I was told by my VW dealer that ceramic pads have almost no brake dust. I've searched ceramic pads for a few diferent cars and it's price is similar or in some cases cheapper than regular break pads. Plus they last quite a lot more miles.
As far as the pads, I thought they had been ordered by Tire Rack, but now from what I understand they are saying that there arent any after market pads for the A5's yet, (at least any brands that they carry). With having WHITE WHEELS brake dust is a huge problem, so as soon as Tire Rack says they get word on some new pads, Ill be all over it.
I think there is agreement that a pad like the Hawk Ceramic is the way to go for reduced dust. However, Hawk does not have a replacement for the OEM A5 or S5. Hence, no hits on the Tirerack or Hawk site.
I spoke with Hawk today and the pads are not in their plans at this time. They have the backing plate templates for the fronts, but have not done any production planning. They were not even very aware of the A5/S5 model. The rep asked if the model would planned to be raced, thinking that would be more of a motivator for Hawk to produce them.