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                                          BMW’s EfficientDynamics

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                                                 In 2007 ThE BMW Group WAS onCE AGAIn ThE WorlD’S
                                                 BEST-SEllInG CAr proDuCEr In ThE prEMIuM SEGMEnT. WITh
                                                 vEhIClE SAlES ToTAllInG 1,500,6678 unITS WorlDWIDE ThE BMW
                                                 Group AChIEvED A 9.2 pEr CEnT SAlES InCrEASE ovEr 2006.

In like form BMW Group was Australia’s           winners. Kelley Blue Book stated that the           to BMW by Bild am Sonntag, Germany’s
best selling premium vehicle in 2007 with        ‘Ultimate Driving Machine’ tag doesn’t              best-selling newspaper. The award comes
17,197 sales. In 2008, BMW Group Australia       simply apply to BMW’s mechanical prowess,           after BMW also won environmental
sales have already accelerated to set a          it also applies to the brand’s exterior             awards from Austrian motoring
new sales record for the period January to       design language. There is a striking family         organisation ARBÖ and AutoScout24,
March with 4,174 vehicles, a 12 per cent         resemblance among the vehicles yet each             Europe’s biggest online car market.
increase over the previous year. BMW’s           is unique – a difficult feat to pull off, but, in      BMW’s EfficientDynamics strategy
product expansion will continue to grow          the consumers’ eyes, a very valuable one.           is based upon highly efficient engines,
this year with the arrival of the new 1 Series       The highly desirable and successful             active aerodynamics, the use of innovative
Coupé (from $54,400) and Convertible             BMW 3 Series Convertible was awarded a              lightweight materials and intelligent energy
(from $52,900) in late May and the all new       coveted Gold Award for excellence in design         management within the vehicle. To get a
BMW X6 Sports Activity Coupé in August.          in the 2008 IF Product Design Award. The            real-life independent review of the effects
                                                 3 Series Convertible follows the 3 Series           of BMW’s EfficientDynamics strategy take a
Quality 2008                                     Coupé and 3 Series Sedan, which were                look at an article from
Once again a host of awards is testimony         judged winners for outstanding excellence           “Toyota Prius proves a gas guzzler in a race
to the outstanding quality of BMW                in design in the two previous years. The            with the BMW 520d”. Visit http://driving.
Group cars. A number of BMW and                  ‘IF’ label is renowned and acknowledged   
MINI models recently topped rankings             internationally as a symbol of comprehensive        used_car_reviews/article3552994.ece
in Germany – not an easy feat in the             and contemporary product quality design.               There is much to see and experience
world’s most discriminating car market.                                                              in what is, up to now, the most exciting
   The biggest motoring association in the       BMW EfficientDynamics                               range of BMW Group vehicles ever in the
world, Germany’s ADAC, recently declared         Following on from my comments on BMW’s              dealership. Come and experience first
the BMW X3 the most reliable car on              EfficientDynamics program in the last edition       hand the BMW EfficientDynamics strategy.
the nation’s roads. Also among the top           of Communique I am pleased to inform you            Enjoy a freshly brewed coffee or tea and
10 cars in the Yellow Angel 2008 quality         that BMW has recently been honoured with            rediscover what makes BMW the best
rankings are the BMW 1 Series, the MINI          a raft of environmental awards.                     selling premium vehicle in the world.
and the BMW 3 Series. In addition the               BMW 1 Series was voted ‘World Green                 In closing, I acknowledge the dedicated
German vehicle certification body DEKRA          Car of the Year’. A jury of 47 motor                efforts of all our employees in Adelaide
released its vehicle defect study for 2008.      journalists from 24 countries awarded               Motors and Adelaide MINI Garage being
Top position for quality was taken by the        the BMW 118d for its unparalleled                   awarded the BMW Dealer Trophy for
BMW 1 Series. DEKRA performed some               balance of driving pleasure on the one              2007, the MINI Dealer Trophy for 2007
15 million regular vehicle checks over the       hand, and its low fuel consumption and              and BMW Finance Dealer of the Year
two years, and found 97.8 per cent of all        CO2 emissions on the other. The BMW                 for 2007. I sincerely thank them for their
BMW 1 Series to be completely defect-            118d owes its exemplary performance                 dedication and loyalty not only to our
free. BMW’s X3, X5 and 5 Series also all         to BMW’s EfficientDynamics program.                 company but also to you, our customers.
came top in their respective categories.            Car Magazine awarded BMW with
   The challenge to maintain BMW Group’s         the Green Award, beating competition
leadership for longer term quality in the        from other manufacturers including                  Kym McInerney
premium segment is a constant and                those with hybrid models. BMW took top              Dealer Principal
requires a never ending focus. However,          honours for its EfficientDynamics program           Adelaide Motors
to BMW Group quality is a brand promise.         because its green measures are simple,
                                                 widespread and hugely beneficial.
Design 2008                                         What Car Magazine commended BMW’s
In 2008 BMW has again been awarded               EfficientDynamics program. The publication’s
for its excellence in design.                    end of year roundup entitled ‘Green Heroes’
   The 2008 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image         looked at 45 ‘planet saving cars’ you can
Awards recognise automakers’ outstanding         buy today. Between BMW and MINI, the
achievements in creating and maintaining         firm’s products were the best buy choice
brand attributes that capture the attention      for six models and a recommended choice
and enthusiasm of the new vehicle buying         with four more models. By comparison, no
public. BMW won its awards in the                other premium manufacturer came close in
categories of Best Overall Exterior Design;      terms of offering a wide range of economical,
Best Exterior Design; Luxury Sedan/Coupé/        low emissions vehicles.
Hatchback. The result of an entire year             The first ever ‘Green Steering Wheel’
of Brand Watch research and consumer             award for environmental excellence in
opinions determine the 2008 Kelley Awards        the automotive industry was presented

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                                                                                                                             BMW Group Australia

turbo-charged                                    BMW hAS An onGoInG oBSESSIon WITh InnovATIon.
                                                 IT IS ThIS SEArCh for A nEW ConCEpT ThAT AppEAlS
                                                 To our EvEr-DISCErnInG AnD DEMAnDInG CuSToMErS,
                                                 rESulTInG In ThE BMW X5, ThEn ThE X3 AnD noW ThE X6.

For a country as wide and beautiful as              While the X6 will make an appearance          a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, and
Australia the development of the BMW             later on this year, our new 1 Series Coupé       delivered a memorable driving experience.
Sport Activity Vehicles, and now the X6          and Convertible models will be heading              So too will our 125i and 135i Sport
Sport Activity Coupé, puts the means of          your way soon.                                   models of the 1 Series Coupé. The latter,
discovery into the hands of our customers.          They are innovative in their own unique       with its twin turbo second generation high
   The X Series vehicles brings together         ways. The compact premium market has no          precision direct injection engine delivers
a unique blend of competent all-road             rival to the coupé, and the convertible offers   225kW from 3.0 litres and 400 Nm of torque;
transportation that offers not only premium      unique BMW market-leading features such          a far cry from the 127 kW from the earlier
accommodation and comfort features but           as Sun Reflective Technology and our new         2002 Turbo.
also the security and safety of the best         silver effect roof lining.                          Technical advancement is not limited
engineered cars in the world.                       The 1 Series Coupé actually marks a           to enhancing dynamic performance today.
   The new X6 Sport Activity Coupé takes         return to a model that was very successful       Our 135i Sport offers amazing fuel economy
the best from the X5 and our legendary           for the company in years gone by. Many           and consequently low emissions thanks to
coupés and merges them. When you think           of you will fondly remember the BMW ’02          our industry-leading Efficient Dynamics
about it, a car that has all-wheel drive, high   Series, for many, the definitive desirable       programs, as much an important part of
ground clearance and the beautiful lines of      BMW of their youth.                              the motoring scene in 2008 as a speedy
a BMW coupé makes so much sense. And                Of course even back in the 1960s and          0 –100 sprint time was back in the 1970s.
that’s before you take into account our frugal   1970s we were looking at ways to make
and smooth state-of-the-art six-cylinder         our products even more exciting and the          Guenther Seemann
engines in both petrol and diesel guises.        BMW 2002 Turbo of 1973 would without             Managing Director
                                                 doubt fall into that category. That car had      BMW Group Australia

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                        BMW hArkS BACk To ThE IConIC
                        2002 for 1 SErIES Coupé AnD
                        ConvErTIBlE InSpIrATIon.
                        BY JAMES HAMMOND.

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                                            1 Series

BMW’s 1 Series Coupé and Convertible
might be small packages but you can
expect big things from them. Having just
driven the new 1 Series Convertible in Spain,
I can tell you it’s absolutely sensational,
and the coupé, with its 3.0-litre twin-turbo
six will frighten the life out of Audi S3s,
Evos and STIs.
   From the get-go the coupé and
convertible were designed to be a matching
pair; a modern BMW 2002 Coupé and
Convertible. And that relationship, is part
of both cars’ magic.
   To the coupé first: conceived as a
genuine four-seater with a separate luggage
compartment and a practical 60:40 split-fold
rear seat, the 1 Series Coupé is an immensely
practical car. Don’t mistake me, though,
this car in 135i guise is as agile and powerful
as it is practical.
   Fitted with the same 3.0-litre twin-turbo
six-cylinder engine (voted 2007 Engine
of the Year) that’s in the 335i Coupé, the
135i Coupé offers 225kW (at 5800rpm)
and 400Nm (between 1300 – 5000rpm).
That’ll get the 135i Coupé to 100km/h
in just 5.3 seconds.
   Look at the 135i Coupé in profile and
you’ll see the inspiration is clearly the
legendary BMW 2002. The short front
and rear overhangs, the long engine
compartment and the greenhouse pushed
towards the rear of the car, and the large
frameless doors are all direct and modern
interpretations of the 2002.

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1 Series

        The front-end of the coupé and the                 Stepping from the coupé to the                      The 1 Series Convertible model line up
     convertible too, for that matter, feature          convertible the main difference is obviously       will consist of the120i, 125i and the range
     BMW’s pronounced-looking kidney-shaped             the roof. That BMW has gone with a multi-          topping 135i. The four-cylinder BMW120i
     grille and headlights. At the back-end, there’s    layer cloth roof instead of a folding metal        Convertible with 115kW impresses with its
     an integrated third brake light, while the boot    one is another nod to that BMW 2002                maximum torque of 200Nm and a 0-100km/
     lid features a spoiler lip that looks as if it’s   tradition (it also helps keep weight down).        h sprint in just 9.2 seconds. The sporty 125i
     been chiselled out of the boot. The L-shaped       The roof takes just 22 seconds to open or          Convertible will share the zesty 160kw six-
     tail-lights feature light-emitting diodes (LEDs)   close and can be operated while the car is         cylinder engine found in the 125i Coupé.
     while the brake lights operate in two stages       moving at speeds of up to 40km/h, and will         The 135i Convertible runs exactly the same
     for additional safety on the road.                 continue to work at speeds up to 50km/h.           engine with equal output as the Coupé.
        The 135i features, as standard, an M            The roof fabric is interwoven with fine shiny      As good as this engine is in the 335i Coupé,
     Sport body kit. With its gaping central air        metallic fibres. This gives the material a high    it’s astonishingly good in the smaller, lighter
     intake, the front air dam highlights the           quality shimmering iridescent look, producing      1 Series Convertible. Each engine has either
     sporting character of the car. The rear air        eye-catching reflections in sunlight. This new     a six-speed manual, a six-speed Steptronic
     dam of the BMW 135i Coupé incorporates             fabric concept complements the two new             automatic is available as an option.
     an anthracite-coloured insert, emphasising         body colours introduced specifically for the           Inside, the 1 Series Convertible is jam-
     the car’s wide track.                              1 Series Convertible: Kashmir Silver and           packed with the latest luxury features,
        The chassis and suspension features             Sedona Red metallic.                               boasting a unique selection of audio,
     include: aluminium double-joint tiebar                The convertible also features BMW’s             communication and navigation options
     axle at the front, five-arm rear axle in           pioneering Sun Reflective Technology               such as a standard AUX-In as well as USB
     lightweight steel, and Dynamic Stability           upholstery first seen on the M6 Convertible,       and Bluetooth interfaces for simple and
     Control including Dynamic Traction Control.        which greatly reduces the sun’s heating            complete integration of Apple iPod and
     The 18-inch light-alloy wheels and M Sports        effect on seat facings by reflecting the sun’s     other MP3 players or memory sticks.
     Suspension are standard, six-piston fixed          ultra-violet rays. The automatic climate               Both the coupé and convertible are
     callipers on the front axle and two-piston         control also comes with a BMW exclusive            stand-out models in the BMW range
     fixed callipers at the rear round out the          convertible mode.                                  and they greatly extend the appeal of the
     excellent handling package.                           The coupé and the convertible offer a           1 Series. If you want something fun, sporty
        The BMW 135i Coupé is joined by the             raft of safety features, including six airbags,    and compact then look no further than either
     equally impressive BMW 125i Coupé in the           crash-optimised front seat backrests and           the new 1 Series Coupé or Convertible.
     line up of new 1 Series to be launched in late     headrests reducing the risk of injury in a
     May. The BMW 125i Coupé sports all the             rear-end collision. In addition, the convertible
     innovative design and technological                offers specific roll-over protection with
     characteristics inherent in the 135i Coupé         pop-up roll-over bars fitted behind the
     and with a brand new in line six-cylinder          rear head rests.                                   For more information on the all new
     engine it produces an impressive 160kW at             Like the coupé, the convertible is a            BMW 1 Series Coupé and Convertible
     6,100rpm and 270Nm of torque at 2,500              genuine four-seater and there’s enough             range please contact our New Vehicle
     rpm reaching speeds of 0-100km/h in just           room in the boot, even with the roof folded,       Sales Team on (08) 8414 3111 or email
     6.4 seconds.                                       for two golf bags.                       

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                                                                                                                                              3 Series

BMW is peppering the country with a                 The specification list seems endless,         6L/100km combined fuel consumption
number of new vehicles, adding to the            including; front and rear Park Distance          figure). BMW’s six-speed auto transmission
continually expanding range, including the all   Control, 17-inch star-spoke alloy wheels,        is brilliant, shifting seamlessly through the
new BMW 335i Touring, along with the 320d        adaptive headlights, Bi-Xenon headlights         gears and totally exploiting the diesel
upgrade with all new engine technology.          including headlight washer system, high-         engine’s considerable muscle.
Both additions to the line up are absolutely     beam assist, 8.8-inch control display colour        The 320d retails at $61,062 (on road)
brilliant cars for very different reasons.       monitor with Professional Navigation, TV         but can be upgraded to an Executive model
    The 335i Touring, for instance, possesses    tuner and voice control,                         and this at $66,150 (on road). An M Sport kit
the same powerful 3.0-litre twin-turbo           10 speaker Hi-Fi system, electric lumbar         can be added to the Executive, costing an
six-cylinder as is in the 335i Coupé. And that   support for driver and front passenger,          extra $5,500. Both are great value packages.
means 225kW at 5800rpm and a mammoth             CD-changer, and electric seat adjustment            The interior matches the rest of the
400Nm from a just-off-idle 1300rpm – the         with memory function for driver’s seat.          car’s feel of quality, and the seating position
335i Touring gets from 0 to 100 km/h in a           Included in the package is a removable        is excellent. The quality of the materials, fit
lightning 5.9 secs.                              watertight folding box, reversible cargo liner   and finish and the clarity of the instruments
    Making the most of the engine’s power        with integrated protective cover, dividable      set the benchmark in this category.
is a six-speed automatic with steering-wheel     storage compartment underneath cargo                The 335i Touring joins the 320i Touring
mounted paddles, and the gear changes            area, floor and luggage compartment nets.        and the 323i Touring while the 320d joins
are blindingly quick. There just never seems     An M Sport package is a cost optional extra      the 320i, 323i, 325i and the 335i fleshing
to be any let up in the 335i Touring’s thrust.   at $4,500.                                       out the sedan range, bringing the total 3
    There’s occasionally a fear that powerful       Ever since Australia started supplying low-   Series line up to 13 variants (including also
cars can sometimes overwhelm their               sulphur diesel, the market has been flooded      the 3 Series Coupé and Convertibles).
chassis. Not the 335i Touring. It’s utterly      with a raft of thoroughbred Euro diesels that
brilliant. I’ve only driven a few other cars     have destroyed forever the myth that diesel
as nimble, stable and confidence-inspiring       cars should be dirty and asthmatic.
as the 335i Touring. Whether you’re taking          BMW’s outstanding 320d is powered by
a Sunday drive through the Adelaide Hills        a new third-generation 2.0-litre four-cylinder   For more information on the 3 Series
or dropping the kids off at sports practice,     turbo-diesel engine pumping out 125kW at         Range please contact our New Vehicles
it is the kind of car that can be all things     just 4000rpm and a stump pulling 340Nm           Sales Team on (08) 8414 3111 or email
to all people. The ultimate family car. It       at a just-off-idle 1750rpm (BMW claims a
retails from $118,337 (on road).

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                                                                                                                                       Safety Awards

                                                                                          x marks the
                                                  safety spot
                                                  BMW’S X5 AnD X3 hAvE juST pICkED up AMErICA’S
                                                  hIGhEST SAfETy AWArD. BY JAMES HAMMOND.

BMW’s latest generation X3 and X5 have
dominated America’s Insurance Institute
for Highway Safety (IIHS) awards, with
both vehicles picking up the coveted ‘Top
Safety Pick’ award.
    This is not the first time BMW’s X vehicles
have received such praise. When the first-
generation X5 was released back in 2000,
it earned a ‘Top Safety Pick’ award. The
IIHS judged the X5 to be the best SUV in
the burgeoning SUV class. More than that,
it was considered to be the best ever vehicle     said Tom Purves, Chairman and CEO,             in the X5’s cap, according to testers,
tested by the IIHS at that point.                 BMW (US) Holding Corp.                         was its seatbelt reminder.
    When it comes to its testing criteria,           “Achieving these top ratings is evidence       At the time of writing ANCAP hadn’t
the IIHS is incredibly thorough. It rates         of the excellent safety and crash protection   conducted testing on the 2008 model X5
vehicles under: Good, Acceptable, Marginal        provided by the X3 and X5 SAVs and is          or X3 but stated that to be eligible for five
or Poor, based on their performance in            a true testament to BMW’s dedication           stars, new cars will need to feature Electronic
high-speed Frontal Offset and Side Impact         to providing a safe and superior driving       Stability Programs (BMW’s Dynamic Stability
crash tests as well as an evaluation of the       experience,” Purves said.                      Control, Dynamic Traction Control, Cornering
vehicle’s Rear Crash Protection/Head                 As if it’s not enough that X5 and X3 are    Break Control, Anti Lock Breaking System,
Restraints, which protect against neck            awarded for safety excellence, BMW’s Josef     Dynamic Break Control, Hill Descent
injuries in rear impact crashes.                  Haberl, Head of BMW Group Vehicle Safety       Control), both the X3 and X5 do.
    In order for a vehicle to become a ‘Top       has been honoured with an award from IIHS.
Safety Pick’, it must earn ‘Good’ ratings         Haberl is the first person to be presented
in all three Institute tests. Additionally, as    with the ‘Top Safety Pick’ award by IIHS.
of 2007, winning vehicles must also offer            The IIHS isn’t alone in awarding the X5
Electronic Stability Control (or as BMW calls     with its top safety rating. The previous
it Dynamic Stability Control) – a feature that    generation X5 was awarded a five-star
both the BMW X3 and X5 offer with                 crash rating by ANCAP (Australian New
enhancements over previous models.                Car Assessment Program). It scored
    “We are proud to receive the Insurance        12.66 out of 16 for an offset collision,
Institute for Highway Safety’s ‘Top Safety        while it scored a perfect 16 out of 16 for
Pick’ for both the 2008 BMW X3 and X5,”           side-impact protection. Another feather

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ECo-frIEnDly MoTorInG A rEAlITy, WIThouT

    Imagine being able to have a car               Showing just what BMW’s engineers          six-cylinder engines. Through the use of
that handles better, has more power            have achieved since serious work began         lightweight materials, most BMW engines
and yet burns less fuel and produces           on improving fuel consumption and              are also 10 kilograms lighter, despite being
fewer greenhouse gasses than its               greenhouse gas emissions in the mid-90s        more powerful, than their predecessors,
predecessor. BMW has done just that            is the current 525i. It now consumes 33 per    and adding to their fuel efficiency.
through its EfficientDynamics program.         cent less fuel and the toxicity of emissions      BMW has also developed what it calls:
    BMW’s decision to improve the efficiency   has been reduced by 95 per cent over           Auto Start Stop. Almost self-explanatory,
of its vehicles has been an ongoing            the 525i built in 1982. At the same time,      the idea behind this technology is to save
concern, but it was ramped up when             this new 525i is a massive 45 per cent         fuel while in stop-start traffic; essentially
the Association of German Automobile           more powerful than its predecessor.            the car switches off when it comes to a
Manufacturers (VDA) made a decision                All of this work sits under the umbrella   standstill and then restarts when the throttle
to reduce fleet fuel consumption by a          of EfficientDynamics. And the aim of           is touched. The application is seamless too.
staggering 25 per cent between 1995 and        EfficientDynamics is to reduce fuel               Another similarly clever technology is
2005. The BMW Group bettered that by           consumption and greenhouse gas                 Brake Energy Regeneration; this restricts
five per cent, reducing its total fleet fuel   emissions while at the same time enhancing     the production of electric energy to periods
consumption by an impressive 30 per cent.      performance and dynamic qualities.             of overrun and during the application of
    At the same time, the BMW Group,               EfficientDynamics isn’t just about         the brakes. The benefits are two-fold. It
as part of its commitment to the EU            focussing on one aspect of engineering,        helps to reduce fuel consumption because
Commission, has been working on reducing       it’s a total package approach; the aim         the engine doesn’t have to work so hard
C02 emissions by 25 per cent. BMW              is to enhance aerodynamics, energy             producing electricity and power under load,
Group leads the automotive industry in         and thermal management, and more               and because the alternator is disengaged
the reduction of carbon emissions offering     efficient engine technologies.                 while the engine is under load there’s more
some 24 models with emission levels less           One of the most major EfficientDynamics    power available for quicker acceleration.
than 140 CO2 grams per kilometre. No           developments to be rolled out was High            A further innovation has been the
other manufacturer has as many models          Precision Injection technology. This saw       development of BMW’s gearshift point
across its product range with such eco         BMW become the world’s first company           indicator. The engine’s electronic brain
friendly technologies on baord. Nor has        to offer large-scale jet-guided direct         calculates the optimum point for shifting
any other manufacturer achieved such           injected engines which also included           gears in the interest of fuel economy as a
radical reductions in fuel consumption         lean-burn technology. This technology is       function of driving conditions. It’s a clever
and carbon dioxide emissions.                  featured in all of BMW’s four-cylinder and     and seemingly simple development but

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                                                                                                                         BMW EfficientDynamics

                                                                                              BMW’s Clean Green Awards
                                                                                              A jury of 47 motoring journalists from 24
                                                                                              countries awarded the BMW 118d ‘World
                                                                                              Green Car of the Year’ at the 2008 New York
                                                                                              International Auto Show, acknowledging
                                                                                              the significant impact and effect of BMW
                                                                                              EfficientDynamics, giving the BMW 118d
                                                                                              its low consumption and emission ratings.
                                                                                              Securing victory, BMW has continued the
                                                                                              series of international awards for its ongoing
                                                                                              strategy of enhanced efficiency through the
                                                                                              current range of BMW Group models.
                                                                                              Readers of German newspaper Bild am
                                                                                              Sonntag recently awarded BMW Group with
                                                                                              the paper’s inaugural Green Steering Wheel
                                                                                              award for its EfficientDynamics program
                                                                                              aiming to reduce fuel consumption and
                                                                                              greenhouse gas emissions.
                                                                                              UK-based CAR magazine recently awarded
                                                                                              BMW with its ‘Green Award’ in its annual
                                                                                              Car of the Year awards. Beating competition
                                                                                              from other manufacturers including those
                                                                                              with hybrid models, BMW received top
                                                                                              honours for its EfficientDynamics program
                                                                                              because its ‘green measures are simple,
                                                                                              widespread and hugely beneficial’.
                                                                                              What Car? magazine commended BMW’s
                                                                                              EfficientDynamics program. The publication’s
                                                                                              end of year roundup entitled ‘Green Heros’
                                                                                              reviewed 45 ‘planet saving cars’ available
                                                                                              in the market. Between BMW and MINI, the
                                                                                              firm’s products were the best buy choice
                                                                                              for six models and a recommended choice
                                                                                              with four more models. By comparison no
                                                                                              other premium manufacturer came close
                                                                                              to offering a wide range of economical,
                                                                                              low emission vehicles.

one that has important benefits. Leaving       greenhouse gas emissions, it’s also
the car in the wrong gear can see it rev too   geared towards maximising the dynamic
hard and thus burn fuel unnecessarily. The     performance of BMW cars. So it seems
same goes for soft, spongy tyres. BMW          you can have your cake and eat it too.
is using special flex-resistant materials in       More than just EfficientDynamics, BMW
the tread and side sections which reduce       is also working, on the development of a
flexing and consequently fuel consumption.     dual-fuel hybrid drive system able to reduce
   The steering too has come in for            fuel consumption by up to 20 per cent.
revision with BMW now employing                    According to Klaus Pehr, Department
Electric Power Steering which only acts        Manager Testing and Operations –
when needed. Electric Power Steering           Alternative Drives, BMW decided to develop,
is supported by an electric motor which        back in the 1970s, internal combustion
helps to ensure that energy is only used       engines to run on hydrogen as it saw this
during actual steering manoeuvres. If          form of fuel as the most appropriate fuel
the steering wheel is kept in a constant       source for the future (it’s virtually carbon
position when driving straight ahead or        dioxide emission free). It was this decision
cornering, the electric motor is inactive      and the subsequent years of extensive
and therefore does not use any energy.         research and development by BMW and its
   EfficientDynamics is as deep even as        engineers that gave birth to the Hydrogen 7.
airflow through the radiator. A constant           BMW’s Hydrogen 7 is the world’s first
airflow through the radiator increases air     series production vehicle capable of
resistance and affects aerodynamics.           running on both petrol and hydrogen.
Electrically controlled vents in front of      Based on a 760Li, the aim of Hydrogen 7
the radiator open and close the cooling        is to demonstrate the benefits of hydrogen
air inlets so that the vents are only          as a sustainable and environmentally-
opened if cooling air is required. When        friendly fuel source and to encourage
the vents are closed, air resistance is        governments and industry to establish
reduced, as is fuel consumption.               the necessary infrastructure.
   While EfficientDynamics is aimed
at reducing fuel consumption and

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hydrogen 7
          down under

“This BMW car is a great example of the       industry,” said BMW Group Australia                  BMW based Hydrogen 7 off a 760Li, it
 potential of emissions-free motoring.        Managing Director, Guenther Seemann.              even built the car on the regular 7 Series
 Together with electric vehicles, hydrogen-     “BMW Group Australia is delighted to be         production line, making Hydrogen 7 the
 powered cars are the way of the              able to welcome the Hydrogen 7 sedans             world’s first series production hydrogen-
 future and it is crucial that government,    to Melbourne, but more than that, to              powered car – BMW has been developing
 industry and car manufacturers work          be able to demonstrate to Australians             hydrogen-powered cars since 1978. Of
 together to speed up the move away           the great strides in innovation BMW has           course Hydrogen 7 doesn’t just run on
 from petrol-powered vehicles,” said          taken and will continue to take in the            hydrogen, it’s a dual fuel car. But in hydrogen
 John Dee, founder of Planet Ark.             future towards emission-free mobility.”           mode it produces no harmful exhaust
    Dee acted as the special guest               In addition to the discussion which            emissions or C02, indeed nothing but
 speaker at a BMW-sponsored discussion        involved select political and business leaders,   water vapour is emitted from its tail pipes.
 on environmentally-friendly motoring.        as well as key environment and media                 The BMW Hydrogen 7 V12 engine
 The discussion was sparked by and            opinion formers, BMW also hosted a public         produces 191 kW of power and 390 Nm
 coincided with the arrival of a fleet of     expo at Melbourne’s Federation Square. The        of torque and accelerates from 0 –100
 BMW Hydrogen 7s – the world’s first          exhibition contained static and interactive       km/h in 9.5 seconds. Top speed is limited
 hydrogen-drive luxury performance            displays of future BMW technology as well         electronically to 230 km/h. A specially
 sedan designed for everyday use.             as information walls detailing BMW’s recent       designed crash-proof tank houses the
   “The launch of BMW Hydrogen 7              technological automotive advancements.            8 kilograms of liquid hydrogen that
 is a milestone en route to an era of            Hydrogen 7 was the star of the expo            powers the car.
 mobility independent of fossil fuels         and was used to ferry around key                     The car is practical to drive, with a
 not only for the BMW Group but also          decision makers showing the practicality,         significant cruising range of 200km on
 for the entire automotive and energy         and ‘everdayness’ of the technology.              hydrogen and 500km on petrol. A one-touch

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                                                                                                     Hydrogen 7

steering-wheel mounted button allows
the driver to switch between petrol and
hydrogen fuel, even when on the move.
   Only 100 examples of the BMW Hydrogen
7 model will be produced, many of which
have already been clocking up miles in
key centres around the world. As part of
this global exposure program, BMW has
been shuttling environmentally-minded
high-profile personalities such as Cate
Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Brad Pitt,
Angelina Jolie, Richard Gere, Jay Leno, and
Placido Domingo to public engagements
in the BMW Hydrogen 7 limousines.
    In addition to just driving key personalities
around to various awards ceremonies,
BMW has also been lending out Hydrogen
7 cars to various other personalities
for extended loans. The latest recipient
is Hollywood actor Edward Norton.
  “The excitement of this car to me is that
it demonstrates what we’re capable of,
and it inspires me to keep advocating for
a more sustainable way of life,” said Norton.
   This sentiment is backed up by
BMW Group Australia Managing
Director, Guenther Seemann:
  “It is clear Australians care passionately
about their beautiful environment. I am
sure many of them will be impressed and
enthused by the BMW Hydrogen7”.

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   skill and safety

ThInk BACk To your SChool   In 1977 BMW became one of the first                    Customers recognise that even the most
                            car manufacturers in the world to offer             sophisticated stabilising and safety systems
DAyS AnD your fIrST         customers the opportunity to optimise their         in modern vehicles cannot counter poor
MEMorIES ArE unlIkEly       know-how behind the wheel. Back then the            driver awareness on the road. Dr Klaus
                            project was known as Driving School and             Draeger, Member of the Board of
To BE of fAST CArS.         high standard training was key.                     Management at BMW AG, agrees,
onE SChool, hoWEvEr            In 2007 this school turned 30 and               “Even three decades ago, the BMW Group
                            students returning to this reunion would            recognised that developing sporty and
WoulDn’T BE WIThouT ThEM.
                            notice that whilst the philosophy has               dynamic automobiles wasn’t the only part
                            remained true to its core, more than a              of the equation. As a company keenly aware
                            few changes have taken place. In those              of its responsibility, our aim was also to
                            early days, BMW Driver Training achieved            promote driving skills on the road.”
                            its manoeuvres using the first BMW 320i.               Each course aims to enhance your driving
                            Within just a few years demand for not only         abilities by developing both attitude and
                            the driver training, but also the diversity grew    skills through a structured range of programs
                            rapidly. As early as the 1980s thousands            that include both theoretical and practical
                            each year had taken the opportunity to              instruction to help develop driver skill and
                            raise their driving skills to a higher level.       road craft. Customers progress level by level
                            The establishment of a modular structure            through the program, improving competency,
                            course was introduced in the 1990s and              ability and control with each step.
                            globalisation truly came into play.                     Highly trained instructors supervise all
                               When it comes to driver training standards,      courses, and in Australia they are headed
                            there can be no room for compromise. BMW            by American Motor Racing Hall of Fame
                            Driver Training covers everything from              inductee, Le Mans and Bathurst winner,
                            essential driving skills to advanced                Geoff Brabham. A fleet of dedicated Driver
                            competency levels – whether it involves            Training vehicles include the latest six cylinder
                            avoiding an obstacle on a wet road, gaining         BMW 325i Sedans and now proudly boast
                            valuable confidence and experience or               the exhilarating new BMW M3 Coupé.
                            perfecting the ideal line on a racing circuit.         With positions in some sought-after
                               Importantly, participants do not have to         programs booking out up to six months in
                            be BMW owners to undertake the sessions.            advance, early bookings are recommended.
                            Anyone with a driver’s licence is welcome to           Maybe its time to go back to school?
                            discover the unmatched pleasure of driving
                            a BMW vehicle, provided at the sessions,
                            while at the same time learning valuable           BMW Driver Training will visit South
                            skills and driving techniques that will apply      Australia’s Mallala Motor Sport Park
                            to everyday driving.                               during July from the 10th – 15th,
                               BMW Driver Training caters for all              with a full host of courses on offer.
                            experience levels from Young Driver Training,      More information on BMW Driver
                            which focuses on creating a more informed,         Training courses, including prices
                            capable and responsible young driver, right        and dates is available online at
                            through to Fascination II – the ultimate in or
                            driver training limited to two participants        by calling BMW Driver Training direct
                            at a time with exclusive tuition.                  on 1800 000 269.

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AT AdelAide Motors WE AIM To BrInG our ClIEnTS EXCluSIvE

                              New BMW Museum to open soon                   M3 takes to the open air
                              BMW will re-open the doors to the             News sure to excite M enthusiasts is the
                              BMW Museum in June after two-and-             release of the all new BMW M3 Convertible,
                              a-half years of major architectural design    expected to arrive later this year. As
                              changes and redevelopment.                    the fourth generation of both the BMW
                                 The new-concept rebuild retains its        Convertible and the BMW M3, the new M3
                              trademark of the ‘Museum Bowl’ made           Convertible represents a dramatic upshift
                              famous by Viennese architect Karl             in what can be expected of a versatile,
                              Schwanzer, and has increased by 5,000         irresistible open-air luxury car. With its
                              square metres.                                309kW 4.0 – litre V8 engine, the choice
                                 Along with the BMW Welt Experience and     of six-speed manual or the new seven-speed
                              Delivery Centre and the BMW plant tour, the   M double–clutch transmission with Drivelogic
                              BMW Museum (located adjacent to the           and focused sports suspension, the new
                              Group’s headquarters) provides a unique       BMW M3 Convertible adds an exciting new
                              brand experience showcasing the historical    dimension to all-season motoring.
                              evolution of the brand’s competence and           Highlights of the all new BMW M3
                              innovative strength along with its            Convertible include the Electronic Damper
                              achievements and supporting successes.        Control System which enables the vehicle
                              Some 120 exhibits, encompassing               to adapt to a variety of driving conditions
                              production and racing models as well as       whilst retaining the tenacious road grip,
                              concept vehicles, bear eloquent testimony     poise and balance that are synonymous
                              to the thrilling history of the BMW brand.    amongst BMW M cars. Other highlights
                                                                            include a lightweight steel roof which opens
                                                                            and closes in 22 seconds providing the best
                                                                            of both worlds in any weather.

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    adventure continues                                                                                What’s happening at Adelaide
                                                                                                       Motors Motorcycles
                                                                                                       May 10 –18
    BMW ADDS To ITS unSToppABlE r 1200 GS                                                              2008 BMW Off Road Training, NSW
    AnD r 1200 GS ADvEnTurE SuCCESS STorIES.                                                           May 31
                                                                                                       Entry level ride
                                                                                                       July 12 – 20
                                                                                                       2008 BMW Off Road Training, QLD
                                                                                                       Off Road Ride Day (G 650 & G 450)
                                                                                                       G 650 X Ride
                                                                                                       12th – 20th October
                                                                                                       2008 BMW Off Road Training, VIC
                                                                                                       To register your interest in any of
                                                                                                       these upcoming events please email
                                                                                                       or telephone Bruce Wilson
                                                                                                       on (08) 8379 7727.

    After more than 100,000 examples, the         options (preload on front and rear shock).            Standard equipment includes: heated
    BMW R 1200 GS and R 1200 GS Adventure         That means improved suspension action              grips, chrome exhaust pipe, on-board
    motorcycles have been updated, mid-way        on rougher tracks, and a simple settings           computer, white indicators, pannier
    through their production lives.               switch when the tar returns.                       fastenings and hand guards.
       The incredibly successful models have
    taken the world by storm, now boasting        R 1200 GS                                          R 1200 GS Adventure
    105hp (77kW) across a wider rev range         The key changes to the R 1200 GS are               For the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure the
    than ever before, new gear ratios and lower   nano-coated stainless steel lining for the         changes comprise two piece dual colour
    final drive. The result is instant response   front of the tank shroud, a robust and             hand protectors, white indicators and LED
    and dynamic acceleration on all surfaces.     masculine upper ‘beak’ above the front             tail light, mildly revised crash bars, a new
    A new, lower first gear on the Adventure      wheel, a new standard LED tail light and           airdam for improved cooling and a revised
    model adds even more control for technical    white indicator lenses, and four new colours,      upper beak over the front wheel.
    riding environments.                          metallic titanium silver, matt metallic slate          The R 1200 GS Adventure comes in two
       BMW Motorrad designers and engineers       black, tanzanite blue and namibia orange.          colours, red and matt metallic magnesium.
    have worked together to deliver a raft of     Further visual changes include magnesium-              The shorter first gear reduces the
    small but detailed changes that add up        gold anodised forks and magnesium                  need for the clutch to be used at slower
    to a more refined, capable and powerful       coloured valve covers and wheel rims.              speeds for better control crawling up
    reminder of why BMW dominates the                The new oversize alloy handlebar can be         difficult terrain. It also improves control in
    large capacity adventure segment. From        adjusted to two positions. The LCD display         steep, slow speed descents. The motor is
    redesigned handlebars for more comfort        has revised read out for fuel level, while there   identical to the revised R 1200 GS, and the
    off-road, to stout new hand guards, and       is an optimised battery charging system, and       new oversize alloy handlebar is also fitted
    a more accommodating seat design, the         a revised air box.                                 along with hand guards.
    famous pair is now an even more powerful         The revised fuel readout is fed more                Off Road ESA and ASC and RDC are
    cure for homesickness.                        accurate information thanks to a new sensor        all available as options, as is the latest
       The additional options of the new Off      and a more consistent blow-moulded tank.           generation BMW partial integral Anti-Lock
    Road Electronic Suspension Adjustment            In the engine department a development          Brakes which are switchable.
    (ESA) as well as switchable Automatic         of the Boxer engine used in the R 1200 R is            Standard Equipment includes: heated
    Stability Control (ASC), again with on        employed, developing 105 hp (77 kW) and            grips, off-road tyres, chrome exhaust pipe,
    and off-road settings, and tyre pressure      115 Nm of torque. A new elevated 8,000             on-board computer, white indicators, hand
    control (RDC), employ the very latest         rpm red line allows greater acceleration           guards and pannier fasteners.
    examples of BMW Motorrad’s cutting            between gear changes, while a new
    edge motorcycle technology.                   secondary drive ratio (1:2.82 instead              Both the 2008 BMW R 1200 GS and BMW
       BMW intelligent Off Road ESA allows the    of 1:2.91) gives more low down urge.               R 1200 GS Adventure are now available
    suspension to be set up at the touch of a        The gearbox has been revised and                at Adelaide Motors Motorcycles.
    button to cope with changing terrain, with    strengthened with a beefier, wider                 Call Bruce Wilson, Motorcycle Sales
    adjustable damping settings and ride height   driveshaft and revise mechanism for                Manager on (08) 8379 7727 or email
                                                  more precise shifting.                   

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       the       ultimate
for the ultimate driving machine
                                 finance package

                        no deposit, no establishment fees, no early termination fees

                        BMW 1 SERIES 118i Executive – Manual                     $156 per week*
                        Key features                                             *Based on a new 118i
                        • Boston leather upholstery                              Executive Manual
                        • Bluetooth phone preparation                            $45,980 on the road.
                        • USB audio interface                                    Total cost of vehicle over
                        • Rear park distance control                             contract period: $62,455.
                                                                                 Based on over 60 months
                                                                                 with a $21,895 residual.

                        BMW 1 SERIES 125i Coupé – Manual                         $237 per week*
                        Key features                     • BMW sports seats      *Based on a new 125i
                        • 17” light star spoke alloys    • Rear park distance    Coupé Manual $60, 960
                        • Rain sensor including            control               on the road. Total cost of
                          automatic headlight control                            vehicle over contract
                        • Boston leather upholtsery                              period: $91,540. Based
                        • Storage compartment
                                                                                 over 60 months with a
                                                                                 $29,920 residual.

                        BMW 1 SERIES 125i Convertible – Manual                   $248 per week*
                        Key features                     • USB/audio interface   *Based on a new 125i
                        • 17” light star spoke alloys      for mp3               Convertible Manual
                        • Chrome line exterior           • BMW sports seats      $70,924 on the road.
                        • Fog lights                                             Total cost of vehicle over
                        • Rain sensor including                                  contract period: $96,003.
                          automatic headlight control
                                                                                 Based over 60 months
                        • Boston leather upholtsery
                                                                                 with a $31,700 residual.

                        BMW 3 SERIES (E90) 320i Executive – Automatic            $210 per week*
                        Key features                                             *Based on a new 320i
                        • 16” double spoke alloys                                Executive Auto $62,752
                        • Dakota leather upholstery                              on the road. Total cost
                        • Rear park distance control                             of vehicle over contract
                        • Anti dazzle rear view mirror                           period: $85,345. Based
                        • Lights package
                                                                                 on over 60 months with
                        • Rain sensors
                                                                                 a $30,745 residual.

                        BMW 3 SERIES (E92) 323i Coupé – Manual                   $265 per week*
                        Key features                     • Cruise control with   *Based on a new 323i
                        • 17” star spoke alloys            breaking function     Coupé Manual $77,996
                        • Dakota leather upholstery      • Xenon headlights      on the road. Total cost
                        • Rear park distance control     • Electric seat belt    of vehicle over contract
                        • Bluetooth phone preparation      handover
                                                                                 period: $106,160. Based
                        • Lights package
                                                                                 on over 60 months with
                                                                                 a $37,260 residual.

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                                                          BMW 3 SERIES 325i Convertible – Manual                                $367 per week*
                                                          Key features                          • Rain sensor with auto         *Based on a new 325i
                                                          • 17” star spoke alloys                 driving lights control        Convertible Manual
                                                          • Dakota leather with sun             • Retractable                   $103,684 on the road.
                                                            reflective technology                 hardtop roof                  Total cost of vehicle over
                                                          • Rear park distance control          • Business navigation
                                                                                                  system with 6.5”              contract period: $140,030.
                                                          • Cruise control with
                                                                                                  colour monitor                Based on over 60 months
                                                            breaking function
                                                          • Xenon headlights                    • I-Drive                       with a $44,610 residual.

                                                          BMW 5 SERIES 520d – Automatic                                         $299 per week*
                                                          Key features                          • Business navigation           *Based on a new 520d
                                                          • 16” star spoke alloys                 system with 6.5”              Auto $88,395 on the road.
                                                          • Dakota leather upholstery             colour monitor                Total cost of vehicle over
                                                          • Bluetooth phone preparation         • 6 Stacker CD system           contract period: $166,135.
                                                          • Lights package                      • I-Drive
                                                                                                                                Based on over 60 months
                                                          • Rain sensor with auto
                                                                                                                                with a $42,313 residual.
                                                            driving lights control

                                                          BMW 7 SERIES 740i Executive – Automatic                               $717 per week*
                                                          Key features                          • Illuminated individual        *Based on a new 740i
                                                          • 19” star spoke alloys                 door sills                    Executive Auto $211,653
                                                          • Alcantra roof lining in black                                       on the road. Total cost
                                                            or platinum                                                         of vehicle over contract
                                                          • Extended individual                                                 period: $287,970. Based
                                                            marino leather
                                                                                                                                over 60 months with
                                                          • Exclusive individual trims
                                                                                                                                a $101,550 residual.

