BMW 3 Series Depreciation

BMW 3 Series Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid % Left Years Left Net Used Value ®
2019 $40,216 $40,216 $362 $0 0% 100% 100% 12 0
2018 $41,673 $34,997 $435 $5,219 12.98% 82.94% 91.67% 11 8.73
2017 $39,467 $26,886 $572 $8,111 23.18% 66.67% 83.33% 10 16.66
2016 $38,779 $23,823 $779 $3,063 11.39% 59.42% 75% 9 15.58
2015 $38,139 $18,832 $915 $4,991 20.95% 46.98% 66.67% 8 19.69
2014 $37,967 $16,058 $1,192 $2,774 14.73% 39.16% 58.33% 7 19.17
2013 $36,952 $14,866 $1,696 $1,192 7.42% 35.64% 50% 6 14.36
2012 $36,937 $14,021 $1,935 $845 5.68% 32.72% 41.67% 5 8.95
2011 $36,240 $11,003 $2,094 $3,018 21.52% 24.58% 33.33% 4 8.75
2010 $36,489 $10,990 $2,410 $13 0.12% 23.51% 25% 3 1.49
2009 $36,464 $8,871 $2,479 $2,119 19.28% 17.53% 16.67% 2 -0.86
2008 $40,873 $8,263 $2,858 $608 6.85% 13.22% 8.33% 1 -4.89
2007 $39,120 $7,591 $3,396 $672 8.13% 10.72% 0% 0 -10.72
Year Price % Paid % Left NUV ®
2019 $40,216 100% 100% 0
2018 $34,997 82.94% 91.67% 8.73
2017 $26,886 66.67% 83.33% 16.66
2016 $23,823 59.42% 75% 15.58
2015 $18,832 46.98% 66.67% 19.69
2014 $16,058 39.16% 58.33% 19.17
2013 $14,866 35.64% 50% 14.36
2012 $14,021 32.72% 41.67% 8.95
2011 $11,003 24.58% 33.33% 8.75
2010 $10,990 23.51% 25% 1.49
2009 $8,871 17.53% 16.67% -0.86
2008 $8,263 13.22% 8.33% -4.89
2007 $7,591 10.72% 0% -10.72
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About The Numbers

Our depreciation figures are calculated by aggregating then analyzing pricing, sales and other related automotive data sets.

Here are some brief descriptions of the columns:
  • Year - The vehicle model year.
  • New Price - The geometric mean new price paid of that model year grouped by most the popular trim levels.
  • Current Price - The geometric mean listing price of a used model of that year grouped by the same trim levels.
  • Maintenance - Estimated maintenance and repair costs during that year of ownership.
  • $ Decline - Year over Year price decline.
  • % Decline - Year over Year percentage of decline.
  • % Paid - Percentage paid of the original price.
  • % Left - Percentage left of reliable years of the vehicle.
  • Years Left - Current industry average of years remaining with predictable maintenance and repair costs.
  • Net Used Value ® - Our ranking & sorting index to help you find the model years with the most value.
2,120,477 total data points last analyzed on 09/25/2019.
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The 2015, 2014 & 2017 BMW 3 Series model years are currently the best values.

On average, expect to pay only 47% of the original cost with 67% of the vehicle's lifetime remaining for a 2015 3 Series. That gives it a Net Used Value® score of 19.69 which factors in annual maintenance costs, price decline, reliable years left and available inventory.

Also consider the 2014 & 2017 3 Series model years. Those currently have a generally low risk of any significant depreciation over the next several years.

Own a 2015 BMW 3 Series?

While we would advise holding onto this vehicle for a few years, that's not always the plan. Dealers have access to similar figures so they know that your vehicle has a low risk of depreciation.

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