Audi A3 II (8P) Sportback (2004-2013) – batteries


Audi A3 in version II (8P) Sportback was produced in the years 2004 – 2013. The following table presents information about batteries that match each of the engines available on the market.

Basic parameters of batteries suitable for Audi A3 (2004-2013):

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

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

ModelCapacity and CCADimensions (LxWxH)Price
Bosch S4
S40 02
52 Ah
470 A
207x175x190 mmMore
Bosch S5
S50 02
54 Ah
530 A
207x175x190 mmMore
Exide Excell
EB500
50 Ah
450 A
207x175x190 mmMore
Exide Premium
EA530
53 Ah
540 A
207x175x190 mmMore
Halfords Standard
HCB 012
52 Ah
450 A
207x175x190 mmMore
Varta Blue Dynamic
C22
52 Ah
470 A
207x175x190 mmMore
Varta Silver Dynamic
C30
54 Ah
530 A
207x175x190 mmMore
For Audi A3 II (8P) Sportback with 1.2 TSI or 1.4 TFSI petrol engines, we use batteries measuring 207x175x190 mm and with a capacity exceeding 47 Ah (ampere-hours). 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 of the above motors have a base hold-down B13.

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

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 1.6, 1.6 E-Power, 1.6 FSI 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.

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

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
For Audi A3 II (8P) Sportback 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 Bosch S4 S40 08 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) Sportback – petrol engines:
  • 1.2 TSI – with Start-Stop

ModelCapacity and CCADimensions (LxWxH)Price
Bosch S5 AGM
S5A 08
70 Ah
760 A
278x175x190 mmMore
Exide AGM
EK700
70 Ah
760 A
278x175x190 mmMore
Exide AGM
EK720
72 Ah
760 A
278x175x190 mmMore
Halfords Standard
AGM 096
70 Ah
720 A
278x175x190 mmMore
Halfords Advanced
AGM 096
70 Ah
760 A
278x175x190 mmMore
Lucas Fusion AGM
LF096
70 Ah
760 A
278x175x190 mmMore
Varta Silver Dynamic AGM
E39
70 Ah
760 A
278x175x190 mmMore
Owning a Audi A3 II (8P) Sportback 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) Sportback – petrol engines:
  • RS3 quattro

ModelCapacity and CCADimensions (LxWxH)Price
Bosch S5 AGM
S5A 11
80 Ah
800 A
315x175x190 mmMore
Exide AGM
EK800
80 Ah
800 A
315x175x190 mmMore
Exide AGM
EK820
82 Ah
800 A
315x175x190 mmMore
Halfords Advanced
AGM 115
80 Ah
800 A
317x175x190 mmMore
Lucas Fusion AGM
LF115
80 Ah
800 A
315x175x190 mmMore
Varta Silver Dynamic AGM
F21
80 Ah
800 A
315x175x190 mmMore
For the Audi A3 II (8P) Sportback with a RS3 quattro gasoline engine, we choose batteries with dimensions of 315x175x190 mm or 317x175x190 mm, whose capacity exceeds 77 Ah. The weakest of these is the battery Bosch S5 AGM S5A 11 which capacity is 80 Ah and Cold Cranking Amps is 800 A. The most powerful battery is Exide AGM EK820 of a capacity 82Ah and Cold Cranking Amps: 800 A. All batteries compatible with the RS3 quattro engine have a B13 mount.

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

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 Audi A3 II (8P) Sportback 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 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.

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

ModelCapacity and CCADimensions (LxWxH)Price
Bosch S5 AGM
S5A 08
70 Ah
760 A
278x175x190 mmMore
Exide AGM
EK700
70 Ah
760 A
278x175x190 mmMore
Exide AGM
EK720
72 Ah
760 A
278x175x190 mmMore
Halfords Standard
AGM 096
70 Ah
720 A
278x175x190 mmMore
Halfords Advanced
AGM 096
70 Ah
760 A
278x175x190 mmMore
Lucas Fusion AGM
LF096
70 Ah
760 A
278x175x190 mmMore
Varta Silver Dynamic AGM
E39
70 Ah
760 A
278x175x190 mmMore
The diesel engines of the Audi A3 II (8P) Sportback 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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