2019 Maserati Quattroporte vs. 2019 Audi A8

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

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Both the Quattroporte and the A8 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems and around view monitors.

Engine

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The Quattroporte S’ standard 3.0 turbo V6 produces 89 more horsepower (424 vs. 335) and 37 lbs.-ft. more torque (406 vs. 369) than the A8’s 3.0 turbo V6 hybrid. The Quattroporte GTS’ standard 3.8 turbo V8 produces 188 more horsepower (523 vs. 335) and 155 lbs.-ft. more torque (524 vs. 369) than the A8’s 3.0 turbo V6 hybrid.

Fuel Economy and Range

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The Quattroporte 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 A8 doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the Quattroporte GTS’ brake rotors are larger than those on the A8:

 

Quattroporte GTS

A8

Front Rotors

15 inches

14.8 inches

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction and acceleration, the Quattroporte has larger standard rear tires than the A8 (275/40R19 vs. 255/45R19). The Quattroporte’s optional rear tires are larger than the largest rear tires available on the A8 (285/35R20 vs. 255/45R19).

The Quattroporte’s standard 275/40R19 rear tires provide better handling because they have a lower 40 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the A8’s standard 45 series tires. The Quattroporte’s optional 245/35R21 front and 285/30R21 rear tires have a lower 35 series front and 30 series rear profile than the A8’s 45 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Quattroporte offers optional 21-inch wheels. The A8’s largest wheels are only 20-inches.

Suspension and Handling

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The Quattroporte’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 A8 doesn’t offer drift compensation steering.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Quattroporte’s wheelbase is 1.7 inches longer than on the A8 (124.8 inches vs. 123.1 inches).

For better maneuverability, the Quattroporte’s turning circle is 3.5 feet tighter than the A8’s (38.7 feet vs. 42.2 feet).

Chassis

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The Maserati Quattroporte may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 500 to 650 pounds less than the Audi A8.

The front grille of the Quattroporte uses electronically controlled shutters to close off airflow and reduce drag when less engine cooling is needed. This helps improve highway fuel economy. The A8 doesn’t offer active grille shutters.

Passenger Space

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The Quattroporte has .3 inches more front headroom and 5.2 inches more front shoulder room than the A8.

Cargo Capacity

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The Quattroporte has a much larger trunk than the A8 (18.7 vs. 12.5 cubic feet).

Ergonomics

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The Quattroporte 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 A8 doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

Heated windshield washer nozzles are standard on the Quattroporte to prevent washer fluid and nozzles from freezing and help continue to keep the windshield clear in sub-freezing temperatures. The A8 doesn’t offer heated windshield washer nozzles.

Model Availability

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The Quattroporte is available in both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations. The A8 doesn’t offer a two-wheel drive configuration.

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