Have a ‘95 cabriolet. They had a perfect fit battery for it at Autozone. I keep the car at my house in Maine and it sometimes doesn’t get started for a month. Always fires right up. No special battery needed for these cars..don’t let anyone tell you otherwiseMy battery died. Not unexpected, as I purchased it in December 2013. It is a Mercedes Benz brand and the tag on it reads 12V 100AH 760. Assume this means 12 volt, 100 Amp-Hours (AH), 760 Cold Crank Amps (CCA).
I currently live a far distance from a MB dealer so I am looking to other sources for a battery. My local independent mechanic told me I need a battery that is Group Size 49 or H8 with 100 AH and 850 - 950 CCA.
Problem is, when I locate batteries with these characteristics online at auto merchants like Auto Zone, Advanced Auto, and O-Reilly Auto Parts, I am told they will not fit my vehicle type (1995 Mercedes E320). Instead, the various sites recommend alternate batteries that are either Group Size 46, or in one case, a Group Size 48, battery. Not what my mechanic told me I need.
Finally, there is the question of physical size. My current MB battery is approximately 7"H x 7"W x 13.5"L. Most of the batteries I've seen online don't have their dimensions listed.
Bottom line - I'm confused. Can anyone recommend a battery -- by Brand and Model -- that meets the electrical requirements and the physical requirements of my 1995 E320 Cabriolet?
The weather is top-down beautiful right now and I need to get the beast back on the road.
Thank you and kind regards,