The Mercedes-Benz name is synonymous with luxury. If you could afford a chauffeur, you would want to be driven around in a Mercedes. That’s why thousands of new and used Mercedes-Benz cars are sold each year.
Classy German design have combined with continued innovation to make Mercedes-Benz one of the yearly frontrunners in quality automobile production. Besides just having enticing looks, throughout the years Mercedes has laid claim to progressive revolutions such as crumple zones, anti-lock braking system, the first airbag and the first fuel cell car.
But who is actually in the market for a Benz? The name itself even sounds expensive. Is there a Mercedes-Benz for everyone or just the rich? Today, we give you the most expensive standard Mercedes on the market in three categories. (And soon we will have the least expensive Mercedes available in the same categories.)
Sedan/Coupe: CL65 AMG ($209,300 MSRP)
Every CL65 AMG comes with a hand-built AMG 6.0-liter V12 biturbo engine that produces 621 horsepower. The raw power of this coupe is stunning, considering how much bigger it is than some of the other high-performance Mercedes vehicles available. It only takes this beast 4.2 seconds to go from 0-60 and it does it in high fashion with flashy 20″ rims coming stock. The AMG styling and sports seats make this car a great combination of style and performance.
Honorable Mention: S65 AMG ($209,000), S600 Sedan ($158,050)
SUV/Crossover: G55 AMG ($124,450 MSRP)
Derived from a model originally intended for military use, the civilian G55 AMG is one of the best off-road vehicles available, but Mercedes-Benz makes you pay to have the great all-terrain capabilities. For the cost of almost five Toyota FJ Cruisers, the G55 gives you the performance of a high-power sedan providing 0-60 acceleration in 5.4 seconds. Impressive for a vehicle that stands nearly six-and-a-half-foot tall. If you have the money to buy the G55 AMG, then you probably won’t be too concerned, but it is one of the most expensive vehicles to insure, coming in at No. 5 according to AOL Autos.
Honorable Mention: G550 SUV ($105,750), ML63 AMG ($92,590)
Convertible/Roadster: SL65 AMG ($198,750 MSRP)
Much like the CL65, the SL65 AMG is all about sporty performance.
It also bears the hand-built V-12 biturbo badge on the front wings screaming that it is ready to hit the open road. Mercedes claims the 604-horsepower SL65 AMG is the “world’s most powerful and highest-torque series-produced roadster.” It is sleek, stylish and everything about it is “sporty” from the AMG sports seats to the AMG sports steering wheel or the AMG sports pedals. It also has a hardtop roof that retracts in 16 seconds and the 4.2 second 0-60 mph time doesn’t hurt either.
Honorable Mention: SLS AMG ($183,000), SL63 AMG ($139,050)