Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Depreciation

A Mercedes-Benz SL-Class will depreciate 61% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $46,228.

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 $23,450 80.44% $96,436 12,000 2022
2 $40,653 66.09% $79,233 24,000 2023
3 $51,959 56.66% $67,927 36,000 2024
4 $61,490 48.71% $58,396 48,000 2025
5 $73,658 38.56% $46,228 60,000 2026
6 $78,921 34.17% $40,965 72,000 2027
7 $79,101 34.02% $40,785 84,000 2028
8 $83,716 30.17% $36,170 96,000 2029
9 $91,353 23.80% $28,533 108,000 2030
10 $93,493 22.02% $26,393 120,000 2031

Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $23,450 80.44% $96,436
2 $40,653 66.09% $79,233
3 $51,959 56.66% $67,927
4 $61,490 48.71% $58,396
5 $73,658 38.56% $46,228
6 $78,921 34.17% $40,965
7 $79,101 34.02% $40,785
8 $83,716 30.17% $36,170
9 $91,353 23.80% $28,533
10 $93,493 22.02% $26,393

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 $40,653 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 $33,005. 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.

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, 39% 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 $536 $0 0% 100%
2020 $109,556 $88,724 $595 $31,162 25.99% 80.44%
2019 $130,216 $86,766 $707 $1,958 2.21% 66.09% Good
2018 $129,672 $74,345 $876 $12,421 14.32% 56.66% Better
2017 $128,032 $63,355 $988 $10,990 14.78% 48.71% Better
2016 $128,385 $50,719 $1,214 $12,636 19.94% 38.56% Best
2015 $125,389 $44,475 $1,626 $6,244 12.31% 34.17% Good
2014 $124,979 $44,345 $1,821 $130 0.29% 34.02%
2013 $133,310 $42,174 $1,951 $2,171 4.9% 30.17%
2012 $137,774 $34,999 $2,209 $7,175 17.01% 23.8%
2011 $118,402 $30,837 $2,265 $4,162 11.89% 24.13%
2009 $117,940 $28,649 $3,015 $2,188 7.1% 21.73%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2021 $119,886 100%
2020 $88,724 80.44%
2019 $86,766 66.09% Good
2018 $74,345 56.66% Better
2017 $63,355 48.71% Better
2016 $50,719 38.56% Best
2015 $44,475 34.17% Good
2014 $44,345 34.02%
2013 $42,174 30.17%
2012 $34,999 23.8%
2011 $30,837 24.13%
2009 $28,649 21.73%

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: