BMW Continues to Lead the Industry with Innovative and Progressive Ideas

2017-01-25T11:30:28+00:00January 25th, 2017|BMW, Technology|

In a period of technological and automotive progression that exceeds any precedent, BMW is a leader in the race.

BMW has always been at the forefront of technological advancement in the auto-industry, being one of the first brands to equip its vehicles with self-detecting collision avoiding systems, brake-assist systems, and numerous other features. According to the web publication Digital Trends, BMW continues to pave the road for competitors when it comes to current popular innovative topics. In this era where technology can be new today and old tomorrow, it’s important for companies to set their sights on the future. While most companies are looking ahead to the next decade, BMW is looking ahead to the next century with their Vision Next 100 models.

Hot Technology Topics in the Auto Industry

Autonomous Vehicles

For years, autonomously driven vehicles have appeared in Science Fiction movies as a concept that exists only in the unforeseeable future. However, this is likely to change soon as automakers have already implemented concepts like lane keeping assist or adaptive cruise control. These features are considered to be Level 1 or 2 in autonomous functionality. BMW’s vision for the next generation of cars is Level 3 in autonomous functionality, meaning future vehicles will be fully autonomous with the option for the driver to regain control if desired. BMW is also considering the concept of self-balancing motorcycles.

Alternative Energy

As is consistent with most industries, the automotive industry is trying to shift toward more sustainable practices. The Green movement has played an important role in the auto industry in recent years, but there still has not been an effective push for any brand that has eliminated the need for gasoline. BMW predicts that this push for alternative energy sources for powertrains will only accelerate in the coming years. That’s why the engineers in BMW’s Mini division have been working on the Mini-E series, set to debut in 2019. This line of Mini’s will provide urban mobility in compact, customizable, zero-emission vehicles.

In addition to battery-electric vehicles, BMW has been working with Toyota in hydrogen fuel cell technology. Whichever of these alternative solutions is the one to eliminate dependence on fossil fuels, you can be assured BMW will be among the first to introduce it.

BMW Santa Barbara is proud to be an authorized BMW dealer. It’s exciting to know that we offer luxury vehicles from a brand with such inspiring plans. Visit BMW Santa Barbara to find out the kind of industry-leading technology BMW already offers.

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 including the BMW 2-Series, 3-Series, 5-Series, or i8 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

130 Years Of Mercedes-Benz Automotive Pioneering History

2016-09-20T11:07:05+00:00September 20th, 2016|Automotive History, Mercedes Benz|

Mercedes-Benz has a history of making automotive pioneering history. The first car bears the number DRP 37435, the reference under which the patent for the “gas-powered vehicle” filed by Carl Benz on January 29, 1886. Carl Benz’s ability to be an early adopter of ideas lives on today. His entrepreneurial vision with innovation and creativity has set the stage for years to come.  Since the first car, Mercedes-Benz has set the pace for all motorized vehicles.

The Mercedes-Benz innovations and achievements continue 130 years later with over 100,000 patents. Much of this is embedded in the culture of the company with Carl Benz’s quote, “The love of inventing never dies.”

The Timeline of Break-Through Safety Innovations

1886 The First Motor Vehicles
The self-propelled “Motorwagen” with a rear-mounted single-cylinder engine.

1931 4-Wheel Independent Suspension
The Mercedes 170 features the first-ever fully independent suspension, which allows each wheel to respond individually.

1967 Safety Steering
All Mercedes-Benz models are equipped with a new safety steering system as standard. The safety steering system reduces the risk of injury upon impact with the steering wheel.

1978 Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
ABS helps the driver retain steering control under heavy braking by preventing wheel lockup.

1999 Active Body Control
This is the Mercedes-Benz brand name used to describe hydraulic fully active suspension. It allows control of the vehicle body motions virtually eliminating body roll in many driving situations.

2002 Pre-Safe
A groundbreaking system to help passengers prepare for an accident before it happens. PRE-SAFE can detect that certain types of collision might be imminent. In the precious moments before impact, it can snug the front seat belts and adjust the front head restraints to help optimize the effectiveness of the restraint systems.

2010 Attention Assist
Attention Assist measures over 70 data points in the first few minutes of a drive. This helps the detect signs of driver drowsiness and audibly alert the driver to take a break.

The Pioneering Future Will Continue

The Mercedes-Benz Safety, Design, Performance, and vehicle Environment systems will continue to show “the love of inventing” from Carl Benz.

