BMW 4 Series Depreciation

A BMW 4 Series will depreciate 58% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $22,142.

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 year. It also assumes a selling price of $52,643 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 BMW 4 Series.

BMW 4 Series Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $15,288 70.96% $37,355 13,500 2021
2 $19,230 63.47% $33,413 27,000 2022
3 $23,516 55.33% $29,127 40,500 2023
4 $27,827 47.14% $24,816 54,000 2024
5 $30,501 42.06% $22,142 67,500 2025
6 $33,065 37.19% $19,578 81,000 2026
7 $34,533 34.40% $18,110 94,500 2027
8 $35,892 31.82% $16,751 108,000 2028
9 $37,148 29.43% $15,495 121,500 2029
10 $38,310 27.23% $14,333 135,000 2030

BMW 4 Series Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $15,288 70.96% $37,355
2 $19,230 63.47% $33,413
3 $23,516 55.33% $29,127
4 $27,827 47.14% $24,816
5 $30,501 42.06% $22,142
6 $33,065 37.19% $19,578
7 $34,533 34.40% $18,110
8 $35,892 31.82% $16,751
9 $37,148 29.43% $15,495
10 $38,310 27.23% $14,333

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 $19,230 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 $11,271. 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 2019 BMW 4 Series is our top pick for the best model year value for the 4 Series. With the 2019, you would only pay, on average, 71% of the price as new, with 92% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2018 and 2017 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 $476 $0 0% 100%
2019 $52,430 $37,752 $550 $14,891 28.29% 70.96% Best
2018 $52,622 $34,089 $690 $3,663 9.7% 63.47% Better
2017 $51,805 $29,564 $902 $4,525 13.27% 55.33% Better
2016 $49,077 $24,176 $1,041 $5,388 18.22% 47.14% Good
2015 $48,531 $21,734 $1,324 $2,442 10.1% 42.06% Good
2014 $48,333 $19,813 $1,840 $1,921 8.84% 37.19%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $52,643 100%
2019 $37,752 70.96% Best
2018 $34,089 63.47% Better
2017 $29,564 55.33% Better
2016 $24,176 47.14% Good
2015 $21,734 42.06% Good
2014 $19,813 37.19%

Considering financing? Try our BMW 4 Series Loan Calculator, which will steer you away from unattractive loan structures that put you in a bad financial position relative to the value of your vehicle. Customize a loan that is right for you, or try some basic options, No Money Down, 10% Down and 20% Down.

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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 September 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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