Whether you’re interested in buying a BMW, leasing one, or looking to take over a lease, value over time is one of the most important factors to consider. After all, the vehicles that hold their value best will be less expensive to lease. They’re also better investments for those looking to purchase, since higher BMW resale values mean more money in your pocket if and when you decide to trade it in!
Below, we’ve covered the three BMW models with the most impressive resale values, i.e., the lowest expected depreciation. Read on to find out which is best for you, and then explore BMW reliability ratings to find out why these models do so well!
The BMW X3 is built to go the distance, and Milton-area drivers who purchase one of these vehicles today can expect it to retain around 40% of its full value after five years on the road. Roughly 25% of that depreciation occurs within the first two years.
Although estimates for BMW value over time naturally change from year to year, those considering a pre-owned model should expect a five-year-old X3 to cost around 40% of its original MSRP. Of course, those choosing one of the newer models will benefit from the latest feature suite, which includes:
The BMW 2 Series holds its value even better, with the most accurate BMW resale value estimates expecting it to retain around 49% of its total value after five years. Once again, around 25% of that depreciation takes place within the first two years.
Given that their starting prices are roughly equivalent, Marietta and Johns Creek drivers can expect a two-year 2 Series lease to cost about the same as a two-year X3 lease, at least in most cases. However, since the 2 Series retains around 9% more of its value over the next three years, it might be a better investment for those who want to finance and resell their vehicle later on.
Compare the models above to the estimated BMW resale value for the Z4. As a roadster, this model appeals to our desire for the finer things in life, and thus, it appeals to those who tend to prefer the latest models. Partly for this reason, it tends to depreciate somewhat more quickly than the practical small cars and SAVs® we mentioned above!
After five years, a Z4 will retain around 35% of its full value. That’s great for the segment, but those who want a new vehicle may find better investment opportunities in other models. Since 44% of that depreciation takes place within the first two years, it’s an expensive car to lease as well.
Of course, the corollary to all this is that it’s easy to find an affordable pre-owned BMW Z4, even if you’re just looking at models that are a few years old!
Whether you’re searching for a certified pre-owned BMW X1, a certified pre-owned BMW X5, or a brand new Z4, our team is here to help you take the next steps with confidence. Start exploring our new and pre-owned BMW specials today, and get ready to start an adventure you’ll never forget.
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