Wiesmann To Use BMW Twin Turbo V8 For New Sports Cars

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler

Wiesmann has confirmed that they’ll switch over to BMW’s new 4.4L twin-turbo V8 engine on all new models. Weismann previously used an older V8, as well as BMW’s M Division V10 engine.

The new V8 will be shared with the X5M and X6M and help the new Wiesmann MF4 hit 60 mph in 4.6 seconds. The Weismann MF5 will get a 555 horsepower version of this motor, and reach the same speed in 3.9 seconds. Sadly, none of Wiesmann’s gorgeous creations will be available here.

[Source: TopSpeed]

Motor replacement at the Dülmen sports car manufactory. Starting in the new year, Wiesmann will be banking on BMW twin turbo technology for their model series MF4 and MF5. The Wiesmann GT and Roadster MF4 and MF5 can now be ordered with the new engine types. These engines will be stronger and more agile, while working more efficiently and economically than their predecessors. Top priority in the selection of these new engines went to what Wiesmann is all about: unlimited driving fun.

The MF4 will now be equipped with a BMW 4.4l V8 twin turbo direct injection petrol engine. With its engine capacity of 4,395 cm³ and 407 hp (300kW) at 5,500 to 6,400 rpm, the MF4 will reach a top speed of 180.8 mp/h. It will reach 0 to 60 mp/h in just 4.6 seconds. And while doing so, these handmade sports cars create an unrivalled symphony of sound, power and sheer driving excitement.

Also the MF5 will receive an engine based on latest twin turbo technology. The top-of-the-range model will also be equipped with a 4.4l V8 twin turbo direct injection petrol engine – this one, however, with even more impressive capacity. Here are the M-motor specifications: 555 hp at 5,750 to 6,750 rpm; 0 to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds, and a top speed of 193.2 mp/h. And all that with just 10.7l per 100 km (combined) – a truly remarkable result at such performance values. The new engines make the MF5 model series the most powerful Wiesmann cars of all time.

The Wiesmann Roadster MF3 will keep its current engine (now with Euro 5), leaving the classic roadster untouched for connoisseurs of the car manufacturer for individualists.

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  • Chad Chad on Oct 24, 2010

    THAT is a beautiful car. If I could afford one, I would own one in an instant. Why cannot we have this sort of design in the low-cost compacts?