Luxury vehicles are often renowned for their innovative technological features, elegant style and impressive performance, but what about their ability to keep drivers and passengers safe? Acura has proved once again that it’s on a mission to make safety sexy, as the 2015 Acura TLX sedan has now received top safety ratings from both the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
In being named a Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS and receiving a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the NHTSA, the TLX truly stands out among the competition as a thoughtfully crafted ride. The first Acura model equipped with the AcuraWatch suite of driver-assistive features, the TLX makes use of advanced technologies like sensor fusion, Blind spot information (BSI), Lane Keep Assist (LKAS) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and a Rear Cross Traffic Monitor to help detect and avoid hazardous situations.
Additionally, the TLX’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) frontal body structure helps to ensure maximum security should an accident occur. We know accidents are sometimes unavoidable for customers of our Acura dealership near Beverly who need to tackle tough winter conditions and bumpy backroads, and the TLX is prepared to handle the worst.
“The TLX exemplifies how advanced safety performance is an inherent part of how Acura delivers luxury,” said Michael Accavitti, senior vice president and general manager, Acura Division. “Safety is a core value of the brand and all Acura models are expected to earn top safety scores.”
The 2015 Acura TLX is now one of only three models in the midsize luxury/near luxury category to earn top ratings from both the IIHS and NHTSA, highlighting its unique commitment to keeping its occupants safe.
To test-drive a 2015 Acura TLX and get a better feel for its impressive safety features in person, schedule an appointment at Acura of Peabody. Our friendly staff will walk you through each of the TLX’s AcuraWatch features, and you’ll gain an understanding of what it’s like to have true peace of mind on the road!
Part of the fun of owning a Jaguar comes from the instant sense of luxury, power and prestige one feels upon sitting behind the wheel of these iconic sports cars. That’s especially true of Jaguar’s F-TYPE lineup, which has truly elevated the concept of the luxury sports car since its inception in 2013. Indeed, Jaguar has sold 7,085 F-TYPE vehicles in the U.S., underscoring the vehicle’s popularity.
Yet despite the F-TYPE lineup’s success, Jaguar, never content to simply stick to the status quo, has announced further enhancements for the 2016 model, which will hit dealerships like our Jaguar dealer near Boston in April. With a wider selection of available new F-TYPE models, new standard equipment and an incredible new warranty, it’s clear Jaguar is intent on offering drivers an improved valued proposition.
In each new 2016 Jaguar F-Type, drivers and passengers will enjoy a 770W Meridian Surround Sound System and SiriusXM Satellite Radio & HD Radio for an incredible audio experience. The standard Jaguar Smart Key keyless entry system adds refinement to the F-TYPE series, while 14-way fully power-adjustable seats ensure your comfort. A new instrument cluster boosts functionality and style in the cabin, while InControl Protect, InControl Remote and InControl Apps connectivity bring the F-TYPE to the cutting-edge of mobile automotive technology.
Yet the new F-TYPE line won’t just receive an interior upgrade: it’s got impressive new performance features, too. Each F-TYPE will use Electric Power Assisted Steering to improve responsiveness, while many of the 2016 trims will come with optional all-wheel drive. Add in the 5-year/60,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty that’s best in the luxury sports car class and it’s clear that the 2016 Jaguar F-TYPE offers incredible value.
Stay in touch with Jaguar Peabody to learn when we’ll get 2016 Jaguar F-Type coupes and convertibles on our lot!
Over the past several months, the BMW i3 has stolen plenty of headlines as it becomes an increasingly popular option among eco-savvy drivers who don’t want to sacrifice style or comfort. Yet BMW’s efforts to build eco-friendly vehicles began long ago. In a recently released video, BMW gives us a detailed history of its first electric vehicle, the BMW 1602e, made way back in 1972!
According to the video, pollution was recognized in the 1960s as a problem in urban areas in California and across Europe. As a result, BMW began brainstorming ways to create regenerative electric engines, just like many that are available at our BMW dealership in Peabody, MA, today.
Their first attempt was the BMW 1602e, based on the 02 series, which used 12 normal 12-volt car batteries linked together to create one battery pack. Combined with a pre-existing Bosch engine, this allowed the 1602e to be completely electric-powered. Then, in the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, the 1602e escorted long-distance runners, demonstrating the athletes’ ability to breathe freely behind the vehicle based on its lack of emissions.
The 1602e proved to be just a concept, and was more of a first attempt at creating a viable electric mobility solution. Still, it was a start, and it’s the platform from which many of BMW’s innovative electric ideas today were sprung.
To see the BMW 1602e in action, check out the video from BMW below: