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15 SQ5 - Black Optics or Not?

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Old 04-23-2014, 06:57 PM   #1
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Default 15 SQ5 - Black Optics or Not?

Having extremely difficult time picking a color on a new SQ5. I keep going back and forth so thought I would come on here and someone would hep me end my madness!

My color choices have been Panther Black, Sepang, Mythos (Phantom), or Daytona. Black Interior with Carbon Atlas. 21" rims.

My hanging point has been whether to get the new Black optics package which blacks out the trim in high gloss and the grill.

I have looked at hundreds of pics of the Q5, and A series with the black optics. Sometimes I absolutely love it, sometimes not.

I am now leaning towards Panther Black, and a 14 which would have the alum trim and grill. Or a 15 in some black with the black optics.

Any thoughts on what you really think works on the SQ5?

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Old 04-23-2014, 07:17 PM   #2
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Personal preference obviously....but I would go with the bright trim and not the black optics. Good luck with your decision.

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Love the black optics on our Lava Grey, 100% over the chrome trim. No regrets!
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The Black Optics is about the only thing keeping me from taking a 14 from stock now; it's the only thing that's absolutely not available on the 2014 Prestige.

I am in your boat, a Mythos or Phantom or Lava Grey is in my future.
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The Black Optics is about the only thing keeping me from taking a 14 from stock now; it's the only thing that's absolutely not available on the 2014 Prestige.

I am in your boat, a Mythos or Phantom or Lava Grey is in my future.
I am even leaning towards a Panther with Black Optics..just keep drawn back to that Black...
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If I can snag a 14 with maybe 7% off, ill vinyl wrap that thing and call it a night lol
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I was hoping they would offer this for 15' as I hate the chrome window trim. But I don't mind the standard roof rails, the signature S mirror covers and could live with the chrom grill. With the black optics you lose the silver mirrors correct? Either way, personal preference as stated before and maybe some cost factor.
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I was hoping they would offer this for 15' as I hate the chrome window trim. But I don't mind the standard roof rails, the signature S mirror covers and could live with the chrom grill. With the black optics you lose the silver mirrors correct? Either way, personal preference as stated before and maybe some cost factor.
Yes you lose the alum optics mirrors..they would be body color now.
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Got the black rims and black grill on my Scuba blue from the S-Line package on my '14. Definitely a must have no matter what color!
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Got the black rims and black grill on my Scuba blue from the S-Line package on my '14. Definitely a must have no matter what color!
I keep flopping! Sometimes when I see it on a Daytona, the Black Optics on a Q5 just looks not quite right. I think it may be the width of the grill trim itself or something. Then I look at a Panther with chrome and the contrast seems to be just right. I hate this!!
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I'm usually all for the optics package but on black I think the standard setup is the right amount of contrast.

That is of course unless you are going for the blacked out look.
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I have the 2015 order guide but does anyone have picture of the options or know when Audi might change the website to allow us to build a 15? I know the colors are off a bit but close enough to get an idea.
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All cars look better with some sort of contrast IMO, so I wouldn't go the optics route unless I was selecting a lighter "base" colour.
The darkest base I'd choose for an optic'd SQ5 would be Daytona Grey... and even then I'd be a little concerned about not enough contrast.
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All cars look better with some sort of contrast IMO, so I wouldn't go the optics route unless I was selecting a lighter "base" colour.
The darkest base I'd choose for an optic'd SQ5 would be Daytona Grey... and even then I'd be a little concerned about not enough contrast.
Don't say that ! I'm torn also on the Black Optics option....ahhhh

And I'm ordering a Daytona hehehe.

Seriously, getting mad about all the options / colors choice.

I have to decide and call it a day...
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I have black on black on black with a Brilliant Black TDI, the black optics (SLine+) package and black leather sport seats. I love it. It looks aggressive, for sure. With that said, my first choice would have been white with black optics for the contrast created by that combo. But my wife wanted a black Q5. So...Here we are!

At least I got the black optics package I wanted...

I think the black optics package also looks good on the dark blue Q5.
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All cars look better with some sort of contrast IMO, so I wouldn't go the optics route unless I was selecting a lighter "base" colour.
The darkest base I'd choose for an optic'd SQ5 would be Daytona Grey... and even then I'd be a little concerned about not enough contrast.
Different car. Daytona Gray with what they used to call the Titanium package...I rather like it!
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When we ordered our 14 Q5, I did not realize it was going to have the black optics package. I was very hesitant at first, but now that we have it, I absolutely love how mean it looks. In fact, when I buy my next truck, I am considering going with a similar color combo.

If you have not already found it, here is a place to look.

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Again another different car, Oolong Gray with Black Optic Package.
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Again another different car, Oolong Gray with Black Optic Package.
The bright silver wheels make it look a lot different to me...
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The bright silver wheels make it look a lot different to me...
They aren't bright silver, it's the sun light reflecting off of them. Audi calls it a "bicolor finish". They are closer to the wheel color in that A4 posted above.
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