German sports car manufacturer Wiesmann has reportedly filed for bankruptcy. The filing, which was made to a German district court in Münster, didn't specify any of the financial details that led Martin and Friedhelm Wiesmann to this point. The small-scale manufacturer's collapse isn't a massive surprise, as it's product lineup hasn't changed a great deal over the years. Still, the funky coupes and roadsters have always been admired from afar by the Autoblog team.

Wiesmann has been in business since 1993, building retro-futuristic sports cars with engines and transmissions from BMW. According to a report from Motor Talk in Germany, the Dülmen-based outfit had only been producing about 200 vehicles per year, with its most potent models, the 547-horsepower GT MF5 and the track-ready GT MF4-CS (pictured above), presenting a unique dose of performance that is difficult to come by. It's a shame to see them in dire financial straits, but we don't yet know whether the company is staring down liquidation or just reorganization.


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      Ryan Schneider
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow, just watched their episode of How It's Made: Dream Cars. Here's hoping bankruptcy allows them to get their business back on the right track in the future.....
      360_AD
      • 1 Year Ago
      How can you call yourself a gearhead if you've never heard of Wiesmann?? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSCWD9NyZ2M
      OptimusPrimeRib
      • 1 Year Ago
      And after seeing it on how it's made and seeing its performance on top gear I said once I get some and it's road legal I'm getting a wiesmann. I hope they pull through.
      Mike Pulsifer
      • 1 Year Ago
      That's a damn shame.
      RGT881
      • 1 Year Ago
      Damn shame. This was always a sweetheart of a car. Many BMW execs used to drive these - BMW used to supply engines & drivetrain to Wiesmann.
      knightrider_6
      • 1 Year Ago
      Just saw the Wiesmann MF5 episode of How it's Made: Dream Cars the other night. Sad to see them go through bankruptcy.
        knightrider_6
        • 1 Year Ago
        @knightrider_6
        Now that I think about it, why is it that Autoblog never talks about this show? They have so many articles about Top Gear, Jay Leno's Garage and even Russian Dash Cams, but not a single one about How it's Made.
          • 1 Year Ago
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      Jamie Houk
      • 1 Year Ago
      That grill opening looks ready made for an Alfa-Romeo grill.
      wrestleprocbt
      • 1 Year Ago
      I have never heard of this car but it is a sweet looking automobile. Hope it survives. I'm guessing it isn't brought to the states or is it?
        • 1 Year Ago
        @wrestleprocbt
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      Lachmund
      • 1 Year Ago
      what a shame!!!
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