BMW 5 Series Depreciation

A BMW 5 Series will depreciate 62% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $22,099.

The BMW 5-Series loses its value very quickly, if purchased new. After five or six years, expect to find them worth about 38% of their original sales 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 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 $58,325 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

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $15,071 74.16% $43,254 13,500 2021
2 $18,034 69.08% $40,291 27,000 2022
3 $24,473 58.04% $33,852 40,500 2023
4 $31,822 45.44% $26,503 54,000 2024
5 $36,226 37.89% $22,099 67,500 2025
6 $38,751 33.56% $19,574 81,000 2026
7 $41,971 28.04% $16,354 94,500 2027
8 $44,630 23.48% $13,695 108,000 2028
9 $45,581 21.85% $12,744 121,500 2029
10 $49,594 14.97% $8,731 135,000 2030

BMW 5 Series Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $15,071 74.16% $43,254
2 $18,034 69.08% $40,291
3 $24,473 58.04% $33,852
4 $31,822 45.44% $26,503
5 $36,226 37.89% $22,099
6 $38,751 33.56% $19,574
7 $41,971 28.04% $16,354
8 $44,630 23.48% $13,695
9 $45,581 21.85% $12,744
10 $49,594 14.97% $8,731

BMW 5 Series Depreciation Calculator

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If you purchase a used BMW 5 Series that is 2 years old, then you could save $18,034 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 $18,192. 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 2016 BMW 5 Series is our top pick for the best model year value for the 5 Series. With the 2016, you would only pay, on average, 45% of the price as new, with 67% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2015 and 2019 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
2020 $58,325 $58,325 $479 $0 0% 100%
2019 $58,216 $43,723 $552 $14,602 25.04% 74.16% Better
2018 $58,310 $40,971 $688 $2,752 6.29% 69.08%
2017 $58,615 $34,914 $896 $6,057 14.78% 58.04% Good
2016 $50,147 $23,821 $1,032 $11,093 31.77% 45.44% Best
2015 $48,499 $19,685 $1,308 $4,136 17.36% 37.89% Better
2014 $48,553 $18,106 $1,813 $1,579 8.02% 33.56% Good
2013 $48,592 $15,675 $2,052 $2,431 13.43% 28.04%
2012 $48,297 $13,550 $2,211 $2,125 13.56% 23.48%
2011 $46,643 $12,716 $2,526 $834 6.15% 21.85%
2010 $46,831 $9,606 $2,595 $3,110 24.46% 14.97%
2009 $45,977 $8,241 $2,975 $1,365 14.21% 11.45%
2008 $41,680 $8,218 $3,513 $23 0.28% 11.29%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $58,325 100%
2019 $43,723 74.16% Better
2018 $40,971 69.08%
2017 $34,914 58.04% Good
2016 $23,821 45.44% Best
2015 $19,685 37.89% Better
2014 $18,106 33.56% Good
2013 $15,675 28.04%
2012 $13,550 23.48%
2011 $12,716 21.85%
2010 $9,606 14.97%
2009 $8,241 11.45%
2008 $8,218 11.29%

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: