.
The C63's mellifluous engine note, track-bred styling, and intoxicating performance make a compelling case against the M3 and Giulia Quadrifoglio.
Audi's S4 doesn't have the same high-strung attitude, but makes good use of its creature comforts and is a better competitor for lower-priced C43 and 340i versions.
The Cadillac ATS-V is as good of a track rival as you can find and it offers offers arguably more driver involvement.
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