Don't look for General Motors Corp.'s new 5-speed automatic transmission to be on the road before 2002 — at least not in any GM cars. The new automatic won't be featured in the revamped Opel Omega/Cadillac Catera for '00, even though GM already is supplying the 5-speed unit to BMW AG for its 3- and 5-series cars. GM proudly displayed the 5L40-E gearbox on its stand at the 1997 Frankfurt auto show. Little less than a year later, the transmission appeared behind BMW's new 3L, common-rail ...

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