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      10-23-2018, 09:58 PM   #1
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Cheap battery alternative

Hello. I recently had to replace the battery in my 2008 135i. I searched everywhere for a cheap alternative battery (i.e. not BMW brand) with comparable performances and I finally found it.

My original battery was:
  • Brand: BMW (Exide)
    Type: Lead battery
    Model: 61 21 8 381 765
    Size: L5/49/H8
    Amps: 90Ah
    Cold Cranking Amps (CCA): 720
    Reserve Capacity: 160

I found this one at Home Depot:
  • Brand: Exide
    Type: Lead battery
    Model: L5/49X Nascar
    Size: L5/49/H8
    Amps: 107Ah
    Cold Cranking Amps (CCA): 900
    Reserve Capacity: 185
    Price: $119

In order to register the new battery I had to get the Carly for BMW app (full version - $59/yr) and the Carly adapter ($62 on Amazon).

Total cost was $119 + $59 + $62 = $240.
The BMW website for battery cost estimator it ranges from $310 to $460. So even with the cost for Carly app/adapter I saved a third of the money. And I learned about registering a new battery. It's all good.
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