Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Depreciation

A Mercedes-Benz SL-Class will depreciate 62% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $45,653.

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 $119,886 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 SL-Class.

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Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $24,661 79.43% $95,225 12,000 2022
2 $41,684 65.23% $78,202 24,000 2023
3 $53,098 55.71% $66,788 36,000 2024
4 $62,341 48.00% $57,545 48,000 2025
5 $74,233 38.08% $45,653 60,000 2026
6 $80,204 33.10% $39,682 72,000 2027
7 $83,180 30.62% $36,706 84,000 2028
8 $84,448 29.56% $35,438 96,000 2029
9 $91,689 23.52% $28,197 108,000 2030
10 $93,804 21.76% $26,082 120,000 2031

Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $24,661 79.43% $95,225
2 $41,684 65.23% $78,202
3 $53,098 55.71% $66,788
4 $62,341 48.00% $57,545
5 $74,233 38.08% $45,653
6 $80,204 33.10% $39,682
7 $83,180 30.62% $36,706
8 $84,448 29.56% $35,438
9 $91,689 23.52% $28,197
10 $93,804 21.76% $26,082

Buying a Mercedes-Benz SL-Class New vs Used

If you purchase a used Mercedes-Benz SL-Class that is 2 years old, then you could save $41,684 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 $32,549. 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 SL-Class models become available.

What About Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Insurance Costs?

The average cost to insure a Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is about $1,877 per year. This adds up to around $9,385 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 SL-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 SL-Class

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is our top pick for the best model year value for the SL-Class. With the 2016, you would only pay, on average, 38% of the price as new, with 58% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2018 and 2017 model years are also attractive years for the SL-Class, and provide a relatively good value. Our rankings consider multiple factors, including the SL-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 SL-Class models.

Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Historical Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid Value Rating
2021 $119,886 $119,886 $524 $0 0% 100%
2020 $109,556 $87,603 $587 $32,283 26.93% 79.43%
2019 $130,216 $85,632 $688 $1,971 2.25% 65.23% Good
2018 $129,672 $73,088 $850 $12,544 14.65% 55.71% Better
2017 $128,032 $62,438 $984 $10,650 14.57% 48% Better
2016 $128,385 $50,088 $1,195 $12,350 19.78% 38.08% Best
2015 $125,389 $43,125 $1,624 $6,963 13.9% 33.1% Good
2014 $124,979 $43,459 $1,795 +$334 -0.77% 33.34%
2013 $133,310 $41,358 $1,953 $2,101 4.83% 29.56%
2012 $137,774 $34,587 $2,189 $6,771 16.37% 23.52%
2011 $118,402 $30,216 $2,219 $4,371 12.64% 23.65%
2009 $117,940 $28,069 $2,837 $2,147 7.11% 21.39%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2021 $119,886 100%
2020 $87,603 79.43%
2019 $85,632 65.23% Good
2018 $73,088 55.71% Better
2017 $62,438 48% Better
2016 $50,088 38.08% Best
2015 $43,125 33.1% Good
2014 $43,459 33.34%
2013 $41,358 29.56%
2012 $34,587 23.52%
2011 $30,216 23.65%
2009 $28,069 21.39%

Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Depreciation Rankings

Depreciation Rankings

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

Depreciation Rankings

Other Mercedes-Benz SL-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 SL-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: