Mercedes CLA I (C117) (from 2013) – batteries


Mercedes-Benz CLA in version I (C117) is produced from 2013. Below we present the specifications of batteries suitable for specific engines.

Basic parameters of batteries suitable for Mercedes-Benz CLA (2013-):

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

Mercedes-Benz CLA I (C117) – petrol engines:
  • CLA 180 – with Start-Stop system
  • CLA 200 – with Start-Stop system
  • CLA 220 4-matic – with Start-Stop system
  • CLA 250 – with Start-Stop system
  • CLA 250 4-matic – with Start-Stop system

Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensions (LxWxH)Base Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S5 AGMS5A 0870 Ah760 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Exide AGMEK70070 Ah760 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Exide AGMEK72072 Ah760 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Halfords StandardAGM 09670 Ah720 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Halfords AdvancedAGM 09670 Ah760 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Lucas Fusion AGMLF09670 Ah760 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Silver Dynamic AGME3970 Ah760 A278x175x190 mmB13More
The above versions of the Mercedes-Benz CLA are equipped with a Start-Stop system, and in this case, we should use batteries made with AGM technology. Matching batteries have dimensions 278x175x190 mm. The parameters of these batteries are at least 70 Ah of a capacity and 720 A CCA (Cold Cranking Amps). The base hold-down of the above batteries is B13.

Mercedes-Benz CLA I (C117) – petrol engines:
  • CLA 45 AMG 4-matic – with Start-Stop system

Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensions (LxWxH)Base Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S5 AGMS5A 1180 Ah800 A315x175x190 mmB13More
Exide AGMEK80080 Ah800 A315x175x190 mmB13More
Exide AGMEK82082 Ah800 A315x175x190 mmB13More
Halfords AdvancedAGM 11580 Ah800 A317x175x190 mmB13More
Lucas Fusion AGMLF11580 Ah800 A315x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Silver Dynamic AGMF2180 Ah800 A315x175x190 mmB13More
Owning a Mercedes-Benz CLA with a CLA 45 AMG 4-matic engine and Start-Stop system means there is a need to use more expensive batteries made with AGM technology. Dimensions of matching batteries differ slightly depending on the manufacturer and are 315x175x190 mm or 317x175x190 mm. The parameters of these batteries are at least 80 Ah of a capacity and 800 A CCA (Cold Cranking Amps). All batteries compatible with the CLA 45 AMG 4-matic engine have a B13 mount.

Mercedes-Benz CLA I (C117) – diesel engines:
  • CLA 180 CDI – with Start-Stop system

Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensions (LxWxH)Base Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S5 AGMS5A 0870 Ah760 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Exide AGMEK70070 Ah760 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Exide AGMEK72072 Ah760 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Halfords StandardAGM 09670 Ah720 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Halfords AdvancedAGM 09670 Ah760 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Lucas Fusion AGMLF09670 Ah760 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Silver Dynamic AGME3970 Ah760 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Owning a Mercedes-Benz CLA with a CLA 180 CDI engine and Start-Stop system means there is a need to use more expensive batteries made with AGM technology. Matching batteries have dimensions 278x175x190 mm. The parameters of these batteries are at least 70 Ah of a capacity and 720 A CCA (Cold Cranking Amps). The base hold-down of the above batteries is B13.

Mercedes-Benz CLA I (C117) – diesel engines:
  • CLA 200 CDI – with Start-Stop system
  • CLA 220 CDI – with Start-Stop system

Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensions (LxWxH)Base Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S5 AGMS5A 1180 Ah800 A315x175x190 mmB13More
Exide AGMEK80080 Ah800 A315x175x190 mmB13More
Exide AGMEK82082 Ah800 A315x175x190 mmB13More
Halfords AdvancedAGM 11580 Ah800 A317x175x190 mmB13More
Lucas Fusion AGMLF11580 Ah800 A315x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Silver Dynamic AGMF2180 Ah800 A315x175x190 mmB13More
CLA 200 CDI or CLA 220 CDI engines in the Mercedes-Benz CLA with Start-Stop system require the use of AGM technology batteries. Dimensions of matching batteries differ slightly depending on the manufacturer and are 315x175x190 mm or 317x175x190 mm. The parameters of these batteries are at least 80 Ah of a capacity and 800 A CCA (Cold Cranking Amps). All of the above motors have a base hold-down B13.
If you’re still unsure which battery fits your Mercedes-Benz CLA , 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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