Taylor Lautner has splashed out over $200,000 on a new car.

The 'Twilight Saga' actor was walking past a Mercedes-Benz dealership in Los Angeles with his parents when a silver 2012 SLS AMG caught his eye.

So, according to gossip website TMZ, the 19-year-old heartthrob went in, paid the money and drove off with the state-of-the-art vehicle.

Despite being able to afford a luxury new car, Taylor recently revealed he still lives at home with his parents and credits them with helping him stay grounded.

He said: "I'm definitely thankful to have a supportive family, I wouldn't have been able to do it without them

"I live at home with them and I'm expected to help out. I help out with the lawn, garbage, dishes".

Even when he is away filming, Taylor's parents don't let him off his duties when he returns to the family home.

He joked: "When I come back, I have extra mowing to do."