BMW 7 Series Depreciation

A BMW 7 Series will depreciate 60% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $42,225.

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 $104,465 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 7 Series.

BMW 7 Series Depreciation Calculator

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BMW 7 Series Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $27,673 73.51% $76,792 12,000 2022
2 $40,323 61.40% $64,142 24,000 2023
3 $45,004 56.92% $59,461 36,000 2024
4 $53,664 48.63% $50,801 48,000 2025
5 $62,240 40.42% $42,225 60,000 2026
6 $72,217 30.87% $32,248 72,000 2027
7 $76,165 27.09% $28,300 84,000 2028
8 $80,292 23.14% $24,173 96,000 2029
9 $85,630 18.03% $18,835 108,000 2030
10 $87,918 15.84% $16,547 120,000 2031

BMW 7 Series Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $27,673 73.51% $76,792
2 $40,323 61.40% $64,142
3 $45,004 56.92% $59,461
4 $53,664 48.63% $50,801
5 $62,240 40.42% $42,225
6 $72,217 30.87% $32,248
7 $76,165 27.09% $28,300
8 $80,292 23.14% $24,173
9 $85,630 18.03% $18,835
10 $87,918 15.84% $16,547

Buying a BMW 7 Series New vs Used

If you purchase a used BMW 7 Series that is 2 years old, then you could save $40,323 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 $21,917. 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 7 Series models become available.

The Best Model Years to Buy a BMW 7 Series

The 2019 BMW 7 Series is our top pick for the best model year value for the 7 Series. With the 2019, you would only pay, on average, 61% of the price as new, with 83% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2015 and 2020 model years are also attractive years for the 7 Series, and provide a relatively good value. Our rankings consider multiple factors, including the 7 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 7 Series models.

BMW 7 Series Historical Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid Value Rating
2021 $104,465 $104,465 $571 $0 0% 100%
2020 $101,911 $75,560 $644 $28,905 27.67% 73.51% Better
2019 $96,803 $60,214 $781 $15,346 20.31% 61.4% Best
2018 $92,616 $53,709 $988 $6,505 10.8% 56.92% Good
2017 $90,555 $45,165 $1,124 $8,544 15.91% 48.63% Good
2016 $88,780 $37,286 $1,401 $7,879 17.44% 40.42%
2015 $83,522 $27,685 $1,905 $9,601 25.75% 30.87% Better
2014 $82,440 $24,475 $2,144 $3,210 11.59% 27.09%
2013 $80,920 $21,027 $2,303 $3,448 14.09% 23.14%
2012 $77,401 $16,577 $2,619 $4,450 21.16% 18.03%
2011 $73,992 $14,405 $2,688 $2,172 13.1% 15.84%
2010 $70,635 $13,866 $3,067 $539 3.74% 15.29%
2009 $69,911 $12,775 $3,605 $1,091 7.87% 13.12%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2021 $104,465 100%
2020 $75,560 73.51% Better
2019 $60,214 61.4% Best
2018 $53,709 56.92% Good
2017 $45,165 48.63% Good
2016 $37,286 40.42%
2015 $27,685 30.87% Better
2014 $24,475 27.09%
2013 $21,027 23.14%
2012 $16,577 18.03%
2011 $14,405 15.84%
2010 $13,866 15.29%
2009 $12,775 13.12%

BMW 7 Series Depreciation Rankings

Depreciation Rankings

We've ranked over 200 models from best to worst for Depreciation. See where the BMW 7 Series ranks for Depreciation compared to other vehicles. Also check out how the 7 Series stacks up in our rankings for Maintenance, Insurance and Overall Costs.

Depreciation Rankings

Other BMW 7 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 7 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: