KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Ramp-up of the L850 engine — the 2.2L all-aluminum 4-cyl. that had its debut in the ’00 Saturn L-series — continues here, even as plant officials have one eye on what’s next for this 35-year-old plant. Now part of the Fiat-GM Powertrain joint venture between General Motors Corp. and Fiat Auto SpA, the former Adam Opel AG facility launched production of the L850 in April following a DM670 million ($315 million) investment. Kaiserslautern is the second of three ...

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