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Audi TT Matrix LED Headlights Detailed in New Promo

Audi has just released a new animation through its Youtube channel to explain how the Matrix LED headlights of the TT coupe and Roadster work in real life. The system is an optional extra, but it does increase the functionality and appeal of the vehicle at night.
Audi TT Matrix LED 1 photo
Photo: screenshot from Youtube
Adding Matrix LEDs to the Audi TT will cost you an extra €2,140. The system works by dividing the high beams into many individual light diodes which can be turned on and off individually, depending on the situation or dimmed. As a result, they always deliver a precise illumination and maximum light output without the need for a swivel mechanism.

There are two main benefits here. The first is that you can leave the car on low beam, increasing visibility at night without blinding oncoming drivers. The second is that Matrix headlights change with the road, following with the corners.

The only MQB car with Matrix LED tech

The Matrix LED first made its debut as a production car technology on the A8 facelift in 2013. It was then updated and fitted to the A6 and A7 facelift, soon to be available on the Q7 as well.

But the TT is the first car fitted with this tech that's built on the MQB front-wheel drive platform. This is only a technicality, but it shows just how important Audi considers it to be. For example, the A3 range offers LED headlights as an option, but only the Xenon plus system can be fitted with adaptive tech. The SEAT Leon made headlines with its LED headlights, but they're not adaptive either and while the Golf's are, they're not similar to Audi's Matrix tech in any way.

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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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