VW Up! (from 2011) – batteries


VW Up! is produced from 2011. We invite you to a list of batteries matching individual engine versions.

Basic parameters of batteries suitable for VW Up! (2011-):

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

VW Up! – petrol engines:
  • 1.0
  • 1.0 EcoFuel
  • 1.0 MPI (55 kW)

ModelCapacity and CCADimensions (LxWxH)Price
Bosch S3
S30 00
40 Ah
340 A
175x175x190 mmMore
Bosch S4
S40 00
44 Ah
420 A
175x175x190 mmMore
Exide Classic
EC400
40 Ah
320 A
175x175x190 mmMore
Exide Excell
EB440
44 Ah
400 A
175x175x190 mmMore
Lucas Premium
LP202
40 Ah
340 A
175x175x190 mmMore
Varta Black Dynamic
A16
40 Ah
340 A
175x175x190 mmMore
Varta Blue Dynamic
B36
44 Ah
420 A
175x175x190 mmMore
The above three petrol engines of the VW Up! , namely 1.0 ,1.0 EcoFuel and 1.0 MPI (55 kW), will perform best with batteries of at least 37 Ah capacity. We recommend choosing higher-end battery models for cars with a large number of optional extras. The weakest of these is the battery Exide Classic EC400 which capacity is 40 Ah and Cold Cranking Amps is 320 A. The most powerful battery is Varta Blue Dynamic B36 of a capacity 44Ah and Cold Cranking Amps: 420 A. The base hold-down of the above batteries is B13.

VW Up! – petrol engines:
  • 1.0 GTI (85 kW) – with Start-Stop
  • 1.0 MPI (55 kW) – with Start-Stop

ModelCapacity and CCADimensions (LxWxH)Price
Bosch S4 EFB
S4 E05
60 Ah
560 A
242x175x190 mmMore
Exide EFB
EL600
60 Ah
640 A
242x175x190 mmMore
Halfords Advanced
EFB 027
65 Ah
600 A
243x175x190 mmMore
Lucas Fusion EFB
LE027
60 Ah
560 A
242x175x190 mmMore
Varta Blue Dynamic EFB
D53
60 Ah
560 A
242x175x190 mmMore
1.0 GTI (85 kW) or 1.0 MPI (55 kW) engines in the VW Up! with Start-Stop system require the use of EFB technology batteries. Dimensions of matching batteries differ slightly depending on the manufacturer and are 242x175x190 mm or 243x175x190 mm. The parameters of these batteries are at least 60 Ah of a capacity and 560 A CCA (Cold Cranking Amps). All the batteries in the list above have a base hold-down B13.

VW Up! – petrol engines:
  • 1.0 – with Start-Stop
  • 1.0 EcoFuel – with Start-Stop
  • 1.0 TSI (66 kW) – with Start-Stop

ModelCapacity and CCADimensions (LxWxH)Price
Bosch S5 AGM
S5A 05
60 Ah
680 A
242x175x190 mmMore
Exide AGM
EK600
60 Ah
680 A
242x175x190 mmMore
Exide AGM
EK620
62 Ah
680 A
242x175x190 mmMore
Halfords Advanced
AGM 027
60 Ah
640 A
243x175x190 mmMore
Lucas Fusion AGM
LF027
60 Ah
680 A
242x175x190 mmMore
Varta Silver Dynamic AGM
D52
60 Ah
680 A
242x175x190 mmMore
The VW Up! gasoline engines mentioned above are equipped with a Start-Stop system, and in this case, it means there is a need to use batteries produced using AGM technology. The dimensions of batteries suitable for 1.0, 1.0 EcoFuel and 1.0 TSI (66 kW) engines vary slightly among different manufacturers and are: 242x175x190 mm or 243x175x190 mm. The parameters of these batteries are at least 60 Ah of a capacity and 640 A CCA (Cold Cranking Amps). All the batteries in the list above have a base hold-down B13.
If you’re still unsure which battery fits your VW Up! , 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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