The 2018 Acura NSX Offers Luxury, Power and Style

2018-09-25T12:44:34+00:00September 25th, 2018|Acura|

Still a Supercar, the 2018 Acura NSX is stellar with awesome features

In 2017, Acura boasted the NSX a supercar. Today, the 2018 Acura NSX still wears the same armor as it is packed with power and prestige and makes it a must see at your next visit to Acura Santa Barbara. The 2018 Acura NSX offers 21 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.This sleek roadster is equipped with a twin-turbo 3.5 liter V-6 engine and is offered with three electric motors. The modern style NSX delivers 573 horsepower and 475lb-ft of torque. With an impressive and quick acceleration, the sporty NSX is capable of reaching from zero to 60 mph in just three seconds and 100 mph in seven seconds. The 2018 Acura NSX Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive technology offers full automatic all-wheel drive traction and handling system designed by Honda. The acute response of the NSX maximizes on pinpoint cornering performance and stability. Acura aficionados will enjoy blazing along the 401 in the 2018 Acura NSX.

Sporty and luxurious, the 2018 offers comfort and style in supreme fashion

Hot, edgy and packed with style in its low-riding dimensions, the 2018 Acura NSX is unmatched and ready for intense travels. Masculine and sleek, the exterior offers numerous vents and bulges that give it the stunning beauty that sports-car buyers love to see.The Acura 2018 NSX is a leader amongst its competitors with its exotic look and trademark jewel-eye headlamps. The headlamps angle inward and down over gaping air intakes. The hood starts low to the ground and angles back in sharp measure. The outer edges of vents and protrusions along the sides of the body offer downforce and cooling for the hybrid powertrain. The interior matches the exterior with its own remarkable features. Starting off, it sports optional leather-and-faux-suede seats, faux-suede headliner, and carbon-fiber-trimmed steering wheel. The 2018 Acura NSX offers comfortable seating, especially for its size, and the steering column is adjustable for tilting and telescoping. A 4.2-inch digital gauge cluster provides vehicle information such as speed, engine rpm, coolant temperature, and fuel level. It also changes color depending on which drive mode you select. In Quiet mode, the graphics are a cool blue hue, while Sport Plus and Track modes turn everything to an aggressive shade of red.It’s easy to see why Acura Santa Barbara is proud to be an Acura-factory authorized dealer when you consider the complete stylings of the 2018 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 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
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net
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The BMW 3-Series Sets a Higher Standard in Value for Price

2017-05-31T17:12:03+00:00May 31st, 2017|Award, BMW|

BMW’s sleek, sporty, and affordable 3-Series rises above competitors to win Kelley Blue Book’s 2016 “Best Luxury Sedan” award.

The BMW 3-Series was named best luxury sport sedan in North America in 2016, after sales records proved it was the best-selling luxury car in the country. Dependable and affordable, the 3-Series sedan is among the elite in driver satisfaction. From performance to design, this 6th generation model stands tall among its competitors and is one of many reasons BMW Santa Barbara is proud to be an authorized BMW dealer.

BMW 3-Series: Excellence in Power and Design

BMW vehicles are known for their sporty performance, long-lasting quality, and superior comfort. The 340i sedan, for one, recognized by its well-balanced suspension, ultimate steering, and six-speed transmission, is fuel injected with a 3.0-liter turbocharged engine that gets 30mpg on the highway and hits 60 mph in 5.4 seconds. This four-cylinder engine, with 330 pound-feet of torque, glides through the gears whether you’re gradually gaining speed or putting the petal to the floor.

