FRANKFURT -- BMW expects to increase group sales in Russia this year by 20 percent to 6,000 vehicles, the world's largest premium carmaker said on Wednesday.
"This is an ambitious target, but one that we will achieve," a spokesman for BMW said.
In 2004, the group sold roughly 5,000 vehicles in Russia.
By comparison, rival DaimlerChrysler sold around 4,000 Mercedes-Benz cars in Russia last year. A spokesman for the company declined to say how much it aims to sell in 2005.