Body style: Coupé (two-door)
Production years: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
While some people dream about creating their car, the Wiesmann brothers did that and shared their work.
Martin Wiesmann and Friedhelm Wiesmann had a passion for mechanics and engineering. They started their own tuning shop, where they worked on motorcycles. But Martin loved the shapes of the British roadsters and especially the Austin-Healey 3000. He could have bought one, but he chose the hard way; he built it. That's how the MF30 was born in 1993. It was a classic-looking car but powered by an inline-six engine from BMW. In the same year, it introduced a better version called MF3, which remained in production until 2003, when the car manufacturer unveiled the MF4.
Regardless of the new technologies involved, Wiesmann had the same tastes on the car's look, and the MF4 looked similar to its predecessor. The car sported the same Jaguar-inspired front heart-shaped grille and a new headlights system, with three headlamps on each side. From its sides, the coca-cola bottle line was ample, with a deeper part on the doors. The raised rear fenders were sloped at the back and sported two round taillights. The lower side of the rear apron hosted the twin exhausts, flanked by the reversing light and the fog lamp.
Inside, the MF 4 featured a leather-clad interior, with a plastic trim covering the center stack, which served as an instrument panel as well. For that, Wiesmann revealed its engineering side and installed two large dials for the speedometer and tachometer and five additional analog gauges for the coolant temperature, oil temperature, oil pressure, exterior thermometer, and fuel gauge.
Under the hood, Wiesmann installed a BMW V-8 engine. It paired it with a six-speed automatic gearbox and sent the power to the rear wheels.
ENGINE SPECS - 4.8L V8 6MT (367 HP)
|Power:||270 KW @ 6300 RPM|
367 HP @ 6300 RPM
362 BHP @ 6300 RPM
|Torque:||317 lb-ft @ 3400 RPM|
430 Nm @ 3400 RPM
|Fuel System:||Multipoint injection|
|Fuel capacity:||18.5 gallons (70.0 L)|
|Top Speed:||174 mph (280 km/h)|
|Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):||4.6 s|
|Drive Type:||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Tire Size:||245/45 R 18|
|Length:||166.1 in (4219 mm)|
|Width:||73.2 in (1859 mm)|
|Height:||47.2 in (1199 mm)|
|Front/rear Track:||61.6/63.8 in (1,565/1,621 mm)|
|Wheelbase:||98.7 in (2507 mm)|
|Ground Clearance:||4.3 in (109 mm)|
|Cargo Volume:||10.6 cuFT (300 L)|
|Unladen Weight:||2822 lbs (1280 kg)|
|Gross Weight Limit:||3527 lbs (1600 kg)|
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
|City:||13.9 mpg US (16.9 L/100Km)|
|Highway:||30.5 mpg US (7.7 L/100Km)|
|Combined:||24.5 mpg US (9.6 L/100Km)|
|CO2 Emissions:||264 g/km|