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AWE SwitchPath Exhaust w/ Diamond Black Tips for 8V Audi S3



2013-2020 Audi S3 – AWE SwitchPath Exhaust with Diamond Black Tips

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AWE SwitchPath Exhaust w/ Diamond Black Tips for 8V Audi S3

You will find Audi’s skyrocketing small sedan to boast the perfect combination of quality, fitment, performance, tone and options. This car sets the new standard.

Unlock Astonishing Sound & Character for your S3

  • This SwitchPath™ Exhaust is constructed of specially made 3-inch and 2.5-inch American-supplied T304L stainless steel with a switchable passenger-side exhaust outlet. It offers gentle curves, efficient packaging and alternative looks.
  • SwitchPath™ maintains the OE valve operation, responding to the S3’s ECU commands based on the throttle, revs and Drive Select. If you’re taking a quiet drive, keep the valve shut. But if you’re feeling adventurous, switch to Dynamic and enjoy the thrilling sound of your car as it fills the air with its signature AWE and impressive crackles sure to make you smile.

The AWE SwitchPath Remote

  • Push-button mood control.
  • Operate the exhaust valves from the cabin interior with a simple press of a button.
  • This product is compatible with stock exhaust systems, as well as the AWE SwitchPath™ Exhaust.
  • Includes two remotes, wiring, a control box, and all the necessary mounting hardware.
  • This design is ideal for portability, fitting conveniently on a keyring or in a cup holder.
  • Along the push of a button, one can transition from tranquil to antagonistic.
  • No Check Engine Light – Guaranteed


  • By using the AWE SwitchPath Remote and its complementary control unit, it is possible to manually open or close the exhaust valves, regardless of whether the AWE SwitchPath Exhaust or the factory-installed exhaust is being utilized.


  • Once the AWE SwitchPath Controller is installed, the exhaust valves can be opened by pushing the “On” button situated to the left of the SwitchPath Remote. When wishing to close the exhaust valves, all that is required is to press the “Off” button that is on the right of the remote.
  • It should be noted that the AWE SwitchPath Remote will override the factory-installed valve control, so the opening and closing of the exhaust must be done using the remote.

Exhaust Tips

  • The Base SwitchPath and Track Edition includes two 102mm double-wall, slash-cut exhaust tips, which the customer may choose in either chrome silver or diamond black, both featuring an etched AWE insignia.

Conversion Kits

  • If you want to switch between SwitchPath and Track Edition after making a choice, AWE makes it a breeze to make the alteration. It’s effortless!

Valve Simulators: Why do you need them?

  • AWE’s SwitchPath™ Technology is included in every S3 to ensure optimum sound quality. However, in the Track Edition systems the valves are removed and replaced with a “soft code” saved in the engines ECU. The Electronic Valve Simulators from AWE give you the ability to override the code, ensuring only the highest quality sound.
  • Just plug these straightforward components into the factory wiring, instead of the exhaust valves, to keep the ECU free of any codes. All you have to do is plug them in, turn the engine on, and go. It’s that easy.
  • Sold separately, comes as a set of two.

Fitment Guarantee

  • In 1991, AWE was established as an installer of aftermarket parts. Having experienced the trouble of an upgrade not fitting, they implemented the AWE Fitment Guarantee which ensures the proper fitting of all AWE brand products with ease of installation by a skilled installer.

No CEL Guarantee

  • The AWE No Check Engine Light Guarantee ensures that when products are installed and used as they should be, with no modifications apart from other AWE products specifically compatible with it, the Check Engine light will not show. If there are no troubles, no warning light will appear either. It’s that easy.

50 State Legal

  • This product has been created such that it is permissible to purchase and use it in all 50 states.


  • Made with care and crafted to perfection by in-house experts at AWE.
  • Max gains of 12 hp and 9 ft-lbs of torque at the wheels (turbo-back, stock software).
  • Constructed from domestic .065” wall T304L stainless steel, bent in 3” and 2.5” dimensions with a CNC mandrel.
  • Simply attaching directly with no modifications for an authentic appearance.
  • A streamlined, minimalist design provides the best performance.
  • 102mm double-walled, slash-cut tips in diamond black.
  • Perfect fitment, guaranteed.
  • AWE No CEL Guarantee
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • You can adjust the sound of your SwitchPath™ exhaust with the AWE SwitchPath™ Remote (Sold Separately), allowing you to switch between sound options at the touch of a button.

What’s in The Box?

  • Complete SwitchPath Exhaust
  • Four 102mm double-walled, slash-cut tips in diamond black.
  • All necessary hardware for installation.


  • 2013-2020 Audi S3 – 8V

About AWE

In The Business of Performance

  • AWE has one vision : To Unlock Performance. AWE has been producing award-winning, handcrafted performance exhausts, track-tested carbon fiber intakes and performance intercoolers for over two decades. Their elite team of researchers, engineers, and drivers work diligently to create and distribute these reliable, premium performance upgrades for some of the industry’s top cars. Founded in 1991, AWE is based out of a state-of-the-art facility in Pennsylvania, and sells its products through an exclusive network of dealers and retailers both online and in-store.

Their In-House Edge

  • The hard work and dedication put development is clearly evident. A current carbon fiber intake, with over 350 hours of in-house development and testing, it is obvious those involved in this project are incredibly passionate about performance. By strictly regulating every aspect of the process, the end product is one with unrivaled quality and effectiveness.
  • AWE is a reflection of the union of their laboratory, CAD tools, CNC machine, and official-tuner status at New Jersey Motorsports Park. From the first steps of prototyping to manufacturing of the final product; from there to the testing process, all of these elements are at the heart of what AWE does. Having every part of their operations in-house means they are able to control the quality of their products, and that’s exactly how they want it to be.

AWE’s Vision

  • Put succinctly, their corporate culture revolves around a unifying vision: unlocking performance. Every CAD rendering and every test run is subject to the scrutiny of “What can be improved? How much more performance can we unlock?” Even the minutest details involved in the selection of an intercooler and the crafting of a 180 Technology® exhaust are held up to the same level of commitment and excellence that has become a hallmark of their brand. It all comes together to ensure the perfect balance of performance and reliability.
  • To put it simply, they want to be the go-to experts in precision automotive engineering for car lovers like you.
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