BMW Offers Innovative Design and Sustainability with the BMW 330e

2016-05-18T19:18:45-07:00May 18th, 2016|BMW, Hybrid Vehicles|

BMW injects the 3 Series line-up with added efficiency thanks to the environmentally-friendly electric –powered model, the BMW 330e.

BMW is once again envisioning the future as they take a bold leap forward in developing a more efficient electric model, the BMW 330e Sedan. This innovative model combines the popular BMW 3 Series design and functionality with advanced eDrive technology to deliver a sporty new electric offering. The BMW 3 Series is the most popular sport sedan model in the BMW family and is a top favorite year after year with automotive journalists and experts.

“This is a great addition to the BMW line-up,” shares BMW Santa Barbara General Sales Manager, Bill Fogg. “By providing an electric-powered option in the 3 Series, BMW opens the door to more efficient driving for many of its loyal customers.”

The BMW 330e uniquely combines two power sources to increase efficiency depending on the vehicle’s driving needs. The award-winning TwinPower Turbo 2.0 liter, 4-cylinder engine offers a boost of power when needed, and the lithium-ion battery-powered electric motor boosts efficiency and reduces emissions. Together, both power sources provide a combined 248hp and 310lb-ft of torque. This allows the car to race from 0-60mph in just 5.9 seconds. Best of all, the model can achieve an average 72MPGe in electricity-only mode.

Drivers can learn more about the exciting new features of the BMW 330e by contacting a representative at BMW Santa Barbara.

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

Audi Expects Electric Vehicle Sales to Reach One Quarter of Total Volume in 10 Years

2016-03-04T07:26:56-07:00March 4th, 2016|Audi|

Audi has announced a progressing plan to raise their sales of electric vehicles to 25% of their total vehicle sales within the next decade.

In recent years, Audi has made significant strides in embracing electric technology as it engineers new hybrid and electric vehicles.   The automotive market in general has been experimenting with alternative fuel options for the last twenty years and electric vehicles have proven to be an efficient answer to reducing carbon emissions without sacrificing power and design. As a premium automotive company, Audi is dedicated to championing electric power and is reaching out to a new generation of drivers with these innovative vehicles.   In fact, Audi has recently announced that they expect nearly a quarter of their sales to come from electric cars and SUVs within ten years. This represents a significant increase in penetration for electric technology, but Audi has a solid plan to drive the growth.

Electric Vehicle Sales Expected to Rise

As part of this plan, Audi will be introducing its first all-electric vehicle early in 2018. In the meantime, electric-powered and hybrid models are now available from Audi including the Audi A3 E-Tron and the Audi Q5 and Q7 hybrid which offer an unprecedented combination of performance and efficiency. Both hybrid models offer drivers the latest electric technology without sacrificing performance or luxury design. The new Audi A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid is slated to arrive in showrooms later this year.

As new models are released each year and Audi works towards achieving 25% of its sales in electric vehicles, the company recognizes the need for a reliable charging network that spans the nation. Consequently, Audi has plans to support a nationwide 150-kilowatt fast-charging network.   This network is expected to provide an 80 percent charge in just thirty minutes – giving drivers a wider range of travel. Audi has announced that they plan to have the network in place by the 2018 launch of the fully electric Audi A3 and Audi electric SUV. In addition to creating a countrywide charging network, Audi also plans to release a wide array of home and portable charging options.

Drivers can learn more about available hybrid vehicles and current electric technology from Audi by contacting Audi Santa Barbara. Customers are encouraged to speak with an experienced Audi sales representative to schedule a test drive or register for ongoing updates from 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

Acura Presents the Next-Gen Super Car

2015-10-15T17:37:59-07:00October 15th, 2015|Acura|

Handcrafted design and exhilarating power deliver an electric hybrid driving experience unlike any other with the new Acura NSX.

In our day, innovation is expected. It is not enough to have a great idea or create a great product. People are looking for products and services that fulfill a need in a new and more efficient way than they have experienced in the past. In the automotive industry, this means drivers are constantly searching for a luxury car that offers the best in performance and efficiency. Acura is meeting the needs of today’s generation of drivers by providing refreshingly new designs married with exciting technology to deliver a driving experience unlike all the others – and the epitome of this endeavor is the new Acura NSX.

What is the NSX?

The NSX is the next level of advanced driving excellence from Acura. This dynamic super car delivers power that will send your pulse racing. Best of all, it offers electric power and acceleration with zero delay providing unparalleled control and handling. Acura explains that the NSX was engineered to be the “perfect balance of power and handling, form and function, sport and luxury.”   At Acura Santa Barbara, we couldn’t agree more. We are excited to present the latest details on this amazing new luxury car:

Electric Power – Of course one of the most exciting design elements of the Acura NSX is the electric hybrid engine. The Acura NSX 3-motor Sport Hybrid SH-AWD features powerful electric power and sophisticated handling and control. The hybrid powertrain includes three electric motors and a mid-mounted twin-turbo V-6 capable of 550hp. Each engine is crafted by hand by master builders in a state-of-the-art Performance Manufacturing Center in Anna, Ohio.

Lightweight Construction – To provide the highest power and acceleration, the Acura NSX was designed to be lightweight and durable. Paired with a nine-speed dual clutch automatic, the engine rockets this sport car to its highest speeds in seconds.   The body is made of a meticulous blend of aluminum, carbon fiber, and high-strength steel to provide exceptional dynamics and handling.

Attention to Detail – Acura took great pains to create the perfect blend of form and function. Weaving sports car performance with daily usability, the Acura NSX was engineered to be as powerful as it is beautiful. The interior details were designed to be comfortable, accessible, and intuitive. From the moment the driver takes the wheel and presses on the pedals, the car is designed to reply with responsiveness, control, and exhilarating power.

Drivers can follow the latest updates on the Acura NSX online with Santa Barbara Auto Group. At Acura Santa Barbara, we are happy to assist customers with further questions or orders regarding the Acura NSX.

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 Ste D
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4266