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Why Customers Love Shopping at Santa Barbara Auto Group

2016-05-25T11:37:13+00:00May 25th, 2016|luxury, New Vehicles, Santa Barbara Auto Group|

Explore the many reasons customers love purchasing their favorite luxury vehicles from Santa Barbara Auto Group.

There are many reasons drivers choose to purchase a luxury vehicle. From engineering quality, to comfort, safety, and design, premium vehicles offer a better all-around driving experience. When it comes to finding the right luxury car for your lifestyle, it is important to work with a sales representative that will listen to your needs and work with you to find the perfect fit. Our customers at Santa Barbara Auto Group appreciate that they can find a wide array of luxury vehicles from eight different premium brands on one place and can rely on friendly service from knowledgeable representatives. Best of all, drivers can choose to shop in person or online.

Online Searching Made Easy

Santa Barbara Auto Group makes it easier than ever to shop online for a new car. Thanks to a collection of innovative online services, customers can search for their favorite brands and models, compare pricing and performances specs, and even analyze the value of their trade-in all from the comfort of home. Santa Barbara Auto Group is dedicated to providing the most convenient buying process and offers customers the tools and resources they need to confidently make their next car purchase.

Customers simply enter their search request and then receive a list of matching vehicles complete with model features and details, pricing, and photographs. It takes the work out of searching for the perfect car without any pressure. Customers can also provide their preferred contact information and any additional comments they would like to add so that a helpful Santa Barbara Auto Group representative can assist them as needed with the search and purchase process.

Personalized Service

Once you find the vehicle that is right for you, or want to view a few models in person, Santa Barbara Auto Group welcomes you to visit the dealership in person. Drivers can expect to receive responsive personalized service and to enjoy a convenient and hassle-free sales process. Representatives are happy to answer questions, provide test-drives, and work with customers to acquire the best pricing and payment details for their purchase. Plus, they can outline any available incentives or specials for each brand and model.

In the market for a new luxury car? Join the thousands of other Santa Barbara drivers who have had a great experience with Santa Barbara Auto Group!

About Santa Barbara Auto Group

Santa Barbara Auto Group is located off the 101 and Hope Ave and serves Santa Barbara residents and drivers throughout Southern California as the premium dealer for Acura, Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, and Smart. Every Santa Barbara Auto Group employee is dedicated to providing the highest in sales and service assistance. Santa Barbara Auto Group represents eight different luxury brands and friendly experienced sales representatives are available seven days a week. To learn more about your favorite luxury vehicle, or to schedule a test drive, feel free to call, email, or visit Santa Barbara Auto Group.

Santa Barbara Auto Group

402 S Hope Ave
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-682-2000
Email: sales@sbautogroup.com

Find Your Next Car Online with Santa Barbara Auto Group

2015-03-30T11:18:29+00:00March 30th, 2015|Santa Barbara Auto Group|

Santa Barbara Auto Group offers drivers access to their entire inventory of premium luxury vehicles online so you can find the perfect car at just the touch of a button.

Today’s technology-driven generation lives very differently from the way their parents did just decades ago. Communication has changed radically so that now rather than just calling up a friend, people have the option to text, email, chat online, Skype, Face-time, Facebook message, Instagram, Snapchat, pin, or comment – and the list is virtually endless. What this means for the world is that we are more connected and more informed than ever before. With the entire vast collection of human knowledge sitting at our fingertips online, Generation X and Generation Y are more informed and connected than ever before. What this means for business is that customers really delve into a product before making a purchase. For example, tech-savvy customers access reviews, brochures, pricing discounts, and more online before they ever walk into a store (if they ever even do!).

Santa Barbara Auto Group 2014 End of Year Used Car Sales

Online Inventory Makes Shopping Easy

At Santa Barbara Auto Group, we recognize the value of online shopping and research and have made it easier and more convenient than ever to find your new car. Santa Barbara drivers can visit us online and view our entire inventory of new and pre-owned luxury vehicles from eight premium brands. Whether you are looking for an Acura, Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, or smart, we offer a wide selection across each of the eight brands so you can find the vehicle that is right for you from the comfort of your own home.

Shopping online with Santa Barbara Auto Group is simple thanks to the convenient search options. Customers can select their favorite brand, model, model year, color, mileage, or other features to narrow down the options. It is easy to compare models across brands or to find the right pricing on a new or pre-owned vehicle thanks to the incredible selection. Once you find something you love, you can easily contact a friendly sales representative to answer questions you may have or accompany you through the easy buying process.

Santa Barbara Auto Group 2014 End of Year New Car Sales

Do Your Research

Visitors can also access brand and model information regarding safety, technology, performance and design specs on each brand website. Search for brochures, reviews, pricing specials and more so you can have peace of mind that you are making an informed decision. Best of all, online pricing makes comparing models and pricing a breeze.

Once you find the perfect car, all you have to do is come into the dealership to process the sale quickly and conveniently. Our friendly sales representatives are knowledgeable and experienced and are dedicated to providing the best car buying process in Santa Barbara.

About Santa Barbara Auto Group

Santa Barbara Auto Group is located off the 101 and Hope Ave and serves Santa Barbara residents and drivers throughout Southern California as the premium dealer for Acura, Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, and Smart. Every Santa Barbara Auto Group employee is dedicated to providing the highest in sales and service assistance. Santa Barbara Auto Group represents eight different luxury brands and friendly experienced sales representatives are available seven days a week. To learn more about your favorite luxury vehicle, or to schedule a test drive, feel free to call, email, or visit Santa Barbara Auto Group.

Santa Barbara Auto Group
402 S Hope Ave
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 682-2000
https://sbautogroup.com

Mercedes-Benz Pioneers Autonomous Driving Technologies with Latest Luxury Models

2015-02-26T12:16:49+00:00February 26th, 2015|Mercedes Benz|

744px-Mercedes-Benz-Logo_svgSanta Barbara Auto Group explores the latest autonomous driving technology from Mercedes-Benz that is making sci-fi fantasies closer to reality than ever before.

It seems that every new sci-fi movie to hit the big screen in recent years features some kind of futuristic vehicle.  These vehicles may vary in many ways – some fly, others hover, most provide intuitive touch screen devices for downloading documents, accessing networks or other information, and a few vehicles even offer the ability to move seamlessly between air, land, and water.  However, one thing that most have in common is some kind of auto-pilot or autonomous driving capability.  The exciting news is that cars that drive themselves have recently transitioned from fantasy to reality.  Mercedes-Benz has been championing autonomous driving functions in recent years and has now released many new innovative driving systems that leave drivers feeling like they have stepped into the future.

Autonomous Braking and Parking

For the last few years, Mercedes-Benz vehicles have been able to detect road hazards or dangerous situations thanks to improved camera and sensor technology woven into vehicle design.  Blind-spot Assist, Attention Assist, and other driving systems work to prevent an emergency situation before it ever occurs.  Now, thanks to technology such as DISTRONIC PLUS with Steering Assist and Stop&Go Pilot semiautonomous traffic jam vehicle following function select Mercedes-Benz models are already capable of driving and braking autonomously on the road.  Furthermore, Active Parking Assist with PARKTRONIC enables drivers to sit back and relax while their vehicle parks itself in both parallel and end-on spaces.

Autonomous Driving

What is really exciting is that fully autonomous driving capabilities are already being tested by Mercedes-Benz.  The Mercedes-Benz S 500 INTELLIGENT DRIVE was recently tested in a 100-kilometer trip across Europe from Mannheim to Pforzheim.  The journey was successful and the technology is on its way to becoming accessible in new Mercedes-Benz models.  The brand is working on making the systems function even in complex urban traffic situations as well as rural highways.  Like everything else Mercedes-Benz releases, drivers can expect the technology to be rigorously tested and reviewed before being released so they can be sure the technology works flawlessly and intuitively.

For example, testing is processed in both European and USA regions to account for differences in transportation infrastructures and driving behaviors which may vary by region or location.  In fact, in September of last year, Mercedes-Benz was awarded on of the first licenses by the State of California to test self-driving vehicles on public roads.

So next time you leave the theater fantasizing about the future of transportation, consider how close we already are to many capabilities that seemed so radical only years ago!  To learn more about the latest technology from Mercedes-Benz, visit Santa Barbara Auto Group.

About Mercedes-Benz of Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Auto group is proud to be an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer located just off the 101 and S. Hope Ave.  The Mercedes-Benz 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.  The Santa Barbara Auto Group offers a wide array of new and pre-owned Mercedes-Benz 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 Mercedes-Benz models including the all-new CLA-class or the C-Class or E-Class, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.

