2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Earns a Top Safety Pick+ Rating Through IIHS

2017-01-12T09:54:06+00:00January 12th, 2017|Santa Barbara Auto Group|

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Mercedes-Benz C-Class their highest safety rating for 2016.

With the winter months just around the corner, driving conditions will inevitably become more dangerous. It’s comforting to know that in the event of a crash or potential crash, your vehicle will protect you as best as it can. Drivers of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class are offered this peace of mind. The 2016 C-Class was awarded a Top Safety Pick+ rating through the IIHS. In order to be awarded this rating, the vehicle must earn good ratings in the five crashworthiness tests—small overlap front, moderate overlap front, sides, roof strength, and head restraints—and an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention, meaning the ability of the vehicle’s technology to avoid collision or lessen the impact. The 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class excelled in nearly every category.

C-Class Safety Features and Technology

If you’re a driver who is often carting around your family, or you’re looking for a vehicle for your child who’s a new driver, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is the best choice. When conducting a crash test, the IIHS found that the C-Class only allowed a 4-inch maximum intrusion into the cabin in the instance of a front-end collision. This number is drastically lower than the previous model’s 20-inch intrusion. Also, the IIHS recorded a strength-to-weight ratio of 7 when examining the vehicle’s roof strength. This number is amongst the highest ever recorded, implying that in the event of a crash or loss of control leading to the vehicle rolling, the 2016 C-Class is most prepared to protect its passengers.

For further peace of mind, the 2016 C-Class comes equipped with the Mercedes-Benz Collision Prevention system. This system uses radar to constantly monitor closing speeds between your vehicle and the moving vehicles around you. If the system decides that a collision is possible, it will assist in applying the brake. In addition to this, Mercedes-Benz offers several technology packages that enhance the vehicle’s intelligent safety systems.

It’s news like this that makes Santa Barbara Auto Group proud to be an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer. Our dealership serves families from all over Southern California, and to know that we offer one of the safest vehicles available is very rewarding. Visit the Mercedes-Benz team at Santa Barbara Auto Group to learn more about the safety features of the C-Class and other Mercedes-Benz models that might interest you.

About Santa Barbara Auto Group Mercedes-Benz

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.

Mercedes-Benz Santa Barbara

402 S Hope Ave Ste D
Santa Barbara, California 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4281
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net

Santa Barbara Drivers Can Soon Experience the New Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

2016-03-07T11:21:49+00:00March 7th, 2016|Mercedes Benz|

Santa Barbara Auto Group will be introducing the new C-Class Coupe model this spring.  

There is nothing quite like the sporty performance and sleek sophistication of the all-new 2017 C-Class Coupe. This new model delivers a bold and captivating driving experience that will leave a lasting impression on the road. Engineered to optimize agility and performance, the C-Class Coupe is like nothing we have seen before. It features a lightweight aluminum alloy body for incredible handling and efficiency to deliver dynamic control. Strong, agile, and sophisticated, this couple stands apart from the competition and will be available to see in person soon at Santa Barbara Auto Group.

What We Love about the 2017 C-Class Coupe

There are a few key updates to the 2017 C-Class Coupe, including a lowered base, high eye-catching beltline, and frameless windows.   Additionally, a panoramic sunroof and 18” wheels are standard to augment the sporty design. Drivers can also select the available AMG body styling for an even more distinctive look. Best of all, drivers can choose from an array of exterior and interior color combinations to customize the design to reflect their own unique personality and style.

The 2017 C-Class Coupe is powered by an efficient 2.0 liter 241hp 4-cylinder engine to deliver a more agile driving experience.   In addition to its powerful engine, the coupe continues to offer leading safety and performance technology.   Mercedes-Benz is proud to be at the forefront of implementing the latest safety features and the C-Class Coupe also offers a wide array of these advanced driver technologies including DYNAMIC SELECT, DISTRONIC PLUS, KEYLESS START, and more.

