BMW 5 Series E60 (2003-2010) – batteries


BMW 5 Series in version E60 was produced in the years 2003 – 2010. The following table presents information about batteries that match each of the engines available on the market.

Basic parameters of batteries suitable for BMW 5 Series (2003-2010):

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

BMW 5 Series E60 – petrol engines:
  • 520 i

Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensions (LxWxH)Base Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S5S50 1185 Ah800 A315x175x190 mmB13More
Exide ExcellEB80080 Ah640 A315x175x190 mmB13More
Exide PremiumEA90090 Ah720 A315x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Blue DynamicF1680 Ah740 A315x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Silver DynamicF1985 Ah800 A315x175x190 mmB13More
For the BMW 5 Series with a 520 i gasoline engine, we choose batteries with dimensions of 315x175x190 mm, whose capacity exceeds 77 Ah. The weakest of these is the battery Exide Excell EB800 which capacity is 80 Ah and Cold Cranking Amps is 640 A. The most powerful battery is Exide Premium EA900 of a capacity 90Ah and Cold Cranking Amps: 720 A. All batteries compatible with the 520 i engine have a B13 mount.

BMW 5 Series E60 – petrol engines:
  • 520 i – with Start-Stop system
  • 525 i xDrive
  • 530 i xDrive

Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensions (LxWxH)Base Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S5 AGMS5A 1180 Ah800 A315x175x190 mmB13More
Exide AGMEK80080 Ah800 A315x175x190 mmB13More
Exide AGMEK82082 Ah800 A315x175x190 mmB13More
Halfords AdvancedAGM 11580 Ah800 A317x175x190 mmB13More
Lucas Fusion AGMLF11580 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 or 317x175x190 mm. The parameters of these batteries are at least 80 Ah of a capacity and 800 A CCA (Cold Cranking Amps). All of the above motors have a base hold-down B13.

BMW 5 Series E60 – petrol engines:
  • 523 i
  • 525 i
  • 525 xi
  • 530 i
  • 530 xi
  • 540 i (L6 3.0L)

Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensions (LxWxH)Base Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S4S40 1395 Ah800 A353x175x190 mmB13More
Bosch S5S50 13100 Ah830 A353x175x190 mmB13More
Exide ExcellEB95095 Ah800 A353x175x190 mmB13More
Exide PremiumEA1000100 Ah900 A353x175x190 mmB13More
Halfords StandardHCB 01995 Ah850 A353x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Blue DynamicG395 Ah800 A353x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Silver DynamicH3100 Ah830 A353x175x190 mmB13More
For the 523 i, 525 i, 525 xi petrol engines and others from the above list, we select batteries measuring 352x175x190 mm or 353x175x190 mm with a capacity exceeding 92 Ah. The weakest of these is the battery Varta Blue Dynamic G3 which capacity is 95 Ah and Cold Cranking Amps is 800 A. The most powerful battery is Exide Premium EA1000 of a capacity 100Ah and Cold Cranking Amps: 900 A. All of the above motors have a base hold-down B13.

BMW 5 Series E60 – petrol engines:
  • 540 i
  • 545 i
  • 550 i
  • M

Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensions (LxWxH)Base Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S5 AGMS5A 1395 Ah850 A353x175x190 mmB13More
Bosch S5S50 15110 Ah920 A393x175x190 mmB13More
Exide AGMEK95095 Ah850 A353x175x190 mmB13More
Exide AGMEK96096 Ah850 A353x175x190 mmB13More
Exide ExcellEB1100110 Ah850 A392x175x190 mmB13More
Halfords AdvancedAGM 01995 Ah850 A353x175x190 mmB13More
Lucas Fusion AGMLF01795 Ah850 A353x175x190 mmB13More
Lucas PremiumLP020110 Ah920 A393x175x190 mmB13
Varta Silver Dynamic AGMG1495 Ah850 A353x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Silver DynamicI1110 Ah920 A393x175x190 mmB13More
For the 540 i, 545 i, 550 i petrol engines and others from the above list, we select batteries measuring 353x175x190 mm, 392x175x190 mm or 393x175x190 mm with a capacity exceeding 92 Ah. We can mount the standard battery type here or made in AGM technology. To avoid problems, You should rememeber to replace the standard battery with a standard one, EFB with EFB and AGM with AGM. All of the above motors have a base hold-down B13.

