Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Depreciation

A Mercedes-Benz SL-Class will depreciate 60% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $43,297.

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 $109,556 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.

Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $27,444 74.95% $82,112 13,500 2021
2 $40,273 63.24% $69,283 27,000 2022
3 $49,749 54.59% $59,807 40,500 2023
4 $62,721 42.75% $46,835 54,000 2024
5 $66,259 39.52% $43,297 67,500 2025
6 $67,684 38.22% $41,872 81,000 2026
7 $72,953 33.41% $36,603 94,500 2027
8 $76,941 29.77% $32,615 108,000 2028
9 $77,106 29.62% $32,450 121,500 2029
10 $80,721 26.32% $28,835 135,000 2030
Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $27,444 74.95% $82,112
2 $40,273 63.24% $69,283
3 $49,749 54.59% $59,807
4 $62,721 42.75% $46,835
5 $66,259 39.52% $43,297
6 $67,684 38.22% $41,872
7 $72,953 33.41% $36,603
8 $76,941 29.77% $32,615
9 $77,106 29.62% $32,450
10 $80,721 26.32% $28,835

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If you purchase a used Mercedes-Benz SL-Class that is 2 years old, then you could save $40,273 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 $25,986. 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 $296 $0 0% 100%
2019 $130,216 $97,958 $356 $32,889 25.14% 74.95% Good
2018 $129,672 $82,470 $467 $15,488 15.81% 63.24% Better
2017 $128,032 $70,531 $637 $11,939 14.48% 54.59% Better
2016 $128,385 $55,631 $748 $14,900 21.13% 42.75% Best
2015 $125,389 $50,532 $974 $5,099 9.17% 39.52% Good
2014 $124,979 $49,148 $1,386 $1,384 2.74% 38.22%
2013 $133,310 $46,118 $1,581 $3,030 6.17% 33.41%
2012 $137,774 $42,726 $1,711 $3,392 7.36% 29.77%
2011 $118,402 $37,038 $1,969 $5,688 13.31% 29.62%
2009 $117,940 $33,380 $2,335 $3,658 9.88% 26.32%
2008 $110,366 $24,972 $2,775 $8,408 25.19% 20.11%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $130,847 100%
2019 $97,958 74.95% Good
2018 $82,470 63.24% Better
2017 $70,531 54.59% Better
2016 $55,631 42.75% Best
2015 $50,532 39.52% Good
2014 $49,148 38.22%
2013 $46,118 33.41%
2012 $42,726 29.77%
2011 $37,038 29.62%
2009 $33,380 26.32%
2008 $24,972 20.11%
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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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