Mercedes S-Class W221 (2005-2013) – batteries


Mercedes-Benz S-Class in version W221 was produced in the years 2005 – 2013. We invite you to a list of batteries matching individual engine versions.

Basic parameters of batteries suitable for Mercedes-Benz S-Class (2005-2013):

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

Mercedes-Benz S-Class W221 – petrol engines:
  • S 280
  • S 300

ModelCapacity and CCADimensions (LxWxH)Price
Bosch S4
S40 13
95 Ah
800 A
353x175x190 mmMore
Bosch S5
S50 13
100 Ah
830 A
353x175x190 mmMore
Exide Excell
EB950
95 Ah
800 A
353x175x190 mmMore
Exide Premium
EA1000
100 Ah
900 A
353x175x190 mmMore
Halfords Standard
HCB 019
95 Ah
850 A
353x175x190 mmMore
Varta Blue Dynamic
G3
95 Ah
800 A
353x175x190 mmMore
Varta Silver Dynamic
H3
100 Ah
830 A
353x175x190 mmMore
For Mercedes-Benz S-Class W221 with S 280 or S 300 petrol engines, we use batteries measuring 352x175x190 mm or 353x175x190 mm and with a capacity exceeding 92 Ah (ampere-hours). The weakest of these is the battery Bosch S4 S40 13 which capacity is 95 Ah and Cold Cranking Amps is 800 A. The most powerful battery is Exide Premium EA1000 of a capacity 100Ah and Cold Cranking Amps: 900 A. All of the above motors have a base hold-down B13.

Mercedes-Benz S-Class W221 – petrol engines:
  • S 350
  • S 350 4-matic
  • S 350 CGI – with Start-Stop
  • S 350 CGI 4-matic – with Start-Stop
  • S 450
  • S 450 4-matic
  • S 500
  • S 500 4-matic
  • S 500 CGI – with Start-Stop
  • S 500 CGI 4-matic – with Start-Stop
  • S 600
  • S 63 AMG
  • S 65 AMG

ModelCapacity and CCADimensions (LxWxH)Price
Bosch S5 AGM
S5A 13
95 Ah
850 A
353x175x190 mmMore
Exide AGM
EK950
95 Ah
850 A
353x175x190 mmMore
Exide AGM
EK960
96 Ah
850 A
353x175x190 mmMore
Halfords Advanced
AGM 019
95 Ah
850 A
353x175x190 mmMore
Lucas Fusion AGM
LF017
95 Ah
850 A
353x175x190 mmMore
Varta Silver Dynamic AGM
G14
95 Ah
850 A
353x175x190 mmMore
For these engines, no matter if we have a Start-Stop system installed in the car, we should use batteries made in AGM technology. We choose batteries of dimensions: 353x175x190 mm. The parameters of these batteries are at least 95 Ah of a capacity and 850 A CCA (Cold Cranking Amps). All of the above motors have a base hold-down B13.

Mercedes-Benz S-Class W221 – diesel engines:
  • S 250 CDI – with Start-Stop
  • S 320 CDI
  • S 320 CDI
  • S 320 CDI 4-matic
  • S 350 BlueTec – with Start-Stop
  • S 350 BlueTEC 4-matic – with Start-Stop
  • S 350 CDI
  • S 350 CDI
  • S 420 CDI
  • S 450 CDI

ModelCapacity and CCADimensions (LxWxH)Price
Bosch S5 AGM
S5A 13
95 Ah
850 A
353x175x190 mmMore
Exide AGM
EK950
95 Ah
850 A
353x175x190 mmMore
Exide AGM
EK960
96 Ah
850 A
353x175x190 mmMore
Halfords Advanced
AGM 019
95 Ah
850 A
353x175x190 mmMore
Lucas Fusion AGM
LF017
95 Ah
850 A
353x175x190 mmMore
Varta Silver Dynamic AGM
G14
95 Ah
850 A
353x175x190 mmMore
For these engines, no matter if we have a Start-Stop system installed in the car, we should use batteries made in AGM technology. We choose batteries of dimensions: 353x175x190 mm. The parameters of these batteries are at least 95 Ah of a capacity and 850 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 S-Class , 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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One response to “Mercedes S-Class W221 (2005-2013) – batteries”

  1. Can you please advise the correct battery I require for my vehicle S320 cdi limousine 2008 Mercedes

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