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      12-16-2013, 09:18 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by aajami View Post
The Ghibli was built by Maserati to compete with the BMW 5-series, Audi A6, and Mercedes E-Class. It has a longer wheelbase, and is overall longer, taller, and wider than an M4.

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The 5-series, A6, and E-Class all make around the same HP as the M4. That doesn't mean that they compete in the same market, or are remotely the same kind of cars. The Ghibli competes with them, not the F80 or F82.
I agree with these points, although I would not have brought the M4 into the discussion and instead just referred to the M3.

I see the Ghibli targeting buyers of those cars much more naturally than the C63, Lexus IS-F, ATS-V for example, which are the clear competiton for the M3.