6) Mercedes-AMG E43
AMG is the performance racing division of Mercedes-Benz, which independently engineers, manufactures and customizes Mercedes Benz cars to give them aggressive looks, more power and better handling. They also make extensive use of carbon fiber to noticeably lighten regular Mercedes cars.
The US version of the AMG E43 starts at $ 72,400. It has an AMG enhanced 3.0 litre V6 biturbo capable of producing 396 hp @ 6,100 rpm. The car runs on an AMG enhanced 9 speed automatic transmission and the proprietary 4MATIC all wheel drive system. This formidable package makes the E43 lunge from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 sec.
AMG also gave the car a sport tuned adaptive air suspension and Electronic Stability Program (ESP) to handle any road conditions and ease crosswind driving. Adaptive braking technology sets the brake pads closer to the discs when the driver lifts off the accelerator quickly, shortening the response time in case brakes are applied.