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Mercedes-Benz Presents an Impressive Lineup in the Future of Mobility

Launch may be sooner than anticipated With a commitment to launch 10 new electric vehicle models within the next decade, Mercedes-Benz wants to lead in the movement of futuristic vehicles for its eager patrons. Leaving industry competitors in the dust, Mercedes plans to harness that commitment with reality. Mercedes Santa Barbara is excited to be a part of the journey. The launch year of the electric autos may come quicker as Daimler Chairman Manfred Bischoff explained in a company shareholder meeting that they pose 2022 as the year Mercedes brings vehicles to market. This is about three years earlier than expected. Mercedes Santa Barbara leaps forward with the automaker that plans to spend $10 billion toward the effort to bring the future in electric vehicles to the industry, as reported by Elizabeth Behrmann, in a March 29, 2017, Bloomberg online article. Reasons behind innovative efforts, to be a cut above the rest Daimler-owned Mercedes understands the fallout of the diesel engine associated with Volkswagen Scandal in 2015 (Volkswagen installed diesel software in nearly 11 million vehicles to cheat nitrogen-oxide emissions tests). With the fallout raises new awareness of the necessity in honest transitions toward cleaner environments. The future in automobile [...]

By | 2017-04-24T13:29:47+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Santa Barbara Auto Group|Comments Off on Mercedes-Benz Presents an Impressive Lineup in the Future of Mobility

How to Service your Mercedes-Benz

The most important part to owning/leasing any luxury vehicle is to make sure it’s receiving routine service/maintenance checks. Mercedes-Benz is one of the most highly respected brands in automotive history. The brand has a reputation for designing reliable luxury vehicles while staying at the forefront of innovation and efficiency. However, like any vehicle a Mercedes-Benz will only maintain that luxurious driving experience if the vehicle is properly taken care of. The best way to do that is to bring your Mercedes-Benz into Mercedes-Benz Santa Barbara for routine service/maintenance checks. Mercedes-Benz Santa Barbara is an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer that only employs expert brand-trained technicians to work on our customer’s vehicles. Experience peace of mind knowing that your vehicle is receiving brand-trained care with genuine brand parts. How to Schedule Service/Maintenance Appointments One of the greatest aspects of being a customer of Mercedes-Benz Santa Barbara is that we have gone above and beyond to ensure customer convenience when it comes to scheduling appointments. Mercedes-Benz Santa Barbara has created a user-friendly interactive website designed for simplicity and convenience. Users must simply create a log-in account. After you’ve created an account, there is the quick and painless process of entering in your vehicle details, [...]

By | 2017-01-25T14:25:47+00:00 January 24th, 2017|Santa Barbara Auto Group|Comments Off on How to Service your Mercedes-Benz

Preserve the Factory Finish on Your Luxury Vehicle with Santa Barbara Auto Group

Santa Barbara Auto Group offers Ghost Shield and First Class Paintless Dent Repair to maintain the sleek exterior of your luxury brand vehicle. Being an authorized dealer of eight premium luxury brands, Santa Barbara Auto Group knows how important it is to preserve that brand new car look. They also have the experience to know the best methods for maintaining that chic exterior shine. That’s why Santa Barbara Auto Group offers Ghost Shield to prevent things like scratches, dents, and weather deterioration from damaging your vehicle’s exterior, and First Class Paintless Dent Repair on the off-chance that it does occur. Santa Barbara Auto Group is proud to be an authorized luxury vehicle dealer and they rise to the challenge to offer you the best vehicles and services they can. How Does Ghost Shield Work? Ghost Shield is a urethane film that is transparent and durable. It’s scratch, tear, and puncture-resistant, providing a strong protective layer between your paintjob and the outside world. Ghost Shield’s virtually invisible film is capable of deflecting and absorbing impact from road debris like rocks, stones, sand, trash, and insects. There are three package options for Ghost Shield, depending on the surface area of your vehicle [...]

