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Audi Sept. sales up 13.6 pct on China, U.S. demand

BERLIN, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Volkswagen's Audi

luxury-car division increased sales by 13.6 percent inSeptember to 136,600 vehicles, powered by demand from China andthe United States.

Nine-month deliveries rose 12.8 percent to 1.097 millioncars and sport-utility vehicles, driven by demand for modelsincluding the revamped A4 sedan and the Q5 SUV, Ingolstadt-basedAudi said on Monday.

By comparison, Daimler's Mercedes-Benz brandposted a 2-percent gain in September sales to 123,358 vehicles,extending the year-to-date increase to 5 percent or 964,926cars. Luxury-market leader BMW is planning to publishnew vehicle sales data on Tuesday.

(Reporting By Andreas Cremer)

((Andreas.Cremer@thomsonreuters.com)(+49-30-2888-5084))

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