BMW i8 Depreciation

A BMW i8 will depreciate 57% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $68,464.

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, and assumes a purchase price of $158,050 when new. Key in your purchase price, expected ownership period and estimated annual miles driven into our depreciation calculator, and we'll predict an expected resale value just for you.

BMW i8 Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $45,392 71.28% $112,658 13,500 2021
2 $67,440 57.33% $90,610 27,000 2022
3 $80,906 48.81% $77,144 40,500 2023
4 $84,035 46.83% $74,015 54,000 2024
5 $89,586 43.32% $68,464 67,500 2025
6 $94,721 40.07% $63,329 81,000 2026
7 $99,471 37.06% $58,579 94,500 2027
8 $103,864 34.28% $54,186 108,000 2028
9 $107,928 31.71% $50,122 121,500 2029
10 $111,687 29.33% $46,363 135,000 2030
Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $45,392 71.28% $112,658
2 $67,440 57.33% $90,610
3 $80,906 48.81% $77,144
4 $84,035 46.83% $74,015
5 $89,586 43.32% $68,464
6 $94,721 40.07% $63,329
7 $99,471 37.06% $58,579
8 $103,864 34.28% $54,186
9 $107,928 31.71% $50,122
10 $111,687 29.33% $46,363

BMW i8 Depreciation Calculator

Current Vehicle Age
Current Price
Own it For
Annual Miles

If you purchase a used BMW i8 that is 2 years old, then you could save $67,440 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 $22,146. 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 i8 models become available.

The Best Model Years to Buy a BMW i8

The 2019 BMW i8 is our top pick for the best model year value for the i8. With the 2019, you would only pay, on average, 71% of the price as new, with 92% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2016 and 2017 model years are also attractive years for the i8, and provide a relatively good value. Our rankings consider multiple factors, including the i8'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 i8 models.

BMW i8 Historical Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid Value Rating
2020 $158,050 $158,050 $371 $0 0% 100%
2019 $158,023 $113,088 $445 $44,962 28.45% 71.28% Best
2017 $143,400 $83,009 $797 $30,079 26.6% 57.33% Better
2016 $140,700 $69,610 $936 $13,399 16.14% 48.81% Better
2015 $136,500 $65,144 $1,219 $4,466 6.42% 46.83% Good
2014 $135,700 $65,678 $1,735 +$534 -0.82% 47.12% Good
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $158,050 100%
2019 $113,088 71.28% Best
2017 $83,009 57.33% Better
2016 $69,610 48.81% Better
2015 $65,144 46.83% Good
2014 $65,678 47.12% Good
Our Favorite BMW i8 Photo

About Our Data and "Useful Lifespan"

We aggregate and analyze millions of automotive data points from a variety of sources, including some of the industry's leading data providers. The historical depreciation tables, charts, values and overall rankings are conducted on a semi-annual basis, with our most recent update published in September 2020.

While the "Useful Lifespan" of a vehicle will vary greatly from one model to the next, and even one owner to the next, we have determined that twelve years is the most appropriate timeframe which will yield us good, usable data - and that any data beyond that timeframe becomes more dispersed, and ultimately less reliable. Moreover, maintenance costs beyond that timeframe become significantly more varied, as a vehicle owner's care of a particular vehicle will greatly impact its value, and ongoing maintenance costs. We are very much hopeful, however, that your car or truck will last well beyond twelve years, and that it gets you to where you want to go.

If you would like to know more about our data and process, check out our FAQ here.