Alfa Romeo 159 (2005-2011) – batteries


Alfa Romeo 159 was produced in the years 2005 – 2011. Below we present the specifications of batteries suitable for specific engines.

Basic parameters of batteries suitable for Alfa Romeo 159 (2005-2011):

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

Alfa Romeo 159 – petrol engines:
  • 1.8 MPI
  • 1.8 TBi
  • 1.9 JTS
  • 2.2 JTS

ModelCapacity and CCADimensions (LxWxH)Price
Bosch S4
S40 05
60 Ah
540 A
242x175x190 mmMore
Bosch S5
S50 05
63 Ah
610 A
242x175x190 mmMore
Exide Excell
EB620
62 Ah
540 A
242x175x190 mmMore
Exide Premium
EA640
64 Ah
640 A
242x175x190 mmMore
Halfords Standard
HCB 027
62 Ah
550 A
242x175x190 mmMore
Lucas Supreme
LS027
65 Ah
640 A
242x175x190 mmMore
Varta Blue Dynamic
D24
60 Ah
540 A
242x175x190 mmMore
Varta Silver Dynamic
D15
63 Ah
610 A
242x175x190 mmMore
For the 1.8 MPI, 1.8 TBi, 1.9 JTS petrol engines and others from the above list, we select batteries measuring 242x175x190 mm with a capacity exceeding 59 Ah. The weakest of these is the battery Bosch S4 S40 05 which capacity is 60 Ah and Cold Cranking Amps is 540 A. The most powerful battery is Lucas Supreme LS027 of a capacity 65Ah and Cold Cranking Amps: 640 A. All of the above motors have a base hold-down B13.

Alfa Romeo 159 – petrol engines:
  • 3.2 JTS
  • 3.2 JTS Q4

ModelCapacity and CCADimensions (LxWxH)Price
Bosch S4
S40 07
72 Ah
680 A
278x175x175 mmMore
Bosch S5
S50 07
74 Ah
750 A
278x175x175 mmMore
Exide Excell
EB712
71 Ah
670 A
278x175x175 mmMore
Exide Premium
EA722
72 Ah
720 A
278x175x175 mmMore
Lucas Premium
LP100
72 Ah
680 A
278x175x175 mm
Lucas Supreme
LS100
74 Ah
750 A
278x175x175 mmMore
Varta Blue Dynamic
E43
72 Ah
680 A
278x175x175 mmMore
Varta Silver Dynamic
E38
74 Ah
750 A
278x175x175 mmMore
For Alfa Romeo 159 with 3.2 JTS or 3.2 JTS Q4 petrol engines, we use batteries measuring 276x175x175 mm or 278x175x175 mm and with a capacity exceeding 71 Ah (ampere-hours). The weakest of these is the battery Exide Excell EB712 which capacity is 71 Ah and Cold Cranking Amps is 670 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.

Alfa Romeo 159 – diesel engines:
  • 1.9 JTDM 16V
  • 1.9 JTDM 8V
  • 2.0 JTDM

ModelCapacity and CCADimensions (LxWxH)Price
Bosch S4
S40 08
74 Ah
680 A
278x175x190 mmMore
Bosch S5
S50 08
77 Ah
780 A
278x175x190 mmMore
Exide Excell
EB740
74 Ah
680 A
278x175x190 mmMore
Exide Premium
EA770
77 Ah
760 A
278x175x190 mmMore
Halfords Standard
HCB 096
76 Ah
680 A
278x175x190 mmMore
Lucas Premium
LP096
75 Ah
680 A
278x175x190 mm
Lucas Supreme
LS096
78 Ah
780 A
278x175x190 mmMore
Varta Blue Dynamic
E11
74 Ah
680 A
278x175x190 mmMore
Varta Silver Dynamic
E44
77 Ah
780 A
278x175x190 mmMore
The three above-mentioned diesel engines, namely 1.9 JTDM 16V, 1.9 JTDM 8V and 2.0 JTDM, should be paired with batteries sized 276x175x190 mm or 278x175x190 mm with a capacity of at least 71 Ah. The most basic battery of this set is Bosch S4 S40 08 of a capacity 74Ah and 680A Cold Cranking Amps, the battery with the biggest capacity is Lucas Supreme LS096 of a capacity 78 Ah, having 780A Cold Cranking Amps. All of the above motors have a base hold-down B13.

Alfa Romeo 159 – diesel engines:
  • 2.4 JTDM
  • 2.4 JTDM Q4

ModelCapacity and CCADimensions (LxWxH)Price
Bosch S4
S40 10
80 Ah
740 A
315x175x175 mmMore
Bosch S5
S50 10
85 Ah
800 A
315x175x175 mmMore
Exide Excell
EB802
80 Ah
700 A
315x175x175 mmMore
Exide Premium
EA852
85 Ah
800 A
315x175x175 mmMore
Halfords Standard
HCB 110
80 Ah
760 A
315x175x175 mmMore
Varta Blue Dynamic
F17
80 Ah
740 A
315x175x175 mmMore
Varta Silver Dynamic
F18
85 Ah
800 A
315x175x175 mmMore
For the Alfa Romeo 159 with 2.4 JTDM or 2.4 JTDM Q4 diesel engines, we recommend batteries sized 315x175x175 mm, with a minimum capacity of 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 Varta Silver Dynamic F18 of a capacity 85 Ah, having 800A Cold Cranking Amps. All of the above motors have a base hold-down B13.
If you’re still unsure which battery fits your Alfa Romeo 159 , or if you want to help others in their selection, please send us a photo of your current battery in the comment section at the bottom of the page. You can also send the picture to contact@whatbattery.co.uk (we will place it in the comments to also help other users). Be sure to specify the car model, year, type, as well as the engine capacity and power. We’ll do our best to assist you!

See also information about other cars of this manufacturer

Alfa Romeo 147 (2000-2010) battery
Alfa Romeo 156 (1997-2006) battery
Alfa Romeo 166 (1998-2007) battery
Alfa Romeo Giulia (2016-) battery
Alfa Romeo Giulietta (2010-) battery
Alfa Romeo GT (2003-2010) battery
Alfa Romeo MiTo (2008-) battery
Alfa Romeo Stelvio (2016-) battery


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