BMW Z4 Depreciation

A BMW Z4 will depreciate 64% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $21,584.

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 $60,257 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 Z4 Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $14,317 76.24% $45,940 13,500 2021
2 $27,170 54.91% $33,087 27,000 2022
3 $31,816 47.20% $28,441 40,500 2023
4 $33,322 44.70% $26,935 54,000 2024
5 $38,673 35.82% $21,584 67,500 2025
6 $40,240 33.22% $20,017 81,000 2026
7 $41,282 31.49% $18,975 94,500 2027
8 $42,746 29.06% $17,511 108,000 2028
9 $43,385 28.00% $16,872 121,500 2029
10 $47,778 20.71% $12,479 135,000 2030
Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $14,317 76.24% $45,940
2 $27,170 54.91% $33,087
3 $31,816 47.20% $28,441
4 $33,322 44.70% $26,935
5 $38,673 35.82% $21,584
6 $40,240 33.22% $20,017
7 $41,282 31.49% $18,975
8 $42,746 29.06% $17,511
9 $43,385 28.00% $16,872
10 $47,778 20.71% $12,479

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If you purchase a used BMW Z4 that is 2 years old, then you could save $27,170 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 $11,503. 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 Z4 models become available.

The Best Model Years to Buy a BMW Z4

The 2019 BMW Z4 is our top pick for the best model year value for the Z4. With the 2019, you would only pay, on average, 76% of the price as new, with 92% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2016 and 2015 model years are also attractive years for the Z4, and provide a relatively good value. Our rankings consider multiple factors, including the Z4'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 Z4 models.

BMW Z4 Historical Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid Value Rating
2020 $60,257 $60,257 $379 $0 0% 100%
2019 $59,216 $45,604 $455 $14,653 24.32% 76.24% Best
2016 $55,954 $31,680 $957 $13,924 30.53% 54.91% Better
2015 $55,330 $27,361 $1,246 $4,319 13.63% 47.2% Better
2014 $55,080 $26,394 $1,773 $967 3.53% 44.7% Good
2013 $53,544 $21,202 $2,023 $5,192 19.67% 35.82% Good
2012 $54,169 $20,183 $2,189 $1,019 4.81% 33.22%
2011 $52,777 $19,137 $2,519 $1,046 5.18% 31.49%
2010 $46,993 $16,250 $2,592 $2,887 15.09% 29.06%
2009 $46,753 $13,091 $2,988 $3,159 19.44% 28%
2008 $42,769 $12,406 $3,550 $685 5.23% 20.71%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $60,257 100%
2019 $45,604 76.24% Best
2016 $31,680 54.91% Better
2015 $27,361 47.2% Better
2014 $26,394 44.7% Good
2013 $21,202 35.82% Good
2012 $20,183 33.22%
2011 $19,137 31.49%
2010 $16,250 29.06%
2009 $13,091 28%
2008 $12,406 20.71%
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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.

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