BMW 4 Series Depreciation

A BMW 4 Series will depreciate 60% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $21,157.

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 $52,643 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 4 Series Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $14,645 72.18% $37,998 13,500 2021
2 $22,442 57.37% $30,201 27,000 2022
3 $24,068 54.28% $28,575 40,500 2023
4 $27,932 46.94% $24,711 54,000 2024
5 $31,486 40.19% $21,157 67,500 2025
6 $34,223 34.99% $18,420 81,000 2026
7 $35,605 32.37% $17,038 94,500 2027
8 $36,883 29.94% $15,760 108,000 2028
9 $38,065 27.69% $14,578 121,500 2029
10 $39,158 25.62% $13,485 135,000 2030
Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $14,645 72.18% $37,998
2 $22,442 57.37% $30,201
3 $24,068 54.28% $28,575
4 $27,932 46.94% $24,711
5 $31,486 40.19% $21,157
6 $34,223 34.99% $18,420
7 $35,605 32.37% $17,038
8 $36,883 29.94% $15,760
9 $38,065 27.69% $14,578
10 $39,158 25.62% $13,485

BMW 4 Series Depreciation Calculator

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If you purchase a used BMW 4 Series that is 2 years old, then you could save $22,442 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 $9,044. 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 4 Series models become available.

The Best Model Years to Buy a BMW 4 Series

The 2018 BMW 4 Series is our top pick for the best model year value for the 4 Series. With the 2018, you would only pay, on average, 57% of the price as new, with 83% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2017 and 2016 model years are also attractive years for the 4 Series, and provide a relatively good value. Our rankings consider multiple factors, including the 4 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 4 Series models.

BMW 4 Series Historical Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid Value Rating
2020 $52,643 $52,643 $371 $0 0% 100%
2019 $52,430 $38,291 $445 $14,352 27.26% 72.18% Good
2018 $52,622 $30,776 $585 $7,515 19.63% 57.37% Best
2017 $51,805 $28,918 $797 $1,858 6.04% 54.28% Better
2016 $49,077 $23,975 $936 $4,943 17.09% 46.94% Better
2015 $48,531 $20,726 $1,219 $3,249 13.55% 40.19% Good
2014 $48,333 $18,649 $1,735 $2,077 10.02% 34.99%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $52,643 100%
2019 $38,291 72.18% Good
2018 $30,776 57.37% Best
2017 $28,918 54.28% Better
2016 $23,975 46.94% Better
2015 $20,726 40.19% Good
2014 $18,649 34.99%
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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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