BMW i3 Depreciation

A BMW i3 will depreciate 67% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $16,958.

The chart below shows the expected depreciation for the next 10 years. These results are for vehicles in good condition, averaging 12,000 miles per year. It also assumes a selling price of $52,097 when new. Enter your purchase price, expected ownership period and estimated miles driven annually. Our depreciation calculator will predict an expected resale value for the BMW i3.

BMW i3 Depreciation Calculator

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BMW i3 Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $13,410 74.26% $38,687 12,000 2022
2 $21,579 58.58% $30,518 24,000 2023
3 $30,373 41.70% $21,724 36,000 2024
4 $32,154 38.28% $19,943 48,000 2025
5 $35,139 32.55% $16,958 60,000 2026
6 $36,994 28.99% $15,103 72,000 2027
7 $38,771 25.58% $13,326 84,000 2028
8 $39,770 23.66% $12,327 96,000 2029
9 $40,695 21.89% $11,402 108,000 2030
10 $41,550 20.24% $10,547 120,000 2031

BMW i3 Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $13,410 74.26% $38,687
2 $21,579 58.58% $30,518
3 $30,373 41.70% $21,724
4 $32,154 38.28% $19,943
5 $35,139 32.55% $16,958
6 $36,994 28.99% $15,103
7 $38,771 25.58% $13,326
8 $39,770 23.66% $12,327
9 $40,695 21.89% $11,402
10 $41,550 20.24% $10,547

Buying a BMW i3 New vs Used

If you purchase a used BMW i3 that is 2 years old, then you could save $21,579 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 $13,560. 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 i3 models become available.

The Best Model Years to Buy a BMW i3

The 2018 BMW i3 is our top pick for the best model year value for the i3. With the 2018, you would only pay, on average, 42% of the price as new, with 75% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2017 and 2016 model years are also attractive years for the i3, and provide a relatively good value. Our rankings consider multiple factors, including the i3'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 i3 models.

BMW i3 Historical Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid Value Rating
2021 $52,097 $52,097 $454 $0 0% 100%
2020 $51,978 $39,125 $525 $12,972 24.9% 74.26%
2019 $51,741 $30,967 $656 $8,158 20.85% 58.58% Good
2018 $51,547 $22,351 $857 $8,616 27.82% 41.7% Best
2017 $46,329 $18,725 $988 $3,626 16.22% 38.28% Better
2016 $44,964 $15,891 $1,255 $2,834 15.13% 32.55% Better
2015 $44,320 $14,591 $1,743 $1,300 8.18% 28.99% Good
2014 $43,914 $13,205 $1,973 $1,386 9.5% 25.58%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2021 $52,097 100%
2020 $39,125 74.26%
2019 $30,967 58.58% Good
2018 $22,351 41.7% Best
2017 $18,725 38.28% Better
2016 $15,891 32.55% Better
2015 $14,591 28.99% Good
2014 $13,205 25.58%

BMW i3 Depreciation Rankings

Depreciation Rankings

We've ranked over 200 models from best to worst for Depreciation. See where the BMW i3 ranks for Depreciation compared to other vehicles. Also check out how the i3 stacks up in our rankings for Maintenance, Insurance and Overall Costs.

Depreciation Rankings

Other BMW i3 Costs of Ownership

Finding a car or truck that saves on depreciation costs is important. But, it's also imperative to view all major BMW i3 costs. This will ensure that you are finding the vehicle that provides you the best value, at the lowest cost. We've created tools that will also help you to save on the following ownership expenses: