BMW i3 Depreciation

BMW i3 Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid % Left Years Left Net Used Value
2020 $51,978 $51,978 $350 $0 0% 100% 100% 12 0
2019 $51,741 $36,450 $420 $15,528 29.87% 69.64% 91.67% 11 22.03
2018 $51,547 $29,332 $552 $7,118 19.53% 55.83% 83.33% 10 27.5
2017 $46,329 $21,311 $752 $8,021 27.35% 44.38% 75% 9 30.62
2016 $44,964 $17,947 $884 $3,364 15.79% 37.95% 66.67% 8 28.72
2015 $44,320 $16,588 $1,151 $1,359 7.57% 34.83% 58.33% 7 23.5
2014 $43,914 $15,109 $1,638 $1,479 8.92% 30.68% 50% 6 19.32
Year Price % Paid % Left NUV
2020 $51,978 100% 100% 0
2019 $36,450 69.64% 91.67% 22.03
2018 $29,332 55.83% 83.33% 27.5
2017 $21,311 44.38% 75% 30.62
2016 $17,947 37.95% 66.67% 28.72
2015 $16,588 34.83% 58.33% 23.5
2014 $15,109 30.68% 50% 19.32
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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 vehicle model year.
  • New Price - The geometric mean new price paid of that model year grouped by most the popular trim levels.
  • Current Price - The geometric mean listing price of a used model of that year grouped by the same trim levels.
  • Maintenance - Estimated maintenance and repair costs during that year of ownership.
  • $ Decline - Year over Year price decline.
  • % Decline - Year over Year percentage of decline.
  • % Paid - Percentage paid of the original price.
  • % Left - Percentage left of reliable years 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 i3 Depreciation Analysis and Recommendations

The 2017, 2016 & 2018 BMW i3 model years are currently the best values.

On average, expect to pay only 44% of the original cost with 75% of the vehicle's lifetime remaining for a 2017 i3. That gives it a Net Used Value score of 30.62 which factors in annual maintenance costs, price decline, reliable years left and available inventory.

Also consider the 2016 & 2018 i3 model years. Those currently have a generally low risk of any significant depreciation over the next several years.

Own a 2017 BMW i3?

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.