BMW 5 Series Depreciation

A BMW 5 Series will depreciate 55% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $25,991.

The BMW 5-Series loses its value very quickly, if purchased new. After five years, expect to find them worth about 45% of their original sales price. After ten years, they are worth about 20% their original price. We would avoid the 5-Series if money is important to you, as depreciation and costly repairs will make for a poor vehicle investment.

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 $58,380 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 5 Series.

BMW 5 Series Depreciation Calculator

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BMW 5 Series Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $11,180 80.85% $47,200 12,000 2022
2 $18,693 67.98% $39,687 24,000 2023
3 $22,330 61.75% $36,050 36,000 2024
4 $26,108 55.28% $32,272 48,000 2025
5 $32,389 44.52% $25,991 60,000 2026
6 $36,721 37.10% $21,659 72,000 2027
7 $38,922 33.33% $19,458 84,000 2028
8 $41,993 28.07% $16,387 96,000 2029
9 $45,186 22.60% $13,194 108,000 2030
10 $45,945 21.30% $12,435 120,000 2031

BMW 5 Series Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $11,180 80.85% $47,200
2 $18,693 67.98% $39,687
3 $22,330 61.75% $36,050
4 $26,108 55.28% $32,272
5 $32,389 44.52% $25,991
6 $36,721 37.10% $21,659
7 $38,922 33.33% $19,458
8 $41,993 28.07% $16,387
9 $45,186 22.60% $13,194
10 $45,945 21.30% $12,435

Buying a BMW 5 Series New vs Used

If you purchase a used BMW 5 Series that is 2 years old, then you could save $18,693 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 $13,696. 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 5 Series models become available.

The Best Model Years to Buy a BMW 5 Series

The 2019 BMW 5 Series is our top pick for the best model year value for the 5 Series. With the 2019, you would only pay, on average, 68% of the price as new, with 83% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2016 and 2018 model years are also attractive years for the 5 Series, and provide a relatively good value. Our rankings consider multiple factors, including the 5 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 5 Series models.

BMW 5 Series Historical Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid Value Rating
2021 $58,380 $58,380 $479 $0 0% 100%
2020 $58,325 $47,706 $552 $10,674 18.28% 80.85%
2019 $58,216 $40,264 $688 $7,442 15.6% 67.98% Best
2018 $58,310 $36,904 $896 $3,360 8.34% 61.75% Better
2017 $58,615 $33,434 $1,032 $3,470 9.4% 55.28% Good
2016 $50,147 $23,632 $1,309 $9,802 29.32% 44.52% Better
2015 $48,499 $19,806 $1,813 $3,826 16.19% 37.1% Good
2014 $48,553 $18,234 $2,052 $1,572 7.94% 33.33%
2013 $48,592 $15,849 $2,211 $2,385 13.08% 28.07%
2012 $48,297 $13,442 $2,526 $2,407 15.19% 22.6%
2011 $46,643 $12,532 $2,596 $910 6.77% 21.3%
2010 $46,831 $9,336 $2,975 $3,196 25.5% 13.58%
2009 $45,977 $8,137 $3,513 $1,199 12.84% 10.06%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2021 $58,380 100%
2020 $47,706 80.85%
2019 $40,264 67.98% Best
2018 $36,904 61.75% Better
2017 $33,434 55.28% Good
2016 $23,632 44.52% Better
2015 $19,806 37.1% Good
2014 $18,234 33.33%
2013 $15,849 28.07%
2012 $13,442 22.6%
2011 $12,532 21.3%
2010 $9,336 13.58%
2009 $8,137 10.06%

BMW 5 Series Depreciation Rankings

Depreciation Rankings

We've ranked over 200 models from best to worst for Depreciation. See where the BMW 5 Series ranks for Depreciation compared to other vehicles. Also check out how the 5 Series stacks up in our rankings for Maintenance, Insurance and Overall Costs.

Depreciation Rankings

Other BMW 5 Series Costs of Ownership

Finding a car or truck that saves on depreciation costs is important. But, it's also imperative to view all major BMW 5 Series 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: