BMW 1 Series F20, F21 (from 2011) – batteries

BMW 1 Series in version F20, F21 is produced from 2011. The following table presents information about batteries that match each of the engines available on the market.

Basic parameters of batteries suitable for BMW 1 Series (2011-):

LayoutTerminal typesBase hold-down
0 - positive on the right side1B13

BMW 1 Series F20, F21 - petrol engines:
114 i
116 i - with Start-Stop system
118 i - with Start-Stop system
125 i - with Start-Stop system
M 135 i - with Start-Stop system
M 135 i xDrive - with Start-Stop system


Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensionsBase Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S5 AGMS5A 1180 Ah800 A315x175x190 mmB13More
Exide AGMEK80080 Ah800 A315x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Silver Dynamic AGMF2180 Ah800 A315x175x190 mmB13More
For these engines, no matter if we have a Start-Stop system installed in the car, we should use batteries made in AGM technology. We choose batteries of dimensions: 315x175x190 mm. The parameters of these batteries are at least 80 Ah of a capacity and 800 A CCA (Cold Cranking Amps). All the batteries in the above list have the same capacity 80Ah and Cold Cranking Amps: 800 A. All of the above motors have a base hold-down B13.

BMW 1 Series F20, F21 - diesel engines:
114 d - with Start-Stop system
116 d - with Start-Stop system
118 d - with Start-Stop system
118 d xDrive - with Start-Stop system
120 d - with Start-Stop system
120 d xDrive - with Start-Stop system
125 d - with Start-Stop system


Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensionsBase Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S5 AGMS5A 1180 Ah800 A315x175x190 mmB13More
Exide AGMEK80080 Ah800 A315x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Silver Dynamic AGMF2180 Ah800 A315x175x190 mmB13More
Above versions of BMW 1 Series are equipped with Start-Stop system and in this case e should use batteries made AGM technology. Matching batteries have dimensions 315x175x190 mm. The parameters of these batteries are at least 80 Ah of a capacity and 800 A CCA (Cold Cranking Amps). All the batteries in the above list have the same capacity 80Ah and Cold Cranking Amps: 800 A. All of the above motors have a base hold-down B13.

See also information about other cars of this manufacturer

BMW 1 Series E81, E87 (2003-2012)
BMW 1 Series E82 (Coupe) (2007-2013)
BMW 2 Series F22 Coupe (2013-)
BMW 2 Series F45 Active Tourer (2014-)
BMW 3 Series F30 (2011-)
BMW 4 Series F32 Coupe (2013-)
BMW 4 Series F36 Gran Coupe (2014-)
BMW 5 Series E34 (1988-1996)
BMW 5 Series E39 (1996-2003)
BMW 5 Series E60 (2003-2010)
BMW 5 Series F10 (2010-2017)
BMW 6 Series E63 (2002-2010)
BMW 6 Series F06 Gran Coupe (2010-)
BMW 6 Series F13 Coupe (2010-)
BMW 7 Series E32 (1986-1994)
BMW 7 Series E38 (1994-2001)
BMW 7 Series E65, E66 (2001-2008)
BMW 7 Series F01, F02, F03, F04 (2008-2015)
BMW X1 E84 (2009-2015)
BMW X3 E83 (2003-2010)
BMW X3 F25 (2010-2017)
BMW X4 F26 (2014-)
BMW X5 E53 (1999-2006)
BMW X5 E70 (2006-2013)
BMW X5 F15 (2013-)
BMW X6 E71, E72 (2008-2014)
BMW Z3 E36 (1996-2002)
BMW Z4 E85, E86 (2002-2009)
BMW Z4 E89 (2009-2016)

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