Wiesmann upgrading all BMW V10 models to twin-turbo V8

Wiesmann Roadster MF5

Weismann, a small German sports car manufacturer, is best known for their BMW powered machines, specifically the MF3 Roadster that featured the E46 M3″s famous S54 3.2L straight-six. And while they were absolutely brilliant to drive, later incorporating coupe, V8 and V10 models as well. But they were rather a bit too serious for the common man.

As the BMW M5 is going from the S85 V10 to the new planned twin-turbo V8, the top of the line MF5, which also had the S85, naturally follows suite.

There aren”t many details on what kind of numbers the new V8 will produce in the lesser MF4, but for the MF5 it”s set to produce an even 555 horsepower, launching to from 0-60 in less than 4 seconds and onto a top speed of 193 MPH, making it the most powerful, and well serious Weismann ever produced.

Wiesmann Roadster MF5:

Press Release:

The evolution of dynamics: The Wiesmann model series MF4 and MF5 as of now come with new twin turbo engines

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.

– By: Chris Chin