BMW Depreciation

Buying a brand new BMW is generally not a good investment, unless you factor in fun and good looks. As a general rule, new BMWs depreciate rather quickly after being driven off the lot, and are towards the low end of the luxury rankings, as well as the overall rankings. Similar to the other German luxury brands (Audi, Mercedes-Benz), it all depends what you're looking at within the BMW line. You'll want to do your homework here, and it will ultimately come down to which model and body style you are considering.

The 2016 is our top pick for the best model year value for the BMW vehicles. With the 2016, you would only pay, on average, 49% of the price as new, with 67% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2017 and 2015 model years are also attractive years for the BMW models, and provide a relatively good value. Our rankings consider multiple factors, including original new prices, current prices, maintenance costs and remaining years of overall predictabe expenses. Our top ranked model year represents the most car for the money with a BMW model.

BMW Depreciation

Year Depreciation Residual Value Percent Left Value Rating
2020 0.00% 100.00% 100.00%
2019 24.62% 75.38% 91.67% Good
2018 33.30% 66.70% 83.33% Good
2017 41.56% 58.44% 75.00% Better
2016 51.44% 48.56% 66.67% Best
2015 58.09% 41.91% 58.33% Better
2014 64.19% 35.81% 50.00%
2013 70.10% 29.90% 41.67%
2012 73.69% 26.31% 33.33%
2011 77.02% 22.98% 25.00%
2010 79.94% 20.06% 16.67%
2009 83.65% 16.35% 8.33%
2008 87.08% 12.92% 0.00%
Year Depreciation Residual Value Value Rating
2020 0.00% 100.00%
2019 24.62% 75.38% Good
2018 33.30% 66.70% Good
2017 41.56% 58.44% Better
2016 51.44% 48.56% Best
2015 58.09% 41.91% Better
2014 64.19% 35.81%
2013 70.10% 29.90%
2012 73.69% 26.31%
2011 77.02% 22.98%
2010 79.94% 20.06%
2009 83.65% 16.35%
2008 87.08% 12.92%

BMW Depreciation by Model