Wiesmann

  • Teaser for Wiesmann Project Gecko debuting in 2020

    Germany's Wiesmann will present its first sports car developed under new owners in 2020.

  • 2013 Wiesmann GT MF4-CS
    Germany’s Wiesmann back in business

    A niche German sports car marque known for retro roadsters powered by modern BMW engines is making a comeback. Wiesmann, currently led by Mercedes-Benz veteran Mario Spitzner, is working on a new sports car and on Tuesday signed a deal to source V-8 engines from BMW M—most likely the BMW...

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    German Sports Car Brand Wiesmann Sold To Indian Investors

    Wiesmann, the German manufacturer of lightweight, retro-styled sports cars powered by BMW M engines, finally went out of business last year after several years of barely scraping by. Since then, founders Martin and Friedhelm Wiesmann have been on the lookout for a buyer, and now it seems...

  • 2013 Wiesmann GT MF4-CS
    Wiesmann Seeks New Investors

    Wiesmann, the German manufacturer of lightweight, retro-styled sports cars powered by BMW M engines, finally went out of business earlier this year after several years of barely scraping by. But for brothers Martin and Friedhelm Wiesmann, it’s still not quite over for the company they founded...

  • 2013 Wiesmann GT MF4-CS
    Boutique Carmaker Wiesmann Out Of Business

    German boutique sports car maker Wiesmann, creator of the odd but iconic MF4 and MF5, has finally gone out of business after a drawn out insolvency. Last summer, Wiesmann filed for bankruptcy protection, despite having just released the M3 V-8-powered MF4-CS a few months earlier at the 2013 Geneva...

  • 2013 Wiesmann GT MF4-CS
    Germany’s Wiesmann No Longer Insolvent

    It looks like it isn’t the end of the road for niche German sports car manufacturer Wiesmann just yet. After declaring itself insolvent in August, Wiesmann has now confirmed that the reasons for its original insolvency filing no longer exist. Wiesmann hasn’t mentioned the reasons why it...

  • Wiesmann MF5 Roadster

    Luxury sports car maker Wiesmann has filed for insolvency in its native Germany, the latest niche automaker to be hit by the downturn of the European new car market. Wiesmann is known for its retro-styled roadsters, typically using BMW drivetrains, and the company says it has sold more than 1,600 of its hand-made sports cars since starting up 25 years ago. According to Bloomberg, the company sells around 200 units per year in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, but declining sales in the European market have hit both major automakers and niche manufacturers alike. Three other German automakers...

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    Wiesmann GT MF4-CS Debuts At 2013 Geneva Motor Show

    Niche German sports car manufacturer Wiesmann is alive and kicking, despite having recently lost one of its founders. Today, at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, Wiesmann took the wraps off its GT MF4-CS, a ‘club sport’ version of the previous GT MF4-S that we first saw in 2009. Like all of...

  • Wiesmann Roadster MF3 Final Edition live photos
    Founder Of German Sports Car Brand Wiesmann Resigns

    The history of German sports car brand Wiesmann, the manufacturer of retro-styled roadsters with BMW hearts, can trace its roots back several decades, to a time when two brothers with a passion for speed decided to build their own sports car. In the mid-1980s those two brothers, Martin and...

  • Wiesmann Roadster MF3 Final Edition live photos
    Wiesmann Roadster MF3 Final Edition Live Photos: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

    As we first reported a few weeks back, Wiesmann, the maker of the retro-styled MF series of roadsters and coupes, is ending production of its Roadster MF3, a car that has been around for the last 18 years. In honor of the milestone, Wiesmann has teamed up with fellow German firm Sieger, a...

  • 18 different Wiesmann Roadster MF3 Sieger editions
    Wiesmann Teams With Sieger For Roadster MF3 Run Out Models

    One of Wiesmann’s oldest models, the six-cylinder Roadster MF3, is about to reach the end of its product cycle after 18 long years. In honor of the milestone the German sports car manufacturer is teaming up with lifestyle brand Sieger to bring out a special edition model for each of the years...

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    Wiesmann Spyder Concept: 2011 Geneva Motor Show

    Wiesmann, the niche German sports car manufacturer, rolled out a new concept vehicle at this week’s 2011 Geneva Motor Show, the brand new Wiesmann Spyder Concept. The vehicle is described as a purist two-seater roadster and previews the next-generation of Wiesmann’s eccentric sports car...

