In this paper we propose two exponential integrators of first and second order applied to a class of quasilinear wave-type equations. The analytical framework is an extension of the classical Kato framework and covers quasilinear Maxwell’s equations in full space and on a smooth domain as well as a class of quasilinear wave equations. In contrast to earlier works, we do not assume regularity of the solution but only on the data. From this we deduce a well-posedness result upon which we base our error analysis. We include numerical examples to confirm our theoretical findings.