The other night I was heading down the 5 freeway – because that’s just how I roll – when I came upon something that I’ve never seen before. The Audi A6 ahead of me – this one powered by the 2.0T – had these odd reflections on its bumper. At first I thought they were from my headlights and that some kind soul had generously fitted my car with Xenon HIDs, but then I saw my own beams weakly reflected in the bumper cap.
It was then that I realized what I was seeing was the Audi’s LED license plate lights, their remarkably blue-white light shining down on the bumper in such a way that made them glaringly noticeable. I’ve never seen license plate lights reflect like that, and doing so made me wonder if this is some aftermarket lighting kit, or if Audi’s designers and engineers just don’t work nights.
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