BMW X3 E83 (2003-2010) – batteries


BMW X3 in version E83 was produced in the years 2003 – 2010. Below we present the specifications of batteries suitable for specific engines.

Basic parameters of batteries suitable for BMW X3 (2003-2010):

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

BMW X3 E83 – petrol engines:
  • 2.0 i
  • xDrive 20 i

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 BMW X3 E83 with 2.0 i or xDrive 20 i petrol engines, we use batteries measuring 242x175x190 mm and with a capacity exceeding 59 Ah (ampere-hours). 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.

BMW X3 E83 – petrol engines:
  • 2.5 i
  • 2.5 si
  • 2.5 si xDrive
  • 3.0 i xDrive
  • 3.0 si
  • xDrive 25 i
  • xDrive 30 i

ModelCapacity and CCADimensions (LxWxH)Price
Bosch S5
S50 11
85 Ah
800 A
315x175x190 mmMore
Exide Excell
EB800
80 Ah
640 A
315x175x190 mmMore
Exide Premium
EA900
90 Ah
720 A
315x175x190 mmMore
Varta Blue Dynamic
F16
80 Ah
740 A
315x175x190 mmMore
Varta Silver Dynamic
F19
85 Ah
800 A
315x175x190 mmMore
For the 2.5 i, 2.5 si, 2.5 si xDrive petrol engines and others from the above list, we select batteries measuring 315x175x190 mm with a capacity exceeding 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 of the above motors have a base hold-down B13.

BMW X3 E83 – diesel engines:
  • 2.0 d
  • xDrive 18 d
  • xDrive 20 d

ModelCapacity and CCADimensions (LxWxH)Price
Bosch S5
S50 11
85 Ah
800 A
315x175x190 mmMore
Exide Excell
EB800
80 Ah
640 A
315x175x190 mmMore
Exide Premium
EA900
90 Ah
720 A
315x175x190 mmMore
Varta Blue Dynamic
F16
80 Ah
740 A
315x175x190 mmMore
Varta Silver Dynamic
F19
85 Ah
800 A
315x175x190 mmMore
The three above-mentioned diesel engines, namely 2.0 d, xDrive 18 d and xDrive 20 d, should be paired with batteries sized 315x175x190 mm with a capacity of at least 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 of the above motors have a base hold-down B13.

BMW X3 E83 – diesel engines:
  • xDrive 20 d – with Start-Stop
  • xDrive 30 d – with Start-Stop

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
xDrive 20 d or xDrive 30 d engines in the BMW X3 E83 with Start-Stop system require the use of AGM technology batteries. 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 of the above motors have a base hold-down B13.

BMW X3 E83 – diesel engines:
  • 3.0 d
  • 3.0 sd
  • xDrive 35 d

ModelCapacity and CCADimensions (LxWxH)Price
Bosch S4
S40 13
95 Ah
800 A
353x175x190 mmMore
Bosch S5
S50 13
100 Ah
830 A
353x175x190 mmMore
Exide Excell
EB950
95 Ah
800 A
353x175x190 mmMore
Exide Premium
EA1000
100 Ah
900 A
353x175x190 mmMore
Halfords Standard
HCB 019
95 Ah
850 A
353x175x190 mmMore
Varta Blue Dynamic
G3
95 Ah
800 A
353x175x190 mmMore
Varta Silver Dynamic
H3
100 Ah
830 A
353x175x190 mmMore
The three above-mentioned diesel engines, namely 3.0 d, 3.0 sd and xDrive 35 d, should be paired with batteries sized 352x175x190 mm or 353x175x190 mm with a capacity of at least 92 Ah. The most basic battery of this set is Bosch S4 S40 13 of a capacity 95Ah and 800A Cold Cranking Amps, the battery with the biggest capacity is Exide Premium EA1000 of a capacity 100 Ah, having 900A Cold Cranking Amps. All of the above motors have a base hold-down B13.

BMW X3 E83 – diesel engines:
  • xDrive 30 d – with Start-Stop
  • xDrive 35 d – with Start-Stop

ModelCapacity and CCADimensions (LxWxH)Price
Bosch S5 AGM
S5A 13
95 Ah
850 A
353x175x190 mmMore
Exide AGM
EK950
95 Ah
850 A
353x175x190 mmMore
Exide AGM
EK960
96 Ah
850 A
353x175x190 mmMore
Halfords Advanced
AGM 019
95 Ah
850 A
353x175x190 mmMore
Lucas Fusion AGM
LF017
95 Ah
850 A
353x175x190 mmMore
Varta Silver Dynamic AGM
G14
95 Ah
850 A
353x175x190 mmMore
xDrive 30 d or xDrive 35 d engines in the BMW X3 E83 with Start-Stop system require the use of AGM technology batteries. Matching batteries have dimensions 353x175x190 mm. The parameters of these batteries are at least 95 Ah of a capacity and 850 A CCA (Cold Cranking Amps). All of the above motors have a base hold-down B13.
If you’re still unsure which battery fits your BMW X3 , 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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2 responses to “BMW X3 E83 (2003-2010) – batteries”

    • I don’t know which charger you are talking about. Typically, a voltage greater than 12V and a current greater than 2.5A is needed to charge the battery. It is best to use automatic chargers designed for the type of battery you have in your car.

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