3. Mercedes 500 SEC
During the 1980s, AMG continued to produce tuned Mercedes models, but on a smaller scale. They focused on making the most money on aftermarket components like bumpers, spoilers and similar details. However, if you wanted, you could order a fully-prepared car from AMG at a high price. However, the specifications of that vehicle would be much better than any factory Mercedes product of the time.
In those days, Mercedes produced a beautiful coupe based on the W126 S-Class with the 5.0-liter V8 engine. After AMG`s modifications, the 500 SEC AMG had 340 HP, new handling and an aero package, better brakes and exhaust systems. The secret was in the new cylinder head with four valves per cylinder which AMG developed specifically for that engine. It provided more power and better airflow than the stock item from Mercedes.