In the last decade, most small sports car companies have died out, including German automaker Wiesmann. However, Wiesmann is making a comeback and will be putting out a new car in 2019. Thankfully, Wiesmann will continue to use BMW engines.
The tiny little quirky German brand, has been making sports cars for awhile and they’ve always used BMW engines. The Wiesmann Roadster used the E46’s 3.2 liter inline-six and the more recently GT MF5 used the same 5.0 liter naturally-aspirated V10 found in the E60 M5.
Now, we’re hearing that the new car, which will be unveiled next month at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, will use another BMW V8.
Though, it hasn’t been said which V8 will be used just yet. We assume the 600 hp 4.4 liter twin-turbo V8 from the M5. The engine also makes 553 lb-ft (750 Nm) in standard trim and 625 hp (466 kW) in Competition-spec.
In preparation for Frankfurt, AutoRai.nl released a photo of the car under covers, taken at the brand’s factory in the city of Dulmen, in Germany’s North Rhine-Westphalia region. The teaser shot hints to a two-door coupe with broad shoulders and an aggressive front-fascia.
And of course, the iconic Wiesmann grille.
BMWBLOG will report live from Frankfurt on Sept 10th, so stay tuned for more photos and info.