Thank you all for the feedback. The black wheels are polarizing. I ordered some 19" aftermarket rims with winter tires from Tire Rack. They are the AMG look and somewhat similar to my OEM's. I will look into having the OEM summer rims refinished over the winter.
Link to winter wheels
The car is a Canadian A8 4.2L with Sport, premium and Ipod integration.
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