BMW Drivers Enjoy Improved Efficiency with the BMW 330e Hybrid

2016-03-31T10:42:02+00:00March 31st, 2016|BMW, Hybrid Vehicles|

Santa Barbara Auto Group is featuring a new electric hybrid model as part of the 3 Series family to provide consumers with a wider variety of alternative fuel options.

March 2016, Santa Barbara, CA – BMW has announced the addition of one of their newest cars which will feature advanced eDrive technology and hybrid electric power – the BMW 330e Sedan. This innovative vehicle provides drivers with a new option for efficient driving within the BMW 3 Series family.

“BMW is dedicated to exploring alternative fuel options to provide customers with a wider variety of environmentally friendly choices,” shares BMW Santa Barbara General Sales Manager, Bill Fogg.

The BMW 330e provides drivers with the best of both worlds thanks to the uncompromising blend of two power sources. It features a TwinPower Turbo 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder engine and a lithium-ion battery-powered electric motor.   Each engine is able to work independently or combined with one another to provide the most efficient blend of power. Working in tandem, the engines provide a combined output of 248hp and 310lb-ft of torque. It can race from 0 to 60mph in just 5.9 seconds.

In addition to efficient driving technology, the BMW 330e sedan offers seating for five adults and spacious cargo room. The sleek design and quick acceleration make it a favorite choice for those seeking a sporty model combined with daily functionality. The model will be able to operate in a purely electric mode for a distance of up to 22 miles giving drivers an emission free option for daily errands and quick trips.

Drivers can learn more about the innovative electric hybrid technology available from BMW by visiting 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
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net

Audi Goes Long Distance with Its Newest Electric SUV

2015-10-26T12:47:54+00:00October 26th, 2015|Audi|

Drivers will be able to enjoy longer distance capabilities with the newest Audi electric-powered SUV featured at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, Germany.

Premium automotive manufacturers have been advancing and implementing the latest alternative fuel options in recent years. The demand for hybrid, electric, and alternative fuel vehicles has climbed due to an increasing environmental consciousness and the desire to reduce dependency on oil in many countries.   In response to this, Audi is proud to offer an array of diesel and electric-powered vehicles that provide exceptional efficiency without compromising power, performance, or luxury features.

An All-New Audi Electric SUV

The latest advancements in Audi electronic driving technology will be used in the newest SUV all-electric drive model projected to be released in 2018. This model is unique because it was specifically designed from the ground up to be an electric vehicle. Attention was given to every detail of the car throughout the design process. Engineers worked closely with one another to maximize the aerodynamic properties of the Audi e-tron quattro concept vehicle as well as the aesthetics. Sporty and efficient, the SUV is expected to set new standards for the market segment.

Go Further with Audi Electric Technology

The most impressive achievement with Audi’s electric SUV is that the vehicle will be capable of reaching a range of over 300 miles at a time. A large lithium-ion battery provides the power and is one of the most capable batteries to date. The battery is housed between the axles below the passenger compartment giving the vehicle a lower center of gravity and balanced load distribution which also help maximize efficiency. This design also optimizes the safety of the vehicle giving it better control and precision on the road.

Additionally, Audi engineers used their experience with the Audi R8 e-tron vehicle to provide a starting ground for the more advanced e-tron quattro design. The SUV features three electric motors placed on the front and rear axles for optimized power and efficiency.

Comfort and Functionality

The new Audi electric SUV will also feature a spacious and luxurious design. The vehicle is expected to be sized between an Audi Q5 and the Audi Q7 and will feature a sporty coupe-like design. Comfortable seating for four makes the vehicle more functional and roomy and will be a popular choice for those looking for an efficient and capable SUV.

California drivers can stay up to date with the latest information on the new Audi electric SUV by following us on Facebook or following updates on our blog at Santa Barbara Auto Group. We are thrilled to be able to offer ever-improving technology and efficiency as a certified Audi dealer and invite drivers to stop by Audi Santa Barbara to learn about all of the newest innovations from the premium dealer.

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
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net

Drivers Enjoy Ultimate Efficiency with the Mercedes-Benz C350 Plug-In Hybrid

2015-10-21T13:53:00+00:00October 21st, 2015|Mercedes Benz|

Mercedes-Benz will be introducing a new electric hybrid sedan this fall that gives drivers the power to optimize efficiency on every drive.

August, 2015 Santa Barbara, CA – Mercedes-Benz continues to make strides in producing vehicles that support a more environmentally conscious approach to driving. Drivers and commuters looking for a more fuel-efficient option will soon be able to own the Mercedes-Benz C350 Plug-In Hybrid. Available this fall at Santa Barbara Auto Group, the C350 Plug-In Hybrid offers performance drivers expect from the premium brand coupled with exceptionally efficient driving options.

“We are so excited to offer the C350 Plug-In Hybrid to our Mercedes-Benz customers,” shares Santa Barbara Auto Group General Manager, Duane Sanders. “Every effort was made during the research, development, and design stages to provide increased fuel efficiency without compromising performance or convenience.”

The Mercedes-Benz C350 Plug-In Hybrid offers a combined power output of 275hp. Drivers can select between five transmission modes including: Individual, Sport, Sport+, Comfort and Economy to deliver the best combination of efficiency and power in different situations. Engine modes can be switched between Hybrid, E-Mode, E-Save, and Charge. The car features an electric range of 18.6 miles and can be conveniently charged at a wall box, a standard socket, or a charging station. Drivers can also adjust the ratio of gas and electric energy to conserve one or the other providing greater range or efficiency as needed. Drivers can expect to see the Mercedes-Benz C350 Plug-In Hybrid in our Santa Barbara showroom this fall.

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.

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

Acura Presents the Next-Gen Super Car

2015-10-15T17:37:59+00:00October 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
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net