VW Golf 5 (2003-2008) – batteries


VW Golf in version 5 was produced in the years 2003 – 2008. Below we present the specifications of batteries suitable for specific engines.

Basic parameters of batteries suitable for VW Golf (2003-2008):

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

VW Golf 5 – petrol engines:
  • 1.4 16V
  • 1.4 FSI
  • 1.4 TSI
  • 1.6
  • 1.6 FSI

Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensions (LxWxH)Base Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S4S40 0252 Ah470 A207x175x190 mmB13More
Bosch S5S50 0254 Ah530 A207x175x190 mmB13More
Exide ExcellEB50050 Ah450 A207x175x190 mmB13More
Exide PremiumEA53053 Ah540 A207x175x190 mmB13More
Halfords StandardHCB 01252 Ah450 A207x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Blue DynamicC2252 Ah470 A207x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Silver DynamicC3054 Ah530 A207x175x190 mmB13More
For these petrol engines, we recommend batteries with dimensions of 207x175x190 mm and a capacity exceeding 47 Ah. The weakest of these is the battery Exide Excell EB500 which capacity is 50 Ah and Cold Cranking Amps is 450 A. The most powerful battery is Bosch S5 S50 02 of a capacity 54Ah and Cold Cranking Amps: 530 A. All of the above motors have a base hold-down B13.

VW Golf 5 – petrol engines:
  • 1.8 GTI
  • 2.0
  • 2.0 FSI
  • 2.0 FSI 4motion
  • 2.0 GTI

Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensions (LxWxH)Base Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S4S40 0560 Ah540 A242x175x190 mmB13More
Bosch S5S50 0563 Ah610 A242x175x190 mmB13More
Exide ExcellEB62062 Ah540 A242x175x190 mmB13More
Exide PremiumEA64064 Ah640 A242x175x190 mmB13More
Halfords StandardHCB 02762 Ah550 A242x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Blue DynamicD2460 Ah540 A242x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Silver DynamicD1563 Ah610 A242x175x190 mmB13More
For these petrol engines, we recommend batteries with dimensions of 242x175x190 mm and a capacity exceeding 59 Ah. The weakest of these is the battery Varta Blue Dynamic D24 which capacity is 60 Ah and Cold Cranking Amps is 540 A. The most powerful battery is Exide Premium EA640 of a capacity 64Ah and Cold Cranking Amps: 640 A. All of the above motors have a base hold-down B13.

VW Golf 5 – petrol engines:
  • 3.2
  • 3.2 R32 4motion

Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensions (LxWxH)Base Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S4S40 0874 Ah680 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Bosch S5S50 0877 Ah780 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Exide ExcellEB74074 Ah680 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Exide PremiumEA77077 Ah760 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Halfords StandardHCB 09676 Ah680 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Blue DynamicE1174 Ah680 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Silver DynamicE4477 Ah780 A278x175x190 mmB13More
For these petrol engines, we recommend batteries with dimensions of 276x175x190 mm or 278x175x190 mm and a capacity exceeding 71 Ah. The weakest of these is the battery Varta Blue Dynamic E11 which capacity is 74 Ah and Cold Cranking Amps is 680 A. The most powerful battery is Bosch S5 S50 08 of a capacity 77Ah and Cold Cranking Amps: 780 A. All of the above motors have a base hold-down B13.

VW Golf 5 – petrol engines:
  • 3.2 R32 4motion

Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensions (LxWxH)Base Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S5S50 1185 Ah800 A315x175x190 mmB13More
Exide ExcellEB80080 Ah640 A315x175x190 mmB13More
Exide PremiumEA90090 Ah720 A315x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Blue DynamicF1680 Ah740 A315x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Silver DynamicF1985 Ah800 A315x175x190 mmB13More
For these petrol engines, we recommend batteries with dimensions of 315x175x190 mm and a capacity exceeding 77 Ah. The weakest of these is the battery Exide Excell EB800 which capacity is 80 Ah and Cold Cranking Amps is 640 A. The most powerful battery is Exide Premium EA900 of a capacity 90Ah and Cold Cranking Amps: 720 A. All of the above motors have a base hold-down B13.

VW Golf 5 – diesel engines:
  • 1.9 TDI
  • 1.9 TDI 4motion
  • 2.0 SDI
  • 2.0 TDI
  • 2.0 TDI 16V
  • 2.0 TDI 16V 4motion
  • 2.0 TDI 4motion

Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensions (LxWxH)Base Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S4S40 0874 Ah680 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Bosch S5S50 0877 Ah780 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Exide ExcellEB74074 Ah680 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Exide PremiumEA77077 Ah760 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Halfords StandardHCB 09676 Ah680 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Blue DynamicE1174 Ah680 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Silver DynamicE4477 Ah780 A278x175x190 mmB13More
These diesel engines should work with batteries of dimensions 276x175x190 mm or 278x175x190 mm, which capacity is minimum 71 Ah. The most basic battery of this set is Varta Blue Dynamic E11 of a capacity 74Ah and 680A Cold Cranking Amps, the battery with the biggest capacity is Bosch S5 S50 08 of a capacity 77 Ah, having 780A Cold Cranking Amps. All of the above motors have a base hold-down B13.
If you’re still unsure which battery fits your VW Golf , 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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