Buying a car is a big investment. Purchasing the luxury car of your dreams may give you the credibility you desire, but its maintenance and repair fees are a major part of its baggage that you just may not be ready to unpack. Most luxury vehicles are built with advanced technology, expensive materials, and fine craftsmanship, resulting in greater costs in repairs. Those who can afford the lifestyle, can probably afford the occasional repair, and may consider it to be a part of the upkeep of their image, too.
While there are a myriad of cars to choose from that incur substantial repair fees and require regular maintenance, we have put together a list of some of the most expensive luxury vehicles to repair, ranging between Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and Range Rover.
10. Audi R8 5.2 Quattro Spyder: $2,476
The R8 Spyder was engineered with first-class styling, phenomenal performance, steadfast traction, and high quality. While it may offer plenty of comfort, security, safety, and value, much of its downfall hails from its immense costs for upkeep. As the most expensive edition of what is already the most expensive premium Audi, the vehicle definitely comes with burdensome costs. Apart from repair fees, insurance premiums are through the roof and its V10 engine has a big appetite. One thing we can appreciate, even if just a little, is its four-wheel drive that evenly distributes the tyre’s wear and tear.
9. Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG: $2,493
This beauty is unique and promises even greater performance thanks to its AMG engineering. Taking it above and beyond the original CLS63 model, this version adds subtle improvements to its overall quality and value, highlighting the car’s high standing status at the top of the range. As part of its glorified additions, the AMG’s dramatic styling is sure to appeal, as well as its powerful naturally aspirated engine and plush cabin. However, despite all of its great qualities, it falls short on running costs, more so in AMG form, and repair fees will inevitably be high due to its amenities.
8. Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG: $2,810
The super-fast and furious S65 AMG has integrated a lavish cabin with monstrous performance and power, but its capacity comes with a price tag that most are unaware of when first purchasing the prestigious vehicle, like others of the same league. Changes, maintenance and repairs are expensive, especially for a flagship Mercedes-Benz luxury sedan that has a lot of unique features that are not as available in other cars. While these opulent amenities may be impressive and generate plenty of street-cred, they can be quite costly to repair, or even replace, if and when they face damages.
7. BMW 760Li: $2,810
Comfortable, powerful, and sturdy, the 760Li handles quite well for a large luxury sedan. Its classy, yet athletic, appearance is sure to turn heads, while making for an elegant car to be chauffeured around in. It is refined and fills the flagship role BMW intended on occupying. For the particularly affluent clientele in the consumer market, that role is reason enough to own one, despite its weighty repair costs and thirst. Essentially, the 760Li offers those a prestigious driving experience, with plush interior built for the businessman (or woman) sitting in the back making huge deals all over the world.
6. Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG: $2,844
For those willing to pay this rugged trailblazer’s hefty price, the repair costs just may be an afterthought. The G55 AMG makes a powerful statement and has plenty to offer. Needless to say, it will leave drivers, and passersby, in awe over its capabilities and stunning design. From the exterior to the interior, this aggressive and compact beast of an SUV boasts its perfection through high-performance, power, and strength. The G55 AMG may no longer be in production, but its supercharged legacy lives on in its fellow G-wagens.
5. Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG: $2,991
The big brother of its class, the CL65 AMG is jam-packed with the latest safety features and technology. Designed and equipped with the most luxurious features, this elegant and spacious vehicle has a beast hidden under the hood. It is truly in a league of its own and is sure to make a statement. However, as this list keeps growing, so do the repair costs. For something this extravagant and handcrafted, one can expect no less. However, for the car’s sleek lines and debonair design, not to mention all that mega power, it just may be worth every penny.
4. Porsche 911 Turbo S: $3,309
The Porsche 911 line is continuously pushing its past boundaries and limitations, evolving into greater models and special editions. Due to its enhancements, the Turbo S is faster and more powerful than its predecessor, the Turbo, which was considered the fastest regular production model at the time. The Porsche 911 Turbo S pushes into a little over the $3,000 range for maintenance and repairs, leaving its insurance and running costs at the higher end of the spectrum. On a good note, Turbo S drivers have monumentally high performance to look forward to and an exceptionally effortless and well-balanced drive.
3. Porsche Cayenne Turbo: $3,309
If someone can afford a six-figure price tag and the misfortune of North America’s fuel economy, then, perhaps, paying over $3,000 in repair fees is not that big of a deal. Still ahead of the game, Porsche’s Cayenne Turbo is a luxurious powerhouse on steroids that drives with ease and has exceptional handling. Its thrust is monumental and will definitely leave an exhilarating and lasting impression. It is aggressively styled, yet beautiful. Do not be fooled, however, for a heavy and large SUV, it sure can drive like a sports car; a sports car with Porsche DNA, that is.
2. Jaguar XJ Supersport: $4,274
Jaguar has really pushed their boundaries and limits with the XJ Supersport, a remarkable car that has been immaculately designed from the inside and out. It eloquently combines crafted luxury and sheer power. The vehicle offers outstanding capabilities, passenger comfort and privacy, and thrilling high-performance. Do not let its elegance fool you, the XJ Supersport is a car meant to be driven, not merely driven around in. It has great handling, making the driving experience that much more lively and noteworthy. Jaguar has engineered a beautiful sports saloon with exceptional dynamics. For some, its repair costs could be worthwhile.
1. Range Rover Sport 4.4 V8 Supercharged: $4,421
It is rare that Land Rover introduces a new model to the line; they are few and far between. Perhaps that is what makes each addition to the range so significant, which is definitely the case in regards to the Supercharged edition. While it has maintained much of the design we are all familiar with, its interior cabin is much more luxurious. This vehicle has ‘expensive’ printed all over its exterior and technical engineering, especially its repair costs. However, experts claim that even after three years, the model could still be worth more than half what it was purchased for.