Audi a4 b7 headlights
The Audi A4 S4 B7 8E built on the success of it predecessor B6, Audi a4 b7 headlights introducing new engine ranges, suspension geometry, steering settings, navigation aids and electronics, (including the advanced Bosch ESP 8.0 programme). It remained in production between 2005 and 2008. The lighting technology used in this car is however more than 10 years old today.
Factory-fitted options included H7/H7 halogen and D1S/H7 bi-xenon headlights, all made by Automotive Lighting
The halogen version features a H7 reflector, which produces an average light beam even when new. In many cases, its light output has been further compromised as bulb heat and general ageing cause the reflective layer to peel off.
The bi-xenon Audi a4 b7 headlights setup features a 3.0-inch projector, designed in the late 90s. These projectors are known to lose their reflective layer right to the point where they become black inside, causing dangerously low light output.
Needless to say, buying new or used original headlights for your Audi A4 B7 is not recommended. But there is fortunately no need for that. Whether your car was factory-fitted with H7/H7 halogen or D1S/H7 bi-xenon headlights, there are upgrade kits that will fit inside your existing headlights.
These complete retrofit kits not only provide you with superior brightness and durability; they are also more affordable than average Audi A4 B7 xenon headlights with bulbs and ballasts, and since all components are brand new, they come with a 2-year warranty. Additional benefits over OEM headlights include Canbus-proof designs and effortless halogen-to-xenon conversions. What’s more, the levelling systems will work without any adjustments to the headlight connectors, and you can use any ballasts that you might already own to save further on xenon upgrades.
No matter which retrofit upgrade kit you pick, you will improve the light output considerably, making for safer and more enjoyable driving. And, of course, your Audi A4 B7 will look awesome with the luxurious bright light of the latest xenon technology.
Audi A4 Avant (2005 – 2008) practicality
This generation of the Audi a4 b7 headlights was not Euro NCAP crash tested, though the previous generation – which is structurally similar – gained four stars. All cars have dual front and side airbags, ABS and head restraints that help to counter whiplash. On the security front there is a Thatcham Category One alarm and immobiliser system fitted.
The boot can be opened remotely and comes with a versatile double level when needed, plus scope to flatten the load area for maximum capacity – although the back seats never fold completely flat which can be annoying if you’ve got bulky objects to move. An underfloor, easy-to-clean tray is useful and adds to the storage capacity.
Audi A4 Avant (2005 – 2008) interior
There’s an Audi a4 b7 headlights air of sophistication inside the Audi thanks to soft touch materials and a stylish design. The switchgear has a simple layout, which, combined with clear dials, superb build quality and good visibility make the A4 great to live with. The driving position is a touch high though while the long-travel clutch can be tiring after a while, but these are only minor gripes and overall the A4s interior is a match for its German rivals.
The A4 is slightly more spacious than the car it replaces and the front seats are more supportive too. Under thigh support could be better and rear passengers will find legroom a little tight – in fact with the drivers’ seat fully back it is virtually non-existent, but headroom is good. Thanks to excellent noise insulation and a refined ride, it is extremely comfortable.
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