BMW Santa Barbara Shares Top Technology Picks for 2016
BMW offers drivers an array of innovative technologies across the BMW lineup to deliver an even more satisfying driving experience.
What was once only science fiction is now reality with the 2017 BMW model lineup. Innovative features and technologies have evolved from the creative stages of the drawing board to becoming a functioning reality. First introduced on the BMW i8, these features are now available on many different BMW models for 2017.
Some of our favorite BMW technologies at BMW Santa Barbara include:
Adaptive LED Headlights
This is one of those features that drivers don’t truly appreciate until they have experienced them. Then they never want to be without them! BMW Adaptive LED headlights follow the road and your every move. When the steering wheel is turned, the lights follow along to keep your focus of attention well-lit improving visibility on the darkest nights or during inclement weather. This feature also helps reduce eye fatigue at night because it makes traffic signs, objects, animals, and pedestrians easier to see. Additionally, the Selective Beam feature automatically turns high beams on and off to avoid blinding oncoming drivers. Together, these features make night-driving easier, safer, and more enjoyable.
In addition to innovative headlamps, BMW also takes night driving to a new level with the introduction of Night Vision technology. This option allows drivers to see up to 900 feet in the dark. Additionally, it detects pedestrians and animals that may be off in the shadows and projects a spotlight on them to improve visibility and to keep everyone a little safer.
Full-Color Heads-Up Display
This feature is another great safety option that keeps drivers attention and focus on the road. It projects important information such as speed, navigation directions, and driver safety warnings in an easy to see location on the windshield so you never have to look away from the road for this information.
Surround View Camera System
Just a few years ago drivers were excited about the prospect of back-up cameras, and now BMW is introducing a 360-degree view of the vehicle surroundings so you never miss a blind spot. Cameras are built into the front, rear, and sides of the vehicle to give a comprehensive picture of your car and its position. This makes it easier to back out of a tight parking space, parallel park, navigate through traffic, or simply track your car’s course more precisely. Know when a shopping cart ventures into your space, when a pedestrian nears the side of your vehicle, or when another car is sneaking past you as you maneuver out of a parking spot.
These are just a small sampling of our favorite BMW features. To learn more about the innovative technologies used in each of the 2017 vehicles, visit BMW Santa Barbara and speak with a knowledgeable sales representative or take your favorite model out for a test drive.
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.