In 2009, at the Frankfurt Auto Show, Wiesmann unveiled their MF5 Roadster powered by the same engine found in the BMW M5: 5.0 liter V10 powerplant which outputs 500 horsepower.
In an announcement yesterday, the automaker confirmed that it will stop producing the MF5 with the BMW V10 engine, but has not stated which powerplant will begin to use. In a short statement for Autoblog, Wieseman said: “Yes we stop producing the MF5 with the V10 engine but we will not stop the MF5 model. We are currently in discussion which engine we will take. It will surely be BMW but the details have not been decided yet.”
With BMW’s new venture in the turbocharged arena, we certainly expect the V8 twin-turbo to take over, an engine that has proven to be power-adequate for models like the 550i, X5 or X6 50i.
With the naturally aspirated V10 engine, the 1,395 kg (3,075 lbs) MF5 runs from o to 62 mph in only 3.9 seconds and has a top speed of 193 mph.
The Wiesmann Roadster also uses BMW’s 7-Speed SMG sequential gearbox with paddle shifters, but if the V8 twin-turbo is the final choice, we expect the new ZF 8-speed gearbox to take its place.
Wiesmann Roadster MF5 ccurrently sells for £168,790 ($275,000)