BMW 7 Series E38 (1994-2001) – batteries

BMW 7 Series in version E38 was produced in the years 1994 - 2001. The following table presents information about batteries that match each of the engines available on the market.

Basic parameters of batteries suitable for BMW 7 Series (1994-2001):

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

BMW 7 Series E38 - petrol engines:
728 i
728 iL
728i X
730 i
730 iL
735 i
735 iL
740 i
740 iL
750 i
750 iL


Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensionsBase Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S4S40 0874 Ah680 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Bosch S5S50 0877 Ah780 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Exide ExcellEB74074 Ah680 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Exide PremiumEA77077 Ah760 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 71 Ah. The weakest of these is the battery Exide Excell EB740 which capacity is 74 Ah and Cold Cranking Amps is 680 A. The most powerful battery is Varta Silver Dynamic E44 of a capacity 77Ah and Cold Cranking Amps: 780 A. All of the above motors have a base hold-down B13.

BMW 7 Series E38 - diesel engines:
725 tds
730 d
740 d


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
These diesel engines should work with batteries of dimensions 352x175x190 mm or 353x175x190 mm, which capacity is minimum 92 Ah. The most basic battery of this set is Exide Excell EB950 of a capacity 95Ah and 800A Cold Cranking Amps, the battery with the biggest capacity is Exide Premium EA1000 of a capacity 100 Ah, having 900A 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 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 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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