Connect to Your World

In addition to these unique driver technologies, the 2017 C-Class Coupe also includes a complimentary mbrace® Connect package which provides drivers with a bevy of intuitive functions. It allows drivers to start the vehicle from anywhere via their smartphone or tablet, control heating and cooling settings remotely, use Send2Benz® to send a destination directly to the navigation system from a smartphone or computers or access Google™ Local Search to find a destination and more.

Interested drivers can learn more about this innovative new coupe by contacting a friendly sales representative at Santa Barbara Auto Group. The coupe will be available in the coming weeks and customers are encouraged to contact the dealership early to take advantage of the best inventory selection.

About Santa Barbara Auto Group

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.

Mercedes-Benz Santa Barbara

402 S Hope Ave Ste D
Santa Barbara, California 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4281
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net

Harness Power and Luxury Styling with the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

2016-01-15T11:51:11+00:00January 15th, 2016|Mercedes Benz|

Santa Barbara drivers can look forward to an exciting new C-Class Coupe model available at Santa Barbara Auto Group in early spring of 2016.

This winter, drivers will be thrilled by the sporty performance and sleek sophistication of the all-new 2017 C-Class Coupe. The latest model is captivating and inviting and will make a striking impression on the road. The design speaks of the cars agility and draws attention in. A super light aluminum alloy frame and lowered sport suspension are the key components of this coupe’s dynamic control, but the real power comes directly from the efficient 2.0 liter 241hp 4-cylinder engine.   Strong, agile, and sophisticated, this coupe stands apart from others in its class as a dynamic embodiment of luxury power and refinement.

The 2017 C-Class Coupe is a full six inches lower than the sedan model and features a high beltline and frameless for a distinctive design.   Additionally, a panoramic sunroof and 18” wheels are standard to augment the sporty design. Drivers can also select the available AMG body styling for an even more distinctive look. An array of exterior and interior color combinations enables drivers to customize the design to reflect their own unique personality and style.

As modern driving technology continues to improve, Mercedes-Benz is proud to be at the forefront of implementing the latest safety features. The C-Class Coupe also offers a wide array of driver technologies including:

  • DYNAMIC SELECT – which allows drivers to specify personalized sport suspension settings to fit their own driving style
  • DISTRONIC PLUS – reflecting the true innovation of Mercedes-Benz engineering this system enables the vehicle to follow at a set distance and can provide preventative braking in case of a collision.
  • KEYLESS START – a seamless technology that allows the driver to access and start the vehicle with just the touch of a button or fingertip.
  • 17” color COMMAND display to provide innovative access to driving, climate, technology, and entertainment systems.

In addition to these unique driver technologies, the 2017 C-Class Coupe also includes a complimentary mbrace® Connect package which provides drivers with a bevy of intuitive functions. It allows drivers to start the vehicle from anywhere via their smartphone or tablet, control heating and cooling settings remotely, use Send2Benz® to send a destination directly to the navigation system from a smartphone or computers or access Google™ Local Search to find a destination and more.

Interested drivers can learn more about this innovative new coupe by contacting a friendly sales representative at Santa Barbara Auto Group. The coupe will be available early in 2016.

About Santa Barbara Auto Group

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.

Mercedes-Benz Santa Barbara

402 S Hope Ave Ste D
Santa Barbara, California 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4281
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net

Mercedes Benz Santa Barbara Announces The All New C-Class

2014-03-01T12:45:53+00:00March 1st, 2014|Mercedes Benz|

Santa Barbara can upgrade to a higher class of travel with the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class

The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class sets a new benchmark in the mid-range class. From appearance to innovative technology to the luxurious comforts and refined sportiness, the C-Class is at its best. Mercedes-Benz Santa Barbara is thrilled to introduce its customers to upgrade to a higher class of travel in the all new C-Class

The C-Class originally launched in 2007 and quickly became the top selling model series at Mercedes-Benz. The new C-Class offers sensuous design, technical innovations, wide-ranging standard equipment, and exemplary emission and fuel consumption values. Two C-Class models are available: C300 4MATIC with a 2.0L turbocharged direct-injection in-line four-cylinder engine with 235 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque and a C400 4MATIC with a 3.0L turbocharged direct-injection V6 at 329 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque.