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BMW Revamps X3 Model to Compete With Audi

BMW is revamping its X3 model in a bid to catch up with Audi in the U.S. small SUV market. The X3, a small compact SUV that includes optional in-car Internet access, goes on sale on Jan. 22, Bloomberg News said. The car will take on more than 3 inches in length and 1 inch in width as BMW strives to compete with Audi%u2019s Q5 model.

Luxury Carmakers Predict Strong Fourth Quarter

Luxury carmakers BMW and Mercedes-Benz forecast vigorous fourth quarter sales on growing demand from China. BMW said it expects a "double-digit" percentage rise in fourth quarter deliveries, Bloomberg News said. Mercedes said it was "very confident" about continuing growth in the final three months of 2010.