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10 Most Expensive Cars to Own

The cost of a luxury automobile doesn't end with its purchase price

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#1: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

  • Style: 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl 7AM)
  • Combined (city and highway) MPG: 16
  • Purchase price: $210,875
  • True cost of ownership: $245,469

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, a luxury grand tourer, has been in production since 2010. Since then, it has been the most expensive vehicle on the market. The automobile’s purchase price is more than $210,000, and is approximately $40,000 more expensive than the R8’s base price. After depreciation, finance interest, insurance, fuel costs and maintenance over five years, the car’s true cost of ownership during those years is nearly a quarter million dollars. This cost has not prevented the SLS AMG from being popular; total registrations of the automobile increased from 470 in 2010 to 707 in 2011.

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