US: the most expensive rides when it comes to insurance image

Owning a luxury or sports car might be a reason to be proud, but there are times when you might regret for a fleeting moment the purchase. One such moment would be when hitting the bank with the insurance premium.

The US auto market is thriving, with forecasters racing to claim 2015 could be one of the top three years in terms of overall deliveries, passing the 17 million units mark. Part of the rapid advancement pace of the auto sales in the US is coming from the myriad of choices customers now have – every single class of vehicles has been subdivided into many more and new ones are still popping up. Naturally, massive choice means buyers will have something for their every desire – which could impact in unsuspected ways certain aspects of our financial status. This means that choosing a new vehicle will make you wonder about numerous aspects – and one crucial factor might be the insurance costs. That means a top of the most expensive rides in terms of insurance might help – either in swaying away from those models or at least knowing from the start their impact.

First off, we have the Mercedes CL S63 AMG 4Matic, with a premium of $2,972. It’s followed by the family oriented Mercedes E63 AMG 4Matic Wagon, at $3,042 per year. No less than $3,115 on average will be needed to won a BMW M6 Convertible. The BMW 760Li is a limousine that has a long wheelbase and screams for a chauffeur. It also screams for a payment of $3,167 on average per year (remember the insurance is impacted itself by numerous factors). Following is another limousine, albeit one a tad sportier – the Porsche Panamera Turbo Executive, with a premium of $3,174. Open top driving can be handled in a car that might take you to the Avengers/Iron Man franchise – the Audi R8 5.2 Spyder Quattro needs $3,206 per year in insurance costs. The Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet is an utterly German sports machine, with an insurance price to match – $3,216. Here’s some American oomph – the Dodge Viper SRT will commend an average annual premium of $3,318. The Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG is second on the most expensive list, at $3,573. And the absolute “winner” is a Japanese slam dunk – the Nissan GT-R Nismo, a track-ready supercar that topped’s top of costliest new vehicles to insure, at an average premium of $3,574.

Via Forbes