Five-cylinder fury. Presenting the AWE Exhaust Suite for the Audi 8V RS 3:
Proudly designed, engineered, and manufactured in-house at AWE
Peak gains of 35 hp and 9 ft-lbs of torque, max gains of 45 hp and 40 ft-lbs of torque at the crank (AWE Performance Mid Pipes and SwitchPath™ Exhaust)
Available as valved SwitchPath™ or more unleashed Track Edition
Diamond black 180mm RS-style tips come standard
Performance Mid Pipes available separately
Weight savings of 13 lbs over stock (AWE Performance Mid Pipes and SwitchPath™ Exhaust)
Handcrafted from CNC mandrel-bent 3” and 2.5” U.S.-sourced .065” wall T304L stainless steel
Direct bolt-on for factory-like simplicity
Less is more: clean, straight-through design maximizes performance
Perfect fitment, guaranteed
Features the AWE No CEL Guarantee
Lifetime warranty (one year on tip finish)
Smooth bends, tight packaging, and two attitudes. The SwitchPath™ Exhaust is comprised of handcrafted 3-inch and 2.5-inch U.S.-sourced T304L stainless steel with a valved passenger-side tip outlet.
SwitchPath™ retains the factory valve behavior, and obeys the RS 3’s ECU commands based on throttle input, engine speed, and Drive Select. Sneaking out in the morning or creeping through town? Close the valve. Drop the hammer (or click into Dynamic mode), and your RS 3 will sing a signature AWE tune with enhanced RS burbles that will provoke a firm grin.
Track Editon Exhaust
The Track Edition takes all of the precision engineering and performance of its SwitchPath™ counterpart, minus the valve on the passenger’s side. The result is a constant “valve open” mode. If you’re craving rich 5-cylinder tone at all times, this is your dose of steel.
Got the Track Edition and want to convert to SwitchPath™ for full valved functionality? Check out our SwitchPath™ Conversion Kit.
Performance Mid Pipes
To complement the SwitchPath™ and Track Edition Exhaust, equip the Performance Mid Pipe. No resonators, just straight T304 stainless steel from flanges to slip joints (why would anyone use anything else, right?). The Performance Mid Pipes are designed to be compatible with AWE exhausts and the factory exhaust and can be purchased with your chosen exhaust configuration right out of the gate, or at a later date.
Please note: The AWE Performance Mid Pipes are for Racing Use Only.
AWE SwitchPath™ and Track Edition come standard with diamond black 180mm RS-style oval tips, complete with stamped AWE logo.
What’s in the box?
Complete AWE SwitchPath™ or Track Edition Exhaust, Performance Mid Pipes (if chosen), two RS-style oval tips, MVS bracket(s), and all required hardware for installation.