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I have 2.Tdi SE (stronic) so the grill is matt black with chrome surround. Didn't go for the S line which I know has vertical chrome on the grill with chrome surround. Driving along today and a Q5 comes up behind me with shiny black vertical bars and a shiny black surround on the grill. Never seen this before. Anyone know what it is ?
 
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Everything fits the Black Styling Pack Grill apart from the Gloss Black Vertical Bars.


From Q5 Brochure.
Black styling pack ? consists of black roof rails, black window surrounds, radiator grille frame in gloss black,
radiator grille in matt black with vertical chrome bars, number plate and fog light surround in matt black.
Cannot be combined with off-road styling package.
 

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Hi folks

What are people's opinions of the black styling pack on a black car?



For comparison, here is the same car without this pack:



Lighting would make a difference somewhat I guess but personally, I think the chrome finish looks better (on most colours) and the black styling pack has the effect of making the car look slightly cheaper. Still 50/50 about it though.

Other opinions welcome.

Cheers

RS3
 

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Hmm - looks a bit "soulless"
 

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Contrast is everything. You're 50/50 now but what if you posted a white or red car instead of a black one. Black on white over silver on white anyday of the week.
Here's an A3 from google images for example:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3540/3637036464_c4a894b6fa_b.jpg
I think it looks much smoother, cleaner, meaner, sportier. For a factory look it looks great. Because a car has no chrome around the windows doesn't make it cheap. Is ferrari cheap?
Audi has done the right thing with the q5. ?225 buys you all the exclusivity you want while the car comes with chrome as standard. Everybody wins. My only gripe is that they don't offer darker alloys for the q5. Would same me the hassle cleaning them, plus they look better (debatable I know).
 

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Fair point. I posted a (Phantom) black car because that's the colour I am planning to pick. That or Quartz Grey. Still undecided.

Thought I would get opinions with the black on black effect. To me it seems to much and I think the chrome breaks it up nicely and highlights the Q5's front athletic features nicely. I am only going from pictures, haven't seen this combo in the flesh. Although I think black wheels with this pack would look great. Which could be done quite cheaply afterwards.

A friend just bought a brand new Audi S3 - ibis white with the black styling pack and it does look awesome.

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RS3
 
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