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

Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensions (LxWxH)Base Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S3S30 0141 Ah360 A207x175x175 mmB13More
Bosch S4S40 0144 Ah440 A207x175x175 mmB13More
Bosch S5S50 0152 Ah520 A207x175x175 mmB13More
Exide ClassicEC41241 Ah370 A207x175x175 mmB13More
Exide ExcellEB44244 Ah420 A207x175x175 mmB13More
Exide PremiumEA47247 Ah450 A207x175x175 mmB13More
Halfords EssentialsHB 06341 Ah360 A207x175x175 mmB13More
Halfords StandardHCB 06345 Ah440 A207x175x175 mmB13More
Varta Black DynamicA1741 Ah360 A207x175x175 mmB13More
Varta Blue DynamicB1844 Ah440 A207x175x175 mmB13More
Varta Silver DynamicC652 Ah520 A207x175x175 mmB13More
For these petrol engines, we recommend batteries with dimensions of 207x175x175 mm and a capacity exceeding 38 Ah. The weakest of these is the battery Halfords Essentials HB 063 which capacity is 41 Ah and Cold Cranking Amps is 360 A. The most powerful battery is Varta Silver Dynamic C6 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

Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensions (LxWxH)Base Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S3S30 0453 Ah500 A242x175x175 mmB13More
Bosch S4S40 0460 Ah540 A242x175x175 mmB13More
Bosch S5S50 0461 Ah600 A242x175x175 mmB13More
Exide ClassicEC54254 Ah500 A242x175x175 mmB13More
Exide ExcellEB60260 Ah540 A242x175x175 mmB13More
Exide PremiumEA61261 Ah600 A242x175x175 mmB13More
Halfords EssentialsHB 07556 Ah500 A242x175x175 mmB13More
Halfords StandardHCB 07560 Ah550 A242x175x175 mmB13More
Lucas SupremeLS07562 Ah600 A242x175x175 mmB13More
Varta Black DynamicC1153 Ah500 A242x175x175 mmB13More
Varta Blue DynamicD5960 Ah540 A242x175x175 mmB13More
Varta Silver DynamicD2161 Ah600 A242x175x175 mmB13More
For these petrol engines, we recommend batteries with dimensions of 242x175x175 mm and a capacity exceeding 51 Ah. The weakest of these is the battery Varta Black Dynamic C11 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

Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensions (LxWxH)Base Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S3S30 0453 Ah500 A242x175x175 mmB13More
Bosch S4S40 0460 Ah540 A242x175x175 mmB13More
Bosch S5S50 0461 Ah600 A242x175x175 mmB13More
Exide ClassicEC54254 Ah500 A242x175x175 mmB13More
Exide ExcellEB60260 Ah540 A242x175x175 mmB13More
Exide PremiumEA61261 Ah600 A242x175x175 mmB13More
Halfords EssentialsHB 07556 Ah500 A242x175x175 mmB13More
Halfords StandardHCB 07560 Ah550 A242x175x175 mmB13More
Lucas SupremeLS07562 Ah600 A242x175x175 mmB13More
Varta Black DynamicC1153 Ah500 A242x175x175 mmB13More
Varta Blue DynamicD5960 Ah540 A242x175x175 mmB13More
Varta Silver DynamicD2161 Ah600 A242x175x175 mmB13More
These diesel engines should work with batteries of dimensions 242x175x175 mm, which capacity is minimum 51 Ah. The most basic battery of this set is Varta Black Dynamic C11 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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