Most Expensive Cars to Insure
Those buying a $100,000 convertible might brush off insurance costs as an afterthought. They should think twice. Annual rates can be almost 20 percent of a new car's sticker price, often an extra $20,000 a year for today's top models.Most Expensive Cars to Insure
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Next: Mercedes SL and S Class
SL ClassMercedes SL and S Class
S ClassMSRP: $123,888
The convertible SL is Mercedes' most expensive production offering. The S Class sedans, while no less luxurious (and only slightly less expensive), aren't quite as sporty.
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Next: Mercedes CL Class
MSRP: $122,050Mercedes CL Class
Mercedes' CL is based on the stately S Class sedans, but sports only two doors for a sleeker profile. Zero to 60 in 5.4 seconds will get you to the office in time, but it comes at a price. With a monster V8 engine, the federal gas-guzzler tax applies. And then there's the insurance.
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Next: BMW Alpina B7
MSRP: $115,000BMW Alpina B7
Good luck getting your hands on an Alpina B7. BMW is only selling 200 in the U.S. A souped-up version of the 7-series full-size sedan, the Alpina features bigger wheels, better suspension and an advanced stabilization system. All of this makes going fast a bit safer. But speed comes at a price.
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Next: BMW M5
MSRP: $82,500BMW M5
The M Series cars are meant to go fast, and for insurers, speed is dangerous. Both the M6 and the more practical M5 sedan have roaring V10 engines.
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Next: Mercedes G Class
MSRP: $95,600Mercedes G Class
The G Class is a boxy, military style SUV from Mercedes. Indeed, it was originally designed for the battlefield. But don't let the lack of finesse fool you--today the G Class is all luxe. The door handles are wrapped in leather, and a DVD-based navigation system keeps drivers on target.
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