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

Article by Christian A., on October 13, 2017

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.

The German marque only made twenty five examples of the GT MF4-CS that sells for 193,193.28 EUR apiece which has 1,350kg (2,976 pounds) of curb weight and is featuring carbon fiber roof, sports brakes and a fully adjustable chassis.

Other highlights include anti roll-bar, daytime running lights, carbon rear wing, massive front splitter and wide wheel arches. It was then offered with an optional track upgrade consisting of Michelin Cup tyres, a four-point harness and sport brake pads along with a carbon package for those who want to upgrade their cabin.

Fast forward to recent times, Wiessman closed down in 2014 and was bought in 2015 by British couple Berry and Anita Tatalovic to get Wiesmann back on the road.

In a statement, Mario Spitzner, CEO at Wiesmann Sports Cars described how the signing of this agreement with their preferred partner (BMW) marks an important milestone for the company. Adding that after the pre-development phase, they are happy to be working once again with their reliable partner and that their cooperation with BMW will help them position Weismann back at the front line.

Since its return, Wiesmann hasn’t shared information regarding its first new model. Despite the scarce details surrounding the engine specs, it would probably have the latest BMW M5’s 4.4-liter V8 that packs 591hp (441kW). If this is so, Wiesmann will not only use BMW M engines but will also combine it with the ZF’s eight-speed automatic transmission. Like we said earlier, it is very likely that BMW will provide the company with its V8 S63 engine that comes with the latest F90 BMW M5.

Normally, the latest BMW M5 can go from zero to 60mph in 3.2 seconds. It is considerably faster than the M4 GTS and this makes it probably the fastest accelerating BMW at the moment. In other words, this can really get exciting once Wiesmann Sports Cars finally develops its new model.

Source: Wiesmann

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