FRANKFURT — For the first four years of its production life, General Motors Corp.'s new 5-speed automatic transmission is going to be found not in Vauxhalls or Opels, but BMWs. The realization that GM is ignoring the advantages of its own technology came during the recent launch of the face-lifted Omega. The new Omega, proudly aimed at the BMW 5-series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Audi A6, continues to use GM's 4-speed automatic when the German opposition takes a 5-speeder for granted. ...

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