BMW 2 Series Depreciation

A BMW 2 Series will depreciate 52% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $23,481.

The chart below shows the expected depreciation for the next 10 years. These results are for vehicles in good condition, averaging 13,500 miles per, and assumes a purchase price of $49,310 when new. Key in your purchase price, expected ownership period and estimated annual miles driven into our depreciation calculator, and we'll predict an expected resale value just for you.

BMW 2 Series Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $9,813 80.10% $39,497 13,500 2021
2 $11,770 76.13% $37,540 27,000 2022
3 $18,003 63.49% $31,307 40,500 2023
4 $23,871 51.59% $25,439 54,000 2024
5 $25,829 47.62% $23,481 67,500 2025
6 $29,719 39.73% $19,591 81,000 2026
7 $31,080 36.97% $18,230 94,500 2027
8 $32,288 34.52% $17,022 108,000 2028
9 $35,705 27.59% $13,605 121,500 2029
10 $36,322 26.34% $12,988 135,000 2030
Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $9,813 80.10% $39,497
2 $11,770 76.13% $37,540
3 $18,003 63.49% $31,307
4 $23,871 51.59% $25,439
5 $25,829 47.62% $23,481
6 $29,719 39.73% $19,591
7 $31,080 36.97% $18,230
8 $32,288 34.52% $17,022
9 $35,705 27.59% $13,605
10 $36,322 26.34% $12,988

BMW 2 Series Depreciation Calculator

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If you purchase a used BMW 2 Series that is 2 years old, then you could save $11,770 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 $14,059. 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 2 Series models become available.

The Best Model Years to Buy a BMW 2 Series

The 2016 BMW 2 Series is our top pick for the best model year value for the 2 Series. With the 2016, you would only pay, on average, 52% of the price as new, with 67% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2019 and 2017 model years are also attractive years for the 2 Series, and provide a relatively good value. Our rankings consider multiple factors, including the 2 Series'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 BMW 2 Series models.

BMW 2 Series Historical Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid Value Rating
2020 $49,310 $49,310 $379 $0 0% 100%
2019 $48,216 $39,075 $455 $10,235 20.76% 80.1% Better
2018 $42,228 $32,745 $598 $6,330 16.2% 76.13%
2017 $42,055 $27,516 $814 $5,229 15.97% 63.49% Better
2016 $42,193 $22,724 $957 $4,792 17.42% 51.59% Best
2015 $40,830 $20,690 $1,246 $2,034 8.95% 47.62% Good
2014 $40,571 $17,892 $1,773 $2,798 13.52% 39.73% Good
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $49,310 100%
2019 $39,075 80.1% Better
2018 $32,745 76.13%
2017 $27,516 63.49% Better
2016 $22,724 51.59% Best
2015 $20,690 47.62% Good
2014 $17,892 39.73% Good
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About Our Data and "Useful Lifespan"

We aggregate and analyze millions of automotive data points from a variety of sources, including some of the industry's leading data providers. The historical depreciation tables, charts, values and overall rankings are conducted on a semi-annual basis, with our most recent update published in April 2020.

While the "Useful Lifespan" of a vehicle will vary greatly from one model to the next, and even one owner to the next, we have determined that twelve years is the most appropriate timeframe which will yield us good, usable data - and that any data beyond that timeframe becomes more dispersed, and ultimately less reliable. Moreover, maintenance costs beyond that timeframe become significantly more varied, as a vehicle owner's care of a particular vehicle will greatly impact its value, and ongoing maintenance costs. We are very much hopeful, however, that your car or truck will last well beyond twelve years, and that it gets you to where you want to go.

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