Yay! Audi is FINALLY starting to release the 2016! Sheesh. Mine has been built and just "sitting" in Germany waiting for release - for weeks!
So today I see that the Audi USA website finally has gotten rid of the 2015 Q3 - which is GOOD because there aren't any!! And you can finally configure the 2016. It's the first really good look I've had at the ACTUAL vehicle that I ordered. Still NOT crazy about that glossy black grill - and what's with the HUGE vents? They just look silly. I don't understand why a classy car wouldn't have painted surfaces instead of huge black vents on either side of the grill.
So now that the configurator is there...does this mean the ones that are built and ready to go will be released to ship?
The 'huge vents' are a styling exercise, prolly to emulate big brake ducts (that aren't and don't need to be there). As for the gloss black grill, the 2015s had it too and is becoming the standard Audi fare.
Lastly as for Distribution Hold, I'd still count on about the 3rd week of this month, there are STILL about 100 2015s coming between now and then ... My local dealer has about 4 now and at least that many on the way.