Built to compete against some of the sportiest sedans on the market, Mercedes C 55 AMG produced power and performance that nobody was expecting. Prior to the C 55, Mercedes-Benz had released the C 32, which was luxurious in and of itself, but didnt put out the power that drivers were itching for. So, with the release of the C 55 in 2005, people were cheering. This model didnt put out too much more horsepower than its predecessor, but its brand-new V8 engine produced much higher torque that left the ride feeling effortless and reliable. In the early 2000s, putting out almost 400 horsepower wasnt something to ignore: the C 55 AMG was talked about all throughout 2005 and 2006. Even after it was discontinued, this Benz continues to be sought-after.