9. Mercedes 500SL
Mercedes was selling the 500SL model from 1989 to 1998, and during that time they managed to produce almost 80,000 units. The most impressive thing about the 500SL was the technology – the car was equipped with features such as a power-operated roof as well as the pop-up rollover bar, numerous airbags, and a dual-range four-speed automatic transmission. Under its hood, the 500SL featured the V8 good for 326 bhp whereas some of the later iterations of the vehicle came with a five-speed transmission that wasn’t available at first.
What separated this model from some other Mercedes creations at the time was the combination of luxury and performance. At that time, German company had already proven that they were able to make upscale vehicles, but they added speed and aggressiveness to the 500SL to make it one of the most memorable cars of the 1990s.