The Audi A8 is renowned for introducing the Audi Space Frame concept, employing an all-aluminium monocoque to save body weight whilst preserving structural rigidity. Setting a new standard for luxury sedans, it remained in production between 1999 and 2002. The lighting technology used in this car is however more than 20 years old today.
Factory-fitted options included halogen, D2S/H7 single-xenon and D2R/H7 single-xenon headlights, all manufactured by Bosch (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 single-xenon projector setup features a 2.5-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 A8 D2 4D Facelift is not recommended. But there is fortunately no need for that. Whether your car was factory-fitted with D2S/H7 single-xenon and D2R/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 A8 D2 4D 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 A8 D2 4D will look awesome with the luxurious bright light of the latest xenon technology.