What's Wrong With This Picture: Lights Out Edition

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer
what s wrong with this picture lights out edition

Well, now we know why Audi let VW have its trademark LED headlight “mascara”… it had even crazier headlights warming up in the bullpen. Here they are attached to some car that will reportedly be sold as the next Audi A6.

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  • Numberplates Numberplates on Dec 01, 2010

    I just saw a side-by-side comparison of the new A6 and the BMW 5 series and I have to say they are very alike from the side on view. You can see Audi have tried to create a valid competitor to the 5 series with this release.

    • Carguy Carguy on Dec 01, 2010

      There is a difference: the new 5 series is 400 pound heavier than the last model while the new A6 is nearly 200 pounds lighter than the previous generation. LED lights or not, but to me Audi is moving in the right direction and BMW is not.

  • Kristjan Ambroz Kristjan Ambroz on Dec 01, 2010

    hreardon, agree that it is difficult to make everyone happy (primarily at car forums) and you are of course perfectly right that he is probably more giving the general direction rather than doing specific designs. At the end of the day his success will be judged to some extent by his peers - and in that forum he has probably already had some success - as well as how well the cars designed under his aegis sold. For this the bland styling is probably not a bad direction. My beef with it is a bit personal, I find it simply a waste of talent to do the same sausage, different size approach, especially for Audi. I find that none of the current generation of Audis (with the exception of the A7 - but tastes are personal, I agree) are really ugly, just too undifferentiated. Whether that is a bad thing probably lies in the eye of the beholder...

  • FreedMike I don't know why this dash shocks anyone - the whole "touchscreen uber alles" thing is pure Tesla.
  • ToolGuy CXXVIII comments?!?
  • ToolGuy I did truck things with my truck this past week, twenty-odd miles from home (farther than usual). Recall that the interior bed space of my (modified) truck is 98" x 74". On the ride home yesterday the bed carried a 20 foot extension ladder (10 feet long, flagged 14 inches past the rear bumper), two other ladders, a smallish air compressor, a largish shop vac, three large bins, some materials, some scrap, and a slew of tool cases/bags. It was pretty full, is what I'm saying.The range of the Cybertruck would have been just fine. Nothing I carried had any substantial weight to it, in truck terms. The frunk would have been extremely useful (lock the tool cases there, out of the way of the Bed Stuff, away from prying eyes and grasping fingers -- you say I can charge my cordless tools there? bonus). Stainless steel plus no paint is a plus.Apparently the Cybertruck bed will be 78" long (but over 96" with the tailgate folded down) and 60-65" wide. And then Tesla promises "100 cubic feet of exterior, lockable storage — including the under-bed, frunk and sail pillars." Underbed storage requires the bed to be clear of other stuff, but bottom line everything would have fit, especially when we consider the second row of seats (tools and some materials out of the weather).Some days I was hauling mostly air on one leg of the trip. There were several store runs involved, some for 8-foot stock. One day I bummed a ride in a Roush Mustang. Three separate times other drivers tried to run into my truck (stainless steel panels, yes please). The fuel savings would be large enough for me to notice and to care.TL;DR: This truck would work for me, as a truck. Sample size = 1.
  • Art Vandelay Dodge should bring this back. They could sell it as the classic classic classic model
  • Surferjoe Still have a 2013 RDX, naturally aspirated V6, just can't get behind a 4 banger turbo.Also gloriously absent, ESS, lane departure warnings, etc.