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Wiesmann is set to go back in business with BMW V8 engines in its coupes

To go along with its phenomenal comeback, Wiesmann Sports Cars GmbH has inked a deal with BMW AG to supply its engines. The announcement came from a brief press release regarding the agreement on the new product development and supply between the two companies. After all, Wiesmann sports cars have been using BMW M division’s motors all the way back since 1993.

The company was originally established by brothers Friedhelm and Martin Wiesmann in the 1980s. However, it was only after Wiesmann introduced the MF30 in 1993 that it became famous.

The final edition from the original Wiesmann was the GT MF4-CS which was built to commemorate the sports car company’s 25th year anniversary. The MF4-CS has held its premiere at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show bearing the BMW-sourced 4.0-liter V8 engine that packs 414hp (309kW) and 295lb-ft (400Nm) of powerful torque.

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Wiesmann closes its doors as it failed to found an investor

Back in August 2013, Wiesmann filed for insolvency at the Muenster court in Germany but by the end of the year the company announced that it found an investor, so everything looked good for the well-known carmaker. Today, we found out that Wiesmann closed its doors and that all its 125 employees were sent home, according to Dutch magazine Autovisie.

According to one of the employees, there were several investor calls but the money still didn’t come. As a result, Wiesmann closed its factory and the maintenance shop, which means that owners will have to take their cars to a BMW dealer as all of them are using BMW technology.

For those who don’t know, Wiesmann was founded in 1988, but in 2009 the first problems appeared as the company wanted to expand its factory in Dulmen and spent several million euros.

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Wiesmann filed for insolvency in Muenster, Germany

German retro-style sports carmaker Wiesmann filed for insolvency at the Muenster court in Germany on Aug. 14, 2013 and is looking for strategic partners and investors. Wiesmann said in a statement that operations its headquarters in Duelmen, Germany, will still continue. Wiesmann said that Rolf Haferkamp will still sit as its chief executive, leading efforts to restructure the financially troubled carmaker.

Wiesmann was established quarter of a century ago by brothers Martin and Friedhelm Wiesmann, who developed the first prototype in the cellar of their home. Wiesmann has a workforce of 110 people and has sold over 1,600 of its hand-crafted sports vehicles in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Stefan Bratzel, director of the Center of Automotive Management at the University of Applied Sciences in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany, told Bloomberg that it is difficult for niche companies to keep up with innovation and economies of scale in the auto industry.

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2013 Geneva Motor Show: Wiesmann GT MF4-CS shows us what Clubsport means

After one teaser, Wiesmann introduced the exclusive GT MF4-CS at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. Celebrating company’s 25th anniversary, the new Wiesmann GT MF4-CS will be manufactured in a very limited edition of just 25 units, each priced from 193,193 EUR (basic net price including standard equipment).

As we said before, the new Wiesmann GT MF4-CS is a Clubsport version of the GT MF4-S, and its aim is perfect driving. Saving up to 20 kg, the new GT MF4-CS is powered by a V8 engine delivering 420 hp.

With a total weight of 1350 kg, the new Wiesmann GT MF4-CS has a power/weight ratio of 3.2 kg/hp and it is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.4 seconds and has a top speed of 293 km/h or 182 mph.

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Wiesmann, the niche German sports car manufacturer, celebrated its 20th anniversary recently and to mark the occasion the company released a series of special 20th Anniversary Editions models in a matter of a year.

The first of these special cars was revealed as the MF4-S GT, and this week at the Geneva Motor Show, the company introduced a new convertible model, the MF4 Roadster.

Derived on the mid-level MF4, the Wiesmann Roadster will receive the same BMW-supplied 4.0-liter V8 unit together with the GT.

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When carmakers celebrate their birthdays they usually make a special version of their best cars. And when it comes to Wiesmann, you know you're in for a great car. The niche carmaker was started by brothers Martin and Friedhelm, an engineer and a businessman, respectively, which got its start making hardtops for convertibles.

However, in 2006, Wiesmann produced its own shapely and retro-static coupe and roadster. Although its not certain from what starting point they started counting, but Wiesmann will be celebrating its 20-year anniversary with a lineup of special versions including the GT MF4-S.

The car will come with a 4.8-liter V8 adapted from the Bmw M3 and tuned to generate 420hp and placing it in the middle of the 367 MF4 and the 507 hp V10-powered MF5.

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