Opel Astra F (1991-2002) – batteries


Opel Astra in version F was produced in the years 1991 – 2002. The following table presents information about batteries that match each of the engines available on the market.

Basic parameters of batteries suitable for Opel Astra (1991-2002):

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

Opel Astra F – petrol engines:
  • 1.4
  • 1.4 i
  • 1.4 i 16V
  • 1.4 Si
  • 1.6
  • 1.6 i
  • 1.6 i 16V
  • 1.6 Si
  • 1.8 i
  • 1.8 i 16V

ModelCapacity and CCADimensions (LxWxH)Price
Bosch S3
S30 01
41 Ah
360 A
207x175x175 mmMore
Bosch S4
S40 01
44 Ah
440 A
207x175x175 mmMore
Bosch S5
S50 01
52 Ah
520 A
207x175x175 mmMore
Exide Classic
EC412
41 Ah
370 A
207x175x175 mmMore
Exide Excell
EB442
44 Ah
420 A
207x175x175 mmMore
Exide Premium
EA472
47 Ah
450 A
207x175x175 mmMore
Halfords Essentials
HB 063
41 Ah
360 A
207x175x175 mmMore
Halfords Standard
HCB 063
45 Ah
440 A
207x175x175 mmMore
Varta Black Dynamic
A17
41 Ah
360 A
207x175x175 mmMore
Varta Blue Dynamic
B18
44 Ah
440 A
207x175x175 mmMore
Varta Silver Dynamic
C6
52 Ah
520 A
207x175x175 mmMore
For the 1.4, 1.4 i, 1.4 i 16V petrol engines and others from the above list, we select batteries measuring 207x175x175 mm with a capacity exceeding 38 Ah. The weakest of these is the battery Bosch S3 S30 01 which capacity is 41 Ah and Cold Cranking Amps is 360 A. The most powerful battery is Bosch S5 S50 01 of a capacity 52Ah and Cold Cranking Amps: 520 A. All of the above motors have a base hold-down B13.

Opel Astra F – petrol engines:
  • 2.0 GSI 16V
  • 2.0 i
  • 2.0 i 16V

ModelCapacity and CCADimensions (LxWxH)Price
Bosch S3
S30 04
53 Ah
500 A
242x175x175 mmMore
Bosch S4
S40 04
60 Ah
540 A
242x175x175 mmMore
Bosch S5
S50 04
61 Ah
600 A
242x175x175 mmMore
Exide Classic
EC542
54 Ah
500 A
242x175x175 mmMore
Exide Excell
EB602
60 Ah
540 A
242x175x175 mmMore
Exide Premium
EA612
61 Ah
600 A
242x175x175 mmMore
Halfords Essentials
HB 075
56 Ah
500 A
242x175x175 mmMore
Halfords Standard
HCB 075
60 Ah
550 A
242x175x175 mmMore
Lucas Supreme
LS075
62 Ah
600 A
242x175x175 mmMore
Varta Black Dynamic
C11
53 Ah
500 A
242x175x175 mmMore
Varta Blue Dynamic
D59
60 Ah
540 A
242x175x175 mmMore
Varta Silver Dynamic
D21
61 Ah
600 A
242x175x175 mmMore
The above three petrol engines of the Opel Astra F, namely 2.0 GSI 16V ,2.0 i and 2.0 i 16V, will perform best with batteries of at least 51 Ah capacity. We recommend choosing higher-end battery models for cars with a large number of optional extras. The weakest of these is the battery Bosch S3 S30 04 which capacity is 53 Ah and Cold Cranking Amps is 500 A. The most powerful battery is Lucas Supreme LS075 of a capacity 62Ah and Cold Cranking Amps: 600 A. All the batteries in the list above have a base hold-down B13.

Opel Astra F – diesel engines:
  • 1.7 D
  • 1.7 TD
  • 1.7 TDS

ModelCapacity and CCADimensions (LxWxH)Price
Bosch S3
S30 04
53 Ah
500 A
242x175x175 mmMore
Bosch S4
S40 04
60 Ah
540 A
242x175x175 mmMore
Bosch S5
S50 04
61 Ah
600 A
242x175x175 mmMore
Exide Classic
EC542
54 Ah
500 A
242x175x175 mmMore
Exide Excell
EB602
60 Ah
540 A
242x175x175 mmMore
Exide Premium
EA612
61 Ah
600 A
242x175x175 mmMore
Halfords Essentials
HB 075
56 Ah
500 A
242x175x175 mmMore
Halfords Standard
HCB 075
60 Ah
550 A
242x175x175 mmMore
Lucas Supreme
LS075
62 Ah
600 A
242x175x175 mmMore
Varta Black Dynamic
C11
53 Ah
500 A
242x175x175 mmMore
Varta Blue Dynamic
D59
60 Ah
540 A
242x175x175 mmMore
Varta Silver Dynamic
D21
61 Ah
600 A
242x175x175 mmMore
The three above-mentioned diesel engines, namely 1.7 D, 1.7 TD and 1.7 TDS, should be paired with batteries sized 242x175x175 mm with a capacity of at least 51 Ah. The most basic battery of this set is Bosch S3 S30 04 of a capacity 53Ah and 500A Cold Cranking Amps, the battery with the biggest capacity is Lucas Supreme LS075 of a capacity 62 Ah, having 600A Cold Cranking Amps. All the batteries in the list above have a base hold-down B13.
If you’re still unsure which battery fits your Opel Astra , 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!

See also information about other cars of this manufacturer

Opel Adam (2013-) battery
Opel Agila A (2000-2007) battery
Opel Agila B (2008-2014) battery
Opel Antara (2006-2015) battery
Opel Astra G (1998-2009) battery
Opel Astra H (2004-) battery
Opel Astra J (Astra 4) (2009-2015) battery
Opel Astra K (Astra 5) (2015-2021) battery
Opel Cascada (2013-) battery
Opel Combo B (1994-2001) battery
Opel Combo C (2001-2011) battery
Opel Combo D (2011-) battery
Opel Corsa A (1982-1993) battery
Opel Corsa B (1993-2000) battery
Opel Corsa C (2000-2006) battery
Opel Corsa D (2006-2014) battery
Opel Frontera A (1991-1998) battery
Opel Frontera B (1998-2003) battery
Opel Insignia A (2008-2017) battery
Opel Meriva B (2010-) battery
Opel Meriva Mk1 (A) (2003-2010) battery
Opel Mokka (2012-) battery
Opel Movano A (1998-2010) battery
Opel Movano B (2010-) battery
Opel Omega B (1994-2003) battery
Opel Signum (2003-2008) battery
Opel Sintra (1996-1999) battery
Opel Tigra Twin Top (2004-2009) battery
Opel Vectra B (1995-2002) battery
Opel Vectra C (2000-2008) battery
Opel Vivaro I (2001-2014) battery
Opel Zafira A (1999-2005) battery
Opel Zafira B (2005-2014) battery
Opel Zafira C (2011-) battery


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