2019 Maserati Ghibli vs. 2018 Audi S6

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Safety

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Both the Ghibli and the S6 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, blind spot warning systems, rearview cameras, rear cross-path warning, available crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems and around view monitors.

Fuel Economy and Range

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The Ghibli has 1.3 gallons more fuel capacity than the S6 (21.1 vs. 19.8 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

The Ghibli has a standard cap-less fueling system. The fuel filler is automatically opened when the fuel nozzle is inserted and automatically closed when it’s removed. This eliminates the need to unscrew and replace the cap and it reduces fuel evaporation, which causes pollution. The S6 doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.

Transmission

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An eight-speed automatic is standard on the Maserati Ghibli, for better acceleration and lower engine speed on the highway. Only a seven-speed automatic is available for the S6.

Brakes and Stopping

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The Ghibli stops shorter than the S6:

 

Ghibli

S6

 

70 to 0 MPH

155 feet

162 feet

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60 to 0 MPH

109 feet

112 feet

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Tires and Wheels

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For better traction and acceleration, the Ghibli has larger standard rear tires than the S6 (275/40R19 vs. 255/35R20). The Ghibli’s optional rear tires are larger than the largest rear tires available on the S6 (285/35R20 vs. 255/35R20).

The Ghibli’s optional 285/30R21 rear tires provide better handling because they have a lower 30 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the S6’s 35 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Ghibli offers optional 21-inch wheels. The S6’s largest wheels are only 20-inches.

The Ghibli has a standard full size spare tire so a flat doesn’t interrupt your trip. A full size spare isn’t available on the S6, it requires you to depend on a temporary spare, which limits mileage and speed before replacement.

Suspension and Handling

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The Ghibli’s drift compensation steering can automatically compensate for road conditions which would cause the vehicle to drift from side to side, helping the driver to keep the vehicle straight more easily. The S6 doesn’t offer drift compensation steering.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Ghibli’s wheelbase is 3.2 inches longer than on the S6 (118 inches vs. 114.8 inches).

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Ghibli is .8 inches wider in the front and 1.9 inches wider in the rear than on the S6.

The Ghibli’s front to rear weight distribution is more even (50% to 50%) than the S6’s (56.9% to 43.1%). This gives the Ghibli more stable handling and braking.

The Ghibli S Q4 handles at .91 G’s, while the S6 pulls only .89 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

For better maneuverability, the Ghibli’s turning circle is .6 feet tighter than the S6’s (38.4 feet vs. 39 feet).

Chassis

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The Maserati Ghibli may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 300 to 400 pounds less than the Audi S6.

As tested by Car and Driver while under full throttle, the interior of the Ghibli S Q4 is quieter than the S6 (78 vs. 79 dB).

Passenger Space

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Because it has more passenger and cargo room, the EPA rates the Ghibli a Large car, while the S6 is rated a Mid-size.

The Ghibli has 10 cubic feet more passenger volume than the S6 (108 vs. 98).

The Ghibli has 1.6 inches more front headroom, .3 inches more front shoulder room, 1 inch more rear headroom and .2 inches more rear shoulder room than the S6.

Cargo Capacity

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The Ghibli has a much larger trunk than the S6 (17.6 vs. 14.1 cubic feet).

Ergonomics

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The Ghibli has a standard remote vehicle starting system, so the vehicle can be started from inside the driver's house. This allows the driver to comfortably warm up the engine before going out to the vehicle. The climate system will also automatically heat or cool the interior. The S6 doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

The Ghibli’s instruments include an oil pressure gauge and a temperature gauge – which could save your engine! Often ‘idiot lights’ don’t warn you until damage has been done. The S6 does not have an oil pressure gauge.

On a hot day the Ghibli’s driver can lower all the windows from a distance using the keyless remote. The driver of the S6 can’t use the remote to operate the windows.

In poor weather, headlights can lose their effectiveness as grime builds up on their lenses. This can reduce visibility without the driver realizing. The Ghibli offers available headlight washers to keep headlight output high. The S6 doesn’t offer headlight washers.

To help drivers see further while navigating curves, the Ghibli offers optional adaptive headlights to illuminate around corners automatically by reading vehicle speed and steering wheel angle. The S6 doesn’t offer cornering lights.

When the Ghibli with available tilt-down mirrors is put in reverse, both rearview mirrors tilt from their original position. This gives the driver a better view of the curb during parallel parking maneuvers. Shifting out of reverse puts the mirrors into their original positions. The S6’s mirrors don’t automatically adjust for backing.

Model Availability

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The Ghibli is available in both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations. The S6 doesn’t offer a two-wheel drive configuration.

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