Santa Barbara Auto Group

402 S Hope Ave

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

(805) 682-2000

https://sbautogroup.com

http://www.mercedessantabarbara.com

Mercedes-Benz Introduces Industry-Leading Technology with the S-Class

2015-02-26T10:40:20+00:00February 26th, 2015|Mercedes Benz|

Santa Barbara Auto Group explores the innovative technologies that set the Mercedes-Benz S-Class apart from all other vehicles in the luxury market. 

mercedes-benz-santa-barbara-media-rszAre you curious about the future of automotive technology?  Take a good look at the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and you will have a good idea of the incredible innovations that are now possible.  Many different automotive manufacturers are introducing “new” technology on their latest models, but no one masters innovation quite like Mercedes-Benz.  And no other vehicle is quite like the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.  Mercedes-Benz has loaded the S-Class with a myriad of safety, driving, performance, and entertainment technologies that stretch the limits of drivers’ imaginations.   Sleek, sophisticated, and powerful, the S-Class delivers a driving experience like no other.

Some of our favorite features here at Santa Barbara Auto Group include:

Safety Features

One of the most important aspects of Mercedes-Benz vehicle design throughout its history is safety.  Every Mercedes-Benz is designed to protect the occupants and help prevent an accident before it occurs.  For over twenty years, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class has led the automotive industry in safety design.   Today, it provides remarkable safety features such as 360 degree camera which can spot hazards in the road ahead in any direction.  Driver assist features also include attention assist driver alerts and braking assist programs such as Distronic and Collision Prevention Assist (CPA) Plus which will automatically apply the brakes in the event of an imminent collision.

Entertainment Features

In addition to safety innovations, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class offers exciting innovations in entertainment and driving system technology.  The cabin features an exquisite display consisting of dual 12.3-inch high-resolution screens with analog style instruments and animated displays.  From driving systems to vehicle settings, to navigation and entertainment systems, the display provides intuitive controls.  Programs like the COMMAND® system work in an effortless manner so the driver can keep their focus on the road.

Connectivity Features

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class also offers a unique ability to stay connected while you are on the road.  Thanks to available in-car WiFi from mbrace, drivers can stay connected with their computer or smartphone.  Additionally, a diverse selection of apps is available to help drivers manage information such as navigation, traffic, or weather data.  With Google-powered search capabilities, and emergency contact and assistance services, mbrace allows drivers to connect in ways like never before.

About Mercedes-Benz of Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Auto group is proud to be an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer located just off the 101 and S. Hope Ave.  The Mercedes-Benz 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.  The Santa Barbara Auto Group offers a wide array of new and pre-owned Mercedes-Benz 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 Mercedes-Benz models including the all-new CLA-class or the C-Class or E-Class, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.

Santa Barbara Auto Group

402 S Hope Ave

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

(805) 682-2000

https://sbautogroup.com

http://www.mercedessantabarbara.com

Acura Celebrates as NSX Heritage Comes Full Circle

2015-02-11T13:39:24+00:00February 11th, 2015|Acura|

Acura Santa Barbara shares how Acura unveiled the next-generation NSX supercar twenty-five years after the initial predecessor. 

acuraAcura introduced the next-generation NSX supercar this year at the 2015 North American International Auto show sending a ripple of excitement through the automotive community.  The car is the result of over twenty-five years of research and design efforts from the Acura brand.  The next-generation NSX features exceptional production styling and engine performance coupled with efficient hybrid technology.

The Acura NSX was built to challenge current expectations about supercar performance and engineering.  The vehicle partners a twin-turbocharged 75-degree DOHC V6 engine with a 9-speed dual clutch transmission and three-electric motor Sport Hybrid system.  Combined with a lightweight multi-material body, the car sets new standards for efficiency.

Precision Crafted Performance

During the auto show, Acura introduced the NSX under the title, “Precision Crated Performance.”  This theme hails back to the original tagline of the Acura brand and was meant to show how the heritage of Acura engineering has led to this very point.  Over three years of extensive development research was completed by the U.S. research and development team for the new NSX and built upon the legacy of the original model from over twenty-five years ago.  The development team was challenged to leverage new technology to provide more vivid performance in an intuitive manner.  Acura designers wanted the car to center on the experience of the driver, and provide a unique connection between the two.  The result is an exhilarating driving experience.

Uniquely American

Another celebrated aspect of the NSX is that it is developed and manufactured here in the United States.  The research and development team was based in the U.S. and production for the NSX will take place at the new Performance Manufacturing Center in Ohio.   The next-generation NSX comes almost exactly 25 years after the first North American debut.  The name originally stood for “New Sports Experiment” as the brand was working to redefine what it meant to be a sports car.  The experiment was a success, and is now even more innovative a quarter century later.

Some of the key innovations for the new NSX design include new technologies, materials, and performance engineering.  Built imaginatively, every part of the vehicle is built to connect with the driver and the driver’s intentions.  The result is a very personalized driving experience.

Drivers do not have to have been at the 2015 North American International Auto Show to learn about and stay up to date with the Acura NSX.  California drivers can follow the latest news and updates with Acura Santa Barbara.  For more information, visit Acura Santa Barbara online or in person.

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 2015 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

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

(805) 563-4266

http://www.acurasantabarbara.com

https://sbautogroup.com

Jaguar F-Type Named in “25 Most Popular Premium Sports Car” List from Edmunds.com

2015-02-11T11:53:33+00:00February 11th, 2015|Jaguar|

Jaguar Santa Barbara celebrates another accolade for the ever-popular Jaguar F-TYPE.

jaguar-santa-barbara-media-rszJaguar recently announced that the Jaguar F-TYPE has been named on the “2015 Most Popular” list from Edmunds.com.  The list highlights top vehicles within specific categories for the 2015 year.  The Jaguar F-TYPE was named as one of the 2015 Most Popular Premium Sports Cars.

Every year, over 18 million consumers visit Edmunds.com to research the car that is best for them.  To assist drivers, Edmunds provides profiles, specs, reviews, and top-rated lists to narrow down the search.  This year, the website released a list of the most researched vehicles of 2014 and the Jaguar F-TYPE was listed for the “Premium Sports Car” segment.  The results were based on searches completed by website visitors during the 2014 year.

Why So Popular?

According to Edmunds, there are many reasons the Jaguar F-TYPE is such a popular choice.  Overall, they acknowledge that the F-TYPE is a beautiful blend of style, performance, and luxury.  The car embodies the standard for luxury design, performance, and style.  Best of all, the car is available at a lower price than competing market models.

Distinct features of the Jaguar F-Type Coupe that set it apart from the competition include the powerful handling it delivers thanks to the carbon ceramic brakes and a standard electronically controlled rear differential.  The car also provides exceptional power thanks to a supercharged engine and lightweight aluminum frame design.  This also makes the car more fuel efficient without compromising power.  Furthermore, the F-TYPE makes a notable impression on the road thanks to the eye-catching athletic design.  Sleek and sophisticated, it delivers the aesthetic appeal that is so central to the Jaguar brand.

The Jaguar F-TYPE R Coupe is a truly unique sports coupe.  It features new innovative technology such as the Instinctive All-Wheel-Drive® technology.  In addition to the all-wheel drive technology, the 2016 F-TYPE R Coupe also features instinctive control and impressive speed.  The coupe reportedly reaches 60mph in just 3.9 seconds reaching a limited top speed of 186 mph.  The updated coupe delivers better handling, speed, and overall capability on a variety of road conditions wherever adventure takes it.

Another important factor in the popularity of the Jaguar F-TYPE is its valuable price-point – available at a starting MSRP of $99,925 which is much lower than competing models in its market segment.  Santa Barbara drivers who want to learn more about this remarkable luxury vehicle can contact an experienced sales representative at Santa Barbara Auto Group.

About Jaguar Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Auto group is proud to be an authorized Jaguar dealer located 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 including the new Jaguar XE or Jaguar F-TYPE, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.

Jaguar Santa Barbara

402 S Hope Ave

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

(805) 682-2000

https://sbautogroup.com

http://www.jaguarsantabarbara.net

Jaguar Santa Barbara Explores the Jaguar F-PACE

2015-02-10T14:09:27+00:00February 10th, 2015|Jaguar|

From concept to reality, Jaguar takes the innovative crossover design of the C-X17 and brings it into reality as the latest addition to the Jaguar line for 2016.

santa-barbara-jaguarJaguar drivers will be excited to know that Jaguar is taking a popular concept vehicle completely though the development process into reality.  Known as the Jaguar F-PACE, the newest crossover vehicle from Jaguar is based on the C-X17 concept car and is coming to U.S. showrooms like Jaguar Santa Barbara starting in 2016.

