German retro sports car brand Wiesmann is to return in 2018 with a new model, powered by a BMW M division’s original V8 engine.
The brand made the announcement on its website, following an announcement made earlier this year about the appointment of a new director general, Mario spitzner.
The only details of the new model announced relate to the engine, and that it will spawn a re-launch of the brand Wiesmann, with more than one model in the pipeline.
Wiesmann also announced that the pre-development phase of the car has been completed. An accompanying video of the mark of the renaissance tells the viewers to “expect the unexpected”, while showing a glimpse of what could be the first car of the brand new era.
“The signing of this agreement, with our preferred partner of the BMW is a milestone for Wiesmann Sports Cars,” said Spitzner. “In the pre-development phase, which was concluded, we worked together very well and we are excited to collaborate with the BMW Group.”
In its previous era, Wiesmann used BMW six-cylinder engines to power its MF models, until the introduction in 2003 of the GT MF4, which has used BMW 4.8-litre V8, and the MF 5, which used the M5 5.0-liter V10, before the company closed its doors in 2014. The mark of a partnership with BMW started in 1993.
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