VW Transporter T4 (1990-2003) – batteries


VW Transporter in version T4 was produced in the years 1990 – 2003. Below we present the specifications of batteries suitable for specific engines.

Basic parameters of batteries suitable for VW Transporter (1990-2003):

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

VW Transporter T4 – petrol engines:
  • 1.8
  • 2.0

Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensions (LxWxH)Base Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S3S30 0556 Ah480 A242x175x190 mmB13More
Bosch S4S40 0560 Ah540 A242x175x190 mmB13More
Bosch S5S50 0563 Ah610 A242x175x190 mmB13More
Exide ClassicEC55055 Ah460 A242x175x190 mmB13More
Exide ExcellEB62062 Ah540 A242x175x190 mmB13More
Exide PremiumEA64064 Ah640 A242x175x190 mmB13More
Halfords EssentialsHB 02756 Ah480 A242x175x190 mmB13More
Halfords StandardHCB 02762 Ah550 A242x175x190 mmB13More
Lucas SupremeLS02765 Ah640 A242x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Black DynamicC1456 Ah480 A242x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Blue DynamicD2460 Ah540 A242x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Silver DynamicD1563 Ah610 A242x175x190 mmB13More
For VW Transporter with 1.8 or 2.0 petrol engines, we use batteries measuring 242x175x190 mm and with a capacity exceeding 52 Ah (ampere-hours). 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 Transporter T4 – petrol engines:
  • 2.5
  • 2.5 Syncro
  • 2.8 VR6
  • 2.8 VR6 Syncro

Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensions (LxWxH)Base Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S3S30 0870 Ah640 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Bosch S4S40 0874 Ah680 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Bosch S5S50 0877 Ah780 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Exide ClassicEC70070 Ah640 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Exide ExcellEB74074 Ah680 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Exide PremiumEA77077 Ah760 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Halfords EssentialsHB 09670 Ah640 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Halfords StandardHCB 09676 Ah680 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Lucas PremiumLP09675 Ah680 A278x175x190 mmB13
Lucas SupremeLS09678 Ah780 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Black DynamicE1370 Ah640 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Blue DynamicE1174 Ah680 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Silver DynamicE4477 Ah780 A278x175x190 mmB13More
For the 2.5, 2.5 Syncro, 2.8 VR6 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 Halfords Essentials HB 096 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 Transporter T4 – diesel engines:
  • 1.9 D
  • 1.9 TD
  • 2.4 D
  • 2.4 D Syncro

Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensions (LxWxH)Base Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S3S30 0870 Ah640 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Bosch S4S40 0874 Ah680 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Bosch S5S50 0877 Ah780 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Exide ClassicEC70070 Ah640 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Exide ExcellEB74074 Ah680 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Exide PremiumEA77077 Ah760 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Halfords EssentialsHB 09670 Ah640 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Halfords StandardHCB 09676 Ah680 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Lucas PremiumLP09675 Ah680 A278x175x190 mmB13
Lucas SupremeLS09678 Ah780 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Black DynamicE1370 Ah640 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Blue DynamicE1174 Ah680 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Silver DynamicE4477 Ah780 A278x175x190 mmB13More
The VW Transporter with diesel engines 1.9 D, 1.9 TD, 2.4 D, and the others mentioned above, should be equipped with a battery sized 276x175x190 mm or 278x175x190 mm, with a minimum capacity of 67 Ah. The most basic battery of this set is Halfords Essentials HB 096 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 Transporter T4 – diesel engines:
  • 2.5 TDI
  • 2.5 TDI Syncro

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 the VW Transporter with 2.5 TDI or 2.5 TDI Syncro 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 Transporter , 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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