Hot Video !! AMS Tuned 2012 Mercedes CLS63 caught in Florida racing a C63 AMG, Shelby GT500 and a Nissan GT-R – Road Test TV

August 5th, 2012 by Road Test TV

The Chicago based AMS is well known for building record holding Mitsubishi Evos and Nissan GT-Rs.  In fact, AMS holds the 1/4 mile record for the fastest R35 Nissan GT-R.   Recently, AMS decided to expand its tuning horizon and add Mercedes Benz to the list of manufacturers they work their magic on.  AMS’s timing couldn’t be better as Mercedes has gone turbo crazy.  That’s right, Mercedes and its performance division AMG have moved to smaller displacement direct injected twin turbos V8s.  Specifically, AMG has booted the naturally aspirated 6.3 liter (really a 6.2)  gas guzzling torque deprived V8 from most of its line-up, and replaced it with a 5.5 liter twin turbo (“BiTurbo” in the Mercedes vernacular).  The E63, CLS63, S63, CL63 and SL63 get the new BiTurbo V8.  Unfortunately, the SLS and the C63 are still stuck with the old naturally aspirated  6.2 V8.  

The video below is of an AMS tuned 2012 CLS63 that travelled from Illinios to Florida for a GT-R shootout, however, the Benz owner decided to make a few passes.  We’ve been advised that this particular CLS started life as a non-performance package car, however, after receiving an AMS tune it picked up 100 horsepower at the wheels.  The featured AMS CLS63 received the following modifications:

1. AMS Archetype Custom ECU tune
2. RENNtech OS Giken LSD upgrade
3. KW sleeve lowering kit
4. H&R 10mm front and 15mm Rear Trak+ wheel spacers
4. Drop in Panel K&N filters
5. Smoked front sidemarkers

The night the video was shot, the AMS 2012 Mercdes Benz CLS63 was running on Michelin Pilot Supersports.  Also, the weather was warm and humid with a DA of nearly 2000 feet above sea level.   Not optimum conditions for drag racing. 

Enjoy the video.

 

50 Responses to “Hot Video !! AMS Tuned 2012 Mercedes CLS63 caught in Florida racing a C63 AMG, Shelby GT500 and a Nissan GT-R – Road Test TV”

  1. August 04, 2012 at 7:26 pm, rraa007 said:

    good driver in CLS

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  2. August 04, 2012 at 7:44 pm, Kooldac said:

    good god that shelby needed a drivers mod

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  3. August 04, 2012 at 8:29 pm, TotheFloorVideos said:

    Nice MPH! Love those new blown AMG engines. Lot’s of potential there.

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  4. August 04, 2012 at 10:40 pm, Khabibulin3935 said:

    The AMG is definitely my favorite “luxury”

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  5. August 04, 2012 at 11:34 pm, Alexgotnicebody said:

    sick CLS63. whats the tune on the GTR? couldnt really tell but seems to have black edition rims.

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  6. August 05, 2012 at 1:22 am, Joecordero76 said:

    what was the temps that night? and how humid? 123 is great MPH but a bit slower than most tuned 5.5TT motors. Initial thoughts is a warm so. florida night with high humidity. Even a tuned GT-R was a bit slower than normal. Still great times and trap speed.

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  7. August 05, 2012 at 4:07 pm, veejs05 said:

    GTR used launch control because its gayyyyyy!!!!!
    Merc all the way, the cls is BOSS

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  8. August 06, 2012 at 3:15 am, kaafy555 said:

    Haha stock 530hp gtr smoked that tuned 650hp cls63 looool !

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  9. August 06, 2012 at 3:17 am, kaafy555 said:

    GTR R35 – all benz 63 series cars !

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  10. August 06, 2012 at 4:45 am, pr0fresh0nal said:

    the gtr is not stock

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  11. August 08, 2012 at 6:22 am, aboodmki3 said:

    shut up

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  12. August 12, 2012 at 8:26 pm, vertine11 said:

    @pr0fresh0nal 11.1 secs so why do you say it’s not stock? If it was low 10’s your comment would make sense

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  13. August 12, 2012 at 8:27 pm, vertine11 said:

    @veejs05 so the Avendator and 911 turbo s are gay too?

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  14. August 16, 2012 at 1:13 pm, Amstuned said:

    the track that night was simply horrible. I was there and everyone was going slow. It was like soup in the air. I have no doubt in chicago weather this car has a good 3-4 mph in it easy.

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  15. August 16, 2012 at 1:15 pm, Amstuned said:

    The GT-R was not stock but the owner was still getting used to the car. Super nice guy. Again all passes that day were down in MPH and ET as it was super hot and the air was thick with water. I was sweating just standing still

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  16. August 18, 2012 at 2:52 am, pr0fresh0nal said:

    I own a pp cls 63 and i raced a lot of them in the drags, the new gtr if stock will get high elevens. the older ones can barely get low twelves.

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  17. August 18, 2012 at 2:19 pm, sranjesuper said:

    123mph on the benz and 125 on the gtr at the end.. so it seems after 1/4 the benz would take over

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  18. September 20, 2012 at 9:01 pm, leaveatrail9256 said:

    Your assumption sucks–no it wouldn’t.

