Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Depreciation

A Mercedes-Benz SL-Class will depreciate 61% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $43,110.

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. It also assumes a selling price of $109,556 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.

Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $27,619 74.79% $81,937 13,500 2021
2 $40,459 63.07% $69,097 27,000 2022
3 $49,936 54.42% $59,620 40,500 2023
4 $62,907 42.58% $46,649 54,000 2024
5 $66,446 39.35% $43,110 67,500 2025
6 $67,881 38.04% $41,675 81,000 2026
7 $73,140 33.24% $36,416 94,500 2027
8 $77,116 29.61% $32,440 108,000 2028
9 $77,314 29.43% $32,242 121,500 2029
10 $80,918 26.14% $28,638 135,000 2030

Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $27,619 74.79% $81,937
2 $40,459 63.07% $69,097
3 $49,936 54.42% $59,620
4 $62,907 42.58% $46,649
5 $66,446 39.35% $43,110
6 $67,881 38.04% $41,675
7 $73,140 33.24% $36,416
8 $77,116 29.61% $32,440
9 $77,314 29.43% $32,242
10 $80,918 26.14% $28,638

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If you purchase a used Mercedes-Benz SL-Class that is 2 years old, then you could save $40,459 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 $25,987. 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, 43% of the price as new, with 67% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2017 and 2018 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
2020 $130,847 $130,847 $515 $0 0% 100%
2019 $130,216 $97,958 $575 $32,889 25.14% 74.79% Good
2018 $129,672 $82,470 $686 $15,488 15.81% 63.07% Better
2017 $128,032 $70,531 $856 $11,939 14.48% 54.42% Better
2016 $128,385 $55,631 $967 $14,900 21.13% 42.58% Best
2015 $125,389 $50,532 $1,193 $5,099 9.17% 39.35% Good
2014 $124,979 $49,148 $1,605 $1,384 2.74% 38.04%
2013 $133,310 $46,118 $1,800 $3,030 6.17% 33.24%
2012 $137,774 $42,726 $1,930 $3,392 7.36% 29.61%
2011 $118,402 $37,038 $2,188 $5,688 13.31% 29.43%
2009 $117,940 $33,380 $2,555 $3,658 9.88% 26.14%
2008 $110,366 $24,972 $2,994 $8,408 25.19% 19.91%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $130,847 100%
2019 $97,958 74.79% Good
2018 $82,470 63.07% Better
2017 $70,531 54.42% Better
2016 $55,631 42.58% Best
2015 $50,532 39.35% Good
2014 $49,148 38.04%
2013 $46,118 33.24%
2012 $42,726 29.61%
2011 $37,038 29.43%
2009 $33,380 26.14%
2008 $24,972 19.91%

Considering financing? Try our Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Loan Calculator, which will steer you away from unattractive loan structures that put you in a bad financial position relative to the value of your vehicle. Customize a loan that is right for you, or try some basic options, No Money Down, 10% Down and 20% Down.

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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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