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(CNN)   BMW recalls 1.6 million cars. Why BMW let GM manufacture 1.6 million of their cars is anyone's guess   (money.cnn.com) divider line 7
    More: Interesting, BMW, airbags  
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2014-07-17 12:34:50 PM  
Increased reliability?
 
2014-07-17 01:55:16 PM  
on a porcupine the prick is on the outside
 
2014-07-17 03:06:36 PM  
Say what you will about GM, but BMW has used GM transmissions for their cars. GM makes very good automatic transmissions.
 
2014-07-17 06:34:51 PM  

beer4breakfast: Say what you will about GM, but BMW has used GM transmissions for their cars. GM makes very good automatic transmissions.


BMW uses ZF transmissions, which have also been used in GM vehicles... but ZF stands for Zahnradfabrik so I'll let you decide if that's really a GM product.
 
2014-07-17 06:49:44 PM  
Meh. BMWs (and German cars in general) aren't known for reliability. No need to bring GM into the conversation.
 
2014-07-17 06:59:13 PM  
Did anyone actually RTFA?  The recall affects seven companies (BMW, Honda, Nissan, Toyota, Chrysler, Ford)  for Airbags manufactured by third party firm Takata.

Also noteworthy that BMW says they've seen no problems yet.  The recall is purely preemptive.
 
2014-07-18 12:32:24 PM  

dirkfunk: beer4breakfast: Say what you will about GM, but BMW has used GM transmissions for their cars. GM makes very good automatic transmissions.

BMW uses ZF transmissions, which have also been used in GM vehicles... but ZF stands for Zahnradfabrik so I'll let you decide if that's really a GM product.


According to this it looks like they did for a time use GM transmissions.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GM_5L40-E_transmission
 
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