By | 2017-01-06T13:56:55+00:00 January 6th, 2017|Santa Barbara Auto Group|Comments Off on Preserve the Factory Finish on Your Luxury Vehicle with Santa Barbara Auto Group

Explore the New Mercedes-Benz GLE SUVs and Coupes

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE series SUVs and Coupes deliver proficiency and high-powered performance. For drivers who enjoyed the former Mercedes-Benz M-class, the GLE series will offer a refreshingly original alternative with a similar concept. The GLE series distinguishes itself as its own breed in a variety of ways. Offering an unparalleled amount of comfort and features, as well as a wide range of powertrain options, the GLE series provides drivers the ability to personalize their vehicle and tailor it to their lifestyle. Mercedes-Benz Santa Barbara is proud to be an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer, so visit the dealership to speak with a Mercedes-Benz expert to find out if the GLE is the car for you. Important Features of the GLE Series Whether you decide to drive the GLE SUV or the new GLE Coupe you will be shorted nothing in the category of raw power. In the standard package, the GLE series boasts a V-6 engine with 302 HP and 273 lb-ft of torque. However, if you are looking for a more powerful engine, Mercedes offers several levels of upgrades for the GLE that can raise the HP from 302 all the way to 577 with options in between. In addition [...]

By | 2017-01-01T11:22:54+00:00 December 7th, 2016|Santa Barbara Auto Group|Comments Off on Explore the New Mercedes-Benz GLE SUVs and Coupes

Mercedes-Benz History Pioneering Vehicle Safety For 130 Year

Mercedes-Benz (Mercedes) has a history of making of automotive pioneering history. The first car bears the number DRP 37435, the reference under which the patent for the “gas-powered vehicle” filed by Carl Benz on January 29, 1886. Carl Benz’s ability to be an early adopter of ideas lives on today. His entrepreneurial vision with innovation and creativity has set the stage for years to come. Since the first car, Mercedes-Benz has set the pace for all motorized vehicles. The Mercedes innovations and achievements continue 130 years later with over 100,000 patents. Much of this is embedded in the culture of the company with Carl Benz’s quote, "The love of inventing never dies."   The Mercedes-Benz Timeline of Break-Through Safety Innovations 1886 The First Motor Vehicles The self-propelled "Motorwagen" with a rear-mounted single-cylinder engine. 1931 4-Wheel Independent Suspension The Mercedes 170 features the first-ever fully independent suspension, which allows each wheel to respond individually. 1967 Safety Steering All Mercedes models are equipped with a new safety steering system as standard. The safety steering system reduces the risk of injury upon impact with the steering wheel. 1978 Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) ABS helps the driver retain steering control under heavy [...]

By | 2017-01-01T11:23:11+00:00 September 20th, 2016|Automotive Marketing and Advertising, Santa Barbara Auto Group|Comments Off on Mercedes-Benz History Pioneering Vehicle Safety For 130 Year

Keep Your Luxury Car Running at Its Best with Santa Barbara Auto Group

Santa Barbara Auto Group provides leading-class service, repairs, and maintenance for eight premium luxury brands including Mercedes-Benz. At Santa Barbara Auto Group, we encourage drivers to stay on schedule with services and maintenance. By keeping up with scheduled maintenance work, drivers can ensure their luxury vehicle is taken care of properly so it can provide a thrilling driving experience for years to come. We offer customers convenient scheduling services to help them stay on top of their maintenance needs and to get in and out of the service department as easily and quickly as possible. Mercedes-Benz Scheduled Maintenance Services at Santa Barbara Auto Group For example, Mercedes-Benz drivers enjoy a wide array of tools to ensure their vehicle continues to perform at elevated levels throughout its lifetime. Each Mercedes-Benz model comes with a specified maintenance schedule and many of the latest models incorporate driver attention technology to alert owners when it is time for maintenance services. Mercedes-Benz models that are 2010 MY or newer operate on a similar maintenance schedule that includes Service A and Service B. Service A occurs at 10,000 miles or one year (whichever comes first) and includes important work such as an oil change, O-ring replacement, [...]

By | 2017-01-01T11:23:14+00:00 September 6th, 2016|Santa Barbara Auto Group|Comments Off on Keep Your Luxury Car Running at Its Best with Santa Barbara Auto Group

Enjoy Worry-Free Maintenance with Mercedes-Benz at Santa Barbara Auto Group

Mercedes-Benz owners can enjoy peace of mind with Mercedes-Benz Prepaid Maintenance available now on new car purchases at Santa Barbara Auto Group. When it comes to taking care of your Mercedes-Benz, there is an intelligent and convenient way to do it. At Santa Barbara Auto Group, we encourage drivers to consider the Mercedes-Benz Prepaid Maintenance program to ensure they get the best pricing and care for their vehicle services. The MB Prepaid Maintenance program allows drivers to “lock in” the costs for their maintenance before their first service or first 10,000 miles. Benefits of Prepaid Maintenance There are many convenient benefits with the Mercedes-Benz Prepaid Maintenance program. For example, those who lease vehicles may enjoy a potential increase in residual value if purchased with lease. Buyers may also enjoy a possible increase in the overall resale value of the vehicle because they can easily prove the car was serviced according to the manufacturer’s standards. Similarly, drivers can have peace of mind knowing they have already paid for maintenance once the time comes around and the confidence of knowing their vehicle will be serviced by brand-trained technicians using Mercedes-Benz parts. Another great benefit of the Mercedes-Benz Prepaid Maintenance program is that [...]