                                                          BMW X3 2.0d – Automatic                                               $229 per week*
                                                          Key features                          • Storage compartment           *Based on a new X3 2.0d
                                                          • 17” star spoke alloys                 package                       Auto $70,310 on the road.
                                                          • Nevada leather upholstery                                           Total cost of vehicle over
                                                          • Bluetooth phone preparation                                         contract period: $96,150.
                                                          • Rain Sensor with auto                                               Based over 60 months
                                                            headlight control
                                                                                                                                with a $36,610 residual.
                                                          • Roof rails

                                                          BMW X5 3.0si Executive Sport – Automatic                              $367 per week*
                                                          Key features                          • Sports suspension             *Based on a new X5 3.0si
                                                          • 18” light star spoke alloys         • Electric front sports         Executive Sport Auto
                                                          • Nevada leather upholstery             seat with memory              $108,353 on the road.
                                                          • Individual high gloss               • Rear view camera              Total cost of vehicle over
                                                            satin chrome                        • Professional navigation
                                                                                                  system with 8.8”              contract period: $147,283.
                                                          • Individual roof lining
                                                                                                  colour monitor                Based over 60 months
                                                            in anthracite
                                                          • Park distance control               • I-Drive                       with a $51,863 residual.

For more information contact our Senior Business Manager Gerald Traeder on (08) 8414 3111 or email
> Only available to approved business customers of BMW                         > Prices include dealer delivery fee, stamp duty and registration.
  Group Financial Services and are based on a 60-month                         > Conditions apply.
  contract period at 9.49% p.a. with Hire Purchase Finance.                    > All prices based on pricing as at April 2008 and subject to change.
> All figures based on new BMW models.                                         > Pictures for illustration purposes only.

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BMW Finance

   finance dealer
                      of the year
    We are pleased to announce that Adelaide         products are presented to our clients by a
    Motors has again been successful in winning      team of qualified and skilled professionals,
    the BMW Finance Dealer of the Year Award,        and winning Dealer of the Year again
    following on from our success in 2006.           supports our belief that we can offer our
       This award is recognition by the BMW          clients a quality of product and service
    Group of excellence in all aspects of finance    second to none.”
    and insurance. BMW benchmarks in respect            An essential part of our service is the
    to volume of finance written, insurance          ability to finance all makes of new and used
    proposals, quality of documentation and          vehicles. BMW Finance has recognised that
    even the per centage of clients financing        need, and through its Alphera Financial
    again with BMW are assessed and                  Services division enabled us to meet that       plant and office equipment, and office
    compared to the rest of the dealer body          demand. We can now offer the same quality       refurbishment. Should you wish to take
    around Australia. To again achieve the           of finance and insurance products to our        advantage of any of our services, please
    status of Dealer of the Year is testimony        clients for all their vehicle purchases.        contact the team at Adelaide Motors. Gerald
    to the consistent efforts of our Finance            As part of the ongoing commitment by         Traeder, Rosa Thornton and Adam Heisler at
    Team, Gerald Traeder (Senior Business            Adelaide Motors to our clients, we have         West Terrace on (08) 8414 3111, and Gary
    Manager), Rosa Thornton and Adam                 also extended the range of services available   Carter at our Glen Osmond Road outlet on
    Heisler (Business Managers).                     to include several new products. We can         (08) 8373 1933, will be pleased to take your
       “We sell an exceptional range of              now offer a finance package for any type        call and provide immediate quotes for any
    products,” explained Gerald. “These              of purchase, which can include boats,           finance or insurance requirements you have.

                              Is your accountant an entrepreneur
                                           or just a book keeper?

       There’s a big difference. Most accountants look backwards,            After all that is how we have grown our own business.
       recording where you have been. At Perks we look forward,              If you are looking for accountants with an entrepreneurial
       to where you need to go. We offer advice and assist you to            approach to business, come and
       make the most of emerging business opportunities. We help             talk to us. For more information
        you evaluate risk and put the right mechanisms and                   please call 8273 9300 or go to
       structures in place to ensure your business realises its potential.

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                                                                                                                                       Real Estate

                                                 Real Estate
                                                 JOCK GILBERT LOOKS AT 2008 AND EXAMINES
                                                 EMERGING REAL ESTATE TRENDS.

Now that we have entered the second              2007) but the silence remained deafening       covers such issues as exit strategy,
quarter of 2008, house prices have steadied,     regarding any reduction in rate.               selling of shares and sinking funds.
but inner city suburbs are still experiencing       Sales are increasingly occurring from          Jock Gilbert Real Estate has become
significant demand and some price increase.      website advertising as purchasers refer        the first green real estate agency in South
    I don’t expect the property market           to a real estate search engine to find their   Australia. We are committed to creating a
to experience the same slow down effect          property. and domain.        paperless office and to providing a state
as in Perth after their initial resource boom. have the greatest market share in       of the art marketing package that reduces
Adelaide price rises have been strong but        South Australia. With an immediate selection   paper usage. Contact our office today for
not to the extent experienced in Perth where     of all properties available in a particular    further details on our ‘Going Green’
there was a 54 per cent increase in median       suburb, it is interesting to speculate         marketing package.
price between March 2005 ($285,000)              where printed media advertising will be           Finally, our new premises are ideally
to September 2006 ($440,000). Here, a            in five years time.                            suited to support emerging artists and we
correction and slow down was inevitable.            Today we are also noticing that it          are offering our space to the SALA (SA Living
    The year 2007 saw the establishment          has become common for Baby-Boomers             Artists) Festival in August. To receive your
of two distinct real estate markets. The         to assist their offspring into the market.     exclusive invitation to the opening, email
first group was the established buyer and        This has been aided by the current   
investor – those who could leverage equity       superannuation rulings. Co-ownership
for their next purchase. For them, the market    is also becoming very popular as a way
remains strong and healthy. In this group        to exit the rental market. In these
the rise in interest rates can be absorbed.      circumstances, it is essential that a
The other, the first home buyer group,           legal agreement is established which
saw reduced home loan applications.
In fact, housing affordability reached its
lowest point in 22 years.
    Given South Australia’s position in
the national framework, Adelaide property
has always weathered the vagaries of
international and national economic
fluctuations very well, and I do not expect
the current situation to be any different.
    South Australia’s mining industry with
personnel and infrastructure requirements
continues to hold the key to our future
prosperity. It is expected that: “23 mines
will operate in South Australia by 2015 and
increase to 40 by 2020 (licences already
issued). This will create 14,000 new jobs
within 5 years and $25bn in infrastructure…”
(SA Government Infrastructure Summit,
March 2008).
    When we combine this with South
Australian lifestyles, the State has a very
exciting future.
    With house sales breaking the $3 billion
mark in one quarter, South Australian
government revenue from Stamp Duty
increased 20 per cent (June 2006 – July

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                                                             keeping a
                                                       firm resolve
                                                       WITh ThE STArT of A nEW yEAr, MAny of uS
                                                       EArnESTly rESolvE To ShED our DEBT. ThErE’S
                                                       CErTAInly A loT of SMArT WAyS you CAn Go
                                                       ABouT BECoMInG MorE fInAnCIAlly fIT.

     The number one tip is to review your current
     finances – even if you aren’t borrowing                                                                Interest Payment
     additional funds or wishing to change your                                                             per annum
     current bank.                                       $250,000 home loan @ 8.97%                         $22,425

     Then ask yourself:                                  $200,000 business loan @ 9.5%                      $19,000
                                                         – part secured by home
     Does my bank really need all this security?
                                                         – part secured by commercial property
     Do I have to provide a personal guarantee?
     The bank has my house as security but               $600,000 investment home loan @ 8.67%              $52,020
     I’m still hit with fees and charges, is there
                                                         $150,000 business loan @ 10.25%                    $15,375
     a better way? Can I get a better margin on
                                                         – solely secured commercial property
     my business loans?
                                                         Total Interest Payment per annum                   $108, 820
     Case in point
     The recent interest rate rises have come as                                                            Interest Payment
     a hard blow for the many business owners            After
                                                                                                            per annum
     who usually have multiple loans. This is fairly
     typical, as is one business client who had          $1,200,000 home loan @ 8.27%                       $99,240 interest
     been maintaining four different loans.              Total Interest Payment per annum                   $99, 240
        His home and business loans were                                                                    (saving $9,580 pa)
     secured by his own home worth $900,000,
     his investment home worth $700,000 and
     his business premises worth $1.2 million.
     Finding a better way, Perks Finance                  We can assess your banking
     restructured his finances to save him $9,580      arrangements and look at ways to reduce
     in interest payments each year, in addition       your fees and charges. We’ll negotiate on
     to releasing his business premises from           your behalf to obtain more competitive rates
     security. He intends to now use the premises      of interest, or find you an alternative financier.
     as equity for his next purchase.                  Plus we’ll look at getting you a better margin
                                                       on your business loans and reduce the
     Get the best possible deal                        security you provide.
     Perks Finance is a partner of Adelaide
     Motors, and can help you answer similar           To help keep your firm resolve, call the
     questions with a comprehensive Finance            Perks Finance team on (08) 8273 9300
     Audit and Advice.                                 or visit

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                                                                                                     Lifestyle Accessories


                                                                                          BMW 3 Series Convertible

BMW Baby Racer
Service Racer $179

                                    BMW Baby Racer $169                         Traffic Cones $10
BMW electric Z4 Convertible $649
                                                                                Traffic Lights $45

Traffic Signs $39                   Junior BMW F1 Sauber Baby Racer $189        Traffic Signs $39

                                                                      For further details about the BMW
                                                                      lifestyle range, please contact Guy Soy,
                                                                      Lifestyle and Accessories Consultant
                                                                      on (08) 8414 3176 or email
BMW M6 Convertible $649                                     

                                                                                  communiquemagazine 35
at adelaide
            s happening

                                                 BRW Triathlon
                                                 BMW is once again a proud supporter
                                                 of the national BRW Triathlon. For
                                                 more than 20 years BP Ultimate/BRW
                                                 Corporate Triathlon National Series has
                                                 acted as a fun and challenging team
                                                 event for companies all over Australia.
                                                 This year the series attracted over 2,600
                                                 South Australian participants who braved
 Michael Swift
                                                 the extreme hot weather on March 15th
                                                 at West Lakes. It is expected that over
                                                 14,000 participants will complete this
                                                 year’s series nationally when the tour
                                                 ends.To register your interest to
                                                 participate in next year’s event,
                                                 please visit

 Guy Bennetts

 Justin Fullgrabe

New Used Car
Sales team
We are excited to announce Michael Swift
has moved across from New Vehicle Sales
and is now heading up our BMW and MINI
Used Vehicle Sales Department. Michael
has worked with BMW for over nine years          Magic Millions
and has been in the automotive industry for      For the second year in a row BMW has          from Magic Millions have been very good
more than 20 years, bringing a wealth of         continued sponsorship of Magic Millions       to me. I look for athletic horses first and
knowledge to his appointment. Michael is         Horse Racing and Thoroughbred Sales           foremost, and the bloodstock selectors
joined by Guy Bennetts who has worked in         events held in Adelaide, Perth, Tasmania      at Magic Millions always pick precocious
the luxury automotive industry for over 10       and the Gold Coast.                           types. Australian racing loves precocious
years and also by Justin Fullgrabe who was       After 22 years, Magic Millions sales are      racehorses and you can find plenty of them
previously working as a BMW Technician in        today reaping outstanding results and         at this sale. On top of that, we seem to
our Service Department. The new-look team        winning world-wide acclaim. The spectacular   always buy outstanding horses under the
brings a wealth of experience, enthusiasm        growth of Magic Millions in the past few      sale average, with intelligent heads which
and passion to the BMW and MINI brand            years has seen turnover surge from $20        makes it a great place to buy horses for
and a new focus and direction to the Used        million to a staggering $300 million and      our concerns,” says Gai. BMW has a
Vehicle Department. Please feel free to          has seen the event spread not only to         nationwide program of events in the
contact our Used Vehicle Department for          many states through Australia but also        thoroughbred horse racing industry.
the latest list of pre-owned BMW and MINI        internationally to Malaysia. The Magic        There is no doubt that the BMW brand
vehicles available for sale on (08) 8414 3111.   Millions events attract a number of high      and thoroughbred racing is a perfect fit
                                                 profile identities in horse racing industry   and Magic Millions is an important element
                                                 including Gai Waterhouse. “The horses         of BMW’s program of events.

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  New faces

  Daniel Micu                                         Wallentina Simmons                                                        Shana Kenny
  New Car Sales Consultant                            Customer Liaison Officer                                                  Marketing Assistant
  Previous roles: BMW New & Used                      Previous Roles: university studies                                        Previous Roles: Community relations
  Consultant, BMW Corporate                           (marketing) and hospitality                                               officer, South Road upgrade/ANZAC
  Executive, MINI New Car Manager                     Favourite BMW: 650i                                                       Highway underpass project
  Favourite BMW: Z4 M Coupé                           Favourite MINI: The new Clubman                                           Favourite BMW: 120i
  Favourite MINI: Cooper Cabrio                       Cooper S                                                                  Favourite MINI: All of them!
  S Sidewalk                                          Interests: travel, cooking,                                               Interests: travelling, sport, spending
  Interests: basketball, golf,                        eating and the beach                                                      time with family and friends
  travel, F1 Grand Prix
                                                                         BMW Recommended Panel & Paint Repairer

                                                                                                                  CASANOVA CRASH REPAIRS
                                                                                                                    16 The Parade West, Kent Town 5067
  The South Australian BMW Specialist                                                                                Telephone 8362 2012 / 8362 2115
              Since 1978

 bMw reCoMMended PAnel & PAint rePAirer
          590 PORT ROAD, ALLENBY GARDENS SA 5009
    Ph (08) 8340 1122 After Hours (Mario Cavallo) 0418 826 944

 AustrAliAn CrAsh repAirs
   590 Port road, allenby Gardens sa 5009

            Phone (08) 8340 1122
   After Hours (Mario Cavallo) 0418 826 944                                                                        After Hours: Philip D’Angelo 8261 8022
                                                                                                                        Peter Impedovo 0412 122 833

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                                                 road to
                                                 younG pATIEnTS AT ThE WoMEn’S AnD ChIlDrEn’S hoSpITAl
                                                 ArE GETTInG A hEAD STArT on ThEIr DrIvInG lESSonS.
                                                 BY LISA COWELL. PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID SIEVERS.

