Mercedes is unlikely to be a car brand that will ever be described as cheap or "low-end". Premium materials, high build quality and innovative technology all contribute to a brand reputation of a high-end luxury car manufacturer. Despite this, there are plenty of affordable luxury cars offered by the German car manufacturer that have been released in recent years – the A-Class, B-Class and CLA-Class just to name a few.
In this article however we take a look at some of the best of the best and most opulent Mercedes ever built. Below is our top 5 most expensive Mercedes-Benz cars you can buy…
Mercedes CLK GTR AMG Super Sport
Two and a half million pounds is a serious starting point for our list, but the CLK only comes in 5th on our most expensive cars you can buy. £2.5m does buy you however a 7.3-litre V12 engine that can achieve 346 km/h from its 720bhp and 529 kW torque. The body styling looks more like an 1990s Ferrari, but make no doubt about it, the CLK GTR is Mercedes through and through. A lowered ride height, extended spoiler and huge sports wheels ensure that when you drive in the Super Sport SLK GTR, you’ll get a serious sporting experience.
Mercedes CLK GTR AMG Roadster
Next in our list, for an additional £200,000, is the roadster version of the CLK GTR. Often equipped with a 6.9-litre V12 engine, the CLK GTR AMG Roadster has been especially designed for aerodynamic sports racing. A large spoiler ensures the car doesn’t lift off and the front grille features a sports body kit that helps reduce drag and provide responsive handling on the track.
Mercedes C112 Concept
At three million pounds, the C112 Concept is perhaps one of the most expensive concept cars that you can buy. It’s modern and contemporary body shape, headlights and futuristic angular grille are still relevant and attractive today, which is a real testament to the car considering it was revealed in 1991, making it nearly 30 years old! The 6-litre V12 engine breezes through 0-100km/h in only 4.9 seconds and made the C112 one of (and it still is) the fastest Mercedes’ ever produced.
Mercedes McLaren SLR Red Gold Dream
The Red Gold Dream is one of the most expensive Mercedes cars every sold at £7.6 million or $10 million dollars! Boasting an insane 999bhp 5.4-litre V8 engine, the Red Gold Dream smashes 0-100km/h in 3 seconds. Racing boy red paintwork with gold alloys and headlights might not be in keeping with the traditional elegance of Mercedes, but there can be no doubt that the Mercedes McLaren SLR Red Gold Dream is a serious statement car.
Mercedes 1954 Formula 1 race car
At more than double its nearest rival in our list of most expensive Mercedes cars, the 1954 classic Formula 1 race car is a piece of history. Driven originally by race car driver, Juan Manuel Fangio, it set a new formula 1 world record and won 9 out of 12 races entered. Classified as the W194, the world championship winning car was a true revolutionary race car in that much of its engineering and technology for the first of its kind when he first raced, though some of the tech was adapted from the Messerschmitt Bf 109E fighter plane used by German forces in the Second World War!