BMW 5 Series E60 (2003-2010) – batteries

BMW 5 Series in version E60 was produced in the years 2003 - 2010. The following table presents information about batteries that match each of the engines available on the market.

Basic parameters of batteries suitable for BMW 5 Series (2003-2010):

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

BMW 5 Series E60 - petrol engines:
520 i


Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensionsBase Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S5S50 1185 Ah800 A315x175x190 mmB13More
Exide ExcellEB80080 Ah640 A315x175x190 mmB13More
Exide PremiumEA90090 Ah720 A315x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Blue DynamicF1680 Ah740 A315x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Silver DynamicF1985 Ah800 A315x175x190 mmB13More
In the case of these petrol engines, we choose batteries in size 315x175x190 mm, which capacity exceeds 77 Ah. The weakest of these is the battery Exide Excell EB800 which capacity is 80 Ah and Cold Cranking Amps is 640 A. The most powerful battery is Exide Premium EA900 of a capacity 90Ah and Cold Cranking Amps: 720 A. All of the above motors have a base hold-down B13.

BMW 5 Series E60 - petrol engines:
520 i - with Start-Stop system
525 i xDrive
530 i xDrive


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 5 Series E60 - petrol engines:
523 i
525 i
525 xi
530 i
530 xi
540 i (L6 3.0L)


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 E60 - petrol engines:
540 i
545 i
550 i
M


Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensionsBase Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S5 AGMS5A 1395 Ah850 A353x175x190 mmB13More
Bosch S5S50 15110 Ah920 A393x175x190 mmB13More
Exide AGMEK95095 Ah850 A353x175x190 mmB13More
Exide ExcellEB1100110 Ah850 A392x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Silver Dynamic AGMG1495 Ah850 A353x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Silver DynamicI1110 Ah920 A393x175x190 mmB13More
In the case of these petrol engines, we choose batteries in size 353x175x190 mm, 392x175x190 mm or 393x175x190 mm, which capacity exceeds 92 Ah. We can mount the standard battery type here or made in AGM technology. To avoid problems, You should rememeber to replace the standard battery with a standard one, EFB with EFB and AGM with AGM. All of the above motors have a base hold-down B13.

BMW 5 Series E60 - diesel engines:
520 d


Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensionsBase Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S5S50 1185 Ah800 A315x175x190 mmB13More
Exide ExcellEB80080 Ah640 A315x175x190 mmB13More
Exide PremiumEA90090 Ah720 A315x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Blue DynamicF1680 Ah740 A315x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Silver DynamicF1985 Ah800 A315x175x190 mmB13More
These diesel engines should work with batteries of dimensions 315x175x190 mm, which capacity is minimum 77 Ah. The most basic battery of this set is Exide Excell EB800 of a capacity 80Ah and 640A Cold Cranking Amps, the battery with the biggest capacity is Exide Premium EA900 of a capacity 90 Ah, having 720A Cold Cranking Amps. All of the above motors have a base hold-down B13.

BMW 5 Series E60 - diesel engines:
520 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 5 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.

BMW 5 Series E60 - diesel engines:
525 d
525 d xDrive
525 xd
530 d
530 d xDrive
530 xd
535 d


Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensionsBase Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S5 AGMS5A 1395 Ah850 A353x175x190 mmB13More
Bosch S5S50 15110 Ah920 A393x175x190 mmB13More
Exide AGMEK95095 Ah850 A353x175x190 mmB13More
Exide ExcellEB1100110 Ah850 A392x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Silver Dynamic AGMG1495 Ah850 A353x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Silver DynamicI1110 Ah920 A393x175x190 mmB13More
These diesel engines should work with batteries of dimensions 353x175x190 mm, 392x175x190 mm or 393x175x190 mm, which capacity is minimum 92 Ah. We can mount the standard battery type here or made in AGM technology. To avoid problems, You should rememeber to replace the standard battery with a standard one, EFB with EFB and AGM with AGM. 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 E34 (1988-1996)
BMW 5 Series E39 (1996-2003)
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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