BMW AG profits rose 8.3% to €2.02 million ($2.18 billion) in 2002, marking the first time the auto maker topped the €2 billion ($2.16 billion) earnings mark. The German auto manufacturer’s worldwide vehicle sales surpassed the 1 million-unit milestone for the first time, ending the year at 1,057,344 units, a 16.7% increase over like-2001. Profits from automotive operations rose 3.3% to €2.9 billion ($3.12 billion), while BMW’s motorcycle manufacturing arm reported a 1.7% increase in ...

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