Acura NSX Recognized for Innovative Efficiency and Performance Advancements

2016-02-05T10:48:55+00:00February 5th, 2016|Acura|

The Acura NSX was designated as a “Best of What’s New” pick from Popular Science magazine for its advanced performance and efficiency engineering.

Santa Barbara, CA – Acura earned a new accolade last month from Popular Science magazine. The publication named the Acura NSX supercar as the 2015 “Best of What’s New” for its innovative approach to electric technology. Chosen from thousands of participants, it was recognized for delivering an elevated level of efficiency without compromising speed, handling, or power.

With the NSX, Acura is exploring the most advanced technology to combine supercar performance with efficient electric technology. The key to its innovative design is the three-motor Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive powertrain. This engine is the first of its kind and marries electric power with classic supercar performance. Acceleration, braking, and handling, and efficiency are all optimized thanks to the revolutionary new design.

“We are excited to share the news of this award with our customers. The NSX performance is truly a one-of-a-kind achievement in the luxury performance automotive market,” shares Acura General Sales Manager, Scott Westbrook.

The magazine only awarded 100 winners from thousands of nominees. Each winner represents a significant contribution or advancement in their field. For Acura, the award marks a great achievement in maintaining a leading edge in efficient automotive design.   Drivers can read all about the award and the Acura NSX in this month’s Popular Science issue, available now online or at newsstands across the nation. Santa Barbara customers can experience the car for themselves by speaking with a sales representative at Acura Santa Barbara.

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
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net

Jaguar Engineers Push the F-PACE to the Extreme

2015-09-09T11:00:04+00:00September 9th, 2015|Jaguar|

Drivers will hardly believe how far Jaguar pushed the new F-PACE during recent testing procedures staged in the most extreme conditions around the world.

Drivers can be sure the Jaguar F-PACE has what it takes to perform in the most extreme circumstances. That is because the performance crossover vehicle has been rigorously tested in some of the most exacting climates in the world. From the snowcapped mountains of Northern Sweden to the searing heat of Dubai, the F-PACE has travelled the world as it is pushed to the limit.

JAGUAR F-PACE

Engineered to Perform in the Most Exhaustive Circumstances

The Jaguar F-PACE offers uncompromising power, performance, design and functionality as the first ever performance crossover vehicle from Jaguar. The brand is dedicated to engineering top-level performance vehicles and has gone the extra mile to ensure everything from the exterior components to the luxury interior and every driving, safety, and technology system in between functions properly even in the most inhospitable environments.

To start off, Jaguar engineers and testers set out for Northern Sweden where temperatures vary between negative forty degrees Fahrenheit to five degrees Fahrenheit. The car was put to the test on steep mountain climbs, split friction straights, and off road areas in frigid temperatures. No matter the terrain, the F-PACE proved it can handle itself in the snow and ice thanks to a competent all-wheel drive system and Dynamic Stability Control and technologies like the Jaguar All-Surface Progress Control1.   These systems combine with exceptional engineering to provide the highest level of control with the Jaguar F-PACE.

Another extreme environment the Jaguar F-PACE was tested in was the blistering heat of Dubai. Here temperatures can soar to nearly one hundred twenty-two degrees Fahrenheit during the day and internal cabin temperatures can reach over one hundred and fifty degrees. In this kind of heat, Jaguar engineers put the cabin materials and climate and infotainment components to the test. Every aspect of the car was tested for heat resistance. Even the cooling system was pushed to the limit driving on heated asphalt surfaces and idling in city traffic with low airflow.

Ready for Anything

Knowing that the Jaguar F-PACE can handle almost any extreme Mother Nature throws at it, the engineers of the 2016 Jaguar F-PACE have reached a new benchmark for innovative design. While few drivers will ever have to travel from sub-freezing temperatures of the high mountains to searing heat waves in the desert, it is nice to know the car will perform under any of these circumstances.   Drivers can see the car for the first time in person at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September and should follow updates from our team here at Jaguar Santa Barbara online via your favorite social media channels. The vehicle is expected to arrive in showrooms mid-year in 2016.

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

401 S Hope Ave Ste A
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4249
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net

 

Mercedes-AMG GT S Features Exceptional Engineering Advantages

2015-07-16T10:41:41+00:00July 16th, 2015|Mercedes Benz|

Mercedes-Benz and AMG have teamed up to create a one-of-a-kind luxury sport performance vehicle that boasts a myriad of engineering innovations that give it a clear advantage on the track.

There is no lack of remarkable engineering achievements in the current luxury sports performance industry. All over the world, automotive engineers are creating some of the fastest and most efficient vehicles ever and these incredible vehicle capabilities continue to improve with each passing year. One of the most remarkable new vehicles to enter the market recently is the result of two industry leaders working together to create something new and special. Mercedes-Benz and AMG have worked together to bring the Mercedes-AMG to the world this year and have given the vehicle a slew of unique qualities that propel it forwards as a leader in its class.

The Mercedes-AMG GT is only the second car to be built by AMG and stays true to its racing heritage. The vehicle is built on an SLS platform modified for the new design. Once they had the base in place, AMG made no compromises as they engineered it for speed, agility, and exceptional handling.

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Impressive Power from a Unique V8

The heart of the Mercedes-AMG GT S is the impressive V8 engine capable of 503hp and 479lb-ft of torque. With so much power pumping through its veins, the GT S barely breaks a sweat as it rockets from 0 to 60mph in just 3.7 seconds. On the track, the vehicle tops out at a stunning 193mph with strength to spare. Critics have commended the vehicle for its exceptional handling and impressive power.

Efficient Design

Another reason the Mercedes-AMG GT S is able to post such impressive stats is the remarkably efficient design. Again, AMG engineers made no compromises on quality with the overall design. The sports car features a curb weight of 3,695lbs balanced perfectly for optimal power and weight distribution. The 7-speed transmission is placed at the rear of the vehicle and features an electronic differential for flawless performance. An automatic rear spoiler engages at speeds over 75mph and optional carbon ceramic brakes provide controlled braking and handling on and off the track.

So there you have it. The Mercedes-AMG GT S is as stunning and impressive as we hoped it would be and is ready and waiting for the chance to push the limits of the road and track. Drivers can watch for the car to arrive in the coming months and can follow updates and information from Mercedes through Santa Barbara Auto Group. Base price for the AMG GT S will start around $150,000.

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