in Germany (Dingolfing, Regensburg, Leipzig, Munich) and USA (Spartanburg). Moreover, carsare being produced in factories of Thailand, Malaysia, India, Egypt, South Africa, Russia andVietnam.The main markets of the company are: USA (300,000 cars per year), Germany (about 280,000),England, France, Italy, Japan, China, Russia, Canada and Spain.
And in 2008, after Mercedes-Benz introduced S400 BlueHYBRID model, BMW haspublished few photos and the initial characteristics of the model with the same drive under the name 7-Series ActiveHybrid. Hybrid systems are able not only reduce the fuel consumptionand environmental pollution by exhaust fumes, also they can transmit maximum torque fromzero speed virtually.Hybrid comes from the Latin and describes something of mixed origin or comprising differentelements. So the car can be called ³Hybrid´ if its "heart" consists not of one, but of twoor more power combustion engines and electric motors. In a mild hybrid, the electric motor onlyassists the internal combustion engine. In a full hybrid, an internal combustion engine iscombined with a relatively large electric motor. This motor is powerful enough to drive the car onits own, at low speeds.For BMW, the term hybrid represents something more than simply integrating an electric motor. And that¶s why BMW engineers have created a new package of intelligent technologies for BMW ActiveHybrid, which most effectively controls all the flows of energy vehicle.The first BMW hybrid was created in 1985. The model was based on the BMW 5 Series. Everyyear BMW is trying to perfect its technology and it created not just a hybrid power train, thecompany produced the model system of a hybrid drive, which is personally chosen for each typeof vehicle and adapted for different purposes. The model system of BMW ActiveHybrid includesnot only an internal combustion engine and drive unit with one or two electric motors, but also ithas batteries, power electronics and electronic control system.BMW ActiveHybrid system embodies all the advanced hybrid technology of BMWCompany, which is one of the key elements of the BMW EfficientDynamics program. BMW ActiveHybrid X6 and the BMW ActiveHybrid 7 became the peak of the hybrid art group today.