Ford Focus Mk1 (1998-2004) – batteries


Ford Focus in version Mk1 was produced in the years 1998 – 2004. Below we present the specifications of batteries suitable for specific engines.

Basic parameters of batteries suitable for Ford Focus (1998-2004):

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

Ford Focus Mk1 – petrol engines:
  • 1.4 16V
  • 1.6 16V
  • 1.6 16V Flexifuel

Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensions (LxWxH)Base Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S3S30 0141 Ah360 A207x175x175 mmB13More
Bosch S4S40 0144 Ah440 A207x175x175 mmB13More
Bosch S5S50 0152 Ah520 A207x175x175 mmB13More
Exide ClassicEC41241 Ah370 A207x175x175 mmB13More
Exide ExcellEB44244 Ah420 A207x175x175 mmB13More
Exide PremiumEA47247 Ah450 A207x175x175 mmB13More
Halfords EssentialsHB 06341 Ah360 A207x175x175 mmB13More
Halfords StandardHCB 06345 Ah440 A207x175x175 mmB13More
Varta Black DynamicA1741 Ah360 A207x175x175 mmB13More
Varta Blue DynamicB1844 Ah440 A207x175x175 mmB13More
Varta Silver DynamicC652 Ah520 A207x175x175 mmB13More
The above three petrol engines of the Ford Focus, namely 1.4 16V ,1.6 16V and 1.6 16V Flexifuel, will perform best with batteries of at least 38 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 Halfords Essentials HB 063 which capacity is 41 Ah and Cold Cranking Amps is 360 A. The most powerful battery is Varta Silver Dynamic C6 of a capacity 52Ah and Cold Cranking Amps: 520 A. All of the above motors have a base hold-down B13.

Ford Focus Mk1 – petrol engines:
  • 1.8 16V

Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensions (LxWxH)Base Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S3S30 0453 Ah500 A242x175x175 mmB13More
Bosch S4S40 0460 Ah540 A242x175x175 mmB13More
Bosch S5S50 0461 Ah600 A242x175x175 mmB13More
Exide ClassicEC54254 Ah500 A242x175x175 mmB13More
Exide ExcellEB60260 Ah540 A242x175x175 mmB13More
Exide PremiumEA61261 Ah600 A242x175x175 mmB13More
Halfords EssentialsHB 07556 Ah500 A242x175x175 mmB13More
Halfords StandardHCB 07560 Ah550 A242x175x175 mmB13More
Lucas SupremeLS07562 Ah600 A242x175x175 mmB13More
Varta Black DynamicC1153 Ah500 A242x175x175 mmB13More
Varta Blue DynamicD5960 Ah540 A242x175x175 mmB13More
Varta Silver DynamicD2161 Ah600 A242x175x175 mmB13More
For the Ford Focus with a 1.8 16V gasoline engine, we choose batteries with dimensions of 242x175x175 mm, whose capacity exceeds 51 Ah. The weakest of these is the battery Varta Black Dynamic C11 which capacity is 53 Ah and Cold Cranking Amps is 500 A. The most powerful battery is Lucas Supreme LS075 of a capacity 62Ah and Cold Cranking Amps: 600 A. All the batteries in the list above have a base hold-down B13.

Ford Focus Mk1 – petrol engines:
  • 2.0 16V
  • RS
  • ST170

Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensions (LxWxH)Base Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S4S40 0460 Ah540 A242x175x175 mmB13More
Bosch S5S50 0461 Ah600 A242x175x175 mmB13More
Exide ExcellEB60260 Ah540 A242x175x175 mmB13More
Exide PremiumEA61261 Ah600 A242x175x175 mmB13More
Halfords StandardHCB 07560 Ah550 A242x175x175 mmB13More
Lucas SupremeLS07562 Ah600 A242x175x175 mmB13More
Varta Blue DynamicD5960 Ah540 A242x175x175 mmB13More
Varta Silver DynamicD2161 Ah600 A242x175x175 mmB13More
The above three petrol engines of the Ford Focus, namely 2.0 16V ,RS and ST170, will perform best with batteries of at least 57 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 Varta Blue Dynamic D59 which capacity is 60 Ah and Cold Cranking Amps is 540 A. The most powerful battery is Lucas Supreme LS075 of a capacity 62Ah and Cold Cranking Amps: 600 A. All the batteries in the list above have a base hold-down B13.

Ford Focus Mk1 – diesel engines:
  • 1.8 DI
  • 1.8 TDCi
  • 1.8 TDDi
  • 1.8 Turbo DI

Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensions (LxWxH)Base Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S3S30 0770 Ah640 A278x175x175 mmB13More
Bosch S4S40 0772 Ah680 A278x175x175 mmB13More
Bosch S5S50 0774 Ah750 A278x175x175 mmB13More
Exide ClassicEC65265 Ah540 A278x175x175 mmB13More
Exide ExcellEB71271 Ah670 A278x175x175 mmB13More
Exide PremiumEA72272 Ah720 A278x175x175 mmB13More
Lucas PremiumLP10072 Ah680 A278x175x175 mmB13
Lucas SupremeLS10074 Ah750 A278x175x175 mmB13More
Varta Black DynamicE970 Ah640 A278x175x175 mmB13More
Varta Blue DynamicE4372 Ah680 A278x175x175 mmB13More
Varta Silver DynamicE3874 Ah750 A278x175x175 mmB13More
The Ford Focus with diesel engines 1.8 DI, 1.8 TDCi, 1.8 TDDi, and the others mentioned above, should be equipped with a battery sized 276x175x175 mm or 278x175x175 mm, with a minimum capacity of 62 Ah. The most basic battery of this set is Exide Classic EC652 of a capacity 65Ah and 540A Cold Cranking Amps, the battery with the biggest capacity is Lucas Supreme LS100 of a capacity 74 Ah, having 750A Cold Cranking Amps. All of the above motors have a base hold-down B13.
If you’re still unsure which battery fits your Ford Focus , 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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