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If you get the Macan GTS, the LEDs are $500.


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One thing to consider is the maintainability.

With HIDs you just change the bulbs once the current ones start to dim by age.

For LEDs, you can either change some separate module containing the LED components if one of them gets broken (good design) or then you might even need to change the whole headlight assembly (bad design regarding maintainability).

I read from a local automotive magazine that the new Tiguan has interchangeable LED modules. Not sure about the Porsche, though.

Just my 0.02$ and something probably worth considering.
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True, but that's a $1400 savings if you bump up to the $79k model!
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2017 Audi Q7 starting with Premium Plus (mid-level) configuration has so called Vision option which includes LED-only lights.
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2017 Audi Q7 starting with Premium Plus (mid-level) configuration has so called Vision option which includes LED-only lights.
At the VW presentation today in Detroit, it sounded like the new Atlas and the new Tiguan were going to come standard with LED headlights.

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One thing to consider is the maintainability.

With HIDs you just change the bulbs once the current ones start to dim by age.

For LEDs, you can either change some separate module containing the LED components if one of them gets broken (good design) or then you might even need to change the whole headlight assembly (bad design regarding maintainability).

I read from a local automotive magazine that the new Tiguan has interchangeable LED modules. Not sure about the Porsche, though.

Just my 0.02$ and something probably worth considering.
I had to get one of these LED modules changed on my f150 ( which also has led headlamps), though it was a warranty item the cost of a new module is $250. From what i recall this was the cost of a xenon bulb back in 2000 or so when xenons started to become available...so its comparable. The led modules however are expected to last a couple of decades vs a few years for xenon bulbs.

The LED setups typically have dynamic light shaping and auto beam brightness, so they do have advantages over xenon.

Big seller for me is that led for me personally seem to light up wet roads at night very well, i sometimes struggle with xenons. Again this is just me so ymmv.

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