DETROIT – Following a record year in 2004, BMW AG Chairman Helmut Panke says the auto maker can continue to boost volume and set a new record again this year. Panke says his “clear and strong optimism” stems from the breadth of the product portfolio. BMW 6-Series contributed to record year in 2004. Expansion of the lineup made 2004 a crucial year, with major product and marketing initiatives, including forays into new segments with the 6-Series coupe, X3 small luxury cross/utility ...

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