Fiat Idea (2003-2012) – batteries


Fiat Idea was produced in the years 2003 – 2012. Below we present the specifications of batteries suitable for specific engines.

Basic parameters of batteries suitable for Fiat Idea (2003-2012):

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

Fiat Idea – petrol engines:
  • 1.2 16V
  • 1.4
  • 1.4 16V
  • 1.4 LPG

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 1.2 16V, 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.

Fiat Idea – petrol engines:
  • 1.8

ModelCapacity and CCADimensions (LxWxH)Price
Bosch S4
S40 05
60 Ah
540 A
242x175x190 mmMore
Bosch S5
S50 05
63 Ah
610 A
242x175x190 mmMore
Exide Excell
EB620
62 Ah
540 A
242x175x190 mmMore
Exide Premium
EA640
64 Ah
640 A
242x175x190 mmMore
Halfords Standard
HCB 027
62 Ah
550 A
242x175x190 mmMore
Lucas Supreme
LS027
65 Ah
640 A
242x175x190 mmMore
Varta Blue Dynamic
D24
60 Ah
540 A
242x175x190 mmMore
Varta Silver Dynamic
D15
63 Ah
610 A
242x175x190 mmMore
For the Fiat Idea with a 1.8 gasoline engine, we choose batteries with dimensions of 242x175x190 mm, whose capacity exceeds 59 Ah. The weakest of these is the battery Varta Blue Dynamic D24 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 1.8 engine have a B13 mount.

Fiat Idea – diesel engines:
  • 1.3 D Multijet
  • 1.3 D Multijet
  • 1.3 JTD

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 three above-mentioned diesel engines, namely 1.3 D Multijet, 1.3 D Multijet and 1.3 JTD, should be paired with batteries sized 207x175x190 mm with a capacity of at least 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.

Fiat Idea – diesel engines:
  • 1.6 D Multijet
  • 1.9 JTD

ModelCapacity and CCADimensions (LxWxH)Price
Bosch S4
S40 05
60 Ah
540 A
242x175x190 mmMore
Bosch S5
S50 05
63 Ah
610 A
242x175x190 mmMore
Exide Excell
EB620
62 Ah
540 A
242x175x190 mmMore
Exide Premium
EA640
64 Ah
640 A
242x175x190 mmMore
Halfords Standard
HCB 027
62 Ah
550 A
242x175x190 mmMore
Lucas Supreme
LS027
65 Ah
640 A
242x175x190 mmMore
Varta Blue Dynamic
D24
60 Ah
540 A
242x175x190 mmMore
Varta Silver Dynamic
D15
63 Ah
610 A
242x175x190 mmMore
For the Fiat Idea with 1.6 D Multijet or 1.9 JTD diesel engines, we recommend batteries sized 242x175x190 mm, with a minimum capacity of 59 Ah. The most basic battery of this set is Varta Blue Dynamic D24 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.

Fiat Idea – 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 Idea 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 Idea , 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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