VW Passat B5 (1996-2000) – batteries


VW Passat in version B5 was produced in the years 1996 – 2000. Below we present the specifications of batteries suitable for specific engines.

Basic parameters of batteries suitable for VW Passat (1996-2000):

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

VW Passat B5 – petrol engines:
  • 1.6

ModelCapacity and CCADimensions (LxWxH)Price
Bosch S3
S30 02
45 Ah
400 A
207x175x190 mmMore
Bosch S4
S40 02
52 Ah
470 A
207x175x190 mmMore
Bosch S5
S50 02
54 Ah
530 A
207x175x190 mmMore
Exide Classic
EC440
44 Ah
360 A
207x175x190 mmMore
Exide Excell
EB500
50 Ah
450 A
207x175x190 mmMore
Exide Premium
EA530
53 Ah
540 A
207x175x190 mmMore
Halfords Standard
HCB 012
52 Ah
450 A
207x175x190 mmMore
Varta Black Dynamic
B19
45 Ah
400 A
207x175x190 mmMore
Varta Blue Dynamic
C22
52 Ah
470 A
207x175x190 mmMore
Varta Silver Dynamic
C30
54 Ah
530 A
207x175x190 mmMore
For the VW Passat B5 with a 1.6 gasoline engine, we choose batteries with dimensions of 207x175x190 mm, whose capacity exceeds 41 Ah. The weakest of these is the battery Exide Classic EC440 which capacity is 44 Ah and Cold Cranking Amps is 360 A. The most powerful battery is Bosch S5 S50 02 of a capacity 54Ah and Cold Cranking Amps: 530 A. All batteries compatible with the 1.6 engine have a B13 mount.

VW Passat B5 – petrol engines:
  • 1.8
  • 1.8 Syncro/4motion
  • 1.8 T
  • 1.8 T Syncro
  • 2.0
  • 2.0 4motion

ModelCapacity and CCADimensions (LxWxH)Price
Bosch S3
S30 05
56 Ah
480 A
242x175x190 mmMore
Bosch S4
S40 05
60 Ah
540 A
242x175x190 mmMore
Bosch S5
S50 05
63 Ah
610 A
242x175x190 mmMore
Exide Classic
EC550
55 Ah
460 A
242x175x190 mmMore
Exide Excell
EB620
62 Ah
540 A
242x175x190 mmMore
Exide Premium
EA640
64 Ah
640 A
242x175x190 mmMore
Halfords Essentials
HB 027
56 Ah
480 A
242x175x190 mmMore
Halfords Standard
HCB 027
62 Ah
550 A
242x175x190 mmMore
Lucas Supreme
LS027
65 Ah
640 A
242x175x190 mmMore
Varta Black Dynamic
C14
56 Ah
480 A
242x175x190 mmMore
Varta Blue Dynamic
D24
60 Ah
540 A
242x175x190 mmMore
Varta Silver Dynamic
D15
63 Ah
610 A
242x175x190 mmMore
For the 1.8, 1.8 Syncro/4motion, 1.8 T petrol engines and others from the above list, we select batteries measuring 242x175x190 mm with a capacity exceeding 52 Ah. The weakest of these is the battery Exide Classic EC550 which capacity is 55 Ah and Cold Cranking Amps is 460 A. The most powerful battery is Lucas Supreme LS027 of a capacity 65Ah and Cold Cranking Amps: 640 A. The base hold-down of the above batteries is B13.

VW Passat B5 – petrol engines:
  • 2.3 VR5
  • 2.3 VR5 Syncro/4motion
  • 2.8 Syncro
  • 2.8 V6
  • 2.8 V6 Syncro/4motion

