BMW i3 Depreciation

A BMW i3 will depreciate 68% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $16,649.

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. It also assumes a selling price of $51,978 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

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $17,844 65.67% $34,134 13,500 2021
2 $26,597 48.83% $25,381 27,000 2022
3 $30,724 40.89% $21,254 40,500 2023
4 $33,401 35.74% $18,577 54,000 2024
5 $35,329 32.03% $16,649 67,500 2025
6 $37,611 27.64% $14,367 81,000 2026
7 $38,689 25.57% $13,289 94,500 2027
8 $39,685 23.65% $12,293 108,000 2028
9 $40,607 21.88% $11,371 121,500 2029
10 $41,460 20.24% $10,518 135,000 2030

BMW i3 Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $17,844 65.67% $34,134
2 $26,597 48.83% $25,381
3 $30,724 40.89% $21,254
4 $33,401 35.74% $18,577
5 $35,329 32.03% $16,649
6 $37,611 27.64% $14,367
7 $38,689 25.57% $13,289
8 $39,685 23.65% $12,293
9 $40,607 21.88% $11,371
10 $41,460 20.24% $10,518

BMW i3 Depreciation Calculator

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If you purchase a used BMW i3 that is 2 years old, then you could save $26,597 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 $8,732. 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, 49% of the price as new, with 83% 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
2020 $51,978 $51,978 $454 $0 0% 100%
2019 $51,741 $34,503 $524 $17,475 33.62% 65.67% Good
2018 $51,547 $25,826 $656 $8,677 25.15% 48.83% Best
2017 $46,329 $19,799 $856 $6,027 23.34% 40.89% Better
2016 $44,964 $17,058 $988 $2,741 13.84% 35.74% Better
2015 $44,320 $15,449 $1,255 $1,609 9.43% 32.03% Good
2014 $43,914 $13,878 $1,742 $1,571 10.17% 27.64%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $51,978 100%
2019 $34,503 65.67% Good
2018 $25,826 48.83% Best
2017 $19,799 40.89% Better
2016 $17,058 35.74% Better
2015 $15,449 32.03% Good
2014 $13,878 27.64%

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: