Mercedes SLK R172 (from 2011) – batteries

Mercedes SLK in version R172 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 Mercedes SLK (2011-):

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

Mercedes SLK R172 - petrol engines:
200 - with Start-Stop system
250 - with Start-Stop system


Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensionsBase Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S5 AGMS5A 0870 Ah760 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Exide AGMEK70070 Ah760 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Silver Dynamic AGME3970 Ah760 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Above versions of Mercedes SLK are equipped with Start-Stop system and in this case e should use batteries made AGM technology. Matching batteries have dimensions 278x175x190 mm. The parameters of these batteries are at least 70 Ah of a capacity and 760 A CCA (Cold Cranking Amps). All the batteries in the above list have the same capacity 70Ah and Cold Cranking Amps: 760 A. The base hold-down of the above batteries is B13.

Mercedes SLK R172 - petrol engines:
350 - with Start-Stop system
55 AMG


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.

Mercedes SLK R172 - diesel engines:
250 CDI


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
These diesel engines should work with batteries of dimensions 315x175x190 mm, which capacity is minimum 77 Ah. 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

Mercedes B-Class W245 (2005-2011)
Mercedes B-Class W246 (2011-)
Mercedes C-Class W204 (2007-2014)
Mercedes CLK W208 (1997-2003)
Mercedes CLK W209 (2002-2009)
Mercedes E-Class W212 (2009-2016)
Mercedes ML W163 (1997-2005)
Mercedes ML W164 (2005-2011)
Mercedes ML W166 (2011-2015)
Mercedes S-Class W220 (1998-2005)
Mercedes S-Class W221 (2005-2013)
Mercedes SL R129 (1989-2001)
Mercedes SL R230 (2001-2012)
Mercedes SL R231 (2012-)
Mercedes SLK R170 (1996-2004)
Mercedes SLK R171 (2004-2011)

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