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Audi A6 LED Headlights – Newest Audi to get the LED lights

February 15th, 2011 No comments

Wow, this is pretty cool. Audi has announced that their Audi A6 Sedan is going to feature all LED headlights, similar to the R8. These bulbs are not only much brighter than the traditional halogen bulb, but also use an incredibly less amount power each and last longer than even bi-xenon. The nice thing about the LED lights is the light they emit is much easier to the eyes of the oncoming driver, as the light typically reflects that found in nature, similar to daylight, but concentrated.

I fully expect these Audi LED headlights to be the new wave of headlights being offered, possibly outing HID lights as the most popular current lights and even more popular than projector headlights.

The Audi R8 was the first ever production car to offer all LED lights, and now that Audi is using it on lower models, they see there is a demand for this type of technology which in my opinion is going to be offered on all cars as standard feature in the next 5-10 years.


The new Audi A6 is all set to outshine its premium sector competitors as the world’s first executive saloon to feature all-LED headlights. Available as an optional alternative to the more familiar halogen or bi-xenon lamps also offered, the advanced LED units emit a strong white light that is similar to daylight, and use just 40 watts of electricity each, making them yet another important weapon in the battle against energy consumption.

The sophisticated LED units use just four one-chip and five two-chip LEDs to create dipped-beam light, and 24 white LEDs to make up the daytime running lights in each headlight. This keeps power consumption and maintenance down, and assures an excellent service life.

The Audi R8 was the first ever production car to feature all-LED headlights, which are now fast becoming a staple option across the Audi model range. All-LED headlights are also now available on the A7 Sportback and A8 luxury saloon, along with the new A6 Saloon.

The new LED lights are further enhanced by intelligent systems such as adaptive light control and high-beam assist, which give maximum visibility without dazzling other road users. The adaptive light system adapts the light provided by the headlights to the driving situation, with different arrangements of light when driving in the city, on country roads and on motorways.

The headlight control unit uses a small video camera in the base of the rear view mirror and route data from the optional MMI navigation plus navigation system to anticipate changes in ambient lighting. For example, the cornering light arrangement can be triggered before the car reaches a junction or corner to aid visibility on approach.

High-beam assist

The high-beam assistant automatically varies the range and width of the headlights between dipped and full beam according to the road situation. The system also incorporates an all-weather function that uses the rear view mirror camera to detect the lights of on-coming traffic and adjust the headlight intensity to give optimum visibility in varying conditions without disturbing other road users.

Audi A6 Saloon

All-LED headlights join Google Earth mapping, Bose surround sound, head-up display, Audi active lane assist and wi-fi hotspot capability, as just some of the new A6 Saloon’s innovations.

The ground-breaking A6 Saloon is available to order now and prices start at £30,145 on the road for the 2.0 TDI (170PS) SE model. The all-LED headlight option costs £2,710, and as well as dipped, main beam, indicator and daytime running lights also incorporates static turning lights, high-beam assist with all-weather light function and motorway lights.

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2009 & 2010 Audi A4, A4 Cabriolet and A4 Quattro Gain 18 HP with K&N Air Intake

September 19th, 2010 No comments

K&N continues to improve vehicle performance through its continuous production of new air intake systems guaranteed to increase horsepower and acceleration. K&N’s air intake (69-9505T) for 2009 and 2010 Audi A4, A4 Cabriolet and A4 Quattro models with a 2.0 liter engine is just another example of K&N’s dedication to outstanding performance. The Audi A4 is an entry-level luxury car with elegant styling and sharp handling. The 2.0 liter engine however, lacks the power one would expect from such a prestigious car.

K&N product developers looked at the restrictive factory intake setup of the Audi A4 and immediately knew they could achieve more horsepower. “Along with a body change in 2009, the Audi A4 air box was also relocated,” said product manager Bert Heck. “We had to start from scratch. Our ultimate goal was to get as much power out of the vehicle as we could without affecting the drivability of the vehicle. Older A4 model designs made doing this very difficult.”

Development began with the testing of varying intake tube diameters with the mass air sensor installed in both the tube and in the factory mass air housing. After a series of testing sessions and design changes K&N engineers came up with a design that met all goals.

