Top 10 most expensive cars to own and drive in the U.S.

Audi R8Bankrate.com has put together a list of top 10 most expensive-to-own new vehicles in the U.S. according to Edmunds.

The list does not include exotics such as Bugatti, Koenigsegg, Aston Martin, Bentley.. etc, but does give you a good idea what it costs to own and drive other “less expensive” exotics.

In the list 9 out of 10 cars are from Europe, only one from America is the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. 5-year total costs include fuel, insurance, repairs, maintenance and depreciation.

1. Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series
Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series
Starting price: $301,750
5-year total: $364,471
Cost per mile: $4.86

2. Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG
Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG
Starting price: $202,825
5-year total: $244,363
Cost per mile: $3.26

3. Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG
Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG
Starting price: $205,575
5-year total: $230,771
Cost per mile: $3.08

4. Audi R8
Audi R8
Starting price: $126,400
5-year total: $159,753
Cost per mile: $2.13

5. Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible
Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible
Starting price: $141,650
5-year total: $159,393
Cost per mile: $2.13

6. Audi A8 L W12
Audi A8 L W12
Starting price: $122,625
5-year total: $153,588
Cost per mile: $2.05

7. Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
Starting price: $106,620
5-year total: $146,096
Cost per mile: $1.95

8. Porsche Cayenne Turbo S
Porsche Cayenne Turbo S
Starting price: $125,775
5-year total: $138,613
Cost per mile: $1.85

9. BMW M6 Convertible
BMW M6 Convertible
Starting price: $111,725
5-year total: $138,186
Cost per mile: $1.84

10. Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG
Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG
Starting price: $99,775
5-year total: $137,749
Cost per mile: $1.84

Just for comparison: cheapest cars in the U.S. cost $0.39 per mile or less to own based on five years of ownership and driving 15,000 miles per year.

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