BMW 5 Series E34 (1988-1996) – batteries

BMW 5 Series in version E34 was produced in the years 1988 - 1996. We invite you to a list of batteries matching individual engine versions.

Basic parameters of batteries suitable for BMW 5 Series (1988-1996):

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

BMW 5 Series E34 - petrol engines:
520 i
520 i 24V
525 i
525 i 24V
525 iX 24V
540 i V8


Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensionsBase Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S3S30 0770 Ah640 A278x175x175 mmB13More
Bosch S4S40 0772 Ah680 A278x175x175 mmB13More
Bosch S5S50 0774 Ah750 A278x175x175 mmB13More
Exide ClassicEC65265 Ah540 A278x175x175 mmB13More
Exide ExcellEB71271 Ah670 A278x175x175 mmB13More
Exide PremiumEA72272 Ah720 A278x175x175 mmB13More
Varta Black DynamicE970 Ah640 A278x175x175 mmB13More
Varta Blue DynamicE4372 Ah680 A278x175x175 mmB13More
Varta Silver DynamicE3874 Ah750 A278x175x175 mmB13More
In the case of these petrol engines, we choose batteries in size 276x175x175 mm or 278x175x175 mm, which capacity exceeds 62 Ah. The weakest of these is the battery Exide Classic EC652 which capacity is 65 Ah and Cold Cranking Amps is 540 A. The most powerful battery is Varta Silver Dynamic E38 of a capacity 74Ah and Cold Cranking Amps: 750 A. All of the above motors have a base hold-down B13.

BMW 5 Series E34 - petrol engines:
518 i


Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensionsBase Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S3S30 0870 Ah640 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Bosch S4S40 0874 Ah680 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Bosch S5S50 0877 Ah780 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Exide ClassicEC70070 Ah640 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Exide ExcellEB74074 Ah680 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Exide PremiumEA77077 Ah760 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Black DynamicE1370 Ah640 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Blue DynamicE1174 Ah680 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Silver DynamicE4477 Ah780 A278x175x190 mmB13More
In the case of these petrol engines, we choose batteries in size 276x175x190 mm or 278x175x190 mm, which capacity exceeds 67 Ah. The weakest of these is the battery Varta Black Dynamic E13 which capacity is 70 Ah and Cold Cranking Amps is 640 A. The most powerful battery is Varta Silver Dynamic E44 of a capacity 77Ah and Cold Cranking Amps: 780 A. The base hold-down of the above batteries is B13.

BMW 5 Series E34 - petrol engines:
530 i
530 i V8
535 i


Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensionsBase Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S3S30 1288 Ah740 A353x175x175 mmB13More
Exide ExcellEB85285 Ah760 A353x175x175 mmB13More
Varta Black DynamicF588 Ah740 A353x175x175 mmB13More
In the case of these petrol engines, we choose batteries in size 352x175x175 mm or 353x175x175 mm, which capacity exceeds 82 Ah. The weakest of these is the battery Exide Excell EB852 which capacity is 85 Ah and Cold Cranking Amps is 760 A. The most powerful battery is Bosch S3 S30 12 of a capacity 88Ah and Cold Cranking Amps: 740 A. The base hold-down of the above batteries is B13.

BMW 5 Series E34 - petrol engines:
M 3.6
M 3.6 CAT


Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensionsBase Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S3S30 1390 Ah720 A353x175x190 mmB13More
Bosch S4S40 1395 Ah800 A353x175x190 mmB13More
Bosch S5S50 13100 Ah830 A353x175x190 mmB13More
Exide ClassicEC90090 Ah720 A353x175x190 mmB13More
Exide ExcellEB95095 Ah800 A353x175x190 mmB13More
Exide PremiumEA1000100 Ah900 A353x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Black DynamicF690 Ah720 A353x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Blue DynamicG395 Ah800 A353x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Silver DynamicH3100 Ah830 A353x175x190 mmB13More
In the case of these petrol engines, we choose batteries in size 352x175x190 mm or 353x175x190 mm, which capacity exceeds 87 Ah. The weakest of these is the battery Varta Black Dynamic F6 which capacity is 90 Ah and Cold Cranking Amps is 720 A. The most powerful battery is Exide Premium EA1000 of a capacity 100Ah and Cold Cranking Amps: 900 A. All the batteries in the list above have a base hold-down B13.

BMW 5 Series E34 - petrol engines:
M 3.8


Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensionsBase Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S4S40 1395 Ah800 A353x175x190 mmB13More
Bosch S5S50 13100 Ah830 A353x175x190 mmB13More
Exide ExcellEB95095 Ah800 A353x175x190 mmB13More
Exide PremiumEA1000100 Ah900 A353x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Blue DynamicG395 Ah800 A353x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Silver DynamicH3100 Ah830 A353x175x190 mmB13More
In the case of these petrol engines, we choose batteries in size 352x175x190 mm or 353x175x190 mm, which capacity exceeds 92 Ah. The weakest of these is the battery Exide Excell EB950 which capacity is 95 Ah and Cold Cranking Amps is 800 A. The most powerful battery is Exide Premium EA1000 of a capacity 100Ah and Cold Cranking Amps: 900 A. All of the above motors have a base hold-down B13.

BMW 5 Series E34 - diesel engines:
524 td
525 td
525 tds


Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensionsBase Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S4S40 1080 Ah740 A315x175x175 mmB13More
Bosch S5S50 1085 Ah800 A315x175x175 mmB13More
Exide ExcellEB80280 Ah700 A315x175x175 mmB13More
Varta Blue DynamicF1780 Ah740 A315x175x175 mmB13More
Varta Silver DynamicF1885 Ah800 A315x175x175 mmB13More
These diesel engines should work with batteries of dimensions 315x175x175 mm, which capacity is minimum 77 Ah. The most basic battery of this set is Exide Excell EB802 of a capacity 80Ah and 700A Cold Cranking Amps, the battery with the biggest capacity is Bosch S5 S50 10 of a capacity 85 Ah, having 800A Cold Cranking Amps. 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 1 Series F20, F21 (2011-)
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 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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