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FGP - Fiat-GM Powertrain?

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I was looking for info about the G6's manual transmission, and I couldn't find FGP anywhere. I found one reference that FGP is Fiat-GM Powertrain. Is this true?

If it is, could this be why the G6 is losing the manual transmission, since this is to be gone by December 2007?

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Yes, and no. FGP was Fiat-GM Powertrain, but the manual transmissions were developed and built by GM. The F40-6 was actually a pre-existing 6-speed developed by Saab and built by Opel Powertrain in Russelsheim. The only reason it would go away is low orders (blame dealers as muich as customers) and the advantages of the new 6-speed auto. The first true FGP transmission is the M20/32 family built by what was Opel Powertrain Austria and is now GM Powertrain Austria in Aspern near Vienna, which was again a GM core responsibility, and is widely used in the Corsa, Astra and many Vectras.

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