BMW i3 Costs

BMW i3 Costs of Ownership

The costs of owning a BMW i3 currently available are:

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BMW i3 CarEdge Value Rating

This grade is our unbiased, trusted and candid financial assessment of whether the BMW i3 is likely to be a good or bad automobile investment. Learn more about our Value Ratings and methodolgy.

BMW i3 Depreciation

A BMW i3 will depreciate in value by $35,405 after 5 years. Depreciation is difficult to avoid, but it can be managed. Depreciation is the difference between the original sales price, and what the vehicle will be worth in the future. We use 5 years as an example in our analysis.

When new, a typically-equipped BMW i3 sells for $52,097 on average. After 5 years of depreciation, the average residual value will be $16,692. This represents the vehicle's retail market price. Trade-in and private sale prices will likely be lower. Use our BMW i3 Depreciation Calculator to see how model year and mileage will affect your resale value.

BMW i3 Depreciation Calculator

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BMW i3 Insurance

The average annual cost for auto insurance for a BMW i3 is $1,834, which adds up to $9,170 after 5 years of ownership. These insurance costs are estimates based on national averages for a 40 year old, with full coverage, a good driving record, and good credit. They also assume a single-car policy, and won't reflect any multi-car discounts. See our BMW i3 Insurance Tool to view rates by state, for different driver ages, credit ratings and driving history.

BMW i3 insurance rates will vary significantly between providers for the same coverage. If you've been with your current insurance company for more than a few years, you should get new quotes to make sure you're not overpaying. Try our Competitive Quote Tool or the form below to get free quotes to lower your insurance costs. Advertising Disclosure

BMW i3 Financing Costs

The average cost to finance a new BMW i3 would be $6,101 after 5 years. This assumes a 72-month loan with an APR of 4.75% and a 20% down payment. Financing costs are a vehicle cost that you can control. Your interest expense can be greatly reduced by changing your loan term, improving your credit score, or increasing your down payment. If you don't know your credit score, or haven't checked in a while, it's completely free on Credit Karma.

Our BMW i3 Loan Calculator allows you to build a loan that's best suited for you. This handy utility will also help to keep you from becoming upside down, where you end up owing more than the vehicle is worth. You can estimate monthly payments and download the full amortization schedule as well. We've highlighted some typical loan scenarios in the table below. See what a difference a larger down payment will make in lowering your financing costs and your monthly payments.

BMW i3 Loans

Condition Term Down Payment
New 72 Month 0% Down 20% Down
New 60 Month 0% Down 20% Down
Used 48 Month 0% Down 20% Down
Used 36 Month 0% Down 20% Down

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