BMW i3 Depreciation

A BMW i3 will depreciate 40% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $31,487.

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 $4,605 91.16% $47,492 12,000 2022
2 $6,236 88.03% $45,861 24,000 2023
3 $9,560 81.65% $42,537 36,000 2024
4 $14,545 72.08% $37,552 48,000 2025
5 $20,610 60.44% $31,487 60,000 2026
6 $25,163 51.70% $26,934 72,000 2027
7 $27,288 47.62% $24,809 84,000 2028
8 $28,752 44.81% $23,345 96,000 2029
9 $30,430 41.59% $21,667 108,000 2030
10 $34,165 34.42% $17,932 120,000 2031

BMW i3 Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $4,605 91.16% $47,492
2 $6,236 88.03% $45,861
3 $9,560 81.65% $42,537
4 $14,545 72.08% $37,552
5 $20,610 60.44% $31,487
6 $25,163 51.70% $26,934
7 $27,288 47.62% $24,809
8 $28,752 44.81% $23,345
9 $30,430 41.59% $21,667
10 $34,165 34.42% $17,932

Buying a BMW i3 New vs Used

If you purchase a used BMW i3 that is 2 years old, then you could save $6,236 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 $14,374. 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.

BMW i3 Depreciation Rankings

Depreciation Rankings

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