Mercedes SL R230 (2001-2012) – batteries


Mercedes-Benz SL in version R230 was produced in the years 2001 – 2012. Below we present the specifications of batteries suitable for specific engines.

Basic parameters of batteries suitable for Mercedes-Benz SL (2001-2012):

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

Mercedes-Benz SL R230 – petrol engines:
  • 280
  • 300
  • 350
  • 500
  • 55 AMG
  • 55 AMG Kompressor
  • 600
  • 63 AMG
  • 65 AMG

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
For the 280, 300, 350 petrol engines and others from the above list, we select batteries measuring 278x175x190 mm with a capacity exceeding 67 Ah. The weakest of these is the battery Halfords Standard AGM 096 which capacity is 70 Ah and Cold Cranking Amps is 720 A. The most powerful battery is Exide AGM EK720 of a capacity 72Ah and Cold Cranking Amps: 760 A. The base hold-down of the above batteries is B13.
If you’re still unsure which battery fits your Mercedes-Benz SL , 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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2 responses to “Mercedes SL R230 (2001-2012) – batteries”

  1. Hi, I have a Mercedes SL5.5
    2007
    It has two batteries, one under the bonnet for the engine and the other larger battery in the boot for the consumables.
    What battery do you recommend for the consumables battery? This boot battery is notorious for going flat when parked for a few days and I’m wondering if a deep cycle battery would be a better choice. Many thanks.

    • Hello,
      There might be an incorrect battery installed in the trunk of your Mercedes-Benz SL. As you mentioned, according to our information, it should be an AGM battery with a capacity of 70 Ah. Switching from an AGM battery to a lead-acid one may cause such issues. At the same time, it would be advisable to check the current draw with the car closed and turned off to ensure that no device is draining your battery while parked.

      Attached, please find examples of batteries installed in other models of Mercedes SL – both batteries are AGM.
      Best regards.

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