Check Out These BMW Models That Have The Best Resale Value

October 26th, 2017 by


When shopping for a new car, it’s good to consider its resale value, especially if you plan to trade it in a few years. Fortunately, BMW offers some of the best resale values on the market. Here are just a few of the BMW models that hold onto their value long after you drive them off the lot.


Despite being a somewhat pricey choice for a crossover SUV, the luxurious BMW X3 is an excellent option for those wanting a vehicle that won’t depreciate too quickly. The 2014 X3 is a good example. The model remained relatively unchanged despite minor updates, and it offers an upscale, spacious interior, state-of-the-art driving dynamics, and superb fuel ratings. As such, it has retained its trade-in and resale value quite well, giving drivers the chance to trade up to a newer model without turning their finances upside down.

The latest BMW X3 is even better and should retain its value just as easily as the 2014 version. Today’s X3 features an 8-inch ground clearance, 62.7-cubic feet of cargo space, and up to 355 horsepower. The latest TwinPower Turbo engine also outpaces the X3’s predecessors, ensuring the 2017 model is more impressive than ever before.

BMW 2 Series

Despite being the lowest-priced models in the BMW lineup, the 2 Series retains value better than the 3 Series or 5 Series simply because it isn’t leased quite as often. Many luxury vehicles suffer from poor resale values because, like the 3 Series and 5 Series, they’re popular lease options, which are turned in at the end of the contract. This floods dealerships with used late-model cars, making it difficult to trade in a 3 Series or 5 Series at top-dollar value.

The 2 Series is different, though. It’s a sportier option that isn’t leased as much as the sedans, so it can better retain its resale value. The 2 Series also offers legendary BMW performance without the 4 Series (or higher) price. If you don’t mind a smaller back seat, investing in the 2 Series could be your best bet.


It takes a discriminating type of driver to purchase a luxury roadster, but its uniqueness is exactly what sets the BMW Z4 apart from the rest of the lineup. The Z4 is already one of the most affordable roadsters on the market in terms of luxury prices, so it’s nice to know that its resale value really shines. For example, the 2016 Z4’s resale value is already projected to be one of the best in its class, beat only by the Porsche Boxster (and even then, only by a few percentage points). If you love the sporty roadster look and want a car that turns heads, the BMW Z4 may just be the car for you.

Resale value is just one of the factors you should consider when purchasing a new luxury vehicle. Stop by Rallye BMW today to compare your options and test drive these models for yourself.

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