Welcome to the mothership of 3.0T exhausts.
Handcrafted systems where every detail drives toward maximum performance, quality, and the perfect sound:
Featuring AWE Tuning 180 Technology™
- Adds 8 hp and 9 ft-lbs of torque at the crank
- Increased pipe diameter to 2.5” to better let the engine exhale
- Strategic elimination of mufflers to release tone when uncorked
- Available with Chrome Silver or Diamond Black adjustable tips
- Engineered, developed, tested and manufactured in-house
- Thick .065" wall T304 stainless steel tubing
- Stainless steel TIG welds
- High quality stainless steel band clamps
- Stainless steel center muffler with OEM grade stainless steel wool and German composite packing material
- Optional downpipes for fine tuning sound volume
- Lifetime Exhaust Warranty
- 90mm Slash Cut Diamond Black Tips
- 90mm Slash Cut Chrome SIlver Tips
Sound Perfection: AWE Tuning 180 Technology™
As exhaust gases exit the 3.0T engine and flow into an AWE Tuning 180 Technology™ equipped resonator, they pass through strategically located ports, and into reflection chambers. Sound waves, carried by these exhaust gasses, bounce off the walls of the reflection chambers. By controlling the size and location of the ports and the chambers, we also control when the sound waves exit the chambers. The specific timing of when the reflected sound waves re-join the main exhaust flow creates a one-hundred-and-eighty-degree out-of-phase sound wave that cancels out problematic frequencies. More on AWE Tuning 180 Technology™ in the tab above.
Exhaust tips include the AWE Tuning logo and double walling to ensure a mirror finish even under hard usage. Options are as follows:
All tips are individually adjustable, so stagger and depth into bumper can be set according to personal taste.
About the downpipes
We offer our Resonated and Non-Resonated Downpipes. Our Resonated Downpipes (strongly recommended for S-tronic cars) feature resonators larger than the stock units in order to produce a mellow sound volume. Our optional Non-Resonated downpipes are suited for owners seeking a "loud" and aggressive sounding system. Both our Resonated and Non-Resonated Downpipes feature larger than stock tubing diameter.
Exhaust and Downpipe packages offer the most cost-effective solution.
Downpipe Installation Tip
Installing downpipes on these cars is arduous given the placement of the factory bolts. We had so much trouble that we made an AWE Tuning-grade tool to make it easier. If you're planning an install, our Downpipe Removal Tool is a must-have.
Upgrading to downpipes later
Not sure if you want to do the full package yet? No worries. If you purchase a Touring Edition Exhaust System alone, you have one full year from the date of the purchase to buy the complementing downpipes -- for the price difference between the Exhaust System alone and the package price (price at the time of downpipe purchase). Valid for original owners only through AWE Tuning directly or through any authorized AWE Tuning dealer. Proof of purchase of the original exhaust system must be provided.
Looking for a lower-cost option? Look no further than the AWE Tuning ® Track Edition Exhaust.
For those open to a louder part-throttle experience, we're introducing the AWE Tuning ® Track Edition Exhaust. Same power and craftsmanship with less mufflers and price. Read more, here.
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As with all AWE Tuning ® exhaust products, each TIG weld is hand finished internally and flange openings are size matched to their ports -- all to produce the smoothest flow possible. It is this intensive attention to detail that keeps AWE Tuning ® exhaust products heads and shoulders above the rest.
Note: In limited cases, the factory downpipes have been known to emit minor rattling noises when paired with the AWE Tuning S4 3.0T exhaust system. The possibility of rattling is eliminated with the addition of an AWE Tuning downpipe. AWE Tuning downpipes are package discounted when purchased with the exhaust, or if they are purchased within one year of an exhaust purchase.
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