Frankfurt Preview: Wiesmann Teases 507-hp MF5 Roadster

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

A day prior to the MF5 Roadster’s unveiling at the Frankfurt Auto Show, bespoke German automaker Wiesmann has released a single teaser image of the powerful sports car.

Much like the MF5 coupe, the Roadster is powered by the same 5.0-liter V10 engine found under the hood of the BMW M5 and M6. Making 507hp, Wiesmann estimates a 0-60 mph time of 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 192 mph.

Other than being a drop-top we don’t expect much else new and the MF5 Roadster promises the same sort of goodies, including air bags, ABS and stability control – which you’re bound to need.

Only 55 versions of the MF5 Roadster will be built at an asking price of 189,500 Euros (roughly $250,000). Wiesmann also offers an MF4 Roadster powered by new M3’s 4.0-liter V8.

We’ll be sure to bring you more info and plenty of images on the MF5 with live coverage from the Frankfurt Auto Show starting September 15th.

Official release after the jump:


IAA 2009: First view of the Wiesmann Roadster MF5

Wiesmann, the luxury sports car maker, presents at the 63rd International Motor Show in Frankfurt starting next week the new Wiesmann Roadster MF5 in a world premiere. Exclusively for press representatives Wiesmann publishes today a first view of the new hand-crafted sports car. A car the shows at first sight what it is: a Wiesmann.

With a top speed of 310 km/h and completing the sprint from standstill to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds the Wiesmann Roadster is strength, elegance and speed. Equipped with a V10 engine, 507 HP and 520 Nm torque, it’s a car that appeals to all the senses. What makes it even more exclusive is the limited edition of only 55 cars.

The Wiesmann Roadster MF5 costs from 189.500 Euro (German price including tax) and is the most exciting combination of power and an open-air experience that has ever been built by Wiesmann.

Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. He has won numerous automotive journalism awards including the Best Video Journalism Award in 2014 and 2015 from the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Colum founded Geared Content Studios, VerticalScope's in-house branded content division and works to find ways to integrate brands organically into content.

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