BMW 7 Series Depreciation

A BMW 7 Series will depreciate 68% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $32,479.

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, 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 $29,738 70.82% $72,173 13,500 2021
2 $43,047 57.76% $58,864 27,000 2022
3 $51,241 49.72% $50,670 40,500 2023
4 $60,209 40.92% $41,702 54,000 2024
5 $69,432 31.87% $32,479 67,500 2025
6 $73,967 27.42% $27,944 81,000 2026
7 $77,259 24.19% $24,652 94,500 2027
8 $82,293 19.25% $19,618 108,000 2028
9 $85,075 16.52% $16,836 121,500 2029
10 $86,338 15.28% $15,573 135,000 2030
Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $29,738 70.82% $72,173
2 $43,047 57.76% $58,864
3 $51,241 49.72% $50,670
4 $60,209 40.92% $41,702
5 $69,432 31.87% $32,479
6 $73,967 27.42% $27,944
7 $77,259 24.19% $24,652
8 $82,293 19.25% $19,618
9 $85,075 16.52% $16,836
10 $86,338 15.28% $15,573

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If you purchase a used BMW 7 Series that is 2 years old, then you could save $43,047 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 $26,385. 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, 32% of the price as new, with 58% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2016 and 2018 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 $68,990 $435 $32,921 32.3% 70.82%
2018 $92,616 $54,066 $572 $14,924 21.63% 57.76% Better
2017 $90,555 $45,803 $779 $8,263 15.28% 49.72% Good
2016 $88,780 $37,244 $915 $8,559 18.69% 40.92% Better
2015 $83,522 $27,808 $1,192 $9,436 25.34% 31.87% Best
2014 $82,440 $24,300 $1,696 $3,508 12.62% 27.42% Good
2013 $80,920 $21,510 $1,935 $2,790 11.48% 24.19%
2012 $77,401 $16,995 $2,094 $4,515 20.99% 19.25%
2011 $73,992 $14,637 $2,410 $2,358 13.87% 16.52%
2010 $70,635 $14,380 $2,479 $257 1.76% 16.85%
2009 $69,911 $12,706 $2,858 $1,674 11.64% 14.09%
2008 $65,250 $9,281 $3,396 $3,425 26.96% 9.02%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $101,911 100%
2019 $68,990 70.82%
2018 $54,066 57.76% Better
2017 $45,803 49.72% Good
2016 $37,244 40.92% Better
2015 $27,808 31.87% Best
2014 $24,300 27.42% Good
2013 $21,510 24.19%
2012 $16,995 19.25%
2011 $14,637 16.52%
2010 $14,380 16.85%
2009 $12,706 14.09%
2008 $9,281 9.02%
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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 September 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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