                                                  The Women’s and Children’s Hospital             play with – and they can all be washed
                                                  in North Adelaide is now home to quite          down with antiseptic which is a bonus.”
                                                  a collection of BMWs. Donated to the                Research is currently being conducted
                                                  Hospital by Adelaide Motors, a fleet of         at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital
                                                  BMW baby racers have been distributed           into distraction therapy through the
                                                  throughout the wards much to the                use of toys and games. Computers are
                                                  delight of the young patients within.           commonly used as a form of distraction
    Tyler Piening, aged 12 months. Tyler was         Adelaide Motors has been a proud             therapy, using 3D helmets with stereo
    injured in December last year and has been    supporter of the Women’s and Children’s         vision. Tony explains that patients are often
    in out of hospital since.
                                                  Hospital for some time, and is thrilled with    so distracted that the staff can change
                                                  the response to the baby racers. For a          dressings without the use of anaesthetics.
                                                  young child recovering in hospital, what           The Burns Service at the WCH
                                                  better way to brighten their day than racing    provides treatment for children up to 16
                                                  through the wards in their very own BMW?        years – approximately 150 inpatients and
                                                     BMW produces several baby racers,            450 outpatients each year from South
                                                  including the F1 Sauber Baby Racer              Australia, Northern Territory and western
                                                  and the Baby Racer II. These Ultimate           parts of New South Wales and Victoria.
                                                 ‘Pushing’ Machines are a huge hit with               Burn injuries are a common childhood
                                                  toddlers, perfect for exploring in style.       injury, yet require specialised care. There
                                                  The latest models come standard with            are six main causes of burns in children,
                                                  soft seat padding, low-profile tyres,           including scalding from hot liquids, burns
                                                  metallic paintwork, and of course the           from open flames or explosions, contact
                                                  kidney grille and dual headlights.              burns from touching a hot surface,
                                                     The pint-sized BMWs can be found             electrical burns caused by exposure to
                                                  throughout the Women’s and Children’s           a live current, burns from contact with a
                                                  Hospital, with a pair each in the Campbell      chemical substance – either on the skin
                                                  Ward, Burns Unit, and Aboriginal Liaison        or through ingestion and sunburn. Tony
                                                  Office, while two are set to be auctioned       explains, “Burns are definitely increasing.
                                                  at a ball hosted by longtime supporters         Over the past five years the number of burn
                                                  of the Burns Unit, the Australian               injuries has dramatically increased, mostly
                                                  Professional Firefighters Foundation.           due to changing lifestyles. Treadmills in
                                                     Dr Tony Sparnon has been with the            the home are particularly terrible, as are
                                                  Women’s and Children’s Hospital for             hot mufflers on cars and motorbikes.”
                                                  over 20 years and is a Senior Visiting             The Burns team at the Women’s
                                                  Paediatric Surgeon and Head of the Burns        and Children’s Hospital is also involved
                                                  Service. He explains that toys such as the      in prevention programs to assist in
                                                  BMW baby racers are excellent tools for         lowering the number of paediatric
                                                  distracting patients from their time spent in   burns, as well as education programs
                                                  hospital. “The kids love them, particularly     to improve the treatment of burns.
                                                  the pre-schoolers. We do have a playground
                                                  outside, but for children with burns it’s       Adelaide Motors is a proud supporter
                                                  great to have toys like these inside to         of the Women’s and Children’s hospital.

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                                                                                                                              Communique Promotion

                  a road less
EuropE’S WATErWAyS ArE                                You also have the option of extending your       Phil Hoffmann Travel advises they have
                                                  Europe discovery by commencing this trip          limited availability on fully-escorted tours
ThE vEry lIfEBlooD of ThE                         with a three night stay in Prague and then        departing Adelaide on 5 June, escorted by
ConTInEnT, AS ThEy WErE                           finishing with three nights in beautiful Paris.   Carol Angus and 19 August 2008 and 16
                                                      There are a number of special features        December both escorted personally by
In ThE AnCIEnT pAST AnD AS                        to note. The cruise is on board one of APT’s      Phil Hoffmann. Christmas in Europe is an
ThEy WIll ConTInuE To BE                          exclusive river ships – the MS ‘Amadagio’         enchanting experience, with less crowds,
                                                  (launched in 2006), MS ‘Amalyra’ (2009) or        a slower pace and the unique
In ThE fuTurE.
                                                  MS ‘Amadolce’ (2009) These are 75-cabin           ‘Christkindlemarkets’ steeped in history
                                                  river ships purpose built by APT World            and full of unique traditional crafts,
Unpacking your bags once, yet waking              Discoveries… an Australian-owned ship             toys, Christmas ornaments along
up at a new destination every day. This is        for Australian travellers.                        with mouth-watering food.
cruising in Europe. There’s no traffic, and due       The ships boast more space than any              APT World Discoveries and Phil Hoffmann
to the boutique size of the ship, personalised    other cruise ship in Europe, and in what          have just launched a wonderful and varied
service is assured. You will dock at the very     is seen as a first for river ship cruising,       selection of seven fully escorted Air/Fly/
heart of each town, city and village you visit.   complimentary bicycles are on board for           Cruise European Tours departing from
   You drift along the steady European            independent explorations on shore. Head           Adelaide May to September, including
waters of the Rhine, Main and Danube.             off under your own steam for a pedal around       a 29 day Istanbul to Paris tour visiting
Gliding quietly by vineyards, castles clinging    cities like Amsterdam, Budapest and Vienna.       ANZAC Cove for the Dawn Service.
to cliff faces, forests and villages, not only        The ships are stylish. Staterooms and
makes this river cruise so enchanting but it      suites feature plush bedding, down pillows        For more information about River
is also the gateway to an exploration which       and duvets, flat-screen TVs with local and        Cruising in Europe, Scandinavia
many could only dream of.                         satellite channels and internet access            and Russia, call Phil hoffmann Travel:
   The stunning scenery, history, architecture    if you find the need to connect to your           Glenelg (08) 8350 5700
and culture are stand-outs in their own right.    family back home and report about the trip.       Norwood (08) 8366 5600
Add to this the comforts of a luxury river        Most have French balconies with sliding           Stirling (08) 8370 8600
ship and cruising the grand rivers of Europe      glass doors.                                      or visit
becomes a very special experience.                    Life on board is what you make of it. As
   The magnificent Europe cruise runs over        well as lounges and bars, the ships feature
15 days, cruising first on The Rhine, then        a glassed in wellness area for fitness work-
Main River and Main-Danube Canal onwards          outs, a relaxing massage, or a beauty treat.
to The Blue Danube. Disembark along the           Why not do the lot? Regardless, Europe
way to visit 2000 year-old Koblenz, the old       looks marvellous from the water.
Franconia town of Miltenberg, the walled              Phil Hoffmann Travel and APT have a wide
medieval City of Rothenburg, the Imperial         range of independent European River Cruises
Castle at Nuremberg, Mozart’s birthplace          for 2008 and 2009, including Fly Free offers
Salzburg, Melk’s magnificent Benedictine          for 2009, or enjoy a fully escorted group
Abbey and back to Vienna.                         tour from Adelaide.

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   the ultimate
   New Zealand

    phIl hoffMAnn TrAvEl                              relaxed pace and later starts to the day,          This spectacular holiday, departing
                                                      yet love the idea of someone else doing         Adelaide on 2nd October 2008 is priced
    hAS GrEAT plEASurE In                             all the driving and organising, and those       at $9,399 per person, twin share including
    prESEnTInG ThE ulTIMATE                           who simply wish to unwind and enjoy a           return airfares from Adelaide, 15 nights
                                                      first class New Zealand holiday.                luxury accommodation, private airport
    nEW ZEAlAnD SouTh ISlAnD                              The Ultimate New Zealand itinerary takes    transfers in New Zealand, daily breakfasts,
    EXpErIEnCE. yEArS of                              in the best attractions of each centre, among   five lunches and 11 dinners, comprehensive
                                                      them indulgences like a helicopter ride to      sightseeing and admissions, a deluxe
                                                      the top of The Remarkables mountains in         documentation set, plus a touring jacket.
    In A unIquE journEy ThAT                          Queenstown for a glass of champagne,            Business class airfare upgrades are available
    EXplorES A vISuAlly                               a five course degustation dinner with a         on request.
                                                      Marlborough winemaker and an indulgent             Bookings are now open for this exclusive
    STunnInG lAnDSCApE                                treatment at the newly developed Hanmer         Phil Hoffmann Travel Ultimate New Zealand
    AnD A TrEASurE ChEST of                           Springs Thermal Pools and Spa.                  experience. An exclusive benefit for Phil
                                                          Accommodation includes leading hotels,      Hoffmann travellers is a FREE extra night
    WorlD ClASS EXpErIEnCES.                          villa suites at Millbrook Resort in             including breakfast in a suite in Christchurch
                                                      Queenstown, one bedroom cottages                pre tour, making this tour a 16 day holiday.
                                                      at the Monaco Hotel & Resort in Nelson,
    Travellers will be able to tour New Zealand                                                       For brochures or reservation enquiries
                                                      suite accommodation at The Millennium
    in true First-Class surroundings when Phil                                                        please contact Phil hoffmann Travel:
                                                      Christchurch and an overnight cruise on
    Hoffmann Travel hosts this exclusive fully                                                        Glenelg (08) 8350 5700
                                                      majestic Doubtful Sound. The itinerary
    escorted Ultimate New Zealand Experience.                                                         Norwood (08) 8366 5600
                                                      has been designed to allow travellers to
        The specially commissioned Ultimate                                                           Stirling (08) 8370 8600
                                                      explore each region at a more leisurely
    Coach is a full size luxury touring vehicle                                                       or visit
                                                      pace with three nights allocated in
    fitted with just 20 reclining leather seats
                                                      Christchurch and Queenstown.
    (instead of the usual 49). Various elements
                                                          Onboard the coach, the business class
    on board have been sourced both locally
                                                      treatment extends to entertainment facilities
    and internationally to exacting standards.
                                                      including radio, DVD and CD, seat-side
        The Ultimate New Zealand Experience is
                                                      timber storage units and power outlets to
    a leisurely 15 day circuit of the South Island,
                                                      charge electronic equipment. The luxury
    staying in the finest accommodation and
                                                      leather seats also boast calf and foot
    including the most spectacular activities and
                                                      rests, a foldaway tray table and cup holder.
    dining experiences.
                                                      Magazines and fruit will be available from
        The Ultimate New Zealand product
                                                      a central galley, complete with a fridge for
    is aimed at the traveller who would not
                                                      passengers’ drink storage. A coach captain
    normally consider a traditional coach holiday.
                                                      and dedicated tour escort will provide full
        It is designed for people who don’t want
                                                      commentary and a concierge service.
    to travel with large numbers, who enjoy a

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                                                                                                                                 Touring – Coonawarra

feast for the
for A WonDErful WEEkEnD
CoonAWArrA – TWo of ThE

Heading southwest from Adelaide, along the         Balnaves of Coonawarra
Riddoch Highway is Coonawarra, famous
                                                   Balnaves is a small family-owned winery
for its strip of deliciously rich red terra
                                                   specialising in dry red and dry white wines.
rossa soil. This soil, sitting on top of deep
                                                   The unique cellar door overlooks a gorgeous
limestone beds has produced some of the
                                                   trout-filled pond, surrounded by over 900
country’s finest wines with a worldwide
                                                   stunning rose bushes. Enjoying the award-
reputation for unique flavour and in particular,
                                                   winning wines out on the deck is a perfect
fantastic Cabernet Sauvignon. This varietal
                                                   place to relax. Alternatively, take along a
has become the region’s flagship drop, with
                                                   picnic lunch and wile away an afternoon on
Coonawarra winning more Jimmy Watson
                                                   the picturesque lawns. Balnaves is open
Trophies for Australia’s best one-year-old
                                                   Monday – Friday from 9am – 5pm,                 hollick Winery
red wine than any other wine region.
                                                   weekends from noon.
   Coonawarra is located approximately                                                             Hollick winery was awarded the prestigious
10 kilometres north of Penola, a small, yet                                                        Jimmy Watson Trophy for only their third
charming town combining a fascinating              Bowen Estate                                    commercial vintage and has won numerous
heritage with local charm, and home                                                                awards since. A heritage-listed historic
to a wonderfully eclectic mix of art               Established in 1972, Bowen Estate is a
                                                                                                   cottage is a feature of the entrance to
galleries, boutique shops, and cafés.              family winery producing classic Coonawarra
                                                                                                   the winery. Built in 1860, this was the
                                                   wines of the highest quality. The winery was
                                                                                                   birthplace of famous poet John Shaw
                                                   built in 1980 from local limestone and was
Quench your thirst                                 designed in keeping with the historical
                                                                                                   Neilson and was home to the original cellar
                                                                                                   door. The new cellar door at Hollick, also
                                                   buildings of the area. All Bowen Estate wines
There are plenty of wineries to choose                                                             incorporating restaurant, Upstairs at Hollick,
                                                   are made on site, using only the grapes from
from in the Coonawarra wine region, each                                                           is open seven days from 9am – 5pm.
                                                   the vineyard’s estate. Bowen Estate is open
with its own history and distinctive style.                                              
                                                   seven days from 10am – 5pm.

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Touring – Coonawarra

                                                                                                         Events calendar
                                                                                                         Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival
                                                                                                         May 16 – 18 2008
                                                                                                         Celebrate the region’s rich history and
                                                                                                         artistic talents during the three-day
                                                                                                         festival with working artists, performances,
                                                                                                         exhibitions, workshops, walking
                                                                                                         tours, fabulous food and fine wine.
                                                                                                         Limestone Coast farmer’s market
                                                                                                         May 18 2008
                                                                                                         Head to Church Street, Penola for a
                                                                                                         taste of the region. A great range of local
                                                                                                         produce is always on display for tasting
                                                                                                         and sales. Open from 10am – 1pm.
                                                                                                         Coonawarra Cellar Dwellers
                                                                                                         July 2008
                                                                                                         Coonawarra wines are well known for
                                                                                                         their aging ability and Cellar Dwellers
                                                                                                         provides the region with an opportunity
                                                                                                         to showcase wines that are otherwise
                                                                                                         not available for tasting.

     Rymill Coonawarra                                 gourmet deli items, cheeses, gift baskets       to establish the Penola Fruit Colony.
                                                       and plenty of local produce. Open seven         His first vintage was in 1897 and the
    Two majestic bronze stallions welcome
                                                       days from 9am – 5pm. Tel (08) 8737 2122.        Penola Fruit Colony became known as
    visitors to the Rymill family’s winery.
                                                                                                       Coonawarra. John Riddoch’s original cellars
    The stallions rampant were created by              Pipers of Penola                                is now the Wynns Coonawarra Estate.
    sculptor Gabriel Sterk and symbolize the
                                                       Pipers of Penola offers an à la carte menu
    importance of horses to the Rymill family.
    The sculpture stands outside the striking          with a distinct emphasis on regional produce,   Get out and about
    modern three-storey limestone building,            from grass fed beef and lamb from local         To spend the days sampling award-winning
    which also features an elevated viewing            farms, to trout, barramundi and salmon, all     wines at the many cellar doors and indulging
    platform with panoramic views of the               complemented by a selection of the best         in local food would sustain a curious foodie
    district. Glass walls separate the winery          wines from the region. Tel (08) 8737 3999.      for some time. However, there is much more
    from cellar door sales, allowing visitors                                                          to discover and delight the senses, from
    to view the wine-making process. Rymill
                                                       Upstairs at hollick                             strolling down the historic Petticoat Lane,
    is open seven days from 10am – 5pm.                The first winery restaurant in the region       to staying in the gorgeous cottages. The                                  features floor to ceiling windows ensuring      Limestone Coast has a rich artistic heritage,
                                                       uninterrupted views over the Hollick            ensuring a wealth of arts experiences for the
     Wynns Coonawarra Estate                           vineyards and the Coonawarra. Upstairs is       visitor. A captivating array of museums and
    Wynns Coonawarra was founded by                    all about modern Australian cuisine using       galleries are dotted throughout the region
    Scottish pioneer John Riddoch in 1891.             quality local produce. Tel (08) 8737 2752.      as local creativity stands side-by-side with
    Today it is the region’s largest single vineyard                                                   some of the best art from around the world.
    holder and oldest operating winery. The            Famous faces
    historic winery’s cellar door also features        Many winemakers and artists call Penola
                                                                                                       Below the surface
    an Aroma Display, highlighting key aromas          home, but the town is best known for            For a more extensive history lesson of
    to be found in Wynns’ wines. Wynns is              poets Gordon and Will Ogilvie, John             the region, a trip to the Naracoorte Caves
    open seven days from 10am – 5pm.                   Shaw Neilson and Adam Lindsay                   National Park is a must. The park is the only                                   Gordon, all former residents. Visitors can      site on Earth that preserves a continuous
                                                       discover more at Penola’s Poet Corner.          fossil record of the past 500,000 years. It is
     Sampling the region                                  However, it is Blessed Mary MacKillop        featured on the World Heritage List, included
                                                       who remains arguably the region’s most          in Australia’s list of 16 sites along with the
    The world-famous wineries are all
                                                       famous resident. Blessed Mary MacKillop         Great Barrier Reef, Uluru and Kakadu in
    complimented by the delicious local produce
                                                       co-founded the Congregation of the              the Northern Territory and the Tasmanian
    and fine foods served at the cafés, hotels
                                                       Sisters of Saint Joseph with Father Julian      Wilderness. Tours of the cave run daily, and
    and restaurants throughout the towns of
                                                       Tenison Woods. Visitors can learn more          for those with a thrill-seeking spirit, make
    Penola and Coonawarra.
                                                       about her, and the ongoing process to           a booking for adventure caving.
     DiVine Café & Gourmet                             make her Australia’s first saint at the Mary
     Delicatessen                                      MacKillop Interpretative Centre in Penola.      For more information contact the
                                                          Coonawarra pays its homage to forebear,      Penola and Coonawarra Visitor
    The perfect place for fantastic coffees and all    Scottish pastoralist John Riddoch, who          Centre on (08) 8737 2855 or visit
    day breakfast, DiVine is also great for            in 1890, subdivided 1,000 acres of land

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                                           designed for living. To replace the former
                                           Academy Cinema Complex, 20 Hindmarsh
                            luXury         Square includes generous outdoor areas,
                                           secure parking, access to a fitness centre
                    1 & 2 bedroom          pool, spa and gym. Located just a few
                                           minutes walk to Rundle Mall, the North
                       apartments          Terrace precinct and Botanic Gardens.

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                    Phone 1300 30 80 90     spa, steam room and sauna


hidden gem
no lonGEr A plACE To By-pASS on your WAy DoWn SouTh,
kInGSBrook AT CurrEnCy CrEEk IS noW A DESTInATIon for

It’s hard to keep your eyes on the road when     80s, Norris has concentrated his experience        The restaurant, run by Norris’ partner
passing through Currency Creek, the blink-       as an antique dealer, designer, builder and     Anna Priamo, now famous for its wood
and-miss hamlet at the heart of one of the       manufacturer of furniture and architectural     oven pizzas and fresh regional and seasonal
Fleurieu Peninsula’s burgeoning boutique         elements to create an illusion of a European    modern Mediterranean menu is open for
wine regions.                                    country estate.                                 lingering weekend lunches (bookings
    Cutting through golden fields that gently        Removing the verandahs and adding           recommended).
incline towards the coast, the long stretch      French windows, colonnaded arches,                 The Orangerie, an enormous banqueting
of road between Strathalbyn and Goolwa           terraced gardens and vineyards cooled by        room with a high panelled ceiling and soaring
is unexpectedly punctuated at Currency           winds from the Southern Ocean and Lake          arched windows that overlook the extensive
Creek by a pair of distinguished leppo           Alexandrina, Kingsbrook now functions           architectural gardens has been added by
pines at the entrance to a head-turning          as a winery and cellar door, restaurant         Norris, and the original coach house has
European-style estate.                           and event venue.                                been restored to serve as a display and
    The progressive transformation of this           As you pass through Currency Creek,         retail area for his antique and reproduction
once near-derelict landmark has slowed           it is not unusual to see shiny classic cars     furniture and homeware.
passing traffic with intrigue for the past       parked at Kingsbrook for a car club function,      A pavilion has been built to house
20 years... why is such a significant building   a wedding party in full swing or couples and    Norris’ collection of classic cars and plans
sitting at the roadside just six kilometres      family groups wandering the old almond          are underway for the main residence to
from Goolwa?                                     grove, vines and parterre vegetable garden,     be converted to a small boutique hotel
    According to owner and concepteur            playing bocce and enjoying the food and         and day spa to be open this spring.
Chris Norris, Kingsbrook was built in 1852       wine in the restaurant and cellar door.            However, Norris says it wasn’t
and traded as The Currency Creek Inn,                When Kingsbrook opened its enormous         his intention to develop Kingsbrook as
providing refreshment and accommodation          wrought iron gates to the public two years      a function centre.
for weary travellers to and from the coast.      ago offering wine tasting and cheese               “I built it as my party house,” says Norris.
    “We take for granted the speed of an         platters, Norris says you could literally          “At Kingsbrook my clients know they’re
hour-long trip to the south coast from           smell the rubber.                               in my home.
Adelaide, but you can imagine how much               “There were cars doing U-turns up              “It’s rather like being at a friend’s
slower it was 150 years ago and the              and down the street,” he says.                  place for lunch.”
necessity for a place to stop,” says Norris.         “We would have had 400 people through
    The mode of transport may have               the café and cellar door that day.”
changed from horse and cart to motor                 Since that day, a permanent marquee
car, but travellers to and from the coast        for private functions has been erected          Kingsbrook is open for weekend
are still pulling in to Kingsbrook for much      on the bank of Currency Creek which             lunches and by appointment.
the same reasons.                                meanders alongside Kingsbrook towards           Telephone (08) 8555 4007
    Since purchasing Kingsbrook in the late      Lake Alexandrina.                               or visit

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IConIC hunTEr vAllEy WInEry, TyrrEll’S WInES,   English immigrant Edward Tyrrell established
                                                Tyrrell’s Wines in 1858 after taking up a
IS CElEBrATInG 150 yEArS AnD fIvE GEnErATIonS   Conditional Purchase of 320 acres. The
of WInEMAkErS. BY BRUCE TYRRELL AM.             property, located in the lea of the Hunter
                                                Valley’s Brokenback range was apparently
                                                poor pastureland. However, in one of life’s
                                                fortuitous incidents, that land is now
                                                recognised as some of the Hunter Valley’s
                                                finest vineyard land and the basis for the
                                                development of Tyrrell’s wines as it is today.
                                                   Still family owned after 150 years, Tyrrell’s
                                                is rich in Hunter Valley history and pioneering
                                                achievements. It is also now regarded as a
                                                truly national wine company with premium
                                                vineyards extending to Australia’s renowned
                                                grape growing regions, Limestone Coast
                                                and McLaren Vale in South Australia and the
                                                sensational new red wine area, Heathcote
                                                in Victoria.
                                                   Over recent years, Tyrrell’s have tightened
                                                the focus to single vineyard wines from sites
                                                referred to as ‘Sacred Sites’. These are the
                                                unique pockets of land that continue to
                                                produce exquisite fruit that is in a class
                                                of its own, and that all have individual
                                                personalities. Some of these sites have
                                                been overseen by several generations of
                                                the Tyrrell family.
                                                   The first Tyrrell’s wines to wear the badge
                                                of ‘Single Vineyard’ were the Semillon and
                                                Shiraz from vineyards owned by the Stevens
                                                family, who have been supplying grapes to
                                                Tyrrell’s since 1993. The latest vintage from
                                                the Stevens vineyards are the 2003 Tyrrell’s
                                                Steven Semillon, and the 2004 Tyrrell’s
                                                Stevens Shiraz. The Tyrrell’s Stevens
                                                Semillon has proven to be a bolter since
                                                its first commercial release – the 1993

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vintage in 1997. Along the way, it has            wine barrel fermentation, resulting in the huge    Tyrrell’s wines are all available through
won eight trophies and 47 gold medals             popularity of Australian Chardonnay today.         Premium Wines Direct. To order,
at major wine shows.                                 As a fourth generation family member I          please contact Matthew or Mark
    The 2004 Stevens Shiraz is sourced from       will oversee a very important milestone in         on 1800 649 463 or visit
the Old Hillside vineyard, which contains         the company’s history, our 150th birthday.
some vines planted in 1867 – perhaps the          By any standard it is a historic milestone for
oldest existing vines in The Hunter Valley.       any business, let alone a five generation,
This is the last vintage of Stevens Shiraz        family-owned wine business. In today’s cut
to contain the 1867 material. An individual       and thrust of mega mergers and the general
release of 1867 Old Hillside Vine Shiraz will     globalization of the industry, Tyrrell’s remains
be launched this year as part of Tyrrell’s        uniquely different due to strong family values.
150th anniversary celebrations. Befitting the     These values play a large role in how the
age of the vines in this wine, it is very much    company is run and reflects well in the quality
an old-style ‘Hunter Burgundy’: something of      and history of the vineyards and products.
an antithesis of what is on offer with red wine      To help celebrate the 150th birthday,
at the moment. It is on the lighter side with     Tyrrell’s are planning a number of events
body, but has underlying complexity that          during 2008, including a previous winemaker
only vines of this age can offer.                 reunion dinner, a Tyrrell’s family reunion
    The iconic Tyrrell’s Vat 1 Hunter Semillon,   dinner and family tree unveiling at the winery
arguably the world’s finest Semillon, was         as well as a number of key trade, media and
first produced in 1963 from Semillon grapes       consumer functions held in all capital cities.
grown on the Short Flat Vineyard across           Additionally, all Tyrrell products will carry a
the road from the historic Pokolbin winery.       specific 150th, Five Generations medallion
Characterised by honeyed toasty flavours,         on both cartons and bottles.
Vat 1 is released only after five years bottle       The Tyrrell’s business philosophy reflects
maturation. It is considered to be a classic      the family motto, ‘Nil Magnum Nisi Bonum’
example of one of the most unique wine            translating to ‘Nothing is Great unless it is
styles in the world and is to date Australia’s    Good’ – the pursuit of greatness in family
most awarded white wine, described as             winemaking. Under this philosophy, Tyrrell’s
Australia’s white Grange.                         is embarking on a period of strong growth
    Third generation family member Murray         and development with a commitment to
Tyrrell pioneered Australia’s first Chardonnay    remain family owned for generations to come.
in 1971 with the release of the Vat 47 Pinot         The fifth generation of Tyrrells are now
Chardonnay. Today Vat 47 Chardonnay is            coming through the business, maintaining
internationally acclaimed as the benchmark        the family traditions but with an eye firmly on
for Australian Chardonnay. Murray’s legacy        the future, striving to create individual wines
to Australia was the introduction of white        of character, flavour and above all, integrity.

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                                                                                                                                                  City Living

                                                       live in
                                                        forTy yEArS AGo ThE BABy BooMErS SET A nEW
                                                        STAnDArD In hoW WE lovE. ToDAy ThEy’rE DrIvInG
                                                        ThE ShIfT To hIGh-DEnSITy urBAn rESIDEnCES AnD
                                                        ShoWInG uS hoW To lIvE. BY MARY TAYLOR.

Conceptual image of Karidis Corporation’s East Apartments

                                                        It seems the Baby Boomers have woken up          facilities may include car parking, lifts,
                                                        from the great Australian dream of owning        a concierge service, a gymnasium, a
                                                        a nice suburban house on a quarter-acre          swimming pool, tennis courts, a restaurant
                                                        block, and are prepared to forgo the garden      and entertainment areas.
                                                        for ‘the good life’.                                And companies like Hines Property,
                                                            And according to the corporations            Urban Construct and Karidis Corporation
                                                        developing this high-density urban infill,       are catering to these needs with new
                                                        it’s not just the over 60s who are choosing      developments on Hindmarsh Square,
                                                        to live in apartments rather than suburban       at the iconic Balfours building site on the
                                                        houses. There are plenty of twenty-and thirty-   corner of Franklin Street and Morphett
                                                        something professionals who also seek a          Street, on the waterfront at Port Adelaide
                                                        lifestyle requiring less home maintenance        and on vibrant Hutt Street.
                                                        and more luxury.                                    Director of Brock Harcourts Real
                                                            Called ‘sky homes’, these apartments         Estate, Michael Brock, says this trend
                                                        are generally high-rise redevelopments           is set to continue.
                                                        of substantial but ineffective buildings           “As the children leave home, Baby
                                                        or prime land located in Adelaide’s CBD.         Boomers are looking to move out from
                                                            Typically these apartments are built         traditional homes to one-level low-
                                                        to consist of between 150 to 400 square          maintenance living that’s close to all
                                                        metres of living, all on one level with a        cosmopolitan facilities,” says Brock.
                                                        superior modern fit out, environmentally           “This will soon create a transition as a
                                                        sound features and great views. Shared           significant number of larger homes come

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                                                                                                             Sitting on the fence
                                                                                                             There is a middle ground in the shift from
                                                                                                             the traditional suburban home to city
                                                                                                             apartment living.
                                                                                                                Boutique builder Chase Crown Living
                                                                                                             is offering clients the opportunity for
                                                                                                             luxurious easy-care contemporary living
                                                                                                             in Barnard Street, North Adelaide and
                                                                                                             Beulah Road, Norwood.
                                                                                                                Chase Crown Living does not develop
                                                                                                             apartment blocks, but rather a collection
                                                                                                             of freestanding and terrace homes in
                                                                                                             sought-after residential areas with all the
                                                                                                             luxury and convenience of modern living
                                                                                                             that can be adjusted to suit individual needs.
                                                                                                               “It’s all about options, choices and
                                                                                                             variables,” says Steve Testar of Chase
                                                                                                             Crown Living.
                                                                                                               “We offer our clients variations rather
                                                                                                             than restrictions.
                                                                                                               “Chase Crown Living has South Australia’s
                                                                                                             most exclusive residential display home in
                                                                                                             St Peters so our clients can see and feel
                                                                                                             the quality of our work.”
Chase Crown Living’s display home in St.Peters (and left).

 on to the market in the next few years                      will be no return on capital investment’,       $75 million 19-level office and apartment
 and all those people will be looking for                    so they’re choosing to buy instead.”            tower on the site of the RAA building on
 somewhere to live.                                                                                          Hindmarsh Square, setting new benchmarks
    “There is also an enormous amount of                     Environmentally sustainable                     for environmentally sustainable, high
 investors coming in from around Australia,                  Well known for its recent luxury residential    density living.
 particularly Perth, who see South Australia                 developments, Domain Apartments on                 Priced from $495,000 to in excess of
 on the crest of a boom that’s riding on the                 Grenfell Street and Pacific International       $2.3 million per apartment, Hines Property
 back of mining.                                             Suites Adelaide on Hindmarsh Square,            Managing Director James Hines says the
    “Just as the mining boom in Perth in the                 Hines Property is now taking a bigger bite      high standard of features, amenity and size
 80s led to a substantial increase in property               of the cherry with two more major projects      of these living spaces have made Adelaide’s
 values, we are now seeing South Australia                   on Hindmarsh Square.                            CBD a high-end residential address.
 poised for that growth as well.”                               Hines Property has commenced                   “The apartments are unique beyond
     But, according to Brock, it’s not just Baby             construction of a $150 million hotel and        location, design, amenity and environmental
 Boomers and interstate property investors                   luxury residential apartment complex on the     smarts,” says Hines.
 who are buying up apartments in Adelaide.                   site of the Academy Cinemas on Hindmarsh          “We’ve run out of water and our lifestyles
    “The South Australian government is                      Square. The finished project will consist of    have changed. People work harder, go on
 looking at accommodation for overseas                       two towers, a 16-level (300 room) Crowne        holidays, want to be close to the action, but
 students,” says Brock.                                      Plaza Hotel and a 15-level luxury residential   don’t want to drop their standard of living.”
    “Parents of overseas students are saying                 (89 apartments) tower complex to be known
‘if we’re going to have our son or daughter                  as 20 Hindmarsh Square.                         Changing the cityscape
 in rental accommodation for five years there                   Hines Property has also begun                Platinum on the Beach in Holdfast
                                                             construction of The Conservatory, a             Shores, Glenelg’s Liberty Towers and North

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                                                                                                                                                    City Living

                                                                                                        Living the life…
                                                                                                       “Location is really important. You pay a
                                                                                                        premium now for convenience and access
                                                                                                        to cosmopolitan living. Place on Brougham
                                                                                                        is an unbelievable location with stunning
                                                                                                        views that can never be taken away.”
                                                                                                        philip Speakman
                                                                                                        Morton philips
                                                                                                        Executive recruitment

                                                                                                       “I had never lived in an apartment before,
                                                                                                        but I discovered that Air Apartments’ city
                                                                                                        fringe location, excellent facilities and easy
                                                                                                        living really suits my lifestyle.”
                                                                                                       james jarrett
                                                                                                       Mackenzie Coultas
                                                                                                       Chartered Accountants

Conceptual image of Hines Property’s Himdmarsh Square residential project.

Adelaide’s Place on Brougham are just a                  living environment that features Adelaide’s   heritage to hip
few of Urban Construct’s recently completed              first multi-million dollar ‘Rec Deck’. Like    Karidis Corporation’s exclusive East
residential developments, but the company                nothing else in Adelaide, the Rec Deck        Apartments to be constructed on the corner
is really upping the ante with its latest                will include a bowling alley, a 20-person      of Hutt and Angas Streets in Adelaide’s
projects at the iconic Balfours building                 DVD cinema, an indoor and outdoor pool,        historic, cosmopolitan and leafy East End
and the Adelaide Bus Station sites on the                a bar/lounge, a library and media centre, a    are set to enhance the lifestyles of residents
city’s Westside and on the waterfront at                 squash court, a Tai Chi deck, a yoga room,     and stimulate and sustain local businesses.
historic Port Adelaide.                                  a Zen Garden complete with Teppanyaki             Selling agent Simon Trumble says the
   The Precinct, developed by The Precinct               hotplates and a spa, sauna and state of        luxury apartments will not only have great
Consortium of Urban Construct and                        the art gymnasium.                             access to the precinct’s lively café and
Multiplex, is the $600 million redevelopment                 Developed also by Urban Construct and      restaurant scene, but the city and parklands
of the Balfours and Bus Station sites. Stage             Multiplex is Newport Quays, the $2 billion     are all within a short walking distance.
one of the development is a seven-storey                 Port Adelaide waterfront redevelopment,          “Apartment prices start at around
building fronting Morphett Street called The             which on completion will transform 50          $500,000 and provide a slick, seamless
Gallery. Stage two of the development is an              hectares of under-utilised, government-        magazine look,” says Trumble.
18-storey residential tower called Altitude              owned land into 2,000 new world-class            “I think it was Coco Chanel who said…
that features a pin wheel design inspired by             residences attracting around 4,000 new        ‘Dress better, have a better life. Live better,
the historic towers of San Gimignano in Italy.           residents to the area.                         have a better life.”
   Designed in consultation with Feng Shui                   Newport Quays has been divided into
expert, Master Chai Ming Da, The Gallery                 two stages, the recently-completed award-
and Altitude at The Precinct will provide                winning Edgewater and Marina Cove which
residents with a luxurious and harmonious                is still under construction.

                                                                                                                      communiquemagazine 51
 a cut
four of SouTh AuSTrAlIA’S
GIvE ThEIr TIpS for lookInG

Liza Emanuele
 Favourite look this winter?
“I love the unpredictable look of little dresses
 with heavy opaque tights and platform shoes.
 Your legs look so much longer, and the look
 is fun, fresh and suits our climate.”

 how to wear it:
“With a big chunky neck piece, killer shades
 and statement bag!”

What do you love most about your
2008 collection?
“The fabrics. Everyone is commenting on the
 quality of my textiles. They feel and look
 gorgeous. I am also really proud as all my
 products are made locally.”

What has inspired your collection?
“There is always a glamour aspect to my clothes.
 Metallics have played a big role in this
 collection as they are total glamour. I simply
 used washed out versions to make them more

 My number one fashion tip is…
“Dress to reflect your mood. Have fun with
 fashion. Mix new trends with classic styles
 that suit you.”

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                                                Anna Williamson
                                                of Mai-Loui
                                                 Favourite look this winter?
                                                “Anything with frills - either with dresses or
                                                 jackets. The layering effect is always great.
                                                 Layer with bright colours and finish off with
                                                 scarves, beanies and gloves. And buy a few
                                                 feature jackets to make any outfit stand out.”

                                                 how to wear it:
                                                “At Mai-Loui, we think that if any outfit is
                                                                                                     Frances Knight
                                                 looking a bit lost, then always add a vest!          Favourite look this winter?
                                                 Another hit is tights. Either patterned, plain
                                                 or coloured, wear them under anything and           “Tailored cotton pinafore dresses.”
                                                 everything, from dresses, shorts, to skirts.
                                                 These are basic items in your wardrobe that
                                                                                                      how to wear it:
                                                 you will be able to wear all year round!”           “At night, try wearing alone with some
                                                                                                      party shoes and matching jewellery. For
                                                 What do you love most about                          work, wear with a well-cut shirt, a pair of
                                                 your 2008 collection?                                sheer stockings and some pointy heels and
Sarah Murphy of                                 “My experimenting with textures. My pieces
                                                                                                      when you’re out and about pop a t-shirt
                                                                                                      or woolen skivvy underneath, some black
Glamazon Valley                                  can either vary from classic to eclectic but
                                                 recently, I have started using 100 per cent
                                                                                                      woolen stockings and a pair of riding boots
                                                                                                      then wrap up in a thick woolen scarf.”
 Favourite look this winter?                     Australian wool which is turning these
                                                 one-off pieces into garments that will              What do you love most about
“Leather hooded jackets.”
                                                 not only wear well, but will never date.”
                                                                                                     your 2008 collection?
 how to wear it:                                 What has inspired your                              “I love that most of the pieces can be
“Layered on top of black skinny jeans with       collection?                                          worn at any time of the year with the
 high, high heels and many coloured bangles.”                                                         addition (or subtraction) of layers. On
                                                “Travels in 2007/08 to London, Milan and              top of this all pieces are designed to be
What do you love most about                      New York gave great inspiration for the Mai-         comfortable, flattering, easy to care for
your 2008 collection?                            Loui 2008 Winter range. From glam casual             and a pleasure to wear!”
                                                 to sophisticated daywear, experimenting
“Resin bangles in crazy colours.”                with new design lines and textures made this        What has inspired you?
                                                 range that little bit different to other Mai-Loui
What has inspired your                           winter ranges.”
                                                                                                     “I was inspired by how much I enjoy
collection?                                                                                           making and designing clothes as well
                                                 My number one fashion tip is…                        as thoughts about how my friends and
“Rockers from the past.”
                                                                                                      I would like to dress.”
                                                “Experiment with your clothing! Dare to wear
 My number one fashion tip is…                   your clothing in different ways. We need to          My number one fashion tip is…
“Don’t be afraid to be yourself! Have fun        step a little out of conservative and trial a
                                                                                                     “Accessorise! Always, always accessorise.”
 with fashion. Try mixing new with vintage.”     more unique style!”

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rIGhT BACk To SkInCArE BASICS for A hEAlThy, GloWInG

Use the correct products                             Toners are an underestimated part of
                                                  skincare regimes and not a step to be
Ensure you undergo a skin analysis prior to
                                                  skipped. Using a toner on a dampened
beginning any new skincare program. It is
                                                  cotton pad will ensure that any remaining
one of the most important steps in improving
                                                  cleanser is totally removed, while also
skin condition, yet is quite often missed
                                                  helping to create an environment perfect for
altogether, leading to poor results due to
                                                  preparing your skin to accept moisturisers.
incorrect product recommendations. If your
current skincare regime is not producing the      Dehydrated? Join the club
results that were promised, it is simply not
right for your skin. Discuss with your skin       Moisturising alone is not going to eliminate
consultant what you are looking to improve,       dehydrated skin. Use a serum. Balancing
and deal with one concern at a time.              your skin’s hydration will not only help reduce
                                                  the appearance of lines and wrinkles, but
Cleanse, cleanse and cleanse!                     will also reduce excessive oil secretion for
                                                  problematic skins. Serums are finer in
Effective cleansing is extremely important
                                                  texture and can be absorbed deeper into
and can help minimize many skin concerns.
                                                  the skin than everyday moisturisers, helping
The best technique is to lightly massage
                                                  to plump out cells, making your skin appear
cleanser over the face and use a damp soft
                                                  softer and more youthful.
cloth to remove. The mild exfoliation of a
facial cloth will remove the residue cleanser
that a ‘splash off’ rinse leaves sitting in the
pores, which prevents much needed                 Ocea Cicchiello is the owner of
absorption of serums and moisturisers.            Ocea Beauty Bar in College Park.

                                                   man, oh man
                                                    IT’S noT juST fEMAlE ClIEnTElE Who ArE rEApInG rEWArDS
                                                    of profESSIonAl SAlon TrEATMEnTS. BY TABITHA MACKENZIE.

                                                    More and more men are beginning to realise      massage, often less painful than other
                                                    the importance of looking after their skin      massages. Many men often seek out
                                                   – and it’s not only the skin on their faces.     massages after complaining of sore backs
                                                    Many beauty salons and spas provide             or shoulders, and quickly become regulars.
                                                    services designed specifically for men, from       A lot of male clients, particularly the
                                                    facials to body treatments, even pedicures.     younger set are also becoming increasingly
                                                       Male facials are fantastic, and many men     interested in hair removal. Waxing backs,
                                                    are amazed at the results – they simply         chests and hands are most common, and
                                                    have never been shown how to look after         generally for aesthetic reasons, although
                                                    their skin properly. Once they start, many      there are many cyclists around town‘treating’
                                                    men are better at their skincare regimes        themselves to full leg waxes. Intense pulse
                                                    than their female counterparts! Concerns        light permanent hair reduction is also popular
                                                    range from aging, to dry spots, even deep       among men, perfect for those with a lower
                                                    cleansing facials for men who work outdoors.    pain threshold.
                                                       Popular body treatments for men                 Often introduced to relaxing treatments
                                                    include remedial massage, relaxation            by a girlfriend, wife or sister, many men
                                                    massage, scrubs and wraps plus Vichy            will quickly become devotees for life.
                                                    showers and particularly, hot stone
                                                    therapy massage. This treatment is the          Tabitha Mackenzie is co-owner of
                                                    perfect way to receive a deeper tissue          Aquavit Spa & Wellness in Unley.

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     sticking to the
     SChEDulInG TIME for hEAlTh    Many of us are in the business of planning          You will generally see and feel initial base
                                   for the future, be it strategic, business       fitness result after five weeks of continuous
     AnD fITnESS ShoulD BE juST    or financial planning. Our lives are            training (assuming a training program of two
     AS, If noT MorE, IMporTAnT    supplemented with aids such as the              to three times a week).
                                   Notebook, Blueberry and mobile phones               If you are really time limited, 30 minutes
     AS SChEDulInG BuSInESS        and whilst these technological advances         of high intensity training is more conducive
     MEETInGS. BY DARREN WASLEY.   allow us to maximise our potential in           with the assistance and motivation from a
                                   business, it has in some ways reduced           personal trainer. This type of training helps
                                   our fundamental being.                          to release ‘feel good’ endorphins.
                                       The human body is the finest tuned              Set yourself achievable and measurable
                                   ‘machine’ in existence and we all hold          Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
                                   the key to maintain and service it.                 Establish a sufficient core (abdominal) and
                                       Establishing a health and fitness plan to   stretching program to improve flexibility and
                                   suit your lifestyle can be conducted using      reduce lower back injury.
                                   the same planning principles and is best            Consider sufficient training sessions when
                                   started by conducting a SWOT (strength,         away on business. Allocate 30 to 40 minutes
                                   weaknesses, opportunities and threats)          a day to go for a brisk walk to explore your
                                   analysis. To achieve your plan you must         surroundings, much like the former Prime
                                   be brutally honest with yourself during the     Minister, and re-train yourself in bodyweight
                                   SWOT phase.                                     exercises such as push-ups and squats.
                                       Once the SWOT process is completed,             Analyse your posture when at the desk
                                   it is desirable to have a starting point such   or in the car. Good posture can reduce
                                   as a comprehensive health assessment.           back pain.
                                   This process can assist in tailoring a plan         A sufficient health and fitness plan
                                   to suit you and help the body reach its         is essential to help bring balance back
                                   optimum performance.                            to our often hectic lives.
                                   for time conscious exercisers,                  The bottom line: a healthier you, is a
                                   the following should be considered:             happy you, which equates to a more
                                      Schedule your training program in            productive you.
                                   the mornings as the increased oxygen
                                   levels will circulate through the body
                                   and brain, enabling you to function
                                   better throughout the day.
                                      Training sessions should last for a          Darren Wasley is the health and
                                   minimum of 30 minutes (high intensity) or a     Fitness Manager at Next Generation
                                   maximum of 60 minutes (moderate intensity).     Memorial Drive.

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Adelaide MINI Garage

MiNi         ThE hoTTEST MInI nEWS

        the other MiNi... MiNi clubMAN
                                Me ANd My MiNi
                                Man’s new best friend

                                  party time with MInI
sexy back
MInI CluBMAn offErS MorE   When MINI unveiled its Traveller concept       even longer road trips along our exciting
                           back in 2005, at the Frankfurt motor           and unspoiled road networks,” said Justin
rooM AnD SEXy STylInG.     show, jaws hit the floor. At the time it was   Hocevar, National Manager MINI.
BY JAMES HAMMOND.          considered by most motoring journalists as         More than just a stretched MINI with
                           nothing but a concept and a nod to Morris      barn-style rear doors and a half-door (called
                           Mini Travellers of the 1950s. But it was       the Club door) at the back behind the driver’s
                           actually a clever toe in the water – plans     door (a third passenger door, if you like), the
                           were already afoot to launch the Traveller     Clubman is for those who wanted a MINI
                           concept as a main line MINI model.             but needed more room. To get into the back
                              The positive reaction to the concept        seats via the Club door you need to open
                           was just the reassurance MINI needed.          the driver’s door first and vice versa.
                           The green light was given to the project.          From the trailing edge of the front doors
                           The MINI Clubman, the third model in the       forward, the Clubman is identical to all
                           MINI line-up, was born. The Traveller          other MINI variants. But from that trailing
                           concept was only tweaked slightly.             edge back, things are very different. It’s this
                              “MINI Clubman is only 239mm longer          back-end where the designers have done
                           (than the MINI hatch) but opens up a world     all of their best work.
                           of possibilities for customers, with more          There’s no mistaking the Clubman’s rear
                           useable interior space for loading adventure   barn-style doors are a modern take on those
                           pursuit gear, or for enough luggage for        fitted to the car’s inspiration, the Morris Mini

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                                                                                                                                     MINI Clubman

Traveller of the ‘50s. MINI’s designers have   1600 – 5000rpm) or 260Nm (between               Clubman. One thing that will really impress
even gone so far as to mimic the exposed       1700 – 4500rpm) with overboost.                 them though, is the Clubman’s ride. The
wooden trim of the original Traveller, as         While the output numbers aren’t huge         bigger footprint has made it more stable
the corner panels and bumper are in a          for the Clubman’s engine it’s surprisingly      at speed and better able to handle rough
contrasting colour. It helps the Clubman       flexible around town, and as soon as the        surfaces, offering a much smoother and
stand out from the pack.                       needle nears readline the thing fairly          more confident ride.
   It’s not a lot but the extra 239mm          explodes. It’s a direct and zingy feeling.         It’s hard to categorise the MINI Clubman
of length has allowed MINI to increase         That’s the best way to describe the             so I won’t even try. What I will say is that it
rear-seat legroom, making the Clubman’s        steering too, which is light and razor sharp.   offers a fun and funky alternative to the raft
back seat a more comfortable place to             Bolted onto the back of the Clubman’s        of bland conventional hatchbacks on the
be when compared with a standard MINI.         engine is a standard slick, short-throw         market. It’s priced right too: the MINI Cooper
From the front seat the MINI Clubman is        six-speed manual (a six-speed automatic         Clubman starts at $39,980 (on road); Cooper
nice and familiar; it’s all big speedo and     complete with steering wheel-mounted            Clubman Chilli $43,932 (on road); Cooper S
toggle switches.                               paddle shifts is optional – $2,200) and it      Clubman $49,361 (on road); and Cooper S
   Like the rest of the range, the Clubman     makes the most of either engine’s firepower.    Clubman Chilli $55,601 (on road).
runs either a 1.6-litre, four-cylinder         And it helps contribute to the overall ‘fun’
making 88kW (at 6000rpm) and 160Nm             feel of the MINI Clubman.
(at 4250rpm), or a turbocharged version           There’s nothing new about any of this
of that engine punching out 128kW              and anyone who’s driven a MINI will feel
(at 5500rpm) and 240Nm (between                instantly at home behind the wheel of the

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                                                                                                                                                              MINI Finance

the exciting world of MINI
                                                             MINI COOPER CLUBMAN – 6 Speed Manual                                     $131 per week*
                                                             Hot features include:                                                    (on road)
                                                             • 16” five star blaster alloy wheels                                     *Based on a new MINI
                                                             • Halogen headlights                                                     Cooper Clubman with
                                                             • Rear park distance control                                             an on road price of
                                                             • Dynamic Stability Control (inc ASt+T)                                  $39,980. Residual Value
                                                             • AUX in connection for ipod
                                                                                                                                      of $20,640. Total cost of
                                                             • Ambient lights package
                                                             • Onboard computer                                                       vehicle where vehicle is
                                                             • 6 speaker Hi Fi system                                                 fully paid out at contract
                                                                                                                                      end is $54,717.

                                                             MINI COOPER S CLUBMAN                                                    $161 per week*
                                                             – 6 Speed Manual                                                         (on road)
                                                             Hot Features include:                                                    *Based on a new MINI
                                                             • 17” five- star pace spoke alloy wheels,                                Cooper S Clubman with
                                                             • Front and rear fog lights                                              an on road price of
                                                             • Halogen headlights                                                     $49,361. Residual Value
                                                             • Rear park distance control                                             of $25,920. Total cost of
                                                             • AUX in connection for ipod
                                                                                                                                      vehicle where vehicle is
                                                             • Ambient lights package
                                                             • Onboard computer                                                       fully paid out at contract
                                                             • 6 speaker Hi Fi system                                                 end is $67,651.

                                                             MINI COOPER – 6 Speed Manual                                             $121 per week*
                                                             Hot Features include:                                                    (on road)
                                                             • Five star 15” alloy wheels                                             Based on a new MINI
                                                             • 6 speaker Hi Fi system                                                 Cooper with an on road
                                                             • AUX in connection for ipod                                             price of $36,548. Residual
                                                             • Onboard computer                                                       Value of $18,660. Total
                                                             • Start stop button
                                                                                                                                      cost of vehicle where
                                                             • 6 speaker Hi Fi sound system
                                                             • Ambient Lights Package                                                 vehicle is fully paid out at
                                                                                                                                      contract end is $67,651.

                                                             MINI COOPER S – 6 Speed Manual                                           $150 per week*
                                                             Hot Features include:                                                    (on road)
                                                             • Sport button                                                           *Based on a new MINI
                                                             • 16” S-winder alloy wheels                                              Cooper S with an on road
                                                             • Halogen headlights                                                     price of $45,929. Residual
                                                             • Rear spoiler                                                           Value of $23,940. Total
                                                             • Ambient Lights package
                                                                                                                                      cost of vehicle where
                                                             • Onboard computer
                                                             • Start stop button                                                      vehicle is fully paid out at
                                                             • Clear indicator lenses                                                 contract end is $62,909.
                                                             • 6 speaker Hi Fi sound system

For more information contact our Senior Business Manager Gerald Traeder on (08) 8414 3111 or email

> All finance rates above are to approved business customers of BMW                  > All prices are drive away and include dealer delivery and all statutory charges
  Group Financial Services                                                           > Pictures used are for illustration purposes only
> All finance rates are based on 9.49% interest pa.                                  > Prices and rates are accurate at time of printing (April 2008) and are
> All finance rates are based over a 60 month period (five years/260 weeks)            subject to change
> All finance rates are based on Hire Purchase Finance through BMW Group             > For full terms and conditions of any of the finance rates above, please call
  Financial Services                                                                   Adelaide Motors Finance Department on 8414 3111

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me and my MINI
                         Owner: Ocea Cicchiello
                         Occupation: Owner of Ocea Beauty Bar
                         Model: Cooper, 2007
                         Why did you choose a MINI?
                        “It was mostly a marketing decision.
                         Everyone looks at MINIs. They’re fun and
                         the branding reflects positively on us also.”
                         What do you love most about your MINI?
                        “The mood lights, most definitely!”
                         how has it been customised?
                         Ocea’s MINI has received the full
                         branding treatment, right down
                         to the registration plate.
                         Where do you go in your MINI?
                        “My husband seems to drive it
                         everywhere, but I also use it for work.”

                         Owner: Evan Jackson
                         Occupation: Managing Director
                         of Guardian Insurance
                         Model: John Cooper Works, 2007
                         Why did you choose a MINI?
                        “I have always loved the MINI but the older
                         models were not exactly what I wanted. I
                         took my BMW to get serviced and got given
                         a MINI to test drive – and absolutely fell in
                         love. The next thing I knew, I had a race car!”
                         What do you love most about your MINI?
                        “It allows me to revisit my youth.
                         It’s just a great buzz. My MINI is
                         like a go-cart with comfort.”
                         how has it been customised?
                        “It’s got the 1.6litre turbo, mags, sunroof,
                         carbon dash, gear stick – the whole JCW
                         kit. It’s very different from any other MINI.”
                         Where do you go in your MINI?
                        “I recently took it to Victor Harbor and
                         had some fun and games. Adelaide is all
                         about short trips and it used to be quite
                         painful getting a park for my four wheel
                         drive. The MINI just zips in and out. And it’s
                         great because the different gears give it a
                         different feel depending on my mood. I defy
                         anyone to say it’s not a fun car to drive.”

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                                                                                                        MINI Me


                                                          Owner: Mal Chia
                                                          Occupation: Principle at Greyarea Marketing
                                                          Model: Cooper S Chilli, 2008
                                                          Why did you choose a MINI?
                                                         “It’s basically me, as a car. I used to have
                                                          BMW and thought it was time for a change.
                                                          I went for a ride in it, Joel showed me the
                                                          mood lighting feature, and I was sold!”
                                                          What do you love most about your MINI?
                                                         “I love that it is eco-friendly, goes
                                                          like the clappers, comfortable and
                                                          roomier than you’d think. It is basically
                                                          a very cool car in every regard.”
                                                          how has it been customised?
                                                         “I’ve got the sunroof, mood lighting, sports
                                                          interior, black anthracite roof, automatic
                                                          lights and wipers. What I love most
                                                          about it is that you can customise the
                                                          MINI from scratch. There is only one of
                                                          its kind with this exact configuration.”
                                                          Where do you go in your MINI?
                                                         “I mostly just drive the MINI around
                                                          the city for work. I finally get to park in
                                                          the ‘small car’ bays! I am still running
                                                          the engine in, but I am envisaging a
                                                          long drive to the Barossa soon.”

                                                          Owner: Peregrine Corporation
                                                          Driver: John Waterhouse
                                                          Occupation: Site Standards Auditor
                                                          Model: Cooper
                                                          Why did you choose a MINI?
                                                         “I was given the opportunity by Peregrine
                                                          Corporation to use the car for work related
                                                          duties and the odd private activity, such
                                                          as weekend racing at Speedway Park.”
                                                          What do you love most about your MINI?
                                                         “I like the car’s ability to manoeuvre through
                                                          the streets of Adelaide. It is sturdy, holds
                                                          the road well and feels safe for a smaller
                                                          car. My very first car was a 1964 Mini
                                                          so the chance to drive a MINI again is
                                                          great. The new one actually has brakes!”
                                                          how has it been customised?
                                                         “We’ve had the company’s unique branding
                                                          added to the car. The MINI really does
                                                          match well with the image of our C Coffee
                                                          brand. It’s a curious car that gives you
                                                          a buzz – same as the coffee we offer.
                                                          Where do you go in your MINI?
                                                         “I go everywhere, man – just like the
                                                          song. This car can be seen in any of
                                                          our 48 stores from Christies Beach
                                                          to right up North at Smithfield.”

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out and about with MINI

                        A night with the stars
                        MINI Twilight Drive Event
                        The who’s who of tinsel town flooded the red
                        carpet on December 1st, 2007 for Adelaide
                        MINI Garage’s ‘Night with the Stars’ twilight
                        drive event. The star studded guest list
                        included Austin Powers, Foxy Cleopatra,
                        Starsky and Hutch, The Blues Brothers,
                        Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and even
                        Elvis made a cameo appearance.
                           All stars joined forces with a stellar line
                        up of over 45 MINIS and took part in a
                        convoy drive through the Adelaide Hills
                        making their way back through the city
                        and finally finishing up at the Mainline Drive
                        In cinema to watch ‘The Heartbreak Kid,’
                        starring the MINI Cooper Cabrio feature.
                           Thank you to the following sponsors
                        of MINI’s ‘Night with the Stars’:
                        Major Sponsors
                        Flowers By Alice
                        Ocea Beauty Bar
                        Premium Wines Direct
                        Benefit Cosmetics
                        Distill Wine Bar
                        Evo Hair
                        Gelato Bello
                        Perfume Parlour
                        Wallis Cinemas

MINI Flickerfestival
February 2008

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    MINI Clubman Launch
     After word that Virus Normaleus had
     spread the nation, Adelaide MINI Garage
     was petitioned by MINI to administer the
    ‘Cure for Normal’.
         Over 150 patients flooded into the
     Adelaide MINI Normal Clinic on March 20th
     2008 in hope of being cured of their ‘normal’
     symptoms. Patients were treated to fabulous
     wines and enjoyed a delicious array of
     gourmet canapés which helped relieve their
     symptoms temporarily. Guests also enjoyed
     performances by Le Benz which certainly
     aided in numbing any feelings of ‘normal’
     until the MINI Clubman was revealed by
     Dr Williams, Cure for Normal Specialist.
         Once the MINI Clubman was revealed
     all immediately saw signs of their illness
     dissipate but quickly learnt the only way
     to be truly cured was to test drive the all
     new MINI Clubman!
        Thank you to the following sponsors who
     helped in the ‘Cure for Normal’:

    Major Sponsors           Sponsors
    McWilliams Wines         T- Bar
    Premium Wines Direct     Liquid Hair
    Flowers By Alice         Red Bull
    Ocea Beauty Bar          Red Cross
    St Johns Ambulance       Telstra shop, Unley

    To receive your copy of the MINI Clubman
    Launch DVD please email Gabrielle at

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