Beauty, Form, and Power

The Jaguar F-PACE is a dynamic crossover performance vehicle built for beauty, functionality, efficiency, and performance.  Highly efficient, it features an innovative aluminum body system and advanced suspension system.  The Jaguar F-PACE also allows seating for up to five, making it an ideal family vehicle.  The vehicle offers a luxurious interior, cutting edge driver technologies, and precision handling and control.

Jaguar announced that the production of the F-PACE was based on the overwhelmingly positive response they received for the C-X17 concept vehicle.  Also inspired by the F-TYPE, the F-PACE carves out a unique niche for crossover fans.   It features a combination of performance and capability not found in any other Jaguar vehicle as a practical yet luxurious family sports car.

Jaguar Heritage

The engineers at Jaguar wanted to ensure the new vehicle truly embodied what it meant to be a luxury sports vehicle.  Jaguar originally designed the C-X17 from the ground up based on a specific set of principles of what makes a classic Jaguar car:

  • Exciting proportions
  • Clean lines
  • Balance of form
  • Assertive power
  • Beautifully sophisticated

The Jaguar F-PACE is now a new hallmark of Jaguar engineering offering the practical functionality similar to an SUV coupled with the performance and handling of a sport sedan and the luxury finish of all Jaguar vehicles.  It is lightweight, assertive, and offers the latest innovations in fuel-efficient technologies without compromising the driving experience.  Drivers will find that it provides the power they imagine in a sports vehicle, combined with the sophisticated refinement they expect from the Jaguar brand.

Sophisticated Design

Within the cabin, drivers and passengers will find premium metal materials used throughout including black brushed anodized metal finishes, milled aluminum, and ruthenium (platinum) finishes.  The seats wrap around the passengers to support key areas of the body and provide safety and comfort for the road.

The Jaguar F-PACE will be available sometime during 2016 and Santa Barbara drivers can stay in touch with the latest updates and information with Jaguar Santa Barbara.

About Jaguar Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Auto group is proud to be an authorized Jaguar dealer located 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 including the new Jaguar XE or Jaguar F-TYPE, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.

Jaguar Santa Barbara

402 S Hope Ave

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

(805) 682-2000

https://sbautogroup.com

http://www.jaguarsantabarbara.net

Audi Captures Attention at the Washington Auto Show with the Audi A6 PI

2015-02-10T12:46:15+00:00February 10th, 2015|Audi|

Audi Santa Barbara reviews the Audi A6 PI which is featured at the 2015 Washington Auto Show held this month in Washington D.C.. 

audiAudi planned to make a big impression at the 2015 Washington Auto Show.  Located in Washington, DC, the show is a favorite among many automotive enthusiasts who gather in the heart of the country to experience the latest innovations from the automotive industry.   For the event, Audi has brought an impressive line-up of thirteen vehicles including the new Audi A6 PI.  This remarkable sedan offers sporty performance complemented by ultra-premium design.

Introducing the Latest Innovations

This year, hundreds of thousands of visitors will gather at the Washington Auto Show to view over 700 new models from over 42 different manufacturers.  As a long-time participant, Audi has prepared a strong presentation, with the Audi A6 PI being one of the highlights of the year.

The Audi A6 PI falls in the mid-size sedan category and offers a host of performance and safety features.  The vehicle is powered by a selection of engines including:

  • A turbo four-cylinder engine with 220hp
  • A 3.0 liter V6 with 310 hp
  • A twin-turbocharged 4.0 liter V8 with 420 hp
  • A 3.0 liter turbo-diesel engine with 240 hp

With so many options, there is a model for every kind of driver.  Whether you crave the power of the twin-turbocharged 4.0 liter V8 which launches the car from 0-60mph in just 4.5 seconds or the 428lb-ft of torque from the turbo-diesel, each one offers a thrill of its own.  Additionally, the Audi A6 PI uses an eight-speed automatic and all-wheel drive system for precise handling and control.

Seated in the cabin, drivers won’t help but notice the elegant sweeping dash featuring genuine wood trim, a premium 15-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system, and a pop-up driver screen to manage all controls including navigation, entertainment, and climate.  New driver assistance programs include blind-spot warning and a pre-collision system to help drivers avoid trouble before it ever happens.

The Washington Auto Show is held January 23 to February 1st, 2015.  If you missed your chance to attend, you can contact a friendly representative at Audi Santa Barbara to learn more about the Audi A6 PI and other remarkable new models from the Audi brand.

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

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

(805) 563-4215

https://sbautogroup.com

http://www.audisantabarbara.com

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