Using a combination of high performance OEM parts, beautifully designed
solutions from AWE Tuning, and cutting edge software from GIAC, this turbo kit
cannot be beat in terms of bang for the buck.
- 315 crank hp and 345 crank torque when using the stock airbox and
- 325 crank hp and 346 crank torque when the Audi S3 intercooler is added (see
package price above)
- 335 crank hp and 357 crank torque when the Audi S3 intercooler and a cold
air intake kit is added
- 350 crank hp and 363 crank torque when the Audi S3 intercooler and a cold
air intake kit on race fuel program
- 361 crank hp and 370 crank torque with Audi S3 intercooler, cold air intake,
and AWE Fueling Kit on pump fuel program
Our special adapter parts make installation extremely easy with very little
modification needed to the car. This is the most straight forward and easy way
for you to gain a huge bump in power without breaking the bank. Our Diverter
Valve adapter allows any OEM or properly designed aftermarket DV to be used,
which is a further cost savings for you. We do recommend adding our upgraded DV to ensure long term reliability.
The Front Mounted Intercooler (FMIC) from the Audi S3 also serves as an
effective and extremely economical way to further cool the intake charge vs the
stock unit. Further, any properly designed cold air intake that works with the
stock turbo will also work with our kit, saving you even more money if you
already purchased a cold air intake. The elegance and simplicity of this turbo
kit's design is unmatched.
The addition of our precision High Pressure Fuel Pump (HPFP) parts and Audi
S3 fuel injectors, along with a specially calibrated GIAC software program,
pushes this kit into a league of its own. The enhanced fueling generates an
additional 26 crank hp and 15 lbft of torque at peak, with massive gains
throughout the entire rev range. Our Patent Pending HPFP is made to extremely
high standards, maintaining critical OEM parts to ensure no excessive wear to
the camshaft and follower. Literally tens of thousands of test miles have been
logged to ensure superior reliability from this critical part. Please note that
our HPFP parts require installation into the stock pump housing. Please see this flash video
an installation overview.
Working directly with GIAC for the software version of this turbo kit, as
with all our turbo products, we were able to retain perfect drivability manners,
as well as to develop robust programming that maintains all factory safeties and
emissions monitoring. The responsiveness of the turbo is well suited to the
front wheel drive platform of the GTI and GLI. Power delivery is smooth, with no
sense of extreme turbo lag or twitchiness. This is in contrast to unsuitably
large turbos that may make more horsepower, but come at the expense of low end
Please note! Installation of GIAC software requires that you send your
fuel injection ECU or bring your car to an
authorized GIAC install
. Also, a properly designed performance turbo back exhaust is required
for safe and optimal operation of this kit. All development work was done on
multiple test cars fitted with our 2.5 inch turbo back exhaust system.
NOTE: Kit is also available now with Hardware Only which includes the Turbo and all items required to install. It does NOT include software or any fueling components. Select the option above for HARDWARE ONLY.
There is a $250 trade in discount for purchasers upgrading from GIAC K03
turbo software. There is a software $550 trade in discount when adding the
Fueling Kit to an existing AWE Tuning 2.0T K04 system.
Please note that the above parts will work only on FSI engines at this
time. You can identify your vehicle as an FSI engine by the presence of an FSI
badge on the engine cover.