BMW i3 Depreciation

A BMW i3 will depreciate 68% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $16,692.

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 $14,295 72.56% $37,802 12,000 2022
2 $22,662 56.50% $29,435 24,000 2023
3 $30,544 41.37% $21,553 36,000 2024
4 $32,279 38.04% $19,818 48,000 2025
5 $35,405 32.04% $16,692 60,000 2026
6 $37,656 27.72% $14,441 72,000 2027
7 $39,344 24.48% $12,753 84,000 2028
8 $40,300 22.64% $11,797 96,000 2029
9 $41,185 20.95% $10,912 108,000 2030
10 $42,003 19.38% $10,094 120,000 2031

BMW i3 Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $14,295 72.56% $37,802
2 $22,662 56.50% $29,435
3 $30,544 41.37% $21,553
4 $32,279 38.04% $19,818
5 $35,405 32.04% $16,692
6 $37,656 27.72% $14,441
7 $39,344 24.48% $12,753
8 $40,300 22.64% $11,797
9 $41,185 20.95% $10,912
10 $42,003 19.38% $10,094

Buying a BMW i3 New vs Used

If you purchase a used BMW i3 that is 2 years old, then you could save $22,662 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 $12,743. 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.

What About BMW i3 Insurance Costs?

The average cost to insure a BMW i3 is about $1,834 per year. This adds up to around $9,170 after 5 years of vehicle ownership. Unlike depreciation, this expense can often be lowered by shopping around for lower insurance premiums. Comparing quotes will ensure that you are not overpaying if you already own a BMW i3. Or, if you are just researching, then it would be money-wise to know this cost before buying. Try our Competitive Quote Tool or the form below to get free quotes. Advertising Disclosure

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, 41% of the price as new, with 75% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2017 and 2019 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 $435 $0 0% 100%
2020 $51,978 $38,224 $509 $13,873 26.63% 72.56%
2019 $51,741 $29,861 $627 $8,363 21.88% 56.5% Better
2018 $51,547 $22,139 $816 $7,722 25.86% 41.37% Best
2017 $46,329 $18,598 $973 $3,541 15.99% 38.04% Better
2016 $44,964 $15,624 $1,219 $2,974 15.99% 32.04% Good
2015 $44,320 $14,005 $1,720 $1,619 10.36% 27.72% Good
2014 $43,914 $12,669 $1,919 $1,336 9.54% 24.48%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2021 $52,097 100%
2020 $38,224 72.56%
2019 $29,861 56.5% Better
2018 $22,139 41.37% Best
2017 $18,598 38.04% Better
2016 $15,624 32.04% Good
2015 $14,005 27.72% Good
2014 $12,669 24.48%

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: