BMW Depreciation

Average BMW Depreciation

Year % Decline (YOY) % Decline % Paid % Left Years Left Net Used Value
2020 0.00% 0.00% 100.00% 100.00% 12 0.00
2019 22.67% 21.51% 78.49% 91.67% 11 13.18
2018 14.52% 31.86% 68.14% 83.33% 10 15.19
2017 19.70% 43.37% 56.63% 75.00% 9 18.37
2016 20.51% 51.46% 48.54% 66.67% 8 18.13
2015 14.32% 58.43% 41.57% 58.33% 7 16.76
2014 13.19% 64.91% 35.09% 50.00% 6 14.91
2013 13.37% 71.05% 28.95% 41.67% 5 12.72
2012 9.89% 74.72% 25.28% 33.33% 4 8.05
2011 12.04% 78.51% 21.49% 25.00% 3 3.51
2010 13.55% 80.61% 19.39% 16.67% 2 -2.72
2009 11.42% 84.10% 15.90% 8.33% 1 -7.57
2008 13.02% 88.64% 11.36% 0.00% 0 -11.36
Year % Decline % Paid % Left NUV
2020 0.00% 100.00% 100.00% 0.00
2019 21.51% 78.49% 91.67% 13.18
2018 31.86% 68.14% 83.33% 15.19
2017 43.37% 56.63% 75.00% 18.37
2016 51.46% 48.54% 66.67% 18.13
2015 58.43% 41.57% 58.33% 16.76
2014 64.91% 35.09% 50.00% 14.91
2013 71.05% 28.95% 41.67% 12.72
2012 74.72% 25.28% 33.33% 8.05
2011 78.51% 21.49% 25.00% 3.51
2010 80.61% 19.39% 16.67% -2.72
2009 84.10% 15.90% 8.33% -7.57
2008 88.64% 11.36% 0.00% -11.36

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 brand model year.
  • % Decline (YOY) - Year over Year price decline.
  • % Decline - Total percentage of decline.
  • % Paid - Percentage of the original price paid for that model year grouped by the same trim levels.
  • % Left - Percentage left of reliable years with relatively predictable costs 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 Depreciation Analysis and Recommendations

Buying a brand new BMW is generally not a good investment, unless you factor in fun and good looks. As a general rule, new BMWs depreciate rather quickly after being driven off the lot, and are towards the low end of the luxury rankings, as well as the overall rankings. Similar to the other German luxury brands (Audi, Mercedes-Benz), it all depends what you're looking at within the BMW line. You'll want to do your homework here, and it will ultimately come down to which model and body style you are considering.

The 2017, 2016 & 2015 BMW model years are currently the best values in our opinion.

On average, expect to pay only 57% of the original cost with 75% of the vehicle's lifetime remaining for a 2017 BMW. That gives it a Net Used Value score of 18.37 which factors in annual maintenance costs, price decline, reliable years left and available inventory.

Also consider the 2016 & 2015 model years. Those currently have a generally low risk of any significant depreciation over the next several years.

Already Own a 2017 BMW?

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.