The new 340i’s exterior design stays the same with updated air intakes and enlarged headlights along with the L-shaped rear LED lights and turning indicators. As usual, BMW generously equips the standard model with features that would usually come at an additional cost such as rain sensing wipers, auto-dimming lights, keyless entry, and a power-glass moon roof. BMW also offers the 18-inch double-spoke alloy rims in the standard model with a variety of additional spoke upgrades to choose from. Other upgrades include black and red leather upholstery, and the track handling package. The track-handling package includes matte chrome exterior trim, anthracite wood interior trim and M Sport brakes

Build your own BMW E-Series Today

Whether your best choice is the Standard 3 Series 340i or the 330e, you can build a model to meet your own specifications for quote or purchase. Check BMW Santa Barbara online and build your own BMW by clicking on the “Build Your Own” tab at the right of the screen alongside the vehicle you like. Then choose color, wheels, upholstery, trims, driving- assist packages, along with convenience and performance options. You can also visit BMW Santa Barbara and speak to one of our brand-specific trained representatives who can walk you through the “Build Your Own” online procedure.

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
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Choose Between 21 Different Variants of the Porsche 911

2017-04-10T17:40:17+00:00April 10th, 2017|Porsche|

In addition to creating the ultimate sports car, Porsche has modified the 911 in twenty-one different ways to make sure every driver can find one to love.

The Porsche 911 has been regarded as one of the best and most popular sports cars on the market since its release in September of 1964. Now, more than half of a century later, the Porsche 911 remains as a top pick for sports car enthusiasts, offering a number of different models. In fact, on Monday Porsche revealed five new variants to the Porsche 911 making a total of twenty-one different options for the 911 line-up. There are few, if any, sports cars that are more iconic than the Porsche 911, however, there are some people who complain that the appearance of the 911 has barely changed over its long-time evolution. Though this is fairly true, Porsche has managed to subtly arrange and modify all of the ingredients to make twenty-one modern versions of this quintessential sports car.

Most Recent Additions to the Porsche 911

As previously mentioned, Porsche just added five new variants to the 911 line-up all within the GTS nomenclature. These include the Carrera GTS Coupe, the Carrera 4 GTS Coupe, the Carrera GTS Cabriolet, the Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet, and the Targa 4 GTS.

Each model included in the GTS class is powered by a 450 horsepower variation of Porsche’s new 3.0 liter, twin-turbocharged, flat-six engine. In addition, Porsche’s new additions will be equipped some of the most innovative Porsche technology, and the spirited dynamics and on-track capabilities consistent with every 911.

Driving a Porsche 911 offers a unique kind of experience that has cultivated a following of loyal driving enthusiasts. There is a palpable connection that links driver to vehicle and vehicle to road. However, being the owner of a sports car of this magnitude comes with the responsibility of properly maintaining it. To get the best out of your Porsche 911, it’s important to get it serviced regularly. At Porsche Santa Barbara, our brand-trained staff is more than qualified to keep your 911 working at peak performance. Set up regular appointments either by phone or through our website. Regularly servicing your vehicle is the best way to catch problems in their early stages and ensure you’re getting the most out of your sports car. So visit Porsche Santa Barbara or check out our website to see our diverse selection of Porsche 911 models and other luxury Porsche vehicles.

About Porsche Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Auto group is proud to be an authorized Porsche dealer located just off the 101 and S Hope Ave. The Porsche team at Santa Barbara Auto Group is strongly committed to delivering an exceptional buying experience. The sales staff offers many years of experience satisfying customers’ needs. Furthermore, the Santa Barbara Auto Group offers a wide array of new and pre-owned Porsche 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 Porsche models including the 2013 Porsche 911 or Porsche Boxster, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.

Porsche Santa Barbara

402 S Hope Ave Ste C
Santa Barbara, California 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4217
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net
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2017 Audi A4 Closes the Gap Between Sports Car and Sedan

2017-03-31T13:34:05+00:00March 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
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net
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Porsche Heralds Back to a Classic with the 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman

2016-01-22T17:14:31+00:00January 22nd, 2016|Porsche|

Porsche Santa Barbara explores the upcoming release of the 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman which blend legendary performance with modern design and performance innovations.

