Acura Santa Barbara

2016-01-29T02:20:57-07:00February 26th, 2013|Acura, Concept Vehicles, Hybrid Vehicles, Links, Other News, Vehicle Makes|

This week’s post is dedicated to Acura, the most recent addition to the SB Auto Group family. Since Acura Santa Barbara opened its doors late last year, we have welcomed a fantastic group of new customers and brought this amazing line of luxury vehicles to the city we love and share. The 2013 Acura line is a well-rounded and diverse offering of  full and mid-size SUVs, hybrids, luxury and sports cars, coupes and sedans. There is definitely something for everyone. Below are links to Acura in the national news.

First, an introduction to Acura’s newest base model, the ILX, which is currently available in our dealership.

Second, A look to 2014 and the highly refined RLX, Acura’s new high-end model which will be available later in the year.

And finally, one we’re all VERY excited about, the highly anticipated NSX concept.

Mercedes Benz SLS catches golf ball!!!1

2016-01-29T02:12:16-07:00June 27th, 2012|Links, Mercedes Benz, Other News|

It might sound well, weird, made up, impossible. But it was anything but that as pro driver David Coulthard and pro golfer Jake Shepherd teamed up for the world record, longest golf shot caught by a moving vehicle, done in the Mercedes Benz SLS convertible. The video is simply amazing and is a must see by everyone.

Bimmerfest 2012

2016-01-29T02:13:19-07:00May 11th, 2012|BMW, Links, Other News, Shows/Events|

On May 19th 2012, Bimmerfest will once again put on their LEGENDARY show at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena,Ca.
This show is something that you will not want to miss. The President and CEO of BMW of North America, Ludwig Willisch, will be speaking to the crowd at 1:00 PM after arriving in the all-new 2013 BMW M6 Coupe

– The BMW M6 Coupe and Convertible Will Make Their West Coast Debut at Bimmerfest 2012

– The BMW 640i Gran Coupe will also make it’s West Coast Debut!

– The Battle of the Bimmers is expanding categories and prizes through a partnership with Tuner Galleria!

Also, with the return of Jon Shafer (bimmerfest creator to those who don’t know) to the dealership as the internet sales manager BMW Santa Barbara is once again an official sponsor for the event so don’t miss out .

For more information and complete show info go to

2013 Audi S6

2016-01-29T02:11:11-07:00May 11th, 2012|Audi, Links, Other News|

Car and Driver Magazine just tested the new 2013 Audi S6 sedan. The V8 powered, 4.0 liter supercharged engine impressed with a initial 0-60 time of 3.7 seconds, MUCH quicker than last years V-10 powered model that had a time of 5.7 seconds. To view the article in its entirety go to, to find out more info on the Audi S6 contact you local Audi dealer.

Jaguar How-To Videos

2016-01-29T02:07:32-07:00February 28th, 2012|Jaguar, Land Rover, Links, Other News|

Jaguar USA just released a series of new how-to instructional videos to their YouTube account showing you how to operate almost every facet of the 2012 XJ. Everything from the Climate Controls to the often confusing Navigation they have it covered. I am sure that they will have more videos for the XF and XK soon to follow. But for now enjoy a How to Video on the Navigation screen, and visit their YouTube channel for additional videos.

Automotive websites for women

2016-01-29T02:06:18-07:00January 27th, 2012|Links, Other News, Vehicle Makes|

When most people think of cars and car enthusiasts they think of men. The auto industry has always been a male dominated, but that is poised to change with more and more women who are beginning to express their love and interest in cars. While men love cars for the speed, style, handling and horsepower, most women look for the style, trunk space and functionality of the interior. While the tow interests are extreme opposites, there is a market and interest for both.

In comes Tara Weingarten from the newly launched website called Vroomgirls. Vroomgirls is a website aimed specifically at women, looking to “leave out the jargon and humanize cars” as she told the LA Times earlier this month. In her first five weeks Vroomgirls attracted $35,000 page views, which is “pretty good” according to Weingarten.

The automotive industry for women is something that is gaining a lot of ground of late and could continue to produce lots of results to automotive makers in the near future.

To read more about this article visit

Maybach finally shuts down….Officially

2016-01-29T02:00:26-07:00December 5th, 2011|Links, Mercedes Benz, Other News|

Daimler has officially announced that they have closed down production on the Maybach. Most people have obviously seen this coming, as the high priced ($450,000) car never really seemed to take off or meet customers needs for the price that it cost to purchase one. For many it just looked like a bulky over priced, over featured S-Class Mercedes Benz.

It was a brand and car that stood for status and wealth more than anything else, but the catch was that few knew about it and even fewer could actually afford one, making the road for survival very tough. But the ones that could afford it let you know it, even if sometimes it was in a more unconventional way than others. (See Jay-Z, Kayne West music video)

The S-Class will always be the top of the line for Mercedes Benz. It most likely is not in the foreseeable future that anything will ever knock it off the top of the Mercedes Benz line.

However stranger things have happened and the world is always welcome to check out and purchase new things as long as they have the appeal and wow factor that we all look for.

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