Citroen C3 II (2008-2016) – batteries


Citroen C3 in version II was produced in the years 2008 – 2016. The following table presents information about batteries that match each of the engines available on the market.

Basic parameters of batteries suitable for Citroen C3 (2008-2016):

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

Citroen C3 II – petrol engines:
  • 1.0 VTi 68
  • 1.1
  • 1.1 BiFuel
  • 1.2 VTi 82
  • 1.4
  • 1.4 LPG
  • 1.4 VTi 95
  • 1.6 VTi 120

Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensions (LxWxH)Base Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S4S40 0252 Ah470 A207x175x190 mmB13More
Bosch S5S50 0254 Ah530 A207x175x190 mmB13More
Exide ExcellEB50050 Ah450 A207x175x190 mmB13More
Exide PremiumEA53053 Ah540 A207x175x190 mmB13More
Halfords StandardHCB 01252 Ah450 A207x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Blue DynamicC2252 Ah470 A207x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Silver DynamicC3054 Ah530 A207x175x190 mmB13More
For the 1.0 VTi 68, 1.1, 1.1 BiFuel 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 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.

Citroen C3 II – diesel engines:
  • 1.4 HDi 70
  • 1.6 HDi 110
  • 1.6 HDi 90
  • 1.6 HDi 92

Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensions (LxWxH)Base Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S4S40 0560 Ah540 A242x175x190 mmB13More
Bosch S5S50 0563 Ah610 A242x175x190 mmB13More
Exide ExcellEB62062 Ah540 A242x175x190 mmB13More
Exide PremiumEA64064 Ah640 A242x175x190 mmB13More
Halfords StandardHCB 02762 Ah550 A242x175x190 mmB13More
Lucas SupremeLS02765 Ah640 A242x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Blue DynamicD2460 Ah540 A242x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Silver DynamicD1563 Ah610 A242x175x190 mmB13More
The Citroen C3 with diesel engines 1.4 HDi 70, 1.6 HDi 110, 1.6 HDi 90, and the others mentioned above, should be equipped with a battery sized 242x175x190 mm, with a minimum capacity of 59 Ah. The most basic battery of this set is Bosch S4 S40 05 of a capacity 60Ah and 540A Cold Cranking Amps, the battery with the biggest capacity is Lucas Supreme LS027 of a capacity 65 Ah, having 640A Cold Cranking Amps. All of the above motors have a base hold-down B13.

Citroen C3 II – diesel engines:
  • 1.4 HDi 70 – with Start-Stop system
  • 1.6 HDi 115 – with Start-Stop system
  • 1.6 HDi 92 – with Start-Stop system

Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensions (LxWxH)Base Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S5 AGMS5A 0870 Ah760 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Exide AGMEK70070 Ah760 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Exide AGMEK72072 Ah760 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Halfords StandardAGM 09670 Ah720 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Halfords AdvancedAGM 09670 Ah760 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Lucas Fusion AGMLF09670 Ah760 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Silver Dynamic AGME3970 Ah760 A278x175x190 mmB13More
The diesel engines of the Citroen C3 listed above have a Start-Stop system, and in this case, this means that we must use batteries produced in AGM technology. Batteries suitable for 1.4 HDi 70, 1.6 HDi 115 and 1.6 HDi 92 engines have dimensions of 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 Citroen C3 , 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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