Welcome to the mothership of 3.0T exhausts.
Our 3.0T exhaust system represents the most comprehensive exhaust development project in our company history. The 3.0T systems have paved the way for future exhaust technologies that can now be found in most every AWE Tuning exhaust product. We have spent considerable time and effort during development to achieve remarkable civility when idling and at part throttle cruising, while also producing a war-cry wail when full throttle is applied. Hand made in house, these systems command respect while remaining sophisticated, refined, and powerful, all at once.
NOTE This system is specific for the CABRIOLET Model
Highlights of the S5 Cabrio 3.0T system
Hand-crafted, every detail of these exhausts was labored over to ensure maximum performance and longevity:
- Featuring AWE Tuning 180 Technology
- + 8hp, +9tq 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 90mm 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
- X-Pipe enhances cylinder scavenging and exotic exhaust tone
- Optional Non-Resonated Systems available
- Lifetime Exhaust Warranty
- 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.
Tip options are as follows - all of which include the AWE Tuning logo, and double walling to ensure a mirror finish even under hard usage.
90mm Slash Cut Diamond Black Tips 90mm Slash Cut Chrome Silver Tips All tips are individually adjustable, so stagger and depth into bumper can be set according to personal taste.
Resonated or Non-Resonated?
We offer Resonated and Non-Resonated Exhaust Systems. Our Resonated Exhaust Systems (strongly recommended for S5 Cabrio models) feature downpipes with resonators larger than the stock units in order to produce a mellow sound volume. Our optional Non-Resonated Exhaust Systems include downpipes that are suited for owners seeking a "loud" and aggressive sounding system. Both our Resonated and Non-Resonated Downpipe sections feature larger than stock tubing diameter.
Important Note: The Non-Resonated Exhaust System is a loud system and buyers should be aware. The Non-Resonated Exhaust Systems cannot be returned or exchanged based upon sound satisfaction.
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.
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None of the components of our B8 S5 Cabrio exhaust system affect or alter any of the emissions devices on the vehicle, and therefore are legal for street use.
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 sets AWE Tuning exhaust products heads and shoulders above the rest.