BMW 5 Series E60 – diesel engines:
  • 520 d

Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensions (LxWxH)Base Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S5S50 1185 Ah800 A315x175x190 mmB13More
Exide ExcellEB80080 Ah640 A315x175x190 mmB13More
Exide PremiumEA90090 Ah720 A315x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Blue DynamicF1680 Ah740 A315x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Silver DynamicF1985 Ah800 A315x175x190 mmB13More
The BMW 5 Series with a 520 d diesel engine should be compatible with batteries of dimensions 315x175x190 mm, with a minimum capacity of 77 Ah. The most basic battery of this set is Exide Excell EB800 of a capacity 80Ah and 640A Cold Cranking Amps, the battery with the biggest capacity is Exide Premium EA900 of a capacity 90 Ah, having 720A Cold Cranking Amps. All batteries compatible with the 520 d engine have a B13 mount.

BMW 5 Series E60 – diesel engines:
  • 520 d – with Start-Stop system

Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensions (LxWxH)Base Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S5 AGMS5A 1180 Ah800 A315x175x190 mmB13More
Exide AGMEK80080 Ah800 A315x175x190 mmB13More
Exide AGMEK82082 Ah800 A315x175x190 mmB13More
Halfords AdvancedAGM 11580 Ah800 A317x175x190 mmB13More
Lucas Fusion AGMLF11580 Ah800 A315x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Silver Dynamic AGMF2180 Ah800 A315x175x190 mmB13More
Owning a BMW 5 Series with a 520 d 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 315x175x190 mm or 317x175x190 mm. The parameters of these batteries are at least 80 Ah of a capacity and 800 A CCA (Cold Cranking Amps). All batteries compatible with the 520 d engine have a B13 mount.

BMW 5 Series E60 – diesel engines:
  • 525 d xDrive

Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensions (LxWxH)Base Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S5 AGMS5A 1395 Ah850 A353x175x190 mmB13More
Exide AGMEK95095 Ah850 A353x175x190 mmB13More
Exide AGMEK96096 Ah850 A353x175x190 mmB13More
Halfords AdvancedAGM 01995 Ah850 A353x175x190 mmB13More
Lucas Fusion AGMLF01795 Ah850 A353x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Silver Dynamic AGMG1495 Ah850 A353x175x190 mmB13More
The BMW 5 Series with a 525 d xDrive diesel engine should be compatible with batteries of dimensions 353x175x190 mm, with a minimum capacity of 92 Ah. The most basic battery of this set is Exide AGM EK950 of a capacity 95Ah and 850A Cold Cranking Amps, the battery with the biggest capacity is Exide AGM EK960 of a capacity 96 Ah, having 850A Cold Cranking Amps. All batteries compatible with the 525 d xDrive engine have a B13 mount.

BMW 5 Series E60 – diesel engines:
  • 525 d
  • 525 xd
  • 530 d
  • 530 d xDrive
  • 530 xd
  • 535 d

Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensions (LxWxH)Base Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S5 AGMS5A 1395 Ah850 A353x175x190 mmB13More
Bosch S5S50 15110 Ah920 A393x175x190 mmB13More
Exide AGMEK95095 Ah850 A353x175x190 mmB13More
Exide AGMEK96096 Ah850 A353x175x190 mmB13More
Exide ExcellEB1100110 Ah850 A392x175x190 mmB13More
Halfords AdvancedAGM 01995 Ah850 A353x175x190 mmB13More
Lucas Fusion AGMLF01795 Ah850 A353x175x190 mmB13More
Lucas PremiumLP020110 Ah920 A393x175x190 mmB13
Varta Silver Dynamic AGMG1495 Ah850 A353x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Silver DynamicI1110 Ah920 A393x175x190 mmB13More
The BMW 5 Series with diesel engines 525 d, 525 xd, 530 d, and the others mentioned above, should be equipped with a battery sized 353x175x190 mm, 392x175x190 mm or 393x175x190 mm, with a minimum capacity of 92 Ah. We can mount the standard battery type here or made in AGM technology. To avoid problems, You should rememeber to replace the standard battery with a standard one, EFB with EFB and AGM with AGM. All of the above motors have a base hold-down B13.
If you’re still unsure which battery fits your BMW 5 Series , 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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