2023 Maserati Quattroporte vs Audi A8
The luxury sedan segment has always been fiercely competitive, with automakers striving to offer the perfect blend of style, comfort, and performance. The 2023 Maserati Quattroporte and the 2023 Audi A8 a both cars represent the pinnacle of automotive engineering, but how do they compare in terms of design, performance, technology and pricing? Continue reading as our team of Maserati enthusiasts here at Maserati of London have highlighted the key details of each vehicle, listing their similarities, differences and pricing options.
Under the hood, the 2023 Maserati Quattroporte offers two impressive powertrain options. The standard engine is a 3.0-litre V6 that delivers 424 horsepower and provides an exhilarating 0 to 100 km/h acceleration time of 4.8 seconds! For those seeking more power, Maserati offers a visceral sounding 3.8-litre V8 engine that produces a thrilling 572 horsepower that’s exclusively sent to the rear-wheels. Both engines are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, ensuring smooth gear shifts and precise control.
In contrast, the 2023 Audi A8 emphasizes a more balanced approach to performance. The vehicle is equipped with a 3.0-litre V6 engine that generates 335 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. The Audi A8 boasts an electronically-limited top speed of 210 km/h, as well as a highly respectable 0-100 km/h acceleration time of 5.8 seconds. The A8's power is transferred through an eight-speed automatic transmission, providing seamless shifts and refined performance.
Exterior & Interior Design
When it comes to design, the 2023 Maserati Quattroporte and the 2023 Audi A8 each bring their unique European flair to the table. The Quattroporte exudes Italian elegance and sportiness with its sleek lines, muscular proportions, and its iconic Maserati Trident emblem. On the other hand, the A8 showcases Audi's sophisticated and contemporary design language, featuring a clean and minimalist aesthetic, with generous use of sharp edges, and a wide grille that’s flanked by striking LED headlights.
Inside their respective cabins, both executive sedans offer exceptional craftsmanship and feature the use of luxurious materials. The Quattroporte boasts genuine hand-stitched leather upholstery, genuine wood and metal accents, and meticulously crafted details that create an opulent atmosphere. The A8 matches the Quattroporte's elegance with a minimalist yet high-tech interior, featuring premium materials, refined finishes, and of course the cutting-edge technology features that Audi is known for.
Both the 2023 Maserati Quattroporte and the 2023 Audi A8 showcase cutting-edge technology features to enhance the driving experience. The Quattroporte boasts an 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Maserati Touch Control Plus, allowing drivers to seamlessly control various vehicle functions. It also offers a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, a premium audio system, and advanced driver-assistance features such as adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist.
The Audi A8 takes technology to the next level with its advanced MMI infotainment system, featuring dual touchscreens and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. The A8 also offers optional rear-seat entertainment screens, a head-up display, and a suite of safety features including adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and automatic emergency braking. Audi's Virtual Cockpit, a fully digital display behind the steering wheel, provides a customizable and intuitive interface for drivers.
In terms of pricing, both the Maserati Quattroporte and the Audi A8 are positioned as premium luxury sedans, reflecting their exquisite craftsmanship and high-end features. The Quattroporte starts at around $148,300*, while the Audi A8 has a starting MSRP of $106,650*. Although there is a substantial price discrepancy between the two vehicles, the Maserati justifies its premium price tag as it boasts higher performance capabilities, an arguably more opulent interior cabin, a less commonly seen exterior design and a more exclusive badge.
Interested in getting behind the wheel of a 2023 Maserati Quattroporte and experiencing this incredible vehicle for yourself? Visit our London, Ontario showroom at 980 Wharncliffe Road South, Unit #2 and speak with one of our Maserati product experts about getting a tour of this impressive SUV.