CEO Helmut Panke says that BMW will continue to add products in the United States despite the weak dollar.
North America is BMW's largest market. Its US sales were 242,966 through October, up 7.0 percent from a year earlier.
"Economic development in the US will continue to be stronger than in Europe," Panke said in a conference call with analysts. "We will keep the momentum with new models."
Despite the weak dollar, there are no short-term plans to add production capacity in the US.
But BMW officials say they may buy more parts from US suppliers as one way of counteracting the currency gap.
Panke gave several hints of product plans. He said BMW is likely to give the 7 series a mid-term facelift in 2005. "We see an upside potential for the 7 series," he said.
Changes are expected to counter criticisms of the 7 series. The car will get a somewhat simplified iDrive control system, with the eight-way knob replaced by a four-way knob. It also will undergo cosmetic changes to its front and rear ends.
Crossover SUV may come
BMW design head Chris Bangle has been criticized for the bulky rear of the 7 series.
Panke also spoke about the raumfunktionales konzept, or RFK, a minivan or sport wagon concept vehicle that has not been fully defined.
"We will continue to bring new models, not just the RFK but also other alternatives," he said. "In Europe we need a spacious car, a people carrier. But in America there is a debate whether there should be something like a crossover between SUV, sedan and coupe."
Other models that BMW will develop include two-door and station wagon versions of the 1 series.
The 1 series was introduced in Europe in September. It is scheduled to arrive in the US in 2006, as well as the 3-series convertible, which likely will feature a retrac-table metal roof.