Destiny Church co-leader Hannah Tamaki has splashed out on a new Mercedes-Benz.

The 577-horsepower twin-turbo V8 AMG GLE63 S SUV, which sells for $207,900, was bought by Tamaki on August 15, according to public records reported by TVNZ.

It is the second Mercedes-Benz Tamaki has purchased in the past year with the latest an upgrade on her previous AMG GLE 450 3-litre twin turbo V6.

The Destiny co-leader has come under previous criticism with some saying the purchases are greedy and not appropriate of a church leader.

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Some people claim the lavish purchases are at the expense of church members.

However, Destiny has told media that the Tamaki's purchases are private matters.

Tamaki responded to previous criticism on twitter, writing: "What u spend ur $ on, ur business".