Land Rover Defender I (LD_) (1990-2016) – batteries


Land Rover Defender in version I (LD_) was produced in the years 1990 – 2016. The following table presents information about batteries that match each of the engines available on the market.

Basic parameters of batteries suitable for Land Rover Defender (1990-2016):

LayoutTerminal typesBase hold-down
1 – positive on the left side1B9
1B01
1 – positive on the left side1B01
As you can see, in case of Land Rover Defender, even the basic parameters of the batteries (battery layout, terminal types and base hold-down) are not identical for all engine versions. For this reason, care must be taken to match the battery to a specific engine.

Land Rover Defender I (LD_) – petrol engines:
  • 2.5 4×4
  • 2.8 4×4
  • 3.5 4×4
  • 3.9 4×4
  • 3.9 V8 4×4

Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensions (LxWxH)Base Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S4S40 2770 Ah630 A261x175x220 mmB01More
Exide ExcellEB70570 Ah540 A270x173x222 mmB9More
Exide PremiumEA75575 Ah630 A270x173x222 mmB9More
Varta Blue DynamicE2470 Ah630 A261x175x220 mmB01More
For these petrol engines, we recommend batteries with dimensions of 260x174x224 mm, 261x175x220 mm or 270x173x222 mm and a capacity exceeding 67 Ah. The weakest of these is the battery Exide Excell EB705 which capacity is 70 Ah and Cold Cranking Amps is 540 A. The most powerful battery is Exide Premium EA755 of a capacity 75Ah and Cold Cranking Amps: 630 A.

Land Rover Defender I (LD_) – diesel engines:
  • 2.2 Td4 4×4
  • 2.4 Td4 4×4
  • 2.5 110 TDI 4×4
  • 2.5 90 TDI 4×4
  • 2.5 D 4×4

Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensions (LxWxH)Base Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S4S40 2770 Ah630 A261x175x220 mmB01More
Exide ExcellEB70570 Ah540 A270x173x222 mmB9More
Exide PremiumEA75575 Ah630 A270x173x222 mmB9More
Varta Blue DynamicE2470 Ah630 A261x175x220 mmB01More
These diesel engines should work with batteries of dimensions 260x174x224 mm, 261x175x220 mm or 270x173x222 mm, which capacity is minimum 67 Ah. The most basic battery of this set is Exide Excell EB705 of a capacity 70Ah and 540A Cold Cranking Amps, the battery with the biggest capacity is Exide Premium EA755 of a capacity 75 Ah, having 630A Cold Cranking Amps.

Land Rover Defender I (LD_) – diesel engines:
  • 2.5 Td5 4×4

Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensions (LxWxH)Base Hold-DownPrice
Varta Promotive HDH17105 Ah800 A330x172x240 mmB01
These diesel engines should work with batteries of dimensions 330x172x240 mm, which capacity is minimum 100 Ah. The base hold-down of the above batteries is B01.
If you’re still unsure which battery fits your Land Rover Defender , 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!

See also information about other cars of this manufacturer

Land Rover Discovery I (LJ, LG) (1989-1998) battery
Land Rover Discovery II (LJ, LT) (1998-2004) battery
Land Rover Discovery III (TAA) (2004-2009) battery
Land Rover Discovery IV (LA) (2009-2016) battery
Land Rover Freelander I (LN) (1997-2006) battery
Land Rover Freelander II (FA_) (2006-2014) battery
Land Rover Range Rover I (1970-1994) battery
Land Rover Range Rover II (LP) (1994-2002) battery
Land Rover Range Rover III (LM) (2001-2012) battery
Land Rover Range Rover IV (LG) (2012-) battery
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque I (LV) (2011-2018) battery
Land Rover Range Rover Sport I (LS) (2005-2013) battery
Land Rover Range Rover Sport II (LW) (2013-) battery


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