The Porsche Boxster and the Porsche Cayman are well-loved mid-engine sports cars that have been popular for over a decade. However, before these two favorite models arrived on the scene there was the legendary Porsche 718. This model was one of the earliest mid-engine sports cars developed by Porsche in the years after the original Porsche Spyder models. The Porsche 718 was lightweight, fast, and featured a stunning design. It offered drivers exceptional power, control, and overall sport performance. The model was discontinued for a time as the brand introduced the Boxster and the Cayman and drivers will be excited to learn that it is once again returning.

Legendary Sports Performance Meets Modern Innovation

The Porsche 718 has a strong legacy of setting records on the track and will bring this heritage back with the new 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman expected to arrive in showrooms early in 2016. The 718 line of vehicles will herald back to their namesake with efficient and powerful motorsport performance. Reflecting the legacy of the classic 1957 Porsche 718, the new models will feature new flat-four turbo engines recently developed by Porsche engineers. These engines are designed to deliver excellent acceleration and power.

The Porsche 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman will feature the two popular design motifs of the open-top and closed mid-range sports car. This blend of a legendary classic with popular current models is expected to be well-received throughout the country. Drivers can learn more about the unique features and performance of both the 718 Boxster and the 718 Cayman in the weeks to come prior to their release.   Each one promises a unique driving experience that classic and modern car lovers alike will love.

Learn More at Porsche Santa Barbara

Drivers can also learn about the other exciting new models and model updates available in 2016 by contacting a friendly sales representative at Porsche Santa Barbara. Porsche designs each vehicle from the ground up with meticulous attention to performance capabilities so drivers enjoy the highest standards of control and power on the road and on the track. From the engine parts to the brakes, to the wheels and tires, each piece is crafted and chosen to meet exacting standards. Each model features a different combination of design, power, and control to provide drivers with the perfect selection of sports vehicles to fit any lifestyle or preference.

About Porsche Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Auto group is proud to be an authorized Porsche dealer located just off the 101 and S Hope Ave. The Porsche team at Santa Barbara Auto Group is strongly committed to delivering an exceptional buying experience. The sales staff offers many years of experience satisfying customers’ needs. Furthermore, the Santa Barbara Auto Group offers a wide array of new and pre-owned Porsche 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 Porsche models including the 2013 Porsche 911 or Porsche Boxter, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.

Porsche Santa Barbara

402 S Hope Ave Ste C
Santa Barbara, California 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4217
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net

Porsche Offers Serious Performance with the New Boxster Spyder

2015-06-02T10:07:05+00:00June 2nd, 2015|Porsche|

Porsche introduces the new Porsche Boxster Spyder as the premium sports car in the Boxster model line.

Porsche has introduced a new sports car that promises to deliver unprecedented power and control on the road. At the New York International Auto show, Porsche presented the new Boxster Spyder. This remarkable car sits at the top of the Boxter model line, featuring the highest quality design, workmanship, and performance.

boxster spyder

Sports Performance

The Porsche Boxster Spyder offers an array of performance specs and features that make it an exceptional sport performance vehicle.   The newest design offers a tight suspension that gives drivers that classic sports car feel on a level most have never experienced before. The car has been lowered 20mm compared to previous models for an even more assertive stance on the road. Curing round corners the car hugs the road for superb handling and control. Under the hood, the Porshe Boxster Spyder features a 3.8 liter horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine capable of 375hp.

Drivers who want a track experience like no other will love the new Boxter Spyder.   The newest model is lighter than previous ones giving it more speed and efficiency. The car rockets from 0-60 in just 4.3 seconds and tops out at a speed of 180mph on the track.

Premium Design

In addition to muscle, the Porsche Boxster Spyder also delivers exquisite design elements that take a nod from earlier Porsche racing models. On sunny days, drivers can manually remove the lightweight top. The exterior features a streamline design reminiscent of 1960s models. The interior of the car includes standard Sport Seats Plus which features premium leather. Comfortable and supportive, drivers and passengers will appreciate the ergonomic and supportive design.

