What's Wrong With This Picture: Lights Out Edition

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

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...

  • EBFlex Ford finally making a good decision although they should shut down their EV operations and investment all together. Why lose that money too?
  • Mike Lol. This is the king of suvs. And its made by GM.Why is everyone trashing it?Top of its its class for a quarter century.
  • Frank Drove past there last week, plant has a huge poster of a bronco on the outside. I was thinking "Is that where they build the new broncos?" I know they use to make the Edge and that other mundane SUV there but I believe both have been canned.
  • CanadaCraig Toyota saw this coming. So good for them for being courageous enough to say, "Wait a minute. Let's not rush into anything."
  • Rna65689660 As the previous owner of a Triumph, and current owner of a MINI, I say, LOL!