CTS Turbo MQB FWD Exhaust Downpipe (MK7/MK7.5 Golf, GTI, GLI, A3 FWD)

Code: CTS-EXH-DP-0014
(6 customer reviews)


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Included Warranty

12 Months
All CTS Turbo products are warrantied against manufacturing defects for a period of 12 months from the date of invoice. Warranty does not cover abuse, misuse, consequential damages, normal wear and tear, improper installation, or damages resulting from racing. Warranties only apply to the original owner. If a product is found defective the customer will receive, at the discretion of CTS Turbo, free repair or replacement. Warranty on other manufacturers will be processed under their terms.


We are proud to release the new CTS Turbo 3.5″ Stainless Steel downpipe for the front wheel drive MQB vehicles such as MK7 GTI (incl. Performance Pack), MK7 Jetta GLI, MK7 Golf 1.8TSI (incl. Sportwagen FWD), MK7 VW Beetle 1.8TSI, MK3 Audi TT (FWD only) and 8V Audi A3 1.8TSI (FWD only, not Quattro).

Unfortunately, the factory downpipe that comes as standard equipment in your car was designed for anything but performance.  The factory downpipe severely restricts exhaust flow and therefor has adverse effects on horsepower, especially once your car is “chipped”.  The CTS Turbo downpipe will allow for your exhaust gases to flow smoothly, freeing up the additional ponies that you want, all while look amazing.  Highlights of our downpipe include CNC machined turbine discharge (downpipe) flange, mandrel bent 3″ stainless steel tubing, modular design making installation of a catalytic converter simple and straight forward, smooth transitions allowing for optimal exhaust gas flow.

Precision fabrication, unparalleled quality and great price point all make the CTS Turbo MK7 FWD Downpipe a must-have for any VW enthusiast that values performance and their pocketbook.

Product Details:

  • T304 Seamless Stainless Steel tubing
  • T304 Stainless Steel flanges
  • 100% TIG-Welded and back purged
  • T304 Stainless Steel 02 bung
  • Stainless Steel Clamps
  • Great Sound even with factory exhaust, no drone!!


  • 2015-2020 VW Golf 1.8TSI FWD (including facelift)
  • 2015-2021 VW GTI 2.0TSI (including PP and facelift)
  • 2015-2020 Audi A3 1.8TSI FWD (including facelift)
  • 2019+ VW GLI


To remove the CEL that will occur, proper tuning software must be used. CTS Turbo recommends choosing a High Flow Cat for the sake of our environment!

Using the optional CEL eliminator greatly reduces the possibility of CEL coming on for cat efficiency code. This is not 100% effective.
We recommend disabling your Soundaktor (noise amplifier) to fully enjoy the true sound of your motor and remove excessive drone caused by the device.
Stage 2 software is required to avoid check engine light.

Additional information

Weight 25 lbs
Dimensions 30 × 17 × 10 in

6 reviews for CTS Turbo MQB FWD Exhaust Downpipe (MK7/MK7.5 Golf, GTI, GLI, A3 FWD)

  1. Ben Jones (verified owner)

  2. Garrett (verified owner)

    Shipped fast and packaged great. Downpipe is constructed in great material and welds. Highly recommend.

  3. MARTHA JACOBO (verified owner)

    Incremento en aceleracion de un 15%, muy recomendado

  4. Alexander Jimenez (verified owner)

  5. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Didn’t bring the clamp

  6. Tyler (verified owner)

    Great product easy installation and came with everything u need I’ll be buying more bolt ons for my car from CTS

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Make Model Year Generation
Make Model Year Generation
AUDI A3 2015 - 2020 8V
VW GOLF 2015 - 2021 MK7/7.5
VW GTI 2015 - 2020 MK7/7.5
VW GTI 2021 MK8
VW JETTA GLI 2019 - 2021 MK7
VW JETTA GLI 2022 - 2024 MK7/7.5