2020 Maserati Ghibli vs. 2020 Audi A6

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Safety

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The Ghibli has standard Anti-Whiplash Headrests, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the Anti-Whiplash Headrests system moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The A6 doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

Both the Ghibli and the A6 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, rearview cameras, available crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems and around view monitors.

Engine

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The Ghibli’s standard 3.0 turbo V6 produces 97 more horsepower (345 vs. 248) and 96 lbs.-ft. more torque (369 vs. 273) than the A6 45 TFSI’s standard 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder. The Ghibli’s 3.0 turbo V6 produces 10 more horsepower (345 vs. 335) than the A6 55 TFSI’s standard 3.0 turbo V6 hybrid. The Ghibli S’ standard 3.0 turbo V6 produces 89 more horsepower (424 vs. 335) and 59 lbs.-ft. more torque (428 vs. 369) than the A6 55 TFSI’s standard 3.0 turbo V6 hybrid.

As tested in Motor Trend the Ghibli S is faster than the A6 55 TFSI 3.0 turbo V6 hybrid:

Ghibli

A6

Zero to 60 MPH

4.8 sec

5 sec

Quarter Mile

13.4 sec

13.5 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

104.8 MPH

102.7 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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The Ghibli has 1.8 gallons more fuel capacity than the A6 (21.1 vs. 19.3 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 A6 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 A6.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the Ghibli’s brake rotors are larger than those on the A6:

Ghibli

Ghibli S

A6

Front Rotors

13.6 inches

14.2 inches

13.3 inches

Rear Rotors

13 inches

13.8 inches

13 inches

The Ghibli stops much shorter than the A6:

Ghibli

A6

60 to 0 MPH

115 feet

129 feet

Consumer Reports

60 to 0 MPH (Wet)

125 feet

137 feet

Consumer Reports

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction and acceleration, the Ghibli has larger standard rear tires than the A6 (275/40R19 vs. 245/45R19). The Ghibli’s optional rear tires are larger than the largest rear tires available on the A6 (285/35R20 vs. 255/40R20).

The Ghibli’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 A6’s standard 45 series tires. The Ghibli’s optional 285/30R21 rear tires have a lower 30 series profile than the A6 Prestige’s optional 35 series tires.

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 A6 doesn’t offer drift compensation steering.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Ghibli’s wheelbase is 2.9 inches longer than on the A6 (118 inches vs. 115.1 inches).

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Ghibli is .2 inches wider in the front and 1.4 inches wider in the rear than on the A6.

The Ghibli’s front to rear weight distribution is more even (50% to 50%) than the A6’s (55% to 45%). This gives the Ghibli more stable handling and braking.

Passenger Space

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Because it has more passenger and cargo room, the EPA rates the Ghibli a Large car, while the A6 is rated a Mid-size.

The Ghibli has 9 cubic feet more passenger volume than the A6 (108 vs. 99).

The Ghibli has .8 inches more front headroom and .7 inches more rear headroom than the A6.

Cargo Capacity

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The Ghibli has a much larger trunk than the A6 (17.6 vs. 13.7 cubic feet).

A low lift-over trunk design makes loading and unloading the Ghibli easier. The Ghibli’s trunk lift-over height is 25.8 inches, while the A6’s liftover is 27 inches.

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 A6 doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

Heated windshield washer nozzles are optional on the Ghibli to prevent washer fluid and nozzles from freezing and help continue to keep the windshield clear in sub-freezing temperatures. The A6 doesn’t offer heated windshield washer nozzles.

Model Availability

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The Ghibli is available in both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations. The A6 doesn’t offer a two-wheel drive configuration.

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