732bhp Pogea Mercedes-AMG CLS63 Shooting Brake has more power than a GT Black Series

The long-discontinued CLS63 has been given a new lease of life by German tuner Pogea

Pogea Racing has turned its hand to a variety of performance cars over the years, ranging from the Alfa Romeo 4C to McLaren’s 570S. Now it’s the turn of the long-discontinued Mercedes-AMG CLS63 S Shooting Brake, a retrospective on a model set to become a modern classic for AMG.

As with all of Pogea’s creations, the CLS63 is painted a matte shade of grey called ‘Stealth’, with the removal of all the chrome brightwork and a number of bespoke carbonfibre trim pieces. There’s also fresh side skirts, front bumper trim pieces and mirror housings, with a new rear diffuser and engine cover also part of the upgrade pack. Forged 20-inch wheels and a 25mm drop in ride height are also new, but it’s what lies under the bonnet that’s the real attraction.

> Mercedes-AMG GT63 S E Performance revealed – 831bhp monster finally arrives

From new, AMG’s short-lived twin-turbocharged 5.5-litre M157 V8 produced a more-than-adequate 577bhp and 590lb ft, but Pogea has increased this to 732bhp and 822lb ft, more than the hardcore GT Black Series. The additional 155bhp and 232lb ft come courtesy of larger ‘PR700’ turbochargers, with cooling system upgrades and a gearbox tune designed to help it maintain consistent performance. There’s no word on acceleration times but Pogea says it recorded a 204mph GPS-validated speed.

Though its last-generation HMI is beginning to show its age, Pogea has done its best to improve interior ambiance with new matte carbonfibre trim. The most significant interior upgrade is the sound system, with a suite of uprated speakers nestled behind factory grilles and all major componentry residing neatly underneath the boot floor.

Pogea Racing hasn’t put a price on its wild CLS63, but we can’t imagine it would come cheap.

Recommended

New Mercedes CLS revealed – four-door coupe gets a refresh
2021 Mercedes CLS53 – front static
Mercedes CLS

New Mercedes CLS revealed – four-door coupe gets a refresh

Merc’s sleek CLS has received a few choice updates and a Panamericana grille for 2022
7 Apr 2021

Most Popular

Car pictures of the week
Maserati MC20
Maserati MC20 coupe

Car pictures of the week

In this week’s car pictures from issue 294, we look at the highlights from Jethro Bovingdon’s drive in the highly anticipated Maserati MC20
21 Jan 2022
Porsche 911 GT3 Touring 2022 review – pairing the magnificent 992 GT3 experience to a more subtle audience
Porsche 911 GT3 Touring eCoty – front tracking
Porsche 911 GT3

Porsche 911 GT3 Touring 2022 review – pairing the magnificent 992 GT3 experience to a more subtle audience

There are few, if any, more rewarding, engaging or intense experiences for those in pursuit of the thrill of driving
7 Jan 2022
Peugeot 9X8 Le Mans Hypercar shown in new images
Peugeot 9X8 Le Mans Hypercar
Peugeot

Peugeot 9X8 Le Mans Hypercar shown in new images

Peugeot Sport’s new wingless Le Mans racer gears up for its competition debut later this year
18 Jan 2022