The BMW Group achieved record sales in 2012 and aims to set new records in 2013.
Norbert Reithofer, chairman of the board of management of the BMW Group, said: "The past year has been the most successful year in the BMW Group’s corporate history, with new records achieved for sales volume, revenues, and Group earnings.
"We are aiming to achieve a further rise in unit sales in the current year and hence a new sales volume record."
The BMW Group remains cautiously optimistic about 2013's figures and results, however, but it intends to continue to increase its capacity.
"Due to high levels of expenditure for new technologies and models as well as investment in the production network, we expect to report Group profit before tax on a similar scale to the year 2012," said Reithofer.
The BMW Group plans to launch around 25 new models in total by 2014, 10 of them all-new cars. A total of 11 new model launches are planned for 2013.