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  19. October 17, 2012 at 4:48 pm, Drifter12234 said:

    What an Sound GTR <3

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  20. October 23, 2012 at 6:47 pm, quinlansee1 said:

    no…

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  21. November 26, 2012 at 11:40 pm, Storm7289 said:

    did i just see a gt500 trap 107. people need to learn how to drive standard gearboxes

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  22. December 01, 2012 at 12:04 pm, lovecaesar66 said:

    Old Shelby can’t beat cls 2012

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  23. January 12, 2013 at 1:25 am, Attila Árvai said:

    That Voice 1:21 MONSTER

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  24. January 26, 2013 at 11:01 pm, salsero1999 said:

    Oh !!! GTR impresionante.

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  25. February 11, 2013 at 1:58 am, 00StangGT00 said:

    lol 13.32 guy in the GT500 needs to learn how to drive

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  26. March 11, 2013 at 2:24 pm, makpak said:

    by these statistics, the amg was gonna takeover very soon

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  27. May 04, 2013 at 5:56 am, nikola tonev said:

    A friend I ride in the NISSAN GTR 2012 it was the coolest thing there is no such feeling we Bulgari, on our streets at night zsichat pretty cool cars Nissan but they broke even several Ferraris

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  28. May 08, 2013 at 7:53 am, moeez syed said:

    Nissan gtr wij hebben dat

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  29. June 03, 2013 at 12:41 pm, Jt Jones said:

    damn man i’m sick of people who don’t know how to drive a sports car take some time out and learn how to drive fuck man i know for a fact that GT500 not slow at all

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  30. June 05, 2013 at 11:24 am, getdowndirty69 said:

    Lol everyone who thinks the gtr is so great. It uses all wheel drive and high ratio gears for acceleration but not top speed. Mercedes uses low ratio gears for top speed. So if you’re gonna race an amg do it 1/2 mile+ and even on the drags it’ll beat a stock gtr if the benz is stock too. When worst part is when everyone starts saying the gtr is faster than the Bugatti. Lol the Bugatti has 3.07 rear end gears when the gtr uses 3.70 gears and a 4.1:1 first gear so it’s gonna run a 1/4 faster

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  31. June 05, 2013 at 11:28 am, getdowndirty69 said:

    It all comes down to preference.i can put 4.11:1 gears in my chevelle with a stroker motor and put out 600hp with a tremec 6speed with a 3.27 first and leave the gtr 2 seconds behind on a quarter but then lose on a 1/2 mile. It’s all preference. I’m not gonna build a top speed car bc I’m not gonna use it but doesn’t mean the gtr is faster

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  32. June 29, 2013 at 3:48 am, Ivan l said:

    I knew it, gtr can’t let me down

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  33. June 29, 2013 at 3:54 am, Ivan l said:

    It’s all about who wins the race and development of the vehicle when need it for speed if the other guys don’t use all wheel drive maybe they think putting more power on the engine works for them who knows, also bigger engine not necessarily means the car will be faster there’s gotta be a lot of factors that working together can give you what you need.

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  34. July 17, 2013 at 10:05 am, فؤاد الحربي said:

    cls amg

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  35. July 24, 2013 at 11:02 am, RayfulM5 said:

    tune and down piped biturbo AMGs normally trap around 128-130

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  36. July 31, 2013 at 12:59 am, mainlymusicman said:

    sounds like a vacuum cleaner.

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  37. July 31, 2013 at 1:00 am, mainlymusicman said:

    why?

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  38. July 31, 2013 at 1:01 am, mainlymusicman said:

    the new cls63 sAMG 4matic will prob eat the gtr

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  39. July 31, 2013 at 1:09 am, mainlymusicman said:

    dude this is what gt500’s run… ive raced them lots and i always beat them… youd need to be an expert shifter cause theyre all manuals… and 99% of guys cant. and even if a gt500 is shifted perfectly its still gonna have a tough time against an m5 or a mercedes amg. german cars are just perfect at putting the power to the road. also people envy you!! lol its awesome.!

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  40. July 31, 2013 at 12:02 pm, sranjesuper said:

    now that I look back at that comment, it makes no sense.. the gtr would keep going it has a higher trap speed.. I must have been high

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  41. August 13, 2013 at 1:58 pm, excaliberization said:

    Lol @ cls vs gt500 race, the cls went way early and the gt500 driver sucked

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  42. August 22, 2013 at 5:12 pm, dryesman81 said:

    STOCK GTR ?!

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  43. August 22, 2013 at 9:15 pm, ib ro haric said:

    benz is for highway

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  44. September 08, 2013 at 3:43 pm, Arnesto911 said:

    GTR ♥ like a boss

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  45. September 23, 2013 at 1:57 am, theteensurvivalist said:

    Don’t challenge Godzilla!

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  46. September 29, 2013 at 5:57 am, Arcaniic said:

    just remember japanese>european>>>>>american

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  47. October 27, 2013 at 2:42 pm, Dillon L said:

    4matic cls63 would be a good race awd vs awd.

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  48. December 18, 2013 at 4:53 pm, D3THSCreaM said:

    That CLS is so fucking slow , It has stock 550 hp without tuning and now it
    is tuned and this is all it can do against cars with less the 550 hp’s +
    they are stock ?? Dude …

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  49. January 30, 2014 at 12:08 am, iiXcape . said:

    dude all interior 5 seats 11.5, holy shit ill take the CLS baby!

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  50. April 08, 2014 at 4:01 am, don94pgt said:

    hate the way gtr sound

    Reply

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