Mercedes-Benz S-Class Depreciation

A Mercedes-Benz S-Class will depreciate 54% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $60,910.

Many Mercedes S-class owners want brand new, right out of the box. But, they have to pay for that privilege. If you are comfortable with something that is "somewhat" new, and don't have money to burn, think of getting one that is 4 years old, or older. If you do, you can probably get a $100,000 car around $45,000, that is still in great shape, and without a ton of miles on it. Many new owners lease, so see if you can find yourself something that is coming off of a lease, and scoop it up. It's a high-quality car, but even better at half the price.

The chart below shows the expected depreciation for the next 10 years. These results are for vehicles in good condition, averaging 12,000 miles per year. It also assumes a selling price of $132,211 when new. Enter your purchase price, expected ownership period and estimated miles driven annually. Our depreciation calculator will predict an expected resale value for the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $25,900 80.41% $106,311 12,000 2022
2 $35,102 73.45% $97,109 24,000 2023
3 $59,191 55.23% $73,020 36,000 2024
4 $66,238 49.90% $65,973 48,000 2025
5 $71,301 46.07% $60,910 60,000 2026
6 $75,215 43.11% $56,996 72,000 2027
7 $82,010 37.97% $50,201 84,000 2028
8 $97,519 26.24% $34,692 96,000 2029
9 $102,159 22.73% $30,052 108,000 2030
10 $105,822 19.96% $26,389 120,000 2031

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $25,900 80.41% $106,311
2 $35,102 73.45% $97,109
3 $59,191 55.23% $73,020
4 $66,238 49.90% $65,973
5 $71,301 46.07% $60,910
6 $75,215 43.11% $56,996
7 $82,010 37.97% $50,201
8 $97,519 26.24% $34,692
9 $102,159 22.73% $30,052
10 $105,822 19.96% $26,389

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Depreciation Calculator

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If you purchase a used Mercedes-Benz S-Class that is 2 years old, then you could save $35,102 compared to buying new, and still have a relatively new model with plenty of useful life remaining. If you plan to keep this vehicle for 3 years then your total cost of depreciation would be $36,199. Try other age and ownership length combinations, or different vehicles to see if you can find depreciation sweetspots where this cost is the lowest. Hint: Try vehicles between 2 and 4 years old, as brand new vehicles depreciate quickly. Also, if this is a recently released model and buying a few years old isn't possible, consider another vehicle, or perhaps wait until more used S-Class models become available.

The Best Model Years to Buy a Mercedes-Benz S-Class

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is our top pick for the best model year value for the S-Class. With the 2018, you would only pay, on average, 55% of the price as new, with 75% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2017 and 2016 model years are also attractive years for the S-Class, and provide a relatively good value. Our rankings consider multiple factors, including the S-Class's price as new, current price, maintenance costs and remaining years of overall predictabe expenses. Our top ranked model year represents the most car for the money of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class models.

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Historical Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid Value Rating
2021 $132,211 $132,211 $548 $0 0% 100%
2020 $131,082 $106,005 $605 $26,206 19.82% 80.41% Good
2019 $128,825 $95,329 $711 $10,676 10.07% 73.45% Good
2018 $126,810 $70,916 $873 $24,413 25.61% 55.23% Best
2017 $126,836 $64,277 $980 $6,639 9.36% 49.9% Better
2016 $119,018 $56,029 $1,196 $8,248 12.83% 46.07% Better
2015 $106,222 $47,387 $1,590 $8,642 15.42% 43.11%
2014 $100,569 $39,961 $1,777 $7,426 15.67% 37.97%
2013 $99,849 $28,103 $1,901 $11,858 29.67% 26.24%
2012 $90,090 $22,622 $2,148 $5,481 19.5% 22.73%
2011 $89,825 $20,127 $2,202 $2,495 11.03% 19.96%
2010 $86,401 $19,085 $2,498 $1,042 5.18% 19.2%
2009 $85,033 $16,571 $2,919 $2,514 13.17% 16.05%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2021 $132,211 100%
2020 $106,005 80.41% Good
2019 $95,329 73.45% Good
2018 $70,916 55.23% Best
2017 $64,277 49.9% Better
2016 $56,029 46.07% Better
2015 $47,387 43.11%
2014 $39,961 37.97%
2013 $28,103 26.24%
2012 $22,622 22.73%
2011 $20,127 19.96%
2010 $19,085 19.2%
2009 $16,571 16.05%

Other Mercedes-Benz S-Class Costs of Ownership

Finding a car or truck that saves on depreciation costs is important. But, it's also imperative to view all major Mercedes-Benz S-Class costs. This will ensure that you are finding the vehicle that provides you the best value, at the lowest cost. We've created tools that will also help you to save on the following ownership expenses: