Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Depreciation

A Mercedes-Benz SL-Class will depreciate 64% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $39,681.

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, 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 $30,654 72.02% $78,902 13,500 2021
2 $37,118 66.12% $72,438 27,000 2022
3 $45,992 58.02% $63,564 40,500 2023
4 $68,407 37.56% $41,149 54,000 2024
5 $69,875 36.22% $39,681 67,500 2025
6 $73,107 33.27% $36,449 81,000 2026
7 $76,306 30.35% $33,250 94,500 2027
8 $83,876 23.44% $25,680 108,000 2028
9 $86,670 20.89% $22,886 121,500 2029
10 $93,900 14.29% $15,656 135,000 2030
Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $30,654 72.02% $78,902
2 $37,118 66.12% $72,438
3 $45,992 58.02% $63,564
4 $68,407 37.56% $41,149
5 $69,875 36.22% $39,681
6 $73,107 33.27% $36,449
7 $76,306 30.35% $33,250
8 $83,876 23.44% $25,680
9 $86,670 20.89% $22,886
10 $93,900 14.29% $15,656

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If you purchase a used Mercedes-Benz SL-Class that is 2 years old, then you could save $37,118 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 $32,757. 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, 38% of the price as new, with 67% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2015 and 2019 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 $94,132 $356 $36,715 28.06% 72.02% Better
2018 $129,672 $86,210 $467 $7,922 8.42% 66.12% Good
2017 $128,032 $74,922 $637 $11,288 13.09% 58.02% Good
2016 $128,385 $48,970 $748 $25,952 34.64% 37.56% Best
2015 $125,389 $46,394 $974 $2,576 5.26% 36.22% Better
2014 $124,979 $42,971 $1,386 $3,423 7.38% 33.27%
2013 $133,310 $42,034 $1,581 $937 2.18% 30.35%
2011 $118,402 $29,722 $1,969 $0 0% 23.44%
2009 $117,940 $26,978 $2,335 $2,744 9.23% 20.89%
2008 $110,366 $18,543 $2,775 $8,435 31.27% 14.29%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $130,847 100%
2019 $94,132 72.02% Better
2018 $86,210 66.12% Good
2017 $74,922 58.02% Good
2016 $48,970 37.56% Best
2015 $46,394 36.22% Better
2014 $42,971 33.27%
2013 $42,034 30.35%
2011 $29,722 23.44%
2009 $26,978 20.89%
2008 $18,543 14.29%
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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 April 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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