Mercedes-Benz S-Class Depreciation

A Mercedes-Benz S-Class will depreciate 55% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $59,984.

Many Mercedes S-class owners want brand new, right out of the box. But, they have to pay for that privilege. If you are comfortable with something that is "somewhat" new, and don't have money to burn, think of getting one that is 4 years old, or older. If you do, you can probably get a $100,000 car around $45,000, that is still in great shape, and without a ton of miles on it. Many new owners lease, so see if you can find yourself something that is coming off of a lease, and scoop it up. It's a high-quality car, but even better at half the price.

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 $132,211 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 Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

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Mercedes-Benz S-Class Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $27,288 79.36% $104,923 12,000 2022
2 $35,961 72.80% $96,250 24,000 2023
3 $60,817 54.00% $71,394 36,000 2024
4 $67,454 48.98% $64,757 48,000 2025
5 $72,227 45.37% $59,984 60,000 2026
6 $76,114 42.43% $56,097 72,000 2027
7 $82,989 37.23% $49,222 84,000 2028
8 $98,709 25.34% $33,502 96,000 2029
9 $103,230 21.92% $28,981 108,000 2030
10 $106,879 19.16% $25,332 120,000 2031

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $27,288 79.36% $104,923
2 $35,961 72.80% $96,250
3 $60,817 54.00% $71,394
4 $67,454 48.98% $64,757
5 $72,227 45.37% $59,984
6 $76,114 42.43% $56,097
7 $82,989 37.23% $49,222
8 $98,709 25.34% $33,502
9 $103,230 21.92% $28,981
10 $106,879 19.16% $25,332

Buying a Mercedes-Benz S-Class New vs Used

If you purchase a used Mercedes-Benz S-Class that is 2 years old, then you could save $35,961 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 $36,266. 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 S-Class models become available.

What About Mercedes-Benz S-Class Insurance Costs?

The average cost to insure a Mercedes-Benz S-Class is about $2,878 per year. This adds up to around $14,390 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 Mercedes-Benz S-Class. 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 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is our top pick for the best model year value for the S-Class. With the 2018, you would only pay, on average, 54% of the price as new, with 75% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2017 and 2016 model years are also attractive years for the S-Class, and provide a relatively good value. Our rankings consider multiple factors, including the S-Class'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 Mercedes-Benz S-Class models.

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Historical Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid Value Rating
2021 $132,211 $132,211 $539 $0 0% 100%
2020 $131,082 $104,621 $600 $27,590 20.87% 79.36% Good
2019 $128,825 $94,484 $698 $10,137 9.69% 72.8% Good
2018 $126,810 $69,334 $854 $25,150 26.62% 54% Best
2017 $126,836 $63,114 $984 $6,220 8.97% 48.98% Better
2016 $119,018 $55,193 $1,189 $7,921 12.55% 45.37% Better
2015 $106,222 $46,678 $1,603 $8,515 15.43% 42.43%
2014 $100,569 $39,213 $1,768 $7,465 15.99% 37.23%
2013 $99,849 $27,222 $1,922 $11,991 30.58% 25.34%
2012 $90,090 $21,893 $2,149 $5,329 19.58% 21.92%
2011 $89,825 $19,389 $2,179 $2,504 11.44% 19.16%
2010 $86,401 $18,977 $2,422 $412 2.12% 19.16%
2009 $85,033 $16,351 $2,776 $2,626 13.84% 15.96%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2021 $132,211 100%
2020 $104,621 79.36% Good
2019 $94,484 72.8% Good
2018 $69,334 54% Best
2017 $63,114 48.98% Better
2016 $55,193 45.37% Better
2015 $46,678 42.43%
2014 $39,213 37.23%
2013 $27,222 25.34%
2012 $21,893 21.92%
2011 $19,389 19.16%
2010 $18,977 19.16%
2009 $16,351 15.96%

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Depreciation Rankings

Depreciation Rankings

We've ranked over 200 models from best to worst for Depreciation. See where the Mercedes-Benz S-Class ranks for Depreciation compared to other vehicles. Also check out how the S-Class stacks up in our rankings for Maintenance, Insurance and Overall Costs.

Depreciation Rankings

Other Mercedes-Benz S-Class Costs of Ownership

Finding a car or truck that saves on depreciation costs is important. But, it's also imperative to view all major Mercedes-Benz S-Class 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: