Body style: Convertible (spider/spyder, cabrio/cabriolet, drop/open/soft top)
Production years: 2009, 2010
Wiesmann designed a car that looked very British, but it built it with German engineering and BMW M engines under the hood. And then, they cut the roof.
The world was still affected by the global financial crisis when the German car manufacturer Wiesmann introduced the roadster version for the MF5. It was a car that didn't have any straight line or flat panel whatsoever. But its design was balanced and resembled the glorious British roadster of the '60s.
The MF5 featured relatively small headlamps instead of headlights at the front. But make no mistake, they were powerful enough to fill the road with their white, Xenon, light. Its grille resembled the one from the Jaguar XK120, in a heart-shaped rim with vertical slats. On the lower bumper, the designers installed two other grilles that resembled two leaves. In the rear, the small round taillamps mimicked the design of the headlight, and they were installed on top of the curved rear fenders. The roadster featured a rag-top that could have been retracted behind the two seats and covered with a piece of fabric.
Inside, the car manufacturer didn't spare any place to use Alcantara materials. Even the dashboard, with its center-mounted dials, was covered with the same materials. But the CD-stereo installed on the center stack looked utterly out of place.
Wiesmann dropped a BMW M5 V8 twin-turbo under the hood. It produced 507 hp and was paired to a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
ENGINE SPECS - 5.0L V10 7AT (507 HP)
|Power:||373 KW @ 6200 RPM|
507 HP @ 6200 RPM
500 BHP @ 6200 RPM
|Torque:||384 lb-ft @ 4650 RPM|
521 Nm @ 4650 RPM
|Fuel System:||Multipoint Injection|
|Fuel capacity:||18.5 gallons (70.0 L)|
|Top Speed:||192 mph (309 km/h)|
|Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):||4 s|
|Drive Type:||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Tire Size:||245/40 ZR 19 || 275/35 ZR 19|
|Length:||166.1 in (4219 mm)|
|Width:||76.7 in (1948 mm)|
|Height:||46.4 in (1179 mm)|
|Front/rear Track:||61.4/64.4 in (1,560/1,636 mm)|
|Wheelbase:||98.7 in (2507 mm)|
|Ground Clearance:||4.3 in (109 mm)|
|Cargo Volume:||7.6 cuFT (215 L)|
|Unladen Weight:||3075 lbs (1395 kg)|
|Gross Weight Limit:||3703 lbs (1680 kg)|
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
|City:||12.1 mpg US (19.4 L/100Km)|
|Highway:||24.5 mpg US (9.6 L/100Km)|
|Combined:||17.9 mpg US (13.1 L/100Km)|
|CO2 Emissions:||346 g/km|