Mercedes SLK R172 (from 2011) – batteries


Mercedes-Benz SLK in version R172 is produced from 2011. 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 SLK (2011-):

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

Mercedes-Benz SLK R172 – petrol engines:
  • 200 – with Start-Stop system
  • 250 – 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 SLK 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 SLK R172 – petrol engines:
  • 350 – with Start-Stop system
  • 55 AMG

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
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: 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.

Mercedes-Benz SLK R172 – diesel engines:
  • 250 CDI

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
The Mercedes-Benz SLK with a 250 CDI diesel engine should be compatible with batteries of dimensions 315x175x190 mm or 317x175x190 mm, with a minimum capacity of 77 Ah. The most basic battery of this set is Varta Silver Dynamic AGM F21 of a capacity 80Ah and 800A Cold Cranking Amps, the battery with the biggest capacity is Exide AGM EK820 of a capacity 82 Ah, having 800A Cold Cranking Amps. All batteries compatible with the 250 CDI engine have a B13 mount.
If you’re still unsure which battery fits your Mercedes-Benz SLK , 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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