  • Weismann Roadster MF5

    When the Wiesmann MF5 went into production back in 2008, the world took notice, as the latest iteration of the potent and wildly styled coupe is definitely the sort of car that commands attention. Powered by the same 507 horsepower V-10 engine as the outgoing BMW M5, the Wiesmann MF5 is capable of accelerating to 62 mph from rest in just 3.9 seconds and good for a top speed of 192 mph. However, with BMW’s 5.0-liter V-10 being phased out in favor of a new twin-turbocharged V-8 for the next-generation M5, Wiesmann was left with a quandary on its hands for its MF5 flagship: what engine to...

  • Wiesmann GT testing new twin-turbo BMW V-8
    Spy Shots: Wiesmann GT Testing New Twin-Turbo BMW V-8

    When the Wiesmann MF5 went into production back in 2008, the world took notice as the latest iteration of the potent and wildly styled coupe is definitely the sort of car that commands attention. Powered by the same 507 horsepower V-10 engine as the outgoing BMW M5, the Wiesmann MF5 is capable of...

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    Frankfurt Live: Wiesmann Roadster MF5

    Retro-futuristic sports car maker Wiesmann will be adding a roadster version of the MF5 to its range.

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    Frankfurt Roadster Roundup: Live Shots Of The Show's Hottest Drop-tops

    Several major manufacturers had roadsters on display at the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show.

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    Wiesmann To Build Sports Car Live At Frankfurt Auto Show

    Wiesmann is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with the reveal of the MF5 Roadster and the live build in Frankfurt.

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    Wiesmann offers European driving getaway package

    Niche German automaker Wiesmann is best known for its classically designed sports cars that tend to cost an arm and a leg, but now the company is expanding into the holiday and travel business. Wiesmann has revealed that it will be offering its well-to-do clientele further avenues to spend their...

  • Wiesmann GT MF5 Official Safety Car

    Wiesmann’s MF5 has been in production for just over a year but the striking GT’s combination of a BMW M5 V10 drivetrain and seductively retro styling has made it very popular among performance circles. One group that has noticed the car is the FIA, which has picked it as the Official Safety Car for this year’s GT Championship. The new series kicks off on May 3 at Silverstone in Britain. As previously mentioned, the MF5 packs the same 5.0L V10 engine used by BMW’s M Division for its M5 and M6 models and is based on Wiesmann’s current GT. Differentiating the MF5...

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    Wiesmann MF4 Roadster opens its top at the Geneva Motor Show

    Niche German sports carmaker Wiesmann recently celebrated its 20th birthday and to mark the anniversary the Dülmen-based manufacturer will be releasing a string of special '20th Anniversary Editions' models over the course of the year. The first of these special editions was recently shown in the...

  • Wiesmann GT MF4-S
    Wiesmann adds special edition GT MF4-S to lineup

    Niche German sports carmaker, Wiesmann, recently celebrated its 20th birthday and to mark the anniversary the Dülmen-based manufacturer will be releasing a string of special '20th Anniversary Editions' models over the course of the year. The first of these special editions has just been revealed...

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    Right-hand-drive Wiesmann GTs coming in 2009

    Germany’s Wiesmann has built and delivered almost 1,000 examples of its MF sports car in both GT and Roadster bodystyles, however all of these have been built in left-hand-drive only. The company has now announced that it will start building right-hand-drive models from March of next year...

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    Wiesmann releasing 20th Anniversary special edition version of MF3, MF4 and MF5

    Niche German sports car manufacturer, Wiesmann. is celebrating its 20th birthday this year, and to mark the anniversary the Dülmen based manufacturer is releasing special '20th Anniversary Editions' of it's MF3 two-seater roadster, the MF4 closed-top Grand Tourer and the M5-powered MF5, which...

  • M5-powered Wiesmann MF5 enters production
    M5-powered Wiesmann GT MF5 enters production

    After debuting a concept version of its M5-powered MF5 roadster at last year’s Frankfurt auto show, Germany’s Wiesmann has finally released new high-res images and full specifications for the production version of the car. Production will officially start this month at Wiesmann’s...

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