VW Passat B3 (3A2) (1988-1993) – batteries


VW Passat in version B3 (3A2) was produced in the years 1988 – 1993. Below we present the specifications of batteries suitable for specific engines.

Basic parameters of batteries suitable for VW Passat (1988-1993):

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

VW Passat B3 (3A2) – petrol engines:
  • 1.6
  • 1.8
  • 1.8 16V
  • 1.8 G60 Syncro
  • 1.8 GL
  • 2.0
  • 2.0 16V
  • 2.0 Syncro
  • 2.8 VR6

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 the 1.6, 1.8, 1.8 16V petrol engines and others from the above list, we select batteries measuring 242x175x175 mm with a capacity exceeding 51 Ah. 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.

VW Passat B3 (3A2) – diesel engines:
  • 1.6 TD

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
The VW Passat with a 1.6 TD diesel engine should be compatible with batteries of dimensions 242x175x175 mm, with a minimum capacity of 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.

VW Passat B3 (3A2) – diesel engines:
  • 1.9 D
  • 1.9 TD

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
For the VW Passat with 1.9 D or 1.9 TD diesel engines, we recommend batteries sized 276x175x175 mm or 278x175x175 mm, with a minimum capacity of 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.
If you’re still unsure which battery fits your VW Passat , 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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