BMW 7 Series Depreciation

A BMW 7 Series will depreciate 69% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $31,348.

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, and assumes a purchase price of $101,911 when new. Key in your purchase price, expected ownership period and estimated annual miles driven into our depreciation calculator, and we'll predict an expected resale value just for you.

BMW 7 Series Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $31,164 69.42% $70,747 13,500 2021
2 $40,989 59.78% $60,922 27,000 2022
3 $53,299 47.70% $48,612 40,500 2023
4 $61,034 40.11% $40,877 54,000 2024
5 $70,563 30.76% $31,348 67,500 2025
6 $74,517 26.88% $27,394 81,000 2026
7 $79,389 22.10% $22,522 94,500 2027
8 $83,343 18.22% $18,568 108,000 2028
9 $86,522 15.10% $15,389 121,500 2029
10 $87,677 13.97% $14,234 135,000 2030
Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $31,164 69.42% $70,747
2 $40,989 59.78% $60,922
3 $53,299 47.70% $48,612
4 $61,034 40.11% $40,877
5 $70,563 30.76% $31,348
6 $74,517 26.88% $27,394
7 $79,389 22.10% $22,522
8 $83,343 18.22% $18,568
9 $86,522 15.10% $15,389
10 $87,677 13.97% $14,234

BMW 7 Series Depreciation Calculator

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If you purchase a used BMW 7 Series that is 2 years old, then you could save $40,989 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 $29,574. 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 2015 BMW 7 Series is our top pick for the best model year value for the 7 Series. With the 2015, you would only pay, on average, 31% of the price as new, with 58% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2017 and 2016 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
2020 $101,911 $101,911 $362 $0 0% 100%
2019 $96,803 $67,637 $435 $34,274 33.63% 69.42%
2018 $92,616 $55,938 $572 $11,699 17.3% 59.78% Good
2017 $90,555 $43,972 $779 $11,966 21.39% 47.7% Better
2016 $88,780 $36,521 $915 $7,451 16.94% 40.11% Better
2015 $83,522 $26,885 $1,192 $9,636 26.38% 30.76% Best
2014 $82,440 $23,857 $1,696 $3,028 11.26% 26.88% Good
2013 $80,920 $19,818 $1,935 $4,039 16.93% 22.1%
2012 $77,401 $16,197 $2,094 $3,621 18.27% 18.22%
2011 $73,992 $13,585 $2,410 $2,612 16.13% 15.1%
2010 $70,635 $13,743 $2,479 +$158 -1.16% 15.95%
2009 $69,911 $11,984 $2,858 $1,759 12.8% 13.05%
2008 $65,250 $8,658 $3,396 $3,326 27.75% 8.06%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $101,911 100%
2019 $67,637 69.42%
2018 $55,938 59.78% Good
2017 $43,972 47.7% Better
2016 $36,521 40.11% Better
2015 $26,885 30.76% Best
2014 $23,857 26.88% Good
2013 $19,818 22.1%
2012 $16,197 18.22%
2011 $13,585 15.1%
2010 $13,743 15.95%
2009 $11,984 13.05%
2008 $8,658 8.06%
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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 April 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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