Mercedes SL R231 (from 2012) – batteries


Mercedes-Benz SL in version R231 is produced from 2012. The following table presents information about batteries that match each of the engines available on the market.

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

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

Mercedes-Benz SL R231 – petrol engines:
  • 350 – with Start-Stop
  • 500 – with Start-Stop
  • 63 AMG – with Start-Stop
  • 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.
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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