Fiat 500 (from 2007) – batteries


Fiat 500 is produced from 2007. Below we present the specifications of batteries suitable for specific engines.

Basic parameters of batteries suitable for Fiat 500 (2007-):

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

Fiat 500 – petrol engines:
  • 1.2
  • 1.2 LPG
  • 1.4 (100 KM)

ModelCapacity and CCADimensions (LxWxH)Price
Bosch S4
S40 00
44 Ah
420 A
175x175x190 mmMore
Exide Excell
EB440
44 Ah
400 A
175x175x190 mmMore
Varta Blue Dynamic
B36
44 Ah
420 A
175x175x190 mmMore
The above three petrol engines of the Fiat 500 , namely 1.2 ,1.2 LPG and 1.4 (100 KM), will perform best with batteries of at least 41 Ah capacity. We recommend choosing higher-end battery models for cars with a large number of optional extras. The weakest of these is the battery Exide Excell EB440 which capacity is 44 Ah and Cold Cranking Amps is 400 A. The most powerful battery is Varta Blue Dynamic B36 of a capacity 44Ah and Cold Cranking Amps: 420 A. All of the above motors have a base hold-down B13.

Fiat 500 – petrol engines:
  • 1.4 Abarth

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 Fiat 500 with a 1.4 Abarth gasoline engine, we choose batteries with dimensions of 207x175x190 mm, whose capacity exceeds 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 batteries compatible with the 1.4 Abarth engine have a B13 mount.

Fiat 500 – petrol engines:
  • 0.9 – with Start-Stop
  • 0.9 TwinAir – with Start-Stop
  • 0.9 TwinAir Turbo – with Start-Stop
  • 1.2 – with Start-Stop
  • 1.2 LPG – with Start-Stop
  • 1.4 (100 KM) – with Start-Stop
  • 1.4 Abarth – 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
The Fiat 500 gasoline engines mentioned above are equipped with a Start-Stop system, and in this case, it means there is a need to use batteries produced using 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.

Fiat 500 – diesel engines:
  • 1.3 D Multijet

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
The Fiat 500 with a 1.3 D Multijet diesel engine should be compatible with batteries of dimensions 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 batteries compatible with the 1.3 D Multijet engine have a B13 mount.

Fiat 500 – diesel engines:
  • 1.3 D Multijet – 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 Fiat 500 with a 1.3 D Multijet 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.
If you’re still unsure which battery fits your Fiat 500 , 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 “Fiat 500 (from 2007) – batteries”

  1. The Fiat 500, often referred to as “Cinquino” in Italy, was designed by Dante Giacosa and was launched in 1957. It’s considered one of the first “micro” cars, and its compact dimensions were perfect for the crowded streets of Italian cities.

    Fun fact:

    The Fiat 500 originally had an engine with a mere 479 cc displacement, producing a modest 13 horsepower. Despite its low power, the car gained significant popularity due to its efficiency, maneuverability, and distinctive look. Throughout its first decade of production, the Fiat 500 became an icon of Italian style and culture, with its design inspiring many other car manufacturers worldwide.

    This is a classic example of how a car can become more than just a mode of transport, evolving into an iconic symbol of national identity. In 2007, on the 50th anniversary of the original model, Fiat introduced a new version of the 500, retaining many of the original’s distinctive features but adapted to modern safety and comfort standards.

  2. Replacing the battery in a Fiat 500, produced from 2007 onwards, is relatively straightforward and can be accomplished with basic tools. However, it’s essential always to exercise caution when working with batteries due to the risk of electric shock and acid exposure.

    Here are steps you might follow to replace the battery in a Fiat 500:

    Safety first: Ensure that the car is turned off and that you have the appropriate tools at hand.

    Access the battery: In most Fiat 500 models, the battery is located under the hood at the front of the car. Open the hood.

    Disconnect the terminals: Always start by disconnecting the negative (-) terminal, usually marked with a black color or a minus symbol. Then disconnect the positive (+) terminal.

    Remove the battery: Remove any brackets or fasteners that hold the battery in place. Then, carefully lift and remove the battery from the car. Remember, batteries are heavy, so use both hands and be mindful of your back.

    Insert the new battery: Place the new battery in the old one’s spot, ensuring it sits correctly and that the terminals are in the right positions.

    Connect the terminals: First, connect the positive (+) terminal, followed by the negative (-) terminal. Ensure both terminals are tightly fastened.

    Check: Turn on the car to ensure everything is working correctly. Also, check if any electronic systems, such as the radio or onboard computer, are functioning as they should.

    Dispose of the old battery: Take the old battery to a recycling point or a service that can properly dispose of it.

    Note that after replacing the battery, some systems in the car might require resetting, for instance, the radio might need a code to unlock.

    If you’re unsure about replacing the battery or don’t feel comfortable performing such tasks, it’s always advisable to seek assistance from a professional mechanic or car service center.

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