BMW Santa Barbara to Offer the BMW 4 Series Coupe Late this Summer

2013-07-15T13:18:16+00:00July 15th, 2013|BMW|

Santa Barbara BMW fans can expect something new and exciting from the BMW 4 Series this summer – the BMW 4 Series Coupe.SBAlogo5

Santa Barbara Auto Group invites California drivers to explore the all-new BMW 4 Series Coupe.  This distinct model is expected to arrive in our Santa Barbara showroom late this summer.  BMW has announced that, “The all-new BMW 4 Series coupe marks the beginning of a new era for coupes at BMW.”

The BMW 4 Series Coupe is the latest generation of the brand’s sporty mid-size coupe, delivering the latest in BMW technology, engineering, and luxury styling.  The car is designed to take the lead in the premium mid-size segment with stand-out design.  As a BMW Coupe, it proudly stands in line with the larger 6 Series and 8 Series Coupes.

Distinctive Design

Tremendous care was taken to develop distinct exterior styling for the BMW 4 Series Coupe, while retaining characteristic BMW design traits such as a double kidney grille, front round headlights, and a large intake in the front apron.  The car features a striking silhouette with a flowing roof line, wide wheelbase, aggressive stance, and muscular wheel arches.  New BMW 4 Series Coupe elements include Air Breathers, positioned behind the front wheel arches to reduce drag.

The BMW 4 Series Coupe follows suit to feature exceptional power and meticulous sport engineering.  It will be offered as both a 428i, featuring BMW’s award-winning TwinPower Turbo 2.0 liter 4-cylinder engine and as a heftier 435i featuring the Twin Power Turbo 3.0 liter inline six.  Both engines will be paired with the standard 8-speed sport automatic or six-speed manual transmission.  The BMW 4 Series Coupe will also offer optional xDrive and BMW’s intelligent all-wheel drive system.

BMW has not announced a specific release date yet, but fans can expect to see the coupe in showrooms sometime this summer.  BMW Santa Barbara invites customers to sign up for alerts and updates regarding the launch and to receive more information about the vehicle as it is released.

About Santa Barbara Auto Group

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 3-Series, 5-Series, or Z4 Roadster, 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.bmwsantabarbara.com

Santa Barbara BMW Offers Four Years of Free Maintenance Services with Qualifying BMW Ultimate Service® Plan

2013-06-25T06:51:02+00:00June 25th, 2013|BMW|

Santa Barbara BMW offers one of the most comprehensive maintenance programs in the market for all qualifying new BMW vehicles – at no cost.SBAlogo5

Santa Barbara BMW believes that when you own The Ultimate Driving Machine®, you should get the service to match, for no cost.  As part of BMW Ultimate Service®, when you buy a new BMW at Santa Barbara BMW, it includes maintenance costs for 4 years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first.  This alone can save you up to $2,000 in maintenance expenses as compared to other luxury vehicles.  The BMW Maintenance Program with BMW Ultimate Service® is one of the most comprehensive programs in its class and it offers the longest coverage period.

“We are thrilled to provide this program for our customers,” shares Bill Fogg, General Sales Manager for Santa Barbara Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche.  “By offering such a comprehensive maintenance program with every new vehicle, we are able to reduce the overall cost of ownership for our customers.  That’s something we are very proud of!”

BMW Ultimate Service® covers all factory-recommended maintenance at no charge for the first four years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first.  Covered services include inspection services, engine oil services, wiper blade inserts, brake pads, brake disks, engine drive belts, and more.  The program also includes coverage for specific items that require replacement due to normal wear and tear within the coverage period.

All of the services are provided at an authorized BMW service center like Santa Barbara BMW.  Services care completed by a BMW certified technician who has been specially trained to ensure that only original BMW parts will be used. In other words, each BMW will be maintained to the high standards of excellence set forth at Santa Barbara BMW.

Not sure when your service is due?  Don’t worry, with Teleservices, available on all new BMWs, your vehicle actually informs your service advisor when it needs service.

Qualifying BMW owners can receive applicable maintenance services at no cost simply by scheduling an appointment at Santa Barbara BMW while the vehicle is covered by the maintenance program. Santa Barbara BMW will then determine and perform the needed factory-recommended services that are covered by the BMW Maintenance Program at your convenience.

About Santa Barbara Auto Group

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 3-Series, 5-Series, or Z4 Roadster, 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.bmwsantabarbara.com

BMW to Release the 2014 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo Early this Fall

2013-06-10T17:26:54+00:00June 10th, 2013|BMW|

BMW will release the 2014 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo this fall, updated with the latest in BMW efficiency, driver technology, and premium luxury design.SBAlogo5

BMW presents the newly updated BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo, available in August, 2013.  BMW Santa Barbara is pleased to present the model highlights for this unique luxury car.  The 2014 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo offers all the latest in efficient styling, advanced engine options, and advanced BMW driving technology.

