BMW 5 Series Depreciation

BMW 5 Series Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid % Left Years Left Net Used Value
2020 $58,325 $58,325 $362 $0 0% 100% 100% 12 0
2019 $58,216 $46,759 $435 $11,566 19.83% 79.57% 91.67% 11 12.1
2018 $58,310 $41,860 $572 $4,899 10.48% 70.81% 83.33% 10 12.52
2017 $58,615 $35,891 $779 $5,969 14.26% 59.9% 75% 9 15.1
2016 $50,147 $23,538 $915 $12,353 34.42% 45.11% 66.67% 8 21.56
2015 $48,499 $19,353 $1,192 $4,185 17.78% 37.45% 58.33% 7 20.88
2014 $48,553 $17,536 $1,696 $1,817 9.39% 32.62% 50% 6 17.38
2013 $48,592 $15,039 $1,935 $2,497 14.24% 26.97% 41.67% 5 14.7
2012 $48,297 $12,723 $2,094 $2,316 15.4% 22.01% 33.33% 4 11.32
2011 $46,643 $11,876 $2,410 $847 6.66% 20.29% 25% 3 4.71
2010 $46,831 $8,869 $2,479 $3,007 25.32% 13.64% 16.67% 2 3.03
2009 $45,977 $7,661 $2,858 $1,208 13.62% 10.45% 8.33% 1 -2.12
2008 $41,680 $7,425 $3,396 $236 3.08% 9.67% 0% 0 -9.67
Year Price % Paid % Left NUV
2020 $58,325 100% 100% 0
2019 $46,759 79.57% 91.67% 12.1
2018 $41,860 70.81% 83.33% 12.52
2017 $35,891 59.9% 75% 15.1
2016 $23,538 45.11% 66.67% 21.56
2015 $19,353 37.45% 58.33% 20.88
2014 $17,536 32.62% 50% 17.38
2013 $15,039 26.97% 41.67% 14.7
2012 $12,723 22.01% 33.33% 11.32
2011 $11,876 20.29% 25% 4.71
2010 $8,869 13.64% 16.67% 3.03
2009 $7,661 10.45% 8.33% -2.12
2008 $7,425 9.67% 0% -9.67
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About The Numbers

Our depreciation figures are calculated by aggregating then analyzing pricing, sales and other related automotive data sets.

Here are some brief descriptions of the columns:
  • Year - The vehicle model year.
  • New Price - The geometric mean new price paid of that model year grouped by most the popular trim levels.
  • Current Price - The geometric mean listing price of a used model of that year grouped by the same trim levels.
  • Maintenance - Estimated maintenance and repair costs during that year of ownership.
  • $ Decline - Year over Year price decline.
  • % Decline - Year over Year percentage of decline.
  • % Paid - Percentage paid of the original price.
  • % Left - Percentage left of reliable years of the vehicle.
  • Years Left - Current industry average of years remaining with predictable maintenance and repair costs.
  • Net Used Value - Our ranking & sorting index to help you find the model years with the most value.
2,344,925 total data points last analyzed on 04/16/2020.
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Our BMW 5 Series Depreciation Analysis and Recommendations

The BMW 5-series loses its value very quickly, if purchased new. After five or six years, expect to find them worth about 1/3 of their original sticker price. After ten years, they are worth about 1/10 their original price. I would avoid the 5-series, as depreciation and costly repairs will make for a poor investment.

The 2016, 2015 & 2014 BMW 5 Series model years are currently the best values.

On average, expect to pay only 45% of the original cost with 67% of the vehicle's lifetime remaining for a 2016 5 Series. That gives it a Net Used Value score of 21.56 which factors in annual maintenance costs, price decline, reliable years left and available inventory.

Also consider the 2015 & 2014 5 Series model years. Those currently have a generally low risk of any significant depreciation over the next several years.

Own a 2016 BMW 5 Series?

While we would advise holding onto this vehicle for a few years, that's not always the plan. Dealers have access to similar figures so they know that your vehicle has a low risk of depreciation.