BMW AG is expanding production capacity of its U.S. plant in Spartanburg, SC, from 140,000 vehicles to 240,000 annually as part of a strategic realignment that includes a worldwide sales target of more than 1.8 million vehicles by 2012. BMW’s strategic target through to 2020 is equally ambitious, as it aims to raise global sales to more than 2 million vehicles. The German auto maker says plans for the U.S. expansion already are under way. Meanwhile, production capacity at Mini’s Oxford, ...

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