Citroen C2 I (2003-2009) – batteries


Citroen C2 in version I was produced in the years 2003 – 2009. Below we present the specifications of batteries suitable for specific engines.

Basic parameters of batteries suitable for Citroen C2 (2003-2009):

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

Citroen C2 I – petrol engines:
  • 1.1
  • 1.4
  • 1.4 16V
  • 1.6
  • 1.6 VTS

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 the 1.1, 1.4, 1.4 16V petrol engines and others from the above list, we select batteries measuring 207x175x190 mm with a capacity exceeding 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 Bosch S5 S50 02 of a capacity 54Ah and Cold Cranking Amps: 530 A. All of the above motors have a base hold-down B13.

Citroen C2 I – petrol engines:
  • 1.4 – with Start-Stop

ModelCapacity and CCADimensions (LxWxH)Price
Bosch S4 EFB
S4 E05
60 Ah
560 A
242x175x190 mmMore
Exide EFB
EL600
60 Ah
640 A
242x175x190 mmMore
Halfords Advanced
EFB 027
65 Ah
600 A
243x175x190 mmMore
Lucas Fusion EFB
LE027
60 Ah
560 A
242x175x190 mmMore
Varta Blue Dynamic EFB
D53
60 Ah
560 A
242x175x190 mmMore
Owning a Citroen C2 I with a 1.4 engine and Start-Stop system means there is a need to use more expensive batteries made with EFB 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 560 A CCA (Cold Cranking Amps). All the batteries in the list above have a base hold-down B13.

Citroen C2 I – diesel engines:
  • 1.4 HDI
  • 1.6 HDI

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 the Citroen C2 I with 1.4 HDI or 1.6 HDI diesel engines, we recommend batteries sized 207x175x190 mm, with a minimum capacity of 47 Ah. The most basic battery of this set is Exide Excell EB500 of a capacity 50Ah and 450A Cold Cranking Amps, the battery with the biggest capacity is Bosch S5 S50 02 of a capacity 54 Ah, having 530A Cold Cranking Amps. All of the above motors have a base hold-down B13.
If you’re still unsure which battery fits your Citroen C2 , 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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