The Porsche Boxster Spyder values driving performace as the top priority and as a result, much care has been taken to reduce weight. In fact, options such as a radio and air conditioning do not come standard to keep the overall weight of the car down. Drivers will not miss either one thought when they have the top down and are listening to the roar of the engine and shocked comments from spectators as the car speeds effortlessly around the track! For those who have to have their favorite tunes, the radio and climate system can be ordered as additional equipment at no cost or may be upgraded to any of the premium Boxter audio systems available from Porsche including the Porsche Communication Management system with navigation.

Drivers can expect to see the Porsche Boxster Spyer arrive in showrooms as early as October 2015. Interested customers can also contact Porsche Santa Barbara to learn how to place a custom order.

About Porsche Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Auto group is proud to be an authorized Porsche dealer located just off the 101 and S Hope Ave. The Porsche team at Santa Barbara Auto Group is strongly committed to delivering an exceptional buying experience. The sales staff offers many years of experience satisfying customers’ needs. Furthermore, the Santa Barbara Auto Group offers a wide array of new and pre-owned Porsche 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 Porsche models including the 2013 Porsche 911 or Porsche Boxster, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.

Porsche Santa Barbara
402 S Hope Ave
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 682-2000
https://sbautogroup.com
http://www.santabarbara.porschedealer.com

Audi Brings Precision Laser Lighting to the Road

2016-01-29T02:41:23+00:00April 15th, 2015|Audi|

audi r8 lightingAudi Santa Barbara explores the latest lighting innovations from Audi on the world-class luxury sports car, the Audi R8.

The Audi R8 has always been a standard for engineering sophistication and ingenuity within the Audi brand. This iconic luxury sports car has received top reviews, exceptional driver feedback, and has even made appearances on the big screen in box office hits. Even with this legacy of excellence, the Audi R8 continues to surprise and impress drivers year after year. Audi continues to push the creative boundaries of engineering and the Audi R8 is proud to deliver a driving experience unlike any other in its market class.

Recently, Audi announced that the Audi R8 will showcase a number of technology updates for the new year. One of the first to be announced is its all-new set of headlights. Of course, these are no ordinary headlights. The new Audi R8 will feature available with a laser spot as complementary high-beam headlamp.   Paired with the advanced LED headlamps, the laser sport high-beams will provide more efficient lighting capabilities for dark roads and difficult driving conditions. Audi understands that strong lighting has the power to prevent an accident and provide the visibility drivers need to perform at their best.

The reason the new laser high-beams are so enticing to drivers is that they are able to generate a lot of light from a small component providing almost two times the lighting range compared to standard LED high-beam headlights. This means twice the visibility and twice the safety on the road.

Audi_R8_Headlight

How does it work?

What makes the laser headlamps so impressively bright? Basically, each light contains a laser module with four individual high-intensity blue light laser diodes inside. When activated, the blue light is converted into white light thanks to a phosphor converter tucked inside the component. As a result, the laser high-beams have a blue signature light. The laser spot has made a brief previous appearance in 2014 in the limited edition Audi R8 LMX and the Audi R18 e-tron Quattro racecar.

The laser high-beams are paired with LED headlamps which include 37 LEDs per headlight. These combine to provide optimal visibility on the road.   LED headlamps have been around since 2004 and have improved in efficiency every year since. They began as daytime running light components in 2004 and now power the entire standard lighting system of the Audi R8. Current Audi lighting technologies include LED daytime running lights, Matrix LED headlights, and now the laser spot high-beam lights.

The laser high-beams are just the first of many new innovations to be introduced this year from Audi. Drivers can look for more updates on Audi technology, engineering, and design online with Santa Barbara Auto Group.

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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
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 563-4215
https://sbautogroup.com
http://www.audisantabarbara.com/