In Reply to: Wrong, it's definitely made by GM. See link.. posted by Kamal on March 07, 1999 at 14:51:55:
: By Chicago Tribune Jim Mateja
: "As part of the preview, BMW set up an obstacle course in the Arlington lot and let scribes loose in the 323i with optional automatic transmission--a General Motors 5-speed that runs $1,200."
Does General Motors manufacture transmissions in France? The price sticker on my 323i automatic clearly stated the transmission in it was made in France. So if GM has a French factory, it could have been made there. Seems pretty improbable to me. The transmission, in any case, is vastly superior to any GM automatic I've ever driven.