This is really a problem for just about all AMG products. To the untrained eye, they look like a regular Mercedes, but the price is still through the roof. That’s fine, and some genuinely like this feature, but it does nonetheless have a negative impact on residual values. One could argue that an Audi
RS or BMW
M car suffers the same problem, but the fact is that neither of these depreciate as quickly as an AMG. The high cost of repairs on an AMG versus the other German performance cars is a major factor in this, and a used model is seen as a ticking time bomb of a gigantic repair bill.