I'm coming from a 2008 MB E320 BlueTec with P2 package. It has phenomenal xenon lights which are adaptive. I do a lot of highway driving and I also loathe deer. I didn't know that deer actually existed on the side of the road all the time until I got adaptive xenons.
The LED's look cool and they are in more upcoming cars. But I'm worried about
: 1) cooling fans, 2) light output cutoff, and 3) non-adaptive.
The MB xenons swivel and at intersections the fogs also turn on. The A4 Prestige does this also and I really liked the output.
However, I've been having hard time deciding on LED because nobody has taken a photo of the road at night to show how the LEDs illuminate. Not even Audi has a photo. The closest I found was Edmunds with the A8. But all LED lighting systems for Audis have different designs and different LED setups. So the Consumer Reports article on A8 LED lights probably doesn't match the results of the A6.
Keeping in mind all this, I don't actually see how these LEDs bend light. Xenons swivel. LEDs don't. So when I'm in a canyon at night, or on a sweeping interchange, do the LEDs illuminate into the turn without just activating the "weather" leds (aka fog lights)?
I've already decided on TDI prestige, driver assistance, cold weather, sunshades - I figure any more options and I should look at the base S6 or go to the 3.0TFSI instead and just load it up.
I'm all confused because I think I like the look of Aviator Blue with Xenons more. But I also like Brilliant Black with LED. A lot of the Aviator Blue photos look completely different and many people say that Aviator doesn't look the same in photos.
I got the LED info from: