The BMW 7 Series Gets Upgraded Plug-In Hybrid Capabilities

2019-03-20T08:39:41-07:00March 20th, 2019|BMW, Hybrid Vehicles, New Vehicles, Technology|

Though the plug-in hybrid 7 Series has been an option since 2017, 2019 will bring some big powertrain changes for this car.

BMW is adding a more powerful electric motor to its performance-minded 7 Series and also adding a higher capacity battery. It will still use the same four-cylinder engine as in previous years, but with the additional support of the new battery, you’ll notice a big difference. The goal of this update is to give this model a big boost, adding more power and a longer battery range.

Full-size sedans have long been a staple of the luxury market. The 2019 7 Series PHEV now makes them more efficient than ever, while still delivering the performance and upscale feel that you expect from a BMW.

An upscale experience complete with electric efficiency

You’ll be excited to see many features that add to this cars premium feel, including a spacious back seat with two optional entertainment systems. In the driver’s seat, you’ll also enjoy an upgraded to a fully digital instrument display panel in the 2019 model. This addition helps to make this car’s interface even user-friendlier.

There’s no need to sacrifice with the 7 Series

The 7 Series makes it possible to have it all without sacrificing efficiency. With a pure battery range and the flexibility of a gasoline-powered backup generator, you’ll have more flexibility and range. It’s now easier than ever to make your drive eco-friendly, while still having all the treats of a luxury vehicle.

Visit us today at BMW Santa Barbara and see why this full-size luxury sedan is everything you’ve been looking for. From impressive performance to money-saving efficiency, you really can have the best of both worlds. See the updated 2019 7 Series for yourself today when you test-drive it with us.

About BMW Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Auto Group is conveniently located off the 101 and Hope Ave and proudly serves Santa Barbara and the greater Southern California area.  Santa Barbara Auto Group is an authorized BMW dealer and features a wide array of new and pre-owned BMW vehicles.  The sales department at Santa Barbara Auto Group has one purpose – to exceed customers’ expectations from test drive to delivery.  The professional sales team is committed to a no-pressure, high integrity approach to every ownership experience.  Santa Barbara Auto Group also features a dedicated professional service department and a state-of-the-art facility offering the most current diagnostic and repair equipment available and highly skilled factory-trained technicians to deliver efficient quality vehicle care.

Santa Barbara Auto Group is dedicated to providing the best sales and service experience in Southern California.  To learn more about any of the popular BMW models feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.

BMW Santa Barbara

402 S Hope Ave Ste A
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4251
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net
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Get to know the updated Jaguar XE at Jaguar Santa Barbara

2019-03-11T12:16:09-07:00March 11th, 2019|Jaguar, New Vehicles, Technology|

For the latest in luxury, the Jaguar XE is sure to catch your attention. The XE fuses technology, comfort and convenience.

For 2019, the navigation system gets an update. There’s now voice command functionality added to make it easier than ever to work the system without taking your eyes off the road.

This year also offers an array of new, limited-edition trims, including the 300 Sport and the Landmark. The athletic 300 Sport will appeal to those wanting a thrill–it offers a 5.7-second 0-60 time and just shy of 300 horsepower. It adds a more aggressive look with this model’s exclusive 19-inch dark satin gray wheels, and inside, embossed seats exclusive to this model. The XE Landmark combines the best of sport and luxury with grained leather upholstery and a large sunroof inside, as well as gloss black accents with exclusive wheels outside.

The same great sedan, now with added technology

You’ll also have the option of an efficient diesel engine with many of these trim levels. These diesel engine options will save you lots of trips to the gas station as it gets up to 40 miles per gallon on the highway. You’ll also have the option of all-wheel drive to help make it great for all weather and road conditions. One of the XE’s strong suits is giving you lots of options, so you can truly make it the perfect car for your wants and needs.

Convenient features are designed to make your day easier, with things such as Bluetooth connectivity and even an available hands-free gesture-controlled power trunk lid. You can also enjoy InControl apps when you connect your smartphone, as well as an optional Wi-Fi hotspot. Staying connected on-the-go has never been easier in a Jaguar.

The 2019 Jaguar XE is just as luxurious or as practical as you’d like it to be. With so many options and configurations, it’s easy to make this sedan suit your every need. Visit us today at Jaguar Santa Barbara to find the XE that’s right for you.

About Jaguar Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Auto group is proud to be an authorized Jaguar dealerlocated just off the 101 and S Hope Ave.  The Jaguar team at Santa Barbara Auto Group is strongly committed to delivering an exceptional buying experience.  The sale staff offers many years of experience satisfying customers’ needs.  Furthermore, the Santa Barbara Auto Group offers a wide array of new and pre-owned Jaguar vehicles which customers may view online or on-site at the dealership.

The Santa Barbara Auto Group is dedicated to providing the best sales and service experience in Southern California.  To learn more about any of the popular Jaguar models feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.

Jaguar Santa Barbara

401 S Hope Ave Ste A
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4249
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net
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Land Rover’s First Hybrid Powertrain in the 2019 Range Rover P400E Plug-In Hybrid

2019-02-03T18:29:31-07:00January 29th, 2019|Hybrid Vehicles, Land Rover, New Vehicles, SUV, Technology|

Land Rover offers its first rendition of a hybrid powertrain in the 2019 Range Rover P400E Plug-In Hybrid vehicle

Land Rover designed the first Plug-In Hybrid vehicle in the 2019 Range Rover P400E. The powertrain in this design includes a 2.0-liter turbo-four gas engine and a 114-hp electric motor fed by a 13.1-kW-hr lithium-ion battery mounted under the rear load-space floor. The P400E Plug-In Hybrid delivers 398 horsepower and 472 lb-ft of torque with an electric range up to 31 miles. This latest hybrid soars from 0–60-mph in 6.3 seconds and is offered with a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission where the electric motor is mounted. Land Rover boasts that this feature offers low-range off-roading capabilities in the 2019 Range Rover P400E. Call or stop in at Land Rover Santa Barbara with any questions about the all-new powertrain in the 2019 Land Rover Range Rover P400E Plug-In Hybrid.

More capabilities recognized in Land Rover’s 2019 Range Rover P400E Plug-In Hybrid

Land Rover states that the charging capabilities in the Range Rover P400E are topnotch. It includes a 7-kW onboard charger that, when connected via the standard 10-amp home charging cable, can fully recharge the battery in just under 8 hours. For the person who can’t wait for the near eight-hour charge time, an optional 32-amp wall box with multifunction cable, is available. This option reduces charge time by nearly five hours. Another capability that takes the 2019 Land Rover Range Rover to highest levels is the ability for the driver to leave the hybrid powertrain to shuffle between electric and internal combustion power. The drive can entered desired location into the navigational system, and the P400E’s electronic neural network factors in the traffic conditions, gradient of the route and other important information during your travel experience. When in full electronic mode, the 2019 Land Rover Range Rover P400E Plug-In-Hybrid, the maximum speed ranges up to 85 mpg and offers luxurious comfort in the drive and within its interior. When it’s time to transition between electric motor to the internal combustion engine, the change is remarkably smooth.

A hybrid with sport mode offering makes the 2019 Range Rover P400E Plug-In a versatile beast

The 2019 a hybrid, offers luxury and veracity with its Sport mode capability. This mode engages the electric motor all the time to help deliver maximum performance and allows full manual control of the eight-speed automatic via paddles mounted on the steering wheel. The roar and flow of this amazing and athletic roadster is rugged, responsive and refined, all in one. It’s a cut above the rest in the hybrid arena. Call today and ask one of our expert staff at Land Rover of Santa Barbara about the unique styles of the 2019 Land Rover Range Rover P400E.

About Land Rover Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Auto Group is conveniently located off the 101 and Hope Ave and proudly serves Santa Barbara and the greater Southern California area.  Santa Barbara Auto Group is an authorized Land Rover dealer and features a wide array of new and pre-owned Land Rover vehicles.  As a premier Land Rover dealership, Land Rover Santa Barbara welcomes drivers and is dedicated to providing the highest in sales and service assistance. Furthermore, the fully trained Land Rover auto repair technicians will keep your Land Rover in top running conditions.

Land Rover Santa Barbara

401 S Hope Ave Ste B
Santa Barbara, California 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4264
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net
URL:

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Range Rover Rolls Out a New Plug-In Hybrid Powertrain

2019-01-16T10:31:33-07:00January 16th, 2019|Hybrid Vehicles, Land Rover, New Vehicles, SUV, Technology|

Interested in finding a new Range Rover but are in search of something with some extra efficiency? For the first time ever, Range Rover is adding a plug-in hybrid version of its famous Sport version.

Badged as the P400e, this new powertrain will add some extra efficiency to the Range Rover Sport lineup. Alongside two choices for gasoline engines, this plug-in hybrid offers enough power to be perfect for everyday use, while still offering the versatility of a gas-powered backup option.

The P400e marks Range Rover’s first foray into a plug-in hybrid option. This SUV will offer 31 miles of electric range, perfect for those with short commutes. This range will give you the ideal amount of electric range to allow for daily, gas-free driving.

The first plug-in hybrid from Range Rover is poised to bring efficiency to the luxury market

You’ll still enjoy all of the premium features you’d expect from a Range Rover as well. With a premium interior that provides an exceptional luxury experience, you’ll have a great ride whether you’re in the back seat or driving. Class and sophistication abound in this SUV, making it an all-around appealing PHEV option.

Other premium options include a Driver Assist Pack, with features like Adaptive Cruise Control with Steering Assist. Featuring the latest in driver assistance technology and more, the Range Rover exceeds the rest.

See for yourself why the Range Rover Sport is the only SUV you need. Here at Land Rover Santa Barbara, we’re anxiously awaiting this new arrival and we can’t wait to share all of its neat features with you when it hits dealerships soon.

Perfect for making daily errands and commutes special and for special occasions alike, there’s something in this SUV for everyone and every taste.

About Land Rover Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Auto Group is conveniently located off the 101 and Hope Ave and proudly serves Santa Barbara and the greater Southern California area.  Santa Barbara Auto Group is an authorized Land Rover dealer and features a wide array of new and pre-owned Land Rover vehicles.  As a premier Land Rover dealership, Land Rover Santa Barbara welcomes drivers and is dedicated to providing the highest in sales and service assistance. Furthermore, the fully trained Land Rover auto repair technicians will keep your Land Rover in top running conditions.

Land Rover Santa Barbara

401 S Hope Ave Ste B
Santa Barbara, California 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4264
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net
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The All-new 2018 Acura RDX Offers Technology and Performance

2018-10-18T09:20:37-07:00October 18th, 2018|Acura, luxury, New Vehicles, Santa Barbara Auto Group, SUV, Technology|

The 2018 Acura RDX provides impressive performance and technology features

The 2018 Acura RDX is the beautiful new luxury crossover SUV offered by Acura Santa Barbara, that emanates sophistication through its incredible versatility and technological prowess. Acura Santa Barbara offers this new model and many others that will elevate your driving experience to hallowed levels.  The 2018 Acura RDX delivers on the promise of ingenuity and adaptability that Acura is known for.

The 2018 Acura RDX Provides Ingenious Technological Capabilities

The 2018 Acura RDX does not fail to impress with its plethora of technology and entertainment options.  The feature that will ensure your safety while you are driving is the Lane Keeping Assist/Lane Departure Warning system.  This feature uses advanced technology to detect and mitigate fluctuations in your driving to keep you on track as you head to your next destination.  Acura has always made it a priority to ensure that your driving experience is personalized and made your own, and they do not fail to deliver on this front by offering an intuitive center console display combined with an extravagant soundscape provided through the ELS Studio Premium Audio system equipped with 10 speakers, HD Radio, SiriusXM Satellite radio, Bluetooth hands free technology and much more.

The 2018 Acura RDX is a Dynamo Offering Unparalleled Performance

The 2018 Acura RDX dominates in performance by pushing its 3.5L SOHC V6 i-VTEC engine to the max.  2018 Acura RDX has an impressive performance capability by offering 279 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque. In addition, the SOHC component of the engine or single overhead camshaft allows for greater performance with the levels of torque that the Acura RDX pushes. The i-VTEC or Intelligent Variable Timing and Electronically Controlled system of the engine boosts power and efficiency even further  by adjusting the method by which torque and speed are optimized depending on the engine output. The 2018 Acura RDX has excellent fuel efficiency for an SUV averaging an impressive 28 miles per gallon on the highway.  Acura has always been the brand of excellence by offering impressive vehicles at an affordable price and there is no deviation from this trend when it comes to the 2018 Acura RDX. The 2018 Acura RDX and its impressive features will be available for you to sample when you stop by Acura Santa Barbara or call to schedule a test drive

About Acura Santa Barbara

Acura Santa Barbara is located off the 101 and Hope Ave.  Acura Santa Barbara serves residents and drivers throughout Southern California as the premier dealer for Acura. Every Acura Santa Barbara representative is committed to providing the highest quality service. To learn more about your favorite luxury vehicle or to schedule a test drive, feel free to call, email, or visit Acura Santa Barbara.

Acura Santa Barbara

401 S Hope Ave Ste D
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4266
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net
URL:

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The All-new 2018 Acura ILX is Unmatched in Technology and Performance

2018-07-17T13:33:12-07:00July 17th, 2018|Acura, New Vehicles, Technology|

The 2018 Acura ILX provides excellent performance and technology features in its latest edition

The 2018 Acura ILX is beautiful new vehicle offered by Acura Santa Barbara that boasts impressive performance and technology capabilities.  Acura Santa Barbara offers this new model which will shake up the market of premium mid-size sedans in 2018.  The 2018 Acura ILX delivers the promise of innovation and superiority that the Acura brand encompasses.

The 2018 Acura ILX Exemplifies Innovates with Superior Technology

Acura has always demonstrated its prowess for utilizing the latest and greatest in technology features and the 2018 Acura ILX is no exception.  Two features that ensure you’re never to stray too far while driving are the Lane Keeping Assist and Lane Departure Warning System. Each provide feedback to you if you happen to drift outside of your lane while you are on the road. Acura has always made it a priority to ensure that you are able to add the greatest amount of personal touch to your driving experience by offering entertainment features such as Sirius XM Satellite Radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto that you can enjoy through the Acura ELS Studio Premium Audio System. A truly exceptional feature that adds to the entertainment value as well as the safety and security of the vehicle is the Song by Voice feature which will allow you to choose your music on the go, a feature which also extends to the Integrated Navigation System so that you won’t have to fiddle with a gears, knobs or touchscreens while you drive.

2018 Acura ILX offers top-of-the-line Performance and Dexterity

The 2018 Acura ILX dominates in performance by pushing its premium 2.4L DOHC I4 engine to the max.  2018 Acura ILX have an impressive performance capability by offering 201 horsepower and 180 ft-lb torque. In addition, dual overhead camshaft allows for greater performance because it incorporates 4 valves per cylinder.  This increase in the number of valves makes it so that fuel can flow through the cylinder more easily. Performance is further increased through this structural setup because of the placement of the sparkplugs in the engine will allow for more efficient burning of fuel. The 2018 Acura ILX boasts impressive fuel efficiency, averaging 35 mpg highway as well as 25 mpg average in the city.  Acura has always been a powerhouse in providing the best-in-class performance features, and they continue to impress by releasing the new 2018 Acura ILX. The 2018 Acura ILX and its impressive features will be available for you to sample when you stop by Acura Santa Barbara or call to schedule a test drive.

About Acura Santa Barbara

Acura Santa Barbara, serving the Santa Barbara area, is the premier retailer of new and used Acura vehicles. With a dedicated sales staff and top-trained technicians, at Acura Santa Barbara we aim to make each customer’s auto shopping experience fun, easy, and financially advantageous. Check out the TLX, MDX, the popular RDX, or any of the other reliable, affordable models in the Acura line up. Acura Santa Barbara is located at 401 South Hope Ave in Santa Barbara, right off the 101 and Hope Ave exit.

Acura Santa Barbara

401 S Hope Ave Ste D
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4266
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net
URL:

The 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet Shines in Performance and Technical Prowess

2018-06-29T08:17:13-07:00June 29th, 2018|New Vehicles, Porsche, Technology|

The 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet is at the height of technical innovation and performance in the sports vehicle market.

The 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet is a beautiful new model offered by Porsche Santa Barbara, which includes pioneering technical features sure to make your driving experience as personal and extravagant. Porsche Santa Barbara offers the new model that is totally revolutionizing the market of sports vehicles. The 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet excels in technology features and performance capabilities.

The 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet exemplifies cutting-edge innovation with its technology features

Porsche cements itself at the forefront of the automotive industry by offering the most innovative technology on the market.  Two features that maximize your comfort while driving are the heated multifunction steering wheel along with the 14-way power sports seats with Memory foam.  Lane Change Assist will ensure that you don’t miss any blind spots when driving along the freeway during rush hour.  Bluetooth hands-free phone connection further reduces distraction from where you need to be attentive.  If you are looking for entertainment, look no further as the 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet offers an amazing number of features such as Sirius XM Satellite Radio and auxiliary input all to be enjoyed via the 150 Watt 8 speaker Sound Package Plus sound system.

2018 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet offers excellent performance

The 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet dominates in performance by pushing its premium 3.0L Twin-turbocharged H-6 engine to the max.  2018 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet surpasses expectations by pressing an excellent 420 horsepower and 368 ft-lb of torque. The twin-turbocharger of the Porsche increases performance further by allowing air to combine with fuel as it enters the combustion chamber. Another notable feature is the H-6 configuration of the engine, or more commonly called the boxer engine.  This configuration allows for the vehicle to have a lower center of gravity and more effective air cooling than would be the case with a typical V-6 engine. Porsche always provides the best in class when it comes to performance features, and there are no signs of letting up with the release of their newest model.The 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet and its impressive features will be available for you to sample when you stop by Porsche Santa Barbara or call to schedule a test drive.

About Porsche Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Auto group is proud to be an authorized Porsche dealer located just off the 101 and S Hope Ave.  The Porsche team at Santa Barbara Auto Groupis strongly committed to delivering an exceptional buying experience.  The sales staff offers many years of experience satisfying customers’ needs.  Furthermore, the Santa Barbara Auto Group offers a wide array of new and pre-owned Porsche vehicles which customers may view online or on-site at the dealership.

The Santa Barbara Auto Group is dedicated to providing the best sales and service experience in Southern California.  To learn more about any of the popular Porsche models including the Porsche 911 or Porsche Boxster, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.

Porsche Santa Barbara

402 S Hope Ave Ste C
Santa Barbara, California 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4217
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net
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Audi Picks Up Handwriting Recognition Rights in its 2019 Audi A8

2018-06-06T10:05:08-07:00June 6th, 2018|Audi, New Vehicles, Technology|

Audi does it best with the Handwriting Recognition feature in the 2019 Audi A8

Audi engineers are spot on with its latest generation A8 full-size sedan and the MMI Touch Infotainment system. The enhanced addition of the Handwriting Recognition feature is all the rage. As reported in an online Forbes article, Anthony Foulk, Product Manager for the 2019 Audi A8 says the third generation MMI Touch infotainment interface does away with a center console controller and touchpad and offers two in-dash touchscreens instead. “The top screen is for the infotainment and has haptic feedback built into it,” Foulk points out. “The lower screen is really a control panel and is for HVAC, seating controls, handwriting recognition and things like that.” The haptic feedback enhances the touch response so as to recognize entire words in cursive handwriting with precision. There are two ways to input writing style, either by writing on top of each letter or the more natural way of writing from left to right. Each way offers accuracy and consistency and merely depends upon user preference. The speed is remarkable as well. The precision and class in the 2019 Audi A8 MMI Tough Infotainment System is one of many reasons Audi Santa Barbara is proud to be a factory-authorized dealer.

The expertise behind the MMI Touch Infotainment concept enhances ease of access

Imagine you’re driving along the coastline of Santa Barbara and can’t find a coffee shop. With a touch of your fingertips, the MMI Touch Infotainment Handwriting Recognition feature is enabled. The touch-sensitive 10.1” and 8.6” displays make for ease of access for its valued customers. The impressive processing power is incredibly fast as well. The driving force in the all-new Audi A8’s Handwriting Recognition technology is its simplistic, intuitive intelligence with an emphasis on flexibility.  Along with the Handwriting Recognition technology, the MMI Tough Infotainment system is vibrant and multi-configurable and offers a futuristic overhead “drone view” for the utmost in parking capability. This luxurious sedan is comprehensive, technically innovative and ready to hit the streets in world class style. Launched in Barcelona in July of 2017, The 2019 Audi A8 is due to hit the United States markets in the spring of 2018. Stop in at Audi Santa Barbara and ask any one of our brand-trained representatives about the latest generation Audi A8 or any of the luxurious styles of Audi.

About Audi Santa Barbara

Audi Santa Barbara is located just off the 101 and S Hope Ave.  The team at Audi Santa Barbara is strongly committed to delivering an exceptional buying experience.  The sale staff offers many years of experience satisfying customers’ needs. Audi Santa Barbara offers a wide array of new and pre-owned Audi vehicles which customers may view online or on-site at the dealership.

Audi Santa Barbara is a proud member of the Santa Barbara Auto Group and is dedicated to providing the best sales and service experience in Southern California.  To learn more about any of the popular Audi models including the Audi A4, A6, or S6, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.

Audi Santa Barbara

402 S Hope Ave Ste B
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4215
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net
URL:

The New 2019 Audi A8 is the Technical Phenomenon that Innovates in Next Year’s Lineup

2018-05-01T11:32:12-07:00May 1st, 2018|Audi, New Vehicles, Technology|

Offering the avant-garde technical features that impress, the luxury brand presents the new 2019 Audi A8, a new model worth talking about

Audi is the luxury brand that comes to mind when yearning for the elegant and opulent experience when behind the wheel. The New 2019 Audi A8 innovates on the luxury brand by offering the feature that everyone is talking about, and that feature is the advancement of hands-free driving technology. Dubbed Traffic Jam Pilot, this feature provides Level 3 autonomy, essentially meaning that while a driver still needs to be behind the wheel, all safety essential functions of the vehicle are now autonomous. By combining a camera, 5 radar units, a laser, and ultrasonic sensors, the 2019 Audi A8 is now able to provide a host of autonomous features. One important autonomy facet is driver detection. The 2019 Audi A8 will be able to detect whether a driver is active and able to take the wheel, and will stop the vehicle if it determines that they are not. The A8 is also able to detect whether a road appropriate for piloted driving. The 2019 Audi A8 is able to see from multiple angles using its detection features so that your safety is ensured and back-up systems are in place for brakes and steering. All these aspects will allow the 2019 Audi A8 to utilize piloted driving technology in many metro areas on divided highways. Audi is always striving for excellence and its commitment to increasing the presence of hands-free driving in the automotive industry proves that fact. This is one of many reasons Audi Santa Barbara is proud to be a Audi factory-authorized dealer.

The 2019 Audi A8 Provides the Hybrid Aspects Indicative of High-tech Automobiles.

The 2019 Audi A8 includes as part of its engine a 48-volt electrical system. This technology replaces the traditional alternator, and it utilizes a lithium-ion battery controlling a belt operated motor. This feature allows the engine to start and stop more evenly while driving. The battery driven motor allows the engine to stop while coasting at median speeds for a significant amount of time, which can increase fuel efficiency in many cases. The 2019 Audi A8 is advancing the automotive industry by its implementation of multiple facets of driving technology.

