TURIN — A BMW M3 ordered today won't be delivered until May 2002. What's more, the automaker is predicting global demand for the M3's popular new automated manual transmission to jump by 60%. To reduce the wait, the German automaker plans to increase 6-cyl. engine production in September from 70 per day to 90-95. Not all of the engines are destined for the M3. The low-volume M Roadster and Coupe also use the 338-hp S45 engine, but production boost should reduce delivery times to about ...
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