Mercedes-Benz is one of a few car brands which is at the peak of both luxury and speed.
They have built a great reputation with their high-quality vehicles – which range from a 120kW, front-wheel-drive hatchback to an 805kW hypercar that can reach 200km/h in under 6 seconds.
If that is not your style, they also have one of the coolest off-road vehicles on the market – the G Wagon.
Making cars that are attractive, powerful, and reliable does not come cheap, however, and the most affordable car from the brand available in South Africa will cost you R582,000.
Most expensive cars
To see what motoring life looks like at the top, we have detailed the most expensive cars from Mercedes-Benz available in South Africa, below.
The list has been divided into vehicle categories, which are:
- Coupe SUV
- 2-door sports car
- 4-door sports car
The most expensive sedan that the brand sells is none other than the awe-inspiring Mercedes-AMG S 63.
This is a 4.0-litre-V8-biturbo-powered beast that exerts 450kW and 900Nm onto the ground through all its wheels – while carrying its chauffeur-driven occupants around in ultimate luxury.
It comes off as sporty and elegant at once, and features huge air inlets, a horizontal-slatted grille, and a body spanning a length of over 5.0 metres – give or take a few fender flares and exhaust tips.
To have one at your disposal will cost you R3,441,000.
The company has quite a variety of SUVs on offer, the newest of which is the GLB.
However, this is not the focus of today as the most expensive SUV that Mercedes-Benz sells is also – arguably – one of the most influential and established vehicles of its kind – the Mercedes-AMG G 63.
This off-roading specialist can climb up 45-degree inclines, reach 100km/h from standstill in 4.5 seconds, and has a door closing sound that is recognizable around the globe.
Price tag: R3,342,000.
A new trend in the SUV world appears to be turning your vehicle that is purposefully built to not be a car, into a car.
Mercedes-Benz is capitalizing on this through the release of the second-generation GLE 63 S 4MATIC+.
It is an SUV with a rugged front end, higher ground clearance than the lower-priced alternatives, and a low, swooping roofline that makes it look just a little bit higher and narrower than its non-coupé siblings.
The newest generation follows the design language of the rest of the Mercedes-Benz line-up, with its eye-inspired lights and aggressive fenders.
It comes in at a price of R2,948,000 in its most expensive trim.
A Mercedes-Maybach is not the type of vehicle whose price is advertised all over the place, and you typically will have to contact Mercedes-Benz South Africa to find out more about buying one.
Fortunately, the Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 4MATIC has its pricing listed online.
This does not mean it is any less impressive than its siblings – and still offers a champagne cooler and 410kW of power.
The design is nothing to scoff at either, as it clearly differentiates itself as the more prestigious Maybach while remaining tasteful and elegant.
You might be surprised to find out that it’s not the most expensive Mercedes-Benz on this list – and will cost you R2,917,000.
2-door sports car
The green beast emerges to claim this category – the Mercedes-AMG GT R.
This long-nosed, track-focused sports car sucks in air through the panamericana grille that Mercedes-Benz reserves for their special cars – and its was nicknamed “beast of the green hell” by its own manufacturers thanks to the exclusive “green hell magno” paint job it was revealed to the world in.
It accelerates from 0-100km/h in 3.6 seconds, thanks to a 4.0-litre V8, biturbo engine that produces 430kW and 700Nm.
The asking price for the Mercedes-AMG GT R is R3,523,000.
4-door sports car
The Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S is fitted with a 4.0-litre V8, biturbo engine – the same engine as in its 2-door siblings – with an increased output of 470kW and 900Nm.
This allows it a 0-100km/h time of 3.2 seconds.
From the front it is recognizable as an esteemed GT-line vehicle, with the signature elongated nose and vertical panamericana grille, but the rear sees a redesign as there is now an additional set of doors and a longer roofline.
The interior is just as impressive, and is on par with cars such as the E-class and S-class whilst adding a sporty and dynamic element.
The price that Mercedes-Benz asks for their poster child is a fitting R3,377,000.