Power and Efficiency Molded into One

The design of the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo is intended to evoke athleticism, while embracing efficiency.  Adjusted contour lines make the model more aerodynamic than ever before and the addition of the new inline-6 BMW Advanced Diesel engine promises a new standard for fuel efficiency.

The exterior of the 2014 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo sports the latest in efficient and dynamic design.  The 5 Series Gran Turismo features a modified front apron to exude confidence and solidity.  An elongated chassis and accentuated rear end provide impressive handling and control and creates a longer and lower visual impression.  Xenon adaptive headlights are now standard on all 2014 BMW 5 Series including the Gran Turismo to promote improved visibility for optimal safety.

Touches of Elegance Embrace the Driver

The interior of the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo includes a central display with the standard iDrive functioning system surrounded by premium chrome trim.  The front console cup holders and storage compartments all feature increased capacity as well as the rear luggage cargo area.

An Efficient Array of Engine Models

At BMW Santa Barbara, we are excited that the BMW 5 Series features more power and a greater selection of engine options for 2014.  With the addition of BMW Advanced Diesel, BMW provides even greater efficiency potential and continues the expansion of the entire engine range including the 535i Gran Turismo, the 535i xDrive Gran Turismo, the 550i Gran Turismo, and the 550i xDrive Gran Turismo.

California drivers will soon be able to enjoy the latest BMW driving technology on available on the 2014 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo.  Advanced technology includes options for Adaptive Drive, Integral Active Steering, Brake Energy Regeneration, Auto Start-Stop functionality, ECO PRO Mode, and an array of standard BMW EfficientDynamics technologies.

The 2014 BMW 5 Series will be available in August at a MSRP of $56,025 for the BMW 535i Gran Turismo.  Until that time, interested customers can call, email, or stop by BMW Santa Barbara to learn more about this incredible new vehicle or to schedule a future test drive and register for launch alert information.

About Santa Barbara Auto Group

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 3-Series, 5-Series, or Z4 Roadster, 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.bmwsantabarbara.com

Santa Barbara BMW Explores the BMW i3 Concept

2013-06-03T09:53:31+00:00June 3rd, 2013|BMW|

Santa Barbara BMW explores the latest information about the upcoming electric drive concept car, the BMW i3Concept. SBAlogo5

Santa Barbara BMW is pleased to share the latest news and updates regarding the exciting development of the BMW i3 Concept.  This unique vehicle is designed to deliver the ultimate electric driving experience thanks to innovative technology from BMW.  The electric motor of the BMW i3 Concept is designed to function within an urban environment and will provide agility, functionality, and luxurious comfort.  The concept car is expected to have 125 kW and 170hp.  The BMW i3 Concept accelerates from 0-37mph in just under 4 seconds and 0-60 in less than eight seconds.

Clean Electric Power

The BMW i3 Concept features 100% clean electric power.  Thanks to the “single pedal control” coasting mode and acceleration and braking system, the car will disconnect the drive train while the vehicle is coasting to decrease its power consumption and take advantage of the car’s own kinetic energy.

The battery of the BMW i3 Concept is a lithium-ion battery which is optimized to significantly reduce external influences on the vehicles power.  It features an intelligent heating/cooling system to keep the battery operating at the optimal temperature in all climates to increase the life expectancy of the cells.

The lithium-ion battery of the BMW i3 Concept can be fully charged in just four hours when plugged into an installed wallbox.  With the help of a DC-fast charger, the car can be charged to 80% power in just half an hour.

Ongoing Innovation

Also, thanks to eDrive technology, the BMW i3 Concept provides a uniquely efficient driving experience that does not compromise power or control.  The electric motor is continuously developed and refined by BMW engineers to provide even more refined power.  The newly developed e-motor is already in use in the BMW ActiveE.  Also, the body of the BMW i3 Concept is designed for city driving, ideal to maneuver into small spaces with a small turning circle and direct steering responses.

In addition to improved performance and efficiency, the BMW i3 Concept offers drivers a luxuriously roomy and comfortable interior.  The car is built to accommodate four passengers and includes 200 liters of trunk space for luggage or equipment.

The BMW i3 Concept is still in development, but California BMW fans can keep abreast of the latest news, updates and information about this exciting car by visiting their local BMW dealership – Santa Barbara BMW.

About Santa Barbara Auto Group

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 3-Series, 5-Series, or Z4 Roadster, 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.bmwsantabarbara.com