Originally Posted by 998M
Other than it sounding really cool, does the LED headlights have an advantage?
Remember when Xenon headlights came and Halogen lights were standard. Xenon were much brighter as compared to halogen and also had the coolness factor in that they were bright white. Same deal now. LED headlights are more bright than Xenons and consume less power. They are the new 'bright headlights' in the market.
They are standard on X5 M and X6 M in markets other than US, but $1900 option in US.
BMW on Adaptive LED headlights:
The Adaptive LED headlights in the BMW X6 M illuminate the road in a unique way. Safety and sportiness form an unbeatable team.
Two three-dimensional light rings enclose the central LED modules of the headlights and create the typically sporting appearance of BMW. Dipped and high beam incorporate the LED module and both light rings and shine without the usual ‘dot effect’. Because its temperature is very similar to that of daylight, LED light has a very bright beam, enabling traffic signs to be seen more clearly.
Cornering lights, Adaptive headlights and High Beam Assistant are all integrated into the headlights. Cornering lights turn on automatically when bends are taken slowly. The Adaptive headlights react continuously to movements of the steering wheel and to speed, thus illuminating winding roads perfectly. The High Beam Assistant switches between full and dipped beam according to the traffic, thus easing the load on the driver during the dark. Dipped beam, accent lighting and direction indicators are also implemented with LED technology.