I​'ve spotted one of the weirdest AMG in the world!

T​his is the only AMG of its kind

Y​ou might remember two days ago when I spotted this C30 CDI AMG, and as it turns out, at the time of writing this article 95% of you voted for me to write about it, and so I am.

I​f you thought the R63 AMG was weird, you probably haven't heard of this car. It may look a bit like a regular C-class from the outside, and its name might sound like something someone would spell on the back of their C300 thinking they are cool, but this is an actual car that Mercedes built from the factory.

T​he W203, as this generation of the C-class is called, had 3 different AMG versions, the C55 with a V8, the C32 with a V6, and the C30 CDI AMG, the most unusual of them all, with a 5-cylinder diesel. It had essencially the same engine as the C270 CDI, but with the displacement increased from 2.7 to 3.0 litres and a power increase from 170 to 231 horsepower. As a result, the C30 could go from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62mh) in 6.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).

The C30 CDI AMG was AMG's first-ever diesel model, a car that combined performance with the fuel economy of a diesel. But Mercedes did not sell that many of them, and then was the fact most AMG customers would rather get a C32 AMG instead, a car equipped with a V6 petrol that offered better performance than the C30 did.

That was it, the only diesel AMG in existence, and probably the only one there will ever be. It is a car that is both rare and forgotten, and before you ask me, this really was an actual AMG product.

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Comments (9)

  • Very interesting, thanks for sharing!

      1 month ago
  • Unicorn, nice article - but do you really think it's cool with those looks..?

      1 month ago
    • Thank you! Yes, I think it’s sort of a sleeper, and I also like the fact that only those who know will know what it is.

        1 month ago
    • ok. I just never cared for whichever looks the merc had. don't float my boat, to quote j. clarkson.

        1 month ago
  • That's cool! A 231 hp diesel AMG may not sound cool, but it surely is a unicorn!

      1 month ago