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Success B o n V oyag e
If you will be riding with your
employees to and from work or if you
plan to chauffeur your team to your
next meeting, keep these obvious
considerations in mind to ensure the
ride is a smooth as possible:
I f you’ve been looking for a ride that will add an extra jolt to your power lunches when the valet
brings your car around for all to see, the new 2009 Mercedes SL 63 won’t disappoint. Mercedes
upgrades the popular AMG-customized roadster, the SL 55, with this stunning example of
automotive artistry. The new Speedshift Multi-Clutch Transmission seven-speed automatic
transmission offers options in Comfort, Sport, Sport Plus and Manual. If all this isn’t enough,
Mercedes has given the SL 63 a next-generation facelift that will definitely turn heads wherever
your schedule takes you. To get your own SL63 starting at $155,670, visit Mercedes-Benz.com.
*RE VIEW BY MARLEN BEDOYA
Riding The Corporate Ladder
Just for the heck of it, we polled a group of people in Brickell and asked them to match each
BMW Series with the person they felt was most likely to drive each vehicle. Our goal? We
wanted to prove that the type of car you drive affects every fiber of your being.
VOLUME CONTROL: Take
advantage of the time you have
during the commute to discuss
business strategies and goals, not
to jam out to your old Beach Boys
CDs. If you’re driving colleagues to
work in the morning, use this time to
catch up on office gossip as opposed
to blasting your favorite radio
station during the trip.
WIND DAMAGE: Don’t roll the
windows down if you have important
paperwork piled up in the backseat
— there’s no way you’ll retrieve
them if they get sucked out into
the highway. Additionally, don’t
smoke when said paperwork is in
the backseat. There’s been many a
tale of agendas and notes going up
in flames thanks to a cigarette butt
whipping back into the car after it’s
been flicked out.
“I’LL CALL YOU LATER!”: Try to
avoid phone calls, texts and listening
to voicemails. Nothing is more
aggravating than being in car with
someone who is in their own world.
And nobody wants to hear you argue
with your husband, wife, boyfriend
or girlfriend in cramped quarters
where they can probably hear both
sides of the conversation. Awkward.
BMW 1 Series
The green intern prefers
this ride because, well,
it’s his first Beamer. He’s
more concerned about his
performance on the job
than his performance on
the road. Poor guy hasn’t
even learned to dress yet.
30 brickell magazine
BMW 3 Series
This is the perfect car for
the young professional
with a solid sense of
style who also has a solid
employment history. The
next promotion will bring
an upgrade, even if it’s
just new wheels.
BMW 5 & 6 Series
After decades of climbing
up the ranks, execs at
most firms should plan
to drive one of these
Bavarian beauties if they
plan on taking their
career — and their office
cred — to the next level.
BMW 7 Series
Ah, the epitome of road
dominance at last! This
claim to fame is a
plethora of automotive
firsts, perfectly in line
with well-earned head-
TRAFFIC SCHOOL: Never drive
like a lunatic! Swerving in and out
of traffic and cutting off the old
lady who gave you the bird isn’t
proper business etiquette. And it
could result in beverage spillage
and inopportune fender-benders.
It’s never good to let your coworkers
see this side of you, especially right
before a major meeting.