About Audi Santa Barbara

Audi Santa Barbara is located just off the 101 and S Hope Ave. The team at Audi Santa Barbara is strongly committed to delivering an exceptional buying experience. The sale staff offers many years of experience satisfying customers’ needs. Audi Santa Barbara offers a wide array of new and pre-owned Audi vehicles which customers may view online or on-site at the dealership.

Audi Santa Barbara is a proud member of the Santa Barbara Auto Group and is dedicated to providing the best sales and service experience in Southern California. To learn more about any of the popular Audi models including the Audi A4, A6, or S6, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.

Audi Santa Barbara

402 S Hope Ave Ste B
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4215
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net
URL:

Info-Mania Offered in Audi’s Virtual Cockpit

2018-04-18T13:36:36-07:00April 18th, 2018|Audi, Technology|

Audi offers top-notch infotainment technology in its smart Virtual Cockpit

When considering the next purchase or lease of a new or pre-owned vehicle, you may not only consider the beauty and elegance on the exterior, but also the wow-factor of the interior as well. Accompanied with the constant of elegant luxury in the Audi brand, across the Audi lineup, you’ll find that the usual infotainment center has been replaced by an all-new Audi Virtual Cockpit. The analog dials, once the standard in prior Audi models, has enhanced its features to voice and touchscreen activation with an adaptive TFT screen. The screen is juxtaposed behind the steering wheel on the front console just below eye level. This offers a more natural feel when viewing the screen. Another screen is in the center of the front console as its engineered to rise from within the console. The TFT screen offers everything from music playlists to navigational assistance to internal controls. Virtual cockpit lends Audi a greater value on its interior ambience. The virtual cockpit projects 1440 x 540 pixels that are refreshed 60 times per second on the screen. The MMI screen projects at 800 x 480 pixels. The reason for this distinction is that the virtual cockpit is designed to make navigation, Google Earth, and the tachometer and speedometer images appear before your eyes, with minimal delay to improve driver reaction. Activated by voice or touch, this amazing infotainment enhancement is a must-see feature in the already alluring Audi models. Stop in at Audi Santa Barbara and ask one our Audi brand-trained representatives about the wonders of the new Audi Virtual Cockpit.

The details of what the award-winning Audi’s Virtual Cockpit offers

Audi’s Virtual Cockpit won the 2017 Infotainment System of the Year Award given by Business Insider and it received the award for the second year consecutively. The judges of this award consider the best system is one that performs all of its functions relatively flawlessly and with as much of an intuitive edge as possible. The Audi Virtual Cockpit offers this seamless capability with a wide variety of amenities you’ll soon come to enjoy upon purchase or lease of a new or pre-owned Audi vehicle. It offers connectivity, apps, smartphone integration (for voice calls, texting and email), GPS navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and autonomous-driving features. Along with these features, Audi’s Virtual Cockpit offers ease of use, precision, and reliability. Along with these top-notch features, Audi engineers focus on the utmost safety along with the ability to use the system without endangering the lives of those driving the vehicles well those around it. Take a moment to browse our website and check out the many varieties of Audi models that encompass the all new Virtual Cockpit and its amazing features.

About Audi Santa Barbara

Audi Santa Barbara is located just off the 101 and S Hope Ave. The team at Audi Santa Barbara is strongly committed to delivering an exceptional buying experience. The sale staff offers many years of experience satisfying customers’ needs. Audi Santa Barbara offers a wide array of new and pre-owned Audi vehicles which customers may view online or on-site at the dealership.

Audi Santa Barbara is a proud member of the Santa Barbara Auto Group and is dedicated to providing the best sales and service experience in Southern California. To learn more about any of the popular Audi models feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.

Audi Santa Barbara

402 S Hope Ave Ste B
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4215
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net
URL:

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