Opel Vectra B (1995-2002) – batteries


Opel Vectra in version B was produced in the years 1995 – 2002. Below we present the specifications of batteries suitable for specific engines.

Basic parameters of batteries suitable for Opel Vectra (1995-2002):

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

Opel Vectra B – petrol engines:
  • 1.6
  • 1.8
  • 2.0 i 8V

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 Vectra B – petrol engines:
  • 2.0 i 16V
  • 2.2 i 16V
  • 2.5 i GSi
  • 2.6 i V6

Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensions (LxWxH)Base Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S4S40 0460 Ah540 A242x175x175 mmB13More
Bosch S5S50 0461 Ah600 A242x175x175 mmB13More
Exide ExcellEB60260 Ah540 A242x175x175 mmB13More
Exide PremiumEA61261 Ah600 A242x175x175 mmB13More
Halfords StandardHCB 07560 Ah550 A242x175x175 mmB13More
Lucas SupremeLS07562 Ah600 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 57 Ah. The weakest of these is the battery Exide Excell EB602 which capacity is 60 Ah and Cold Cranking Amps is 540 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 Vectra B – diesel engines:
  • 1.7 TD
  • 2.0 DI
  • 2.0 DTI

Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensions (LxWxH)Base Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S3S30 0770 Ah640 A278x175x175 mmB13More
Bosch S4S40 0772 Ah680 A278x175x175 mmB13More
Bosch S5S50 0774 Ah750 A278x175x175 mmB13More
Exide ClassicEC65265 Ah540 A278x175x175 mmB13More
Exide ExcellEB71271 Ah670 A278x175x175 mmB13More
Exide PremiumEA72272 Ah720 A278x175x175 mmB13More
Lucas PremiumLP10072 Ah680 A278x175x175 mmB13
Lucas SupremeLS10074 Ah750 A278x175x175 mmB13More
Varta Black DynamicE970 Ah640 A278x175x175 mmB13More
Varta Blue DynamicE4372 Ah680 A278x175x175 mmB13More
Varta Silver DynamicE3874 Ah750 A278x175x175 mmB13More
These diesel engines should work with batteries of dimensions 276x175x175 mm or 278x175x175 mm, which capacity is minimum 62 Ah. The most basic battery of this set is Exide Classic EC652 of a capacity 65Ah and 540A Cold Cranking Amps, the battery with the biggest capacity is Bosch S5 S50 07 of a capacity 74 Ah, having 750A Cold Cranking Amps. All of the above motors have a base hold-down B13.

Opel Vectra B – diesel engines:
  • 2.2 DTI

Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensions (LxWxH)Base Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S4S40 1080 Ah740 A315x175x175 mmB13More
Bosch S5S50 1085 Ah800 A315x175x175 mmB13More
Exide ExcellEB80280 Ah700 A315x175x175 mmB13More
Exide PremiumEA85285 Ah800 A315x175x175 mmB13More
Halfords StandardHCB 11080 Ah760 A315x175x175 mmB13More
Varta Blue DynamicF1780 Ah740 A315x175x175 mmB13More
Varta Silver DynamicF1885 Ah800 A315x175x175 mmB13More
The Opel Vectra with a 2.2 DTI diesel engine should be compatible with batteries of dimensions 315x175x175 mm, with a minimum capacity of 77 Ah. The most basic battery of this set is Exide Excell EB802 of a capacity 80Ah and 700A Cold Cranking Amps, the battery with the biggest capacity is Varta Silver Dynamic F18 of a capacity 85 Ah, having 800A Cold Cranking Amps. All of the above motors have a base hold-down B13.
If you’re still unsure which battery fits your Opel Vectra , 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 F (1991-2002) 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 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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