AUTOSHOW-UPDATE 1-INTERVIEW-BMW raises Mini car sales target

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(Adds quotes, details throughout, share price) By Michael Steen and Alexander Huebner PARIS, Sept 26 (Reuters) - BMW said on Thursday it raised the unit sales target of its Mini for the second time this year but admitted the small British cult car would earn it smaller profit margins than its core BMW brand due to startup costs. Chief executive Helmut Panke also told Reuters he expected BMW brand unit sales to rise five percent in the first nine months of 2002 and sell around 800,000 ...

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