To be honest I am the same, in my opinion they look best with high gloss lacquered finish but I have seen the 18" on the A3 version and they looked a bit dull in some lighting conditions.
Well after much diliberation I have requested a change of spec to the other wheels, Black Edition Avants are now slowly poping up at UK dealers and from the images I have seen of the titainium wheels, I defo prefer the others.
Lets hope Audi can change the spec at this stage.
When I eventually picked up my Aruba Blue Black Edition (that's a mouthful!) my fears disappeared immediately. These wheels look fantastic in the flesh and aren't dull at all, as long as you keep them clean. Pictures don't do them justice, I also think the 19" size and the concavity of the spokes ( I suppose you could describe them as convex in the curved shape) from the outside edge to the middle set them off. I was worried they were going to look a little flat like on the 18" on the A3 Black Editions.
My car was allegedly scheduled to be built week starting today so I mailed Audi to see if it is being built - no response yet. Does anyone understand the process between Dealer/Factory and what sort of information they should be able to confirm? I would have thought (perhaps silly me) that it would all be in some computerised system so that it is all easily checked.