ModelCapacity and CCADimensions (LxWxH)Price
Bosch S3
S30 08
70 Ah
640 A
278x175x190 mmMore
Bosch S4
S40 08
74 Ah
680 A
278x175x190 mmMore
Bosch S5
S50 08
77 Ah
780 A
278x175x190 mmMore
Exide Classic
EC700
70 Ah
640 A
278x175x190 mmMore
Exide Excell
EB740
74 Ah
680 A
278x175x190 mmMore
Exide Premium
EA770
77 Ah
760 A
278x175x190 mmMore
Halfords Essentials
HB 096
70 Ah
640 A
278x175x190 mmMore
Halfords Standard
HCB 096
76 Ah
680 A
278x175x190 mmMore
Lucas Premium
LP096
75 Ah
680 A
278x175x190 mm
Lucas Supreme
LS096
78 Ah
780 A
278x175x190 mmMore
Varta Black Dynamic
E13
70 Ah
640 A
278x175x190 mmMore
Varta Blue Dynamic
E11
74 Ah
680 A
278x175x190 mmMore
Varta Silver Dynamic
E44
77 Ah
780 A
278x175x190 mmMore
For the 2.3 VR5, 2.3 VR5 Syncro/4motion, 2.8 Syncro petrol engines and others from the above list, we select batteries measuring 276x175x190 mm or 278x175x190 mm with a capacity exceeding 67 Ah. The weakest of these is the battery Bosch S3 S30 08 which capacity is 70 Ah and Cold Cranking Amps is 640 A. The most powerful battery is Lucas Supreme LS096 of a capacity 78Ah and Cold Cranking Amps: 780 A. The base hold-down of the above batteries is B13.

VW Passat B5 – diesel engines:
  • 1.9 TDI
  • 1.9 TDI Syncro/4motion

ModelCapacity and CCADimensions (LxWxH)Price
Bosch S3
S30 08
70 Ah
640 A
278x175x190 mmMore
Bosch S4
S40 08
74 Ah
680 A
278x175x190 mmMore
Bosch S5
S50 08
77 Ah
780 A
278x175x190 mmMore
Exide Classic
EC700
70 Ah
640 A
278x175x190 mmMore
Exide Excell
EB740
74 Ah
680 A
278x175x190 mmMore
Exide Premium
EA770
77 Ah
760 A
278x175x190 mmMore
Halfords Essentials
HB 096
70 Ah
640 A
278x175x190 mmMore
Halfords Standard
HCB 096
76 Ah
680 A
278x175x190 mmMore
Lucas Premium
LP096
75 Ah
680 A
278x175x190 mm
Lucas Supreme
LS096
78 Ah
780 A
278x175x190 mmMore
Varta Black Dynamic
E13
70 Ah
640 A
278x175x190 mmMore
Varta Blue Dynamic
E11
74 Ah
680 A
278x175x190 mmMore
Varta Silver Dynamic
E44
77 Ah
780 A
278x175x190 mmMore
For the VW Passat B5 with 1.9 TDI or 1.9 TDI Syncro/4motion diesel engines, we recommend batteries sized 276x175x190 mm or 278x175x190 mm, with a minimum capacity of 67 Ah. The most basic battery of this set is Bosch S3 S30 08 of a capacity 70Ah and 640A Cold Cranking Amps, the battery with the biggest capacity is Lucas Supreme LS096 of a capacity 78 Ah, having 780A Cold Cranking Amps. The base hold-down of the above batteries is B13.

VW Passat B5 – diesel engines:
  • 2.5 TDI
  • 2.5 TDI Syncro/4motion

ModelCapacity and CCADimensions (LxWxH)Price
Bosch S5
S50 11
85 Ah
800 A
315x175x190 mmMore
Exide Excell
EB800
80 Ah
640 A
315x175x190 mmMore
Exide Premium
EA900
90 Ah
720 A
315x175x190 mmMore
Varta Blue Dynamic
F16
80 Ah
740 A
315x175x190 mmMore
Varta Silver Dynamic
F19
85 Ah
800 A
315x175x190 mmMore
For the VW Passat B5 with 2.5 TDI or 2.5 TDI Syncro/4motion diesel engines, we recommend batteries sized 315x175x190 mm, with a minimum capacity of 77 Ah. The most basic battery of this set is Exide Excell EB800 of a capacity 80Ah and 640A Cold Cranking Amps, the battery with the biggest capacity is Exide Premium EA900 of a capacity 90 Ah, having 720A 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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