BMW X5 E70 (2006-2013) – batteries


BMW X5 in version E70 was produced in the years 2006 – 2013. The following table presents information about batteries that match each of the engines available on the market.

Basic parameters of batteries suitable for BMW X5 (2006-2013):

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

BMW X5 E70 – petrol engines:
  • 3.0 si

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 BMW X5 E70 with a 3.0 si 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 3.0 si engine have a B13 mount.

BMW X5 E70 – petrol engines:
  • 4.8 i

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
For the BMW X5 E70 with a 4.8 i gasoline engine, we choose batteries with dimensions of 352x175x190 mm or 353x175x190 mm, whose capacity exceeds 92 Ah. The weakest of these is the battery Bosch S4 S40 13 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 batteries compatible with the 4.8 i engine have a B13 mount.

BMW X5 E70 – petrol engines:
  • xDrive 30 i
  • xDrive 35 i
  • xDrive 48 i
  • xDrive 50 i

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
For the xDrive 30 i, xDrive 35 i, xDrive 48 i petrol engines and others from the above list, we select batteries measuring 353x175x190 mm with a capacity exceeding 92 Ah. The weakest of these is the battery Halfords Advanced AGM 019 which capacity is 95 Ah and Cold Cranking Amps is 850 A. The most powerful battery is Exide AGM EK960 of a capacity 96Ah and Cold Cranking Amps: 850 A. All of the above motors have a base hold-down B13.

BMW X5 E70 – petrol engines:
  • M

ModelCapacity and CCADimensions (LxWxH)Price
Bosch S5 AGM
S5A 15
105 Ah
950 A
393x175x190 mmMore
Exide AGM
EK1050
105 Ah
950 A
392x175x190 mmMore
Exide AGM
EK1060
106 Ah
950 A
393x175x190 mmMore
Lucas Fusion AGM
LF020
105 Ah
950 A
393x175x190 mmMore
Varta Silver Dynamic AGM
H15
105 Ah
950 A
393x175x190 mmMore
For the BMW X5 E70 with a M gasoline engine, we choose batteries with dimensions of 392x175x190 mm or 393x175x190 mm, whose capacity exceeds 102 Ah. The weakest of these is the battery Exide AGM EK1050 which capacity is 105 Ah and Cold Cranking Amps is 950 A. The most powerful battery is Exide AGM EK1060 of a capacity 106Ah and Cold Cranking Amps: 950 A. All the batteries in the list above have a base hold-down B13.

BMW X5 E70 – diesel engines:
  • 3.0 d
  • 3.0 sd

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
For the BMW X5 E70 with 3.0 d or 3.0 sd diesel engines, we recommend batteries sized 352x175x190 mm or 353x175x190 mm, with a minimum capacity of 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 X5 E70 – diesel engines:
  • 3.0 d
  • 3.0 sd – with Start-Stop
  • xDrive 30 d – with Start-Stop
  • xDrive 35 d – with Start-Stop
  • xDrive 40 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
For this group of diesel engines, regardless of whether the BMW X5 E70 is equipped with a Start-Stop system, AGM technology batteries should be used. Batteries with dimensions 353x175x190 mm will fit. 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.

BMW X5 E70 – diesel engines:
  • M 50 d – with Start-Stop

ModelCapacity and CCADimensions (LxWxH)Price
Bosch S5 AGM
S5A 15
105 Ah
950 A
393x175x190 mmMore
Exide AGM
EK1050
105 Ah
950 A
392x175x190 mmMore
Exide AGM
EK1060
106 Ah
950 A
393x175x190 mmMore
Lucas Fusion AGM
LF020
105 Ah
950 A
393x175x190 mmMore
Varta Silver Dynamic AGM
H15
105 Ah
950 A
393x175x190 mmMore
Owning a BMW X5 E70 with a M 50 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 392x175x190 mm or 393x175x190 mm. The parameters of these batteries are at least 105 Ah of a capacity and 950 A CCA (Cold Cranking Amps). All the batteries in the list above have a base hold-down B13.
If you’re still unsure which battery fits your BMW X5 , 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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