By | 2017-01-01T11:23:28+00:00 August 3rd, 2016|Santa Barbara Auto Group|Comments Off on Enjoy Worry-Free Maintenance with Mercedes-Benz at Santa Barbara Auto Group

Enjoy the Summer Sunshine in the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet

Mercedes-Benz drivers can now enjoy open-air driving with the updated 2017 S-Class Cabriolet available at Santa Barbara Auto Group. Santa Barbara, CA, June 2016 - Mercedes-Benz is proud to introduce the newly redesigned S-Class Cabriolet. Perfect for evening drives, the model is released just in time for summer. It heralds back to convertible model from 45 years ago and offers drivers a contemporary nod to a classic design. “Drivers will be impressed by the unparalleled design, craftsmanship, and driving experience of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet,” shares Santa Barbara Auto Group General Manager, Duane Sanders. “It truly brings back a legacy of sophistication and enjoyment.” The 2017 S-Class Cabriolet offers drivers the latest innovative designs, including a soft-top that can be lowered in less than 20 seconds, even while driving up to speeds of 28 mph. The top is made of three layers sealed in durable fabric for a sleek appearance. The top is available in four different colors for a customized appearance option. The grille is available in a chrome-tipped diamond block design that adds both beauty and strength to the model. Best of all, the LED headlights can be customized with genuine Swarovski® crystals to give it extra [...]

By | 2017-01-01T11:23:44+00:00 June 6th, 2016|Santa Barbara Auto Group|Comments Off on Enjoy the Summer Sunshine in the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet

Loyal Customers Earn Cash on Their Next smart car Purchase

Smart customers can earn loyalty cash if they are a current owner of a Mercedes-Benz, smart, or sprinter vehicle. Smart wants to reward loyal owners for their returning purchase. The brand is now offering a loyalty cash incentive of $1,000 for all 2015 smart models and the 2016 smart ED coupe. This means any customer who currently owns or leases a Mercedes-Benz, smart, or Sprinter vehicle is eligible for the loyalty cash incentive on their next qualifying smart purchase. The program is available at smart dealerships across the nation including smart center Santa Barbara at Santa Barbara Auto Group. To be eligible for the incentive, customers simply need to produce a valid registration card for a Mercedes-Benz, smart, or sprinter vehicle. The cash incentive can be used on any 2015 model year including the following: smart Pure Coupe: This model is the spunky fun original. It offers a turbocharged 3-cylinder engine and optional 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that delivers a powerful boost. Additional features such as LED daytime running headlights and optional Bluetooth connectivity are top favorites. smart Passion Coupe: This model is sporty and sleek and offers the extra features drivers crave. A standard leather steering wheel and three [...]

By | 2017-01-01T11:23:47+00:00 May 23rd, 2016|Santa Barbara Auto Group|Comments Off on Loyal Customers Earn Cash on Their Next smart car Purchase

Mercedes-Benz Revitalizes the CLA-Class for 2016

Mercedes-Benz recently introduced the newly redesigned 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class at the New York Auto Show in March. The Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is getting a stunning refresh for 2016. The newest model will feature an updated exterior as well as numerous performance, safety, and technology enhancements. While still featuring the same heart and soul drivers have come to love about the CLA, it offers better performance and a bevy of improved design elements. The redesigned Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class made its debut recently at the New York International Auto Show and already has drivers buzzing about the improved appearance and performance. “The Mercedes-Benz CLA is already a popular model and we anticipate these newest design updates to drive even more interest,” shares Santa Barbara Auto Group General Manager, Duane Sanders. “The CLA is well-known as a dynamic model and the improvements only add to its value and appeal.” Participants at the New York International Auto Show already got a sneak peek at the updates, and we want to share the news with our friends on the West Coast who may have not been able to attend. Updates for 2016 Inside and Out The exterior design of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class features an array of [...]

By | 2017-01-01T11:23:58+00:00 April 27th, 2016|Santa Barbara Auto Group|Comments Off on Mercedes-Benz Revitalizes the CLA-Class for 2016