REFILE-UPDATE 3-BMW aims for top spot in 2012 as luxury sales soar


(Improves phrasing in first paragraph) * BMW says group vehicle sales rose 14.2 pct in 2011 * December vehicle sales rose 11.9 pct * CEO tells WSJ company aims to grow faster than market * Analyst says sees premium carmakers winning out in 2012 By Christoph Steitz and Jonathan Gould FRANKFURT, Jan 9 (Reuters) - BMW posted record car sales for 2011 and forecast that a boom in luxury cars would keep it ahead of rivals this year as the world's biggest maker of premium cars enjoys strong demand ...

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