Wiesmann's MF4 and MF5 models will now be powered by the BMW's new twin-turbo 4.4 V8

Niche German sports car maker Wiesmann will use BMW’s new twin-turbo 4.4-litre V8 petrol engine to power its MF4 and MF5 models.

The firm had previously relied on BMW’s 5.0-litre V10 unit from the M5 and M6 models, but was left without an engine for its two flagship models when BMW axed that engine in favour of the smaller turbocharged powerplant first seen in the X5 M and X6 M models.

See the spy pics of Wiesmann testing BMW's twin-turbo V8

The MF4 will get a 402bhp version of the engine; it will be capable of getting from 0-60mph in 4.6sec and reaching a top speed of 180mph. Te new engine allows the MF4 to have lower Co2 emissions and be more economical than its predecessor, too.

The MF5, spied here testing its new powerplant at the Nurburgring, will be more powerful, running a 547bhp version of the twin-turbo V8, the same power output of the X5 and X6 M models.

Read Autocar's first drive of the BMW X5 M

It will be capable of getting from 0-60mph in just 3.9 sec and will go on to reach a top speed of 193mph, making it the fastest, most powerful Wiesmann of all time.

The entry-level Wiesmann MF3 keeps its six-cylinder 3.2-litre BMW engine, although changes have been made to make it EuroV emission regulations compliant.

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26 October 2010

Cracking engines but in a left of field choice car - something for those that really do not want to follow the herd!

To live is to drive

26 October 2010

"The entry-level Wiesmann MF3 keeps its six-cylinder 3.2-litre BMW engine, although changes have been made to make it EuroV emission regulations compliant"

I understood the reason BMW ditched this iconic engine was because they couldn't make it achieve new emissions regs?


26 October 2010

[quote bomb]I understood the reason BMW ditched this iconic engine was because they couldn't make it achieve new emissions regs?[/quote]

Probably they couldn't keep the same power and meet the new regulations? Or that they had a better alternative in the pipeline?

26 October 2010

[quote Symanski]Probably they couldn't keep the same power and meet the new regulations?[/quote]

That would make sense, although the MF3 specs show it with 343 hp which was what it had in the old M3. It didn't say whether it was EU5 though..


26 October 2010

Come on, tell the truth, this is Batman's new car?, isn't it?, no?, well it should be because it's certainly cartoonish to look at!.

Peter Cavellini.

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