Issue: Oct 2012


AWE TUNING APPLIES SWITCHPATH™ EXHAUST TECHNOLOGY TO THE VOLKSWAGEN GOLF R



AWE Tuning released a complete and modular turbo-back system for the Golf R, incorporating the performance engineering firm’s proprietary SwitchPath™ technology.

by Jon Knox

The AWE Tuning Golf R exhaust family incorporates the AWE Tuning Golf R Performance Downpipe and the AWE Tuning Golf R SwitchPath Exhaust, which will be offered in three different configurations, SwitchPath with Activator Button, SwitchPath without Activator Button, and in the company’s Track Edition.

All versions of the SwitchPath Exhaust, as well as the Track Edition Exhaust and Performance Downpipe, are hand-crafted from T304 Stainless Steel, and guarantee no Check Engine Light.

AWE Tuning Golf R Exhaust Solution Overview

The AWE Tuning Golf R SwitchPath Exhaust with Activator Button

• Activator Button integrates into the cabin by utilizing one of the factory blanks
• Allows vehicle operator to manually control the exhaust valve to adjust volume
• Free-flowing design unlocks additional performance

The AWE Tuning Golf R SwitchPath Exhaust without Activator Button

• Retains factory-style valve system
• Valve is controlled by factory parameters based on driving style
• Upgradable to full manual valve control with AWE Tuning SwitchPath Activator Button

The AWE Tuning Golf R Track Edition Exhaust

• Omits valve completely for an aggressive sound, all the time
• Retains all design cues from the SwitchPath Exhaust system
• Modular construction enables the ability to upgrade to SwitchPath functionality, either with the addition of the valve, the SwitchPath Activator Button, or both

The AWE Tuning Golf R Downpipe

• 3” design for sufficient flow at big power
• Decreased restriction to unlock performance
• Hi-flow Catalyst to prevent check engine light

“There’s something about putting the power of exhaust level in the hands of the driver that makes this system incredibly fun,” states Jesse Kramer, VP Marketing. “The exhaust note is perfection.”

AWE Tuning Golf R Exhaust Solution Details

AWE Tuning Golf R SwitchPath™ Exhaust System

• AWE Tuning Golf R SwitchPath Technology
• Full 3” T304 Stainless Steel construction
• Max Gains of 11hp and 9ft/lb tq
• Optional SwitchPath Activator Button allows for control over exhaust valving
• Ability to upgrade to a SwitchPath Activator Button at any time
• Hand crafted in-house at AWE Tuning

AWE Tuning Golf R Track Edition Exhaust

• Full 3” T304 Stainless Steel construction
• Upgradable to SwitchPath Exhaust at any time
• Max Gains of 11hp and 9ft/lb tq
• Deletes exhaust valving for more aggressive sound
• Hand crafted in-house at AWE Tuning

AWE Tuning Golf R Downpipe

• Full 3” T304 Stainless Steel construction
• Max Gains of 22hp and 17ft/lb tq
• 200 cell hi-flow catalyst
• Hand crafted in-house at AWE Tuning

“We wanted to produce a complete uncompromised solution which would be capable for those who would seek to get the most power out of their cars, and we believe that we have achieved just that,” states Joe Lonergan, Senior Engineer.

SwitchPath™ technology was previously available only in the Audi TT RS and Audi R8.

More information, performance specifications and pricing can be found on AWE Tuning’s website in the AWE Tuning Golf R section, or by calling AWE Tuning directly, at 888.565.2257 or performance@AWE-Tuning.com. The exhaust will be sold online in the AWE Tuning Golf R section or through one of AWE Tuning’s global network of choice retailers around the globe.

About AWE Tuning

AWE Tuning is the authority in Performance engineering for German automobiles. From award winning hand-crafted Performance exhausts to track tested big turbo kits to vetted Performance products including G.I.A.C., Bilstein, H&R, Brembo and more, AWE Tuning innovates, designs, retails and distributes choice performance products globally through its preferred network of dealers, online and from its headquarters outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Since 1991, AWE Tuning's elite team of researchers, engineers, innovators and drivers have track-tested and introduced premium performance upgrades for some of the finest automobiles in the world.


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