The boutique retro-styled automaker from Germany, Wiesmann has been trying to stage a comeback from bankruptcy since 2015 and it’s seemingly closer than ever before after inking an engine supply deal with none other than BMW.
According to the company, upcoming models from the exotic manufacturer would be powered by a V8 coming from BMW’s M unit. Wiesmann neglected to mention exactly which unit would be borrowed from BMW M, but we do hope it’s the V8 sitting under the hood of the latest M5. That iteration of the 4.4-liter biturbo V8 comes with an impressive 600 hp – plenty for a lightweight German coupe with retro styling and bearing the Wiesmann signature.
“Signing this contract with our preferred partner BMW is a milestone for Wiesmann Sports Cars,” commented Mario Spitzner, CEO of Wiesmann Sports Cars GmbH. “In the pre-development phase, which has now been concluded, we worked together extremely well and we are delighted to be able to collaborate with our reliable top partner.” Wiesmann was out of the business of building exotic high-powered machines with BMW engines back in 2014, after brothers Martin and Friedhelm Wiesmann founded the original company in late 1980s – now it’s owned by Berry and Anita Tatalovic, and they are seemingly ready to use the same BMW soul as before.