BMW AG says third-quarter profits rose 7.6% to €779 million ($995 million) on a 9.6% increase in global vehicle deliveries. The German auto maker expects to post record revenue, earnings and vehicle sales for the full year. The BMW brand also is poised to overtake the Mercedes-Benz Group in total 2004 sales. BMW Group sold 296,310 vehicles during the quarter, of which the BMW brand accounted for 248,431 units for an 11.3% increase. Mini sales climbed 1% to 47,713, while Rolls-Royce brand ...

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