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WIESMANN Brand History
Wiesmann is the automotive dream company of two auto-passionate brothers from Germany, Martin Wiesmann and Friedhelm Wiesmann. Fascinated as children by motor-racing, the two brothers set out to build their own car. Their lasting and uncompromising idea was and remains to create a sporty car with classic elegant looks and highly-regarded balance.
Their company's philosophy is to create a car that will "stick to the road like geckos to a wall", hence their brand logo, which represents a gecko. The company is fairly new to the automotive industry, but well built lavish vehicles earned them a place among the exclusive car manufacturers.
Wiesmann started as a custom hard-top manufacturer for convertibles and is still in that business to this day. Their automotive history however, began in 1985 when during the Essen Motor Show the two brothers realised the sports cars exhibited there lacked one of the most important ingredients in their opinion: passion. So they embarked on a journey to create their own sports car with a fascinating old-fashioned shape, but with state-of-the-art technology.
In 1986 their first development stage was complete and they now had a nearly finished chassis. Testings were under way and a year later they had their first Wiesmann roadster. In 1988 they have opened their first factory and made their debut presence as a car maker at that year's Essen Motor Show.
In 1991 Wiesmann builds its factory in Telgenkamp, Dülmen and 2 years later the company exhibits its first car: the Wiesmann MF3 Roadster.
The car had engine and transmission components sourced by BMW and due to the model’s immediate success on the German market, Wiesmann decided to continue its partnership with BMW to this day.
During the IAA 2005 in Frankfurt, the purist sports car company released a new addition to their line-up, the GT MF4. In 2008 the two founding brothers decided the old headquarters at Telegenkamp in Dulmen should get a new upgrade in accordance with their company’s exclusivist philosophy.
So they have build a futuristic architectural structure in the form of their existing facility which is made of steel and glass and resembles a gecko. The company calls it the “glass manufactory”. With business development going fairly well for the German car manufacturer, they have also considered entering the North American car market in 2010.
Meanwhile, until the company prepares for that big step forward, the 100-employee factory is ready to unveil a new model at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Wiesmann MF5 Roadster.
Latest News about WIESMANN
Niche sportscar manufacturer Wiesmann has applied to dismiss insolvency proceedings after filing for bankruptcy protection a few months ago, the German company revealed earlier this week. “The management board of the Wiesmann corporation has filed the application to dismiss the insolvency proceedings due to ... Continue Reading →
Sportscar manufacturer Wiesmann has reportedly filed for bankruptcy earlier this week. According to the German media, the filing was made to a district court in Muster, but financial details have yet to be revealed. Wiesmann have revealed their latest vehicle, the GT MF4-CS, at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show earlier t... Continue Reading →
BMW-powered Wiesmann vehicles are probably some of the most thrilling boutique-built sportscars, and their latest GT MF4-CS model is no exception. Lighter and faster than its predecessors, the GT MF4-CS (ClubSport) is a little more special than you'd think. Built to celebrate the company's 25th anniversa... Continue Reading →
With just two weeks left until the 2013 Geneva Motor Show opens its doors, Wiesmann released the first teaser featuring the light-weight GT MF4-SC model. Not exactly new, since it's the Club Sport version of the 2009 MF4, the GT MF4-CS is more powerful, lighter, faster and sports a 4.0-liter BMW M3-sourced V8... Continue Reading →
While TVR quietly goes bust, the Germans are becoming the best makers of British sportscars, as their Wiesmanns are finding favor with customers around the world. Based on a singly body shape, they’ve evolved coupes and roadsters that are powered by BMW engines, like the M3’s V8, or the old M5’s V1... Continue Reading →
There used to be a company called TVR that built the same car from plastic over and over again. It was badly made and fun, and then the Germans caught on to the idea and Wiesmann put them out of business with a strange-looking, more expensive car that... did everything right. Honestly, the Wiesmanns all look aweso... Continue Reading →
Wiesmanns are one of the sweetest automotive creations you can buy by spending a little, not a huge fortune and we’re here to show you an example that has received some extra attention from its owner. We are talking about a Wiesmann GT MF4 that is dressed in purple and has received some tuning goodies. We&rs... Continue Reading →
Usually, supercar spotting is a bit dry, a bit lacking in the drama department. It’s a bit like posing in your best clothes, but with more money involved. But not this time, Shmee150 caught one good piece of hooning-based activity while he pas in Dubai. Despite the fact that it cost as much as a proper super... Continue Reading →
The Wiesmann MF3 Roadster is a creature that came to the world back in 2003, using the E46 BMW M3 as a host, so it could offer a mix of retro styling cues and 343 hp sent to the rear wheels. So, what do you do when you get behind the wheel of such an automotive creation, besides cruise in order to enjoy its elegan... Continue Reading →
Wiesmanns are some of the coolest cars on the road today in our opinion. These rare beasts combine the modern day build quality of a German automaker with BMW performance engines and the traditional roadster layout. German tuners SchwabenFolia decided they could make the Wiesmann Roadster even cooper by playing w... Continue Reading →