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Today in Car News: BMW X3, Ford Ranger, Toyota Supra and BP

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2011 BMW X3

2011 BMW X3

BMW says it could build a fourth vehicle in its South Carolina plant; it's already building the 2011 X3, which we'll bring you in first-drive form tomorrow at 6 p.m. [Detroit News]

The new Ford Ranger is here! On the Web. Not in the U.S. Not that we needed it or anything since we still have the, um, Ranger. [PickupTrucks]

In heads-would-have-rolled news, Toyota's locked up the trademark on Supra. In 2010. Next mission: "hybrid?" [Jalopnik]

And in irony that hurts news, BP will install charging stations in some of its gas stations by March of next year. [KickingTires]

GM says it could build up to 60,000 copies of its 2011 Chevrolet Volt annually by 2012. [Detroit News]

Now that Saab's locked up BMW engines for its putative new lineup, will suspensions and other big bits come next? [Automotive News]

Question: would you announce your Car of the Year on Facebook--and does it help or defeat brand building? [Autoblog]

Finally today, NASCAR has a new class of inductees for its Hall of Fame. Cale Yarborough gets passed by once more. [New York Times]

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  1. BP is about to launch its new BPCares website. In a stunning move by BP last month, they decided to fight fire with their new BPCares website. The first task was to acquire all of the BPCares domains… mission accomplished!
    The domains are as follows:
    BPCares.com
    BPCares.net
    BPCares.org
    BPCares.info
    BPCares.us
    BPCares.biz
    Inside sources indicates that the BPCares website will attempt to point critics of BP that the goal moving forward is 'Beyond Petroleum', more to 'Amoco' for its future.
    The new website will be launched soon.
     
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