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Last year the CarAdvice crew went and drove the Wiesmann GT MF5 and MF4, at the time both cars were powered by either the old BMW M5 or M3 engines. Now that BMW has stopped making the V10 in the old M5, what will Wiesmann use to power its cars? The new 4.4-litre BMW V8 Twin Turbo, of course.

Already in use in the BMW X6 and the X5 M, the new high powered V8 will soon find it self in the M5 M6 as well.

From the spy photos we can see the German sports car maker testing out the new powerplant. According to our sources the new Wiesmann GT MF5 was sporting larger wider wheels than its predecessor (325x25x20 on the rear and 285x30x20 on the fronts) and was currently fitted with Michelin Pilot Sports.

Although the car looks identical to the current MF5, we suspect the V8 version will weigh slightly less given the modern engine upgrade. Expect a saving of about 100kg, which means it will weigh around 1295kg. Interestingly this should mean it can join the 200mph (322km/h) club.




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