“With the limited space and use of the factory mass air housing, little space was left for the air filter,” commented Heck. “We had to eliminate the intake tube and design a custom hose to replace it. This saved space and allowed for a larger K&N air filter.” The air intake’s filter, part RF-1047, is a cone shaped, high-flow air filter that provides excellent filtration, outstanding engine protection, and less restriction than the factory air filter.

A custom heat shield was also designed as part of the 69-9505T intake. It helps to reduce the amount of hot engine compartment air going into the engine. It also utilizes the factory fresh air inlet to direct cooler outside air into the air intake.

K&N’s comprehensive testing of the 69-9505T utilized three test vehicles with approximately 100 dyno pulls, road testing and computer monitoring. The final result showed a power gain of 18.14 horsepower at 4435 rpm with the use of K&N’s 69-9505T air intake system.

Installation of the 69-9505T air intake system is easy with K&N’s photo illustrated instruction sheet. K&N’s 69-9505T air intake system typically installs on 2009 and 2010 Audi A4, A4 Cabriolet and A4 Quattro models with the 2.0 liter engine in 90 minutes or less with common hand tools.

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G4 MPI Supercharger System for the Audi and VW 4.2L V8

July 7th, 2009 No comments


2000-2006 Audi A8 4.2
2000-2006 Audi A6 4.2
2002-2003 Audi S6 4.2
2004-2009 Audi S4 4.2
2004 Audi Allroad 4.2
2004-2006 Volkswagen Touareg
2008+ Audi R8 4.2 FSI

Introducing the NEW PES G4 MPI supercharger system for the VAG 4.2L 5V engine group as well as the Audi R8 4.2FSI . At the heart of the system is the PES cast aluminum intake manifold and an Eaton M90 supercharger. This roots-type positive displacement supercharger delivers instant, seamless boost throughout the RPM range. Eaton superchargers are used as OEM equipment on Mercedes Benz, Aston Martin, and Jaguar automobiles. The system is supplied complete with all parts necessary for installation.

The addition of forced induction necessitates enhanced fuel delivery to ensure the correct air/fuel ratio for performance and safety. The kit includes PES’s in house ECU recalibrating and offers ultra smooth drivability, and seamless power delivery. The G4 MPI system is the result of over 2 years of design and road testing using data logging software. Our vehicles are tested under a wide variety of driving conditions ranging from “easy” daily commutes to severe track conditions. We also test our systems in a broad range of temperatures, from bitter winter cold to blazing summer heat. Testing is also conducted using both Dynojet and Mustang dynamometers. We are so confident in the reliability of the system that we offer a one year, unlimited mileage warranty.

The G4 comes in 3 configurations for MPI 4.2L cars…

Our low boost (5psi) kit with a power increase of approx 20-25% over stock. The Stage 1 system offers a real power boost that you can truly feel. This entry level system is designed so that it may be upgraded easily to the intercooled version at any time. $6495

An intercooled version of the 5psi kit with an air – liquid intercooler system producing a power increase of approx 35% over stock. This configuration was tuned for vehicles with Tiptronic transmissions. It offers excellent power with no worries of transmission failures. Stage 1 PLUS is also a great alternative for those with 6speed cars that want to add significant power while keeping the boost pressure down to the modest 5psi level due to poor available fuel or extreme ambient temperatures. $8495

Our 7psi kit is combined with our air – liquid intercooler system. This system is designed ONLY for Audi S4 6speed cars at this time. The system offers gains of approx 40-45% over stock. $8495

Includes all the parts you will need to turn your Stage 1 system into the Stage 1 Plus or Stage 2 system without removing the manifold from the car! The Stage 1 system is designed so that it may be upgraded easily to the intercooled version at any time. The liquid intercooler core is inserted into the top of the intake manifold by simply removing the manifold cover plate. The system includes the liquid intercooler core, a heat exchanger which sits behind the bumper cover, a Bosch high flow coolant pump, a coolant reservoir/expansion tank, plus all the hoses, fittings, and wiring needed to complete the installation. When upgrading to the intercooled version your ECU will also be flashed to the stage of your choice.

Information coming soon…

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