BMW 3 Series Depreciation

BMW 3 Series Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid % Left Years Left Net Used Value ®
2020 $41,964 $41,964 $362 $0 0% 100% 100% 12 0
2019 $40,216 $34,284 $435 $7,680 18.3% 84.17% 91.67% 11 7.5
2018 $41,673 $28,894 $572 $5,390 15.72% 67.96% 83.33% 10 15.37
2017 $39,467 $22,829 $779 $6,065 20.99% 55.87% 75% 9 19.13
2016 $38,779 $19,255 $915 $3,574 15.66% 47.29% 66.67% 8 19.38
2015 $38,139 $16,246 $1,192 $3,009 15.63% 39.47% 58.33% 7 18.86
2014 $37,967 $14,126 $1,696 $2,120 13.05% 32.74% 50% 6 17.26
2013 $36,952 $13,463 $1,935 $663 4.69% 31.2% 41.67% 5 10.47
2012 $36,937 $12,274 $2,094 $1,189 8.83% 27.56% 33.33% 4 5.77
2011 $36,240 $10,212 $2,410 $2,062 16.8% 21.53% 25% 3 3.47
2010 $36,489 $9,090 $2,479 $1,122 10.99% 18.12% 16.67% 2 -1.45
2009 $36,464 $8,421 $2,858 $669 7.36% 15.26% 8.33% 1 -6.93
2008 $40,873 $8,517 $3,396 +$96 -1.14% 12.53% 0% 0 -12.53
Year Price % Paid % Left NUV ®
2020 $41,964 100% 100% 0
2019 $34,284 84.17% 91.67% 7.5
2018 $28,894 67.96% 83.33% 15.37
2017 $22,829 55.87% 75% 19.13
2016 $19,255 47.29% 66.67% 19.38
2015 $16,246 39.47% 58.33% 18.86
2014 $14,126 32.74% 50% 17.26
2013 $13,463 31.2% 41.67% 10.47
2012 $12,274 27.56% 33.33% 5.77
2011 $10,212 21.53% 25% 3.47
2010 $9,090 18.12% 16.67% -1.45
2009 $8,421 15.26% 8.33% -6.93
2008 $8,517 12.53% 0% -12.53
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Used BMW 3 Series For Sale

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2017 BMW 3 Series 320i

2017 BMW 3 Series 320i

Mileage: 21,755
Mileage: 21,755     Price: $17,760
Dealer: Vroom / Buy Online / Nationwide Delivery
Low Depreciation Risk

$17,760


2017 BMW 3 Series 320i

2017 BMW 3 Series 320i

Mileage: 19,569
Mileage: 19,569     Price: $18,040
Dealer: Vroom / Buy Online / Nationwide Delivery
Low Depreciation Risk

$18,040


2017 BMW 3 Series 330e iPerformance

2017 BMW 3 Series 330e iPerformance

Mileage: 13,202
Mileage: 13,202     Price: $22,550
Dealer: Vroom / Buy Online / Nationwide Delivery
Low Depreciation Risk

$22,550


2018 BMW 3 Series 328d

2018 BMW 3 Series 328d

Mileage: 11,233
Mileage: 11,233     Price: $26,020
Dealer: Vroom / Buy Online / Nationwide Delivery

$26,020


2017 BMW 3 Series 320i

2017 BMW 3 Series 320i

Mileage: 32,516
Mileage: 32,516     Price: $17,760
Dealer: Vroom / Buy Online / Nationwide Delivery
Low Depreciation Risk

$17,760


2016 BMW 3 Series 320i xDrive

2016 BMW 3 Series 320i xDrive

Mileage: 45,607
Mileage: 45,607     Price: $15,980
Dealer: Vroom / Buy Online / Nationwide Delivery
Very Low Depreciation Risk

$15,980


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.
2,344,925 total data points last analyzed on 04/16/2020.
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Our BMW 3 Series Depreciation Analysis and Recommendations

Once driven off the new car lot, the BMW 3-series loses value quickly, as do most BMWs. For new purchases, after four years, your 3-series will be worth less than half of its original sticker price. However, if you want to let someone else get the new car smell, and you want to save a bunch of money, consider one that is a few years old, and still falls within BMW's "certified pre-owned program", also known as a CPO car. Some good deals can be found here, and given that their looks don't change much, no one will know that it's not a brand new car.

The 2016, 2017 & 2015 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 2016 3 Series. That gives it a Net Used Value® score of 19.38 which factors in annual maintenance costs, price decline, reliable years left and available inventory.

Also consider the 2017 & 2015 3 Series model years. Those currently have a generally low risk of any significant depreciation over the next several years.

Own a 2016 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.