Citroen Xsara Picasso (1999-2008) – batteries


Citroen Xsara Picasso was produced in the years 1999 – 2008. Below we present the specifications of batteries suitable for specific engines.

Basic parameters of batteries suitable for Citroen Xsara Picasso (1999-2008):

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

Citroen Xsara Picasso – petrol engines:
  • 1.6
  • 1.6 16V
  • 1.8 16V
  • 1.8 SX

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 1.6, 1.6 16V, 1.8 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 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 Xsara Picasso – petrol engines:
  • 2.0 16V

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
For the Citroen Xsara Picasso with a 2.0 16V gasoline engine, we choose batteries with dimensions of 242x175x190 mm, whose capacity exceeds 59 Ah. 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 batteries compatible with the 2.0 16V engine have a B13 mount.

Citroen Xsara Picasso – diesel engines:
  • 1.6 HDi

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 Xsara Picasso with a 1.6 HDi diesel engine should be compatible with batteries of dimensions 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 batteries compatible with the 1.6 HDi engine have a B13 mount.

Citroen Xsara Picasso – diesel engines:
  • 2.0 HDi

Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensions (LxWxH)Base Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S4S40 0874 Ah680 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Bosch S5S50 0877 Ah780 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Exide ExcellEB74074 Ah680 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Exide PremiumEA77077 Ah760 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Halfords StandardHCB 09676 Ah680 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Lucas PremiumLP09675 Ah680 A278x175x190 mmB13
Lucas SupremeLS09678 Ah780 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Blue DynamicE1174 Ah680 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Silver DynamicE4477 Ah780 A278x175x190 mmB13More
The Citroen Xsara Picasso with a 2.0 HDi diesel engine should be compatible with batteries of dimensions 276x175x190 mm or 278x175x190 mm, with a minimum capacity of 71 Ah. The most basic battery of this set is Bosch S4 S40 08 of a capacity 74Ah and 680A Cold Cranking Amps, the battery with the biggest capacity is Lucas Supreme LS096 of a capacity 78 Ah, having 780A Cold Cranking Amps. All batteries compatible with the 2.0 HDi engine have a B13 mount.
If you’re still unsure which battery fits your Citroen Xsara Picasso , 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 “Citroen Xsara Picasso (1999-2008) – batteries”

  1. I am having to scrap my 52 plate Citroen xsara Picasso sx 2.0 hdi so can remove the battery (YUASA) to put in my 08 plate Citroen xsara Picasso desire 1.6 hdi (currently Halfords battery which is regularly going into economy mode). Do you happen to know if it will fit my 08 plate Picasso desire 1.6 hdi? Can’t find anything specific in the handbooks or online. Photos attached. Many thanks

    • Hello. It will likely be possible to transfer the battery from the Xsara Picasso 2.0 HDI to the 1.6 HDI. The battery from the 2.0 HDI car will probably be larger – the only difference will be in the length of the battery. The larger one will be about 28 cm in length, the smaller one probably about 24 cm. Check in the Xsara Picasso 1.6 HDI if a battery 28 cm long will fit in the base. The other parameters will be fine. Best regards.

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