Audi A3 II (8P) (2003-2013) – batteries


Audi A3 in version II (8P) was produced in the years 2003 – 2013. Below we present the specifications of batteries suitable for specific engines.

Basic parameters of batteries suitable for Audi A3 (2003-2013):

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

Audi A3 II (8P) – petrol engines:
  • 1.4 TFSI

Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensions (LxWxH)Base Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S4S40 0252 Ah470 A207x175x190 mmB13More
Bosch S5S50 0254 Ah530 A207x175x190 mmB13More
Exide ExcellEB50050 Ah450 A207x175x190 mmB13More
Exide PremiumEA53053 Ah540 A207x175x190 mmB13More
Halfords StandardHCB 01252 Ah450 A207x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Blue DynamicC2252 Ah470 A207x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Silver DynamicC3054 Ah530 A207x175x190 mmB13More
For the Audi A3 with a 1.4 TFSI gasoline engine, we choose batteries with dimensions of 207x175x190 mm, whose capacity exceeds 47 Ah. The weakest of these is the battery Exide Excell EB500 which capacity is 50 Ah and Cold Cranking Amps is 450 A. The most powerful battery is Varta Silver Dynamic C30 of a capacity 54Ah and Cold Cranking Amps: 530 A. All batteries compatible with the 1.4 TFSI engine have a B13 mount.

Audi A3 II (8P) – petrol engines:
  • 1.2 TSI
  • 1.6
  • 1.6 E-Power
  • 1.6 FSI
  • 1.8 T
  • 1.8 TFSI
  • 1.8 TFSI quattro
  • 2.0
  • 2.0 FSI
  • 2.0 TFSI
  • 2.0 TFSI quattro

Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensions (LxWxH)Base Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S4S40 0560 Ah540 A242x175x190 mmB13More
Bosch S5S50 0563 Ah610 A242x175x190 mmB13More
Exide ExcellEB62062 Ah540 A242x175x190 mmB13More
Exide PremiumEA64064 Ah640 A242x175x190 mmB13More
Halfords StandardHCB 02762 Ah550 A242x175x190 mmB13More
Lucas SupremeLS02765 Ah640 A242x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Blue DynamicD2460 Ah540 A242x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Silver DynamicD1563 Ah610 A242x175x190 mmB13More
For the 1.2 TSI, 1.6, 1.6 E-Power 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 Varta Blue Dynamic D24 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.

Audi A3 II (8P) – petrol engines:
  • 1.4 TFSI – with Start-Stop system

Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensions (LxWxH)Base Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S5 AGMS5A 0560 Ah680 A242x175x190 mmB13More
Exide AGMEK60060 Ah680 A242x175x190 mmB13More
Exide AGMEK62062 Ah680 A242x175x190 mmB13More
Halfords AdvancedAGM 02760 Ah640 A243x175x190 mmB13More
Lucas Fusion AGMLF02760 Ah680 A242x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Silver Dynamic AGMD5260 Ah680 A242x175x190 mmB13More
Owning a Audi A3 with a 1.4 TFSI engine and Start-Stop system means there is a need to use more expensive batteries made with AGM technology. Dimensions of matching batteries differ slightly depending on the manufacturer and are 242x175x190 mm or 243x175x190 mm. The parameters of these batteries are at least 60 Ah of a capacity and 640 A CCA (Cold Cranking Amps). All the batteries in the list above have a base hold-down B13.

Audi A3 II (8P) – petrol engines:
  • 3.2 V6 quattro
  • S3 quattro

Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensions (LxWxH)Base Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S4S40 0874 Ah680 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Bosch S5S50 0877 Ah780 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Exide ExcellEB74074 Ah680 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Exide PremiumEA77077 Ah760 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Halfords StandardHCB 09676 Ah680 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Lucas PremiumLP09675 Ah680 A278x175x190 mmB13
Lucas SupremeLS09678 Ah780 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Blue DynamicE1174 Ah680 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Silver DynamicE4477 Ah780 A278x175x190 mmB13More
For Audi A3 with 3.2 V6 quattro or S3 quattro petrol engines, we use batteries measuring 276x175x190 mm or 278x175x190 mm and with a capacity exceeding 71 Ah (ampere-hours). 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 Lucas Supreme LS096 of a capacity 78Ah and Cold Cranking Amps: 780 A. All of the above motors have a base hold-down B13.

Audi A3 II (8P) – petrol engines:
  • 1.2 TSI – with Start-Stop system

Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensions (LxWxH)Base Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S5 AGMS5A 0870 Ah760 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Exide AGMEK70070 Ah760 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Exide AGMEK72072 Ah760 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Halfords StandardAGM 09670 Ah720 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Halfords AdvancedAGM 09670 Ah760 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Lucas Fusion AGMLF09670 Ah760 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Silver Dynamic AGME3970 Ah760 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Owning a Audi A3 with a 1.2 TSI engine and Start-Stop system means there is a need to use more expensive batteries made with AGM technology. Matching batteries have dimensions 278x175x190 mm. The parameters of these batteries are at least 70 Ah of a capacity and 720 A CCA (Cold Cranking Amps). The base hold-down of the above batteries is B13.

Audi A3 II (8P) – diesel engines:
  • 1.6 TDI
  • 1.9 TDI
  • 2.0 TDI
  • 2.0 TDI 16V
  • 2.0 TDI 16V quattro

Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensions (LxWxH)Base Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S4S40 0874 Ah680 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Bosch S5S50 0877 Ah780 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Exide ExcellEB74074 Ah680 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Exide PremiumEA77077 Ah760 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Halfords StandardHCB 09676 Ah680 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Lucas PremiumLP09675 Ah680 A278x175x190 mmB13
Lucas SupremeLS09678 Ah780 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Blue DynamicE1174 Ah680 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Silver DynamicE4477 Ah780 A278x175x190 mmB13More
The Audi A3 with diesel engines 1.6 TDI, 1.9 TDI, 2.0 TDI, and the others mentioned above, should be equipped with a battery sized 276x175x190 mm or 278x175x190 mm, with a minimum capacity of 71 Ah. The most basic battery of this set is Exide Excell EB740 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.

Audi A3 II (8P) – diesel engines:
  • 1.6 TDI – with Start-Stop system
  • 2.0 TDI – with Start-Stop system
  • 2.0 TDI 16V – with Start-Stop system
  • 2.0 TDI 16V quattro – with Start-Stop system

Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensions (LxWxH)Base Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S5 AGMS5A 0870 Ah760 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Exide AGMEK70070 Ah760 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Exide AGMEK72072 Ah760 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Halfords StandardAGM 09670 Ah720 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Halfords AdvancedAGM 09670 Ah760 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Lucas Fusion AGMLF09670 Ah760 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Silver Dynamic AGME3970 Ah760 A278x175x190 mmB13More
The diesel engines of the Audi A3 listed above have a Start-Stop system, and in this case, this means that we must use batteries produced in AGM technology. Matching batteries have dimensions 278x175x190 mm. The parameters of these batteries are at least 70 Ah of a capacity and 720 A CCA (Cold Cranking Amps). The base hold-down of the above batteries is B13.
If you’re still unsure which battery fits your Audi A3 , 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!

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