Germany’s Wiesmann back in business

A niche German sports car marque known for retro roadsters powered by modern BMW engines is making a comeback. Wiesmann, currently led by Mercedes-Benz veteran Mario Spitzner, is working on a new sports car and on Tuesday signed a deal to source V-8 engines from BMW M—most likely the BMW tuner’s 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V-8. “Our co-operation with BMW AG is an important foundation for successfully developing and positioning Wiesmann Sports Cars,“ Spitzner said in a statement. “The exact date when the new Wiesmann model will go on sale will be…

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