Acura Strengthens Luxury Sedan Lineup with the 2017 Acura TLX

2017-04-28T12:27:16-07:00April 28th, 2017|Acura, New Vehicles|

Acura reestablishes its position as a competitor in the luxury sedan class with the new smooth and powerful Acura TLX.

In recent years, Acura’s sedan models have often been overshadowed by the brand’s more popular line of SUVs and the NSX supercar that has been blowing away car enthusiasts. However, in 2015 Acura released a new model of sedan, the TLX. The TLX is a mid-size luxury sedan that has proven to Acura’s closest competitors in this class—Audi and Infiniti— that Acura has the ingenuity to be to a contender. The 2017 Acura TLX has established itself as a daily commuter with remarkable engine-strength and smooth shifting, making it sort of a “diet” sports sedan. The Acura TLX is a great family sedan offering safety for the children and style for the driver. Overall, the TLX is the kind of addition to Acura’s sedan lineup that demonstrates the brand’s impressive diversity in engineering talent.

Bringing Style, Strength, and Safety

Acura has a reputation for equipping their vehicles with the latest high-tech systems, and the TLX is no exception. As a family style mid-size sedan, the Acura TLX is loaded with the brand’s newest active-safety features, such as adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, and more.

Acura designers did a great job on the interior of the TLX by making a fairly small sedan feel quite spacious. The interior is also what gives this vehicle such a luxurious feel. The sport seats are crafted from Italian Milano leather and finished for a polished look and long-lasting durability. With a stiff body and Active Sound Control, the TLX provides a nearly silent ride geared toward passenger comfort. In addition, Acura managed to sneak an impressive amount of cabin storage into the TLX without sacrificing comfort.

Though this vehicle is built for safety and comfort, it shows up as a winner in the performance category as well. The 2.4L engine puts out 206 horsepower paired with an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission with torque converter. This results in a smooth and responsive ride that garners a combined fuel-efficiency rating of 28 mpg.

One of the things that makes the Acura TLX something for competitors to fear is the mid-size sedan’s modest price. At Acura Santa Barbara, our friendly and knowledgeable sales staff is eager to walk you through the purchasing process and help you get into the new TLX, or any one of our extensive selection of Acura vehicles, as effortlessly as possible.

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 2016 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

2017 Audi A4 Closes the Gap Between Sports Car and Sedan

2017-03-31T13:34:05-07:00March 31st, 2017|Audi, luxury, New Vehicles|

The 2017 Audi A4 is the perfect car for drivers who want the commanding power of a sports car, without sacrificing the comfort and luxury of a premium sedan.

The Audi A4 has sort of created this overlapping category of vehicle that’s being referred to as a “sport sedan.” This is because the A4 combines sporty and luxurious into one efficiently neat package. The jump from the 2016 A4 model to the new 2017 A4 model haven’t done much to change in exterior appearance. Outside of modest revisions to the overall dimensions, a slightly more aggressive grille and front end, and more modern head and taillights (with optional LEDs) the A4 stuck to its already attractive previous design. However, by cutting weight and implementing the newest technology, Audi has effectively developed a more efficient and unique balance to create the ultimate “sport sedan.”

Swift, Silent, and Sporty

By substituting many of the formerly steel parts with light-weight aluminum, Audi managed to trim the weight of the previous A4 model by about 100 pounds. The result is a more efficient ride with a steadier grip for the drive.

Though the 2017 Audi A4 is one of the most silent rides on the market, measuring at just 63 decibels at a steady 70 mph, the sedan still maintains its strength and athleticism under the hood. The turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with enhancements to the head increase the output to 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque, up from the previous model’s 220 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.

To supplement this powerful engine is a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Audi did extensive work to imitate a torque-converter automatic, and it shows. The Audi A4 shifts smoothly and responsively from a stop, slow roll, or quick acceleration. When all added up, the 2017 Audi A4 boasts an impressive 31 mpg in the highway and 24 mpg in the city for an average 27 mpg combined.

Driving an Audi is a satisfying experience, but it comes with responsibility. When purchasing a luxury vehicle like the Audi A4, it’s important to take proper care of it. At Audi Santa Barbara, our team of brand-trained technicians are happy to help you keep your vehicle working at peak performance for as long as possible. You can even schedule maintenance and service appointments on our website. So contact Audi Santa Barbara to learn more about the 2017 Audi A4 and the rest of our extensive Audi selection.

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

Indulge in Luxury Technology with the BMW 7 Series

2016-08-31T14:26:55-07:00August 31st, 2016|BMW, New Vehicles, Technology|

The BMW 7 Series provides an elevated level of comfort, design, and technology that sets a new standard for luxury sedans.

Are you curious about the future of the luxury sedan? BMW invites drivers to take a look at the future of luxury travel by stopping in for a test drive with the BMW 7 Series. The newest model offers an integrated combination of technology, comfort, and premium performance that leaves other luxury sedans wanting for more. The BMW 7 Series has a legacy of delivering a sophisticated driving experience thanks to a refined interior cabin, comfortable seating and ample cargo space, updated entertainment systems, intuitive controls and entertainment programs, and leading design and performance technology.

Innovative Design

The BMW 7 Series is the flagship sedan for BMW and it is not difficult to see why once you step inside. The body of the vehicle is made from an innovative material known as Carbon Core that is stronger than steel yet lightweight for better speed and efficiency. The interior of the car features luxury leather seating and opulent handcrafted dash and door inlay materials. The optional Rear Executive Lounge Seating Package takes interior comfort up another notch by providing more space, footrests, and plush floor mats.

Intuitive Controls

Furthermore, the driver command features give a sense of complete control. Drivers enjoy intuitive touch controls on an all-new removable 7” Touch Command tablet. Climate, seating, navigation, and entertainment functions are easy to access and even easier to see. A Wireless Charging pocket in the front center console conveniently keeps your smart phone charged without any messy cables.   Additionally, the BMW Display Key features an LCD touch screen that provides fuel status, estimated range, and service alerts.

Adaptive Driving Systems

Best of all, the BMW 7 Series implements Adaptive Mode to automatically adjust the Dynamic Damper Control, electronic power steering, and automatic transmission to respond to each driver’s unique driving style, current road conditions, and Navigation system data. This technology builds on the standard driving mode technology of Comfort, Sport, and ECO PRO to respond to the nuance of each trip to optimize comfort, efficiency, and power every time.

Drivers who are interested in learning more about the groundbreaking technology of the BMW 7 Series can visit us at BMW Santa Barbara. We would be happy to schedule a test drive and to provide ongoing updates on product information and pricing specials.

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