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Mini Countryman Blackheath Edition on sale from $59,990
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30th Oct 2018
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Mini Countryman Blackheath Edition on sale from $59,990

Mini Australia has announced another limited-run special in the form of the Countryman Blackheath Edition, which is now on sale priced from $59,990 drive-away. Just 60 units will be heading Down Under, featuring a range of black-themed add-ons and accessories from the Mini options range as standard equipment. Mini says the special model takes 'inspiration' from Blackheath in south-east London.
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James Wong
Mazda: Apple CarPlay/Android Auto retrofit to cost $495 - UPDATE
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30th Oct 2018
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Mazda: Apple CarPlay/Android Auto retrofit to cost $495 - UPDATE

UPDATE: Mazda has today issued a press release that confirms this story, including the price of $494.98, for the retrofit installation of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto into all models equipped with the MZD Connect infotainment system. The upgrade is available now, and all new MZD Connect-equipped models entering Australia will have the two platforms installed as standard. If you are buying a brand-new Mazda, we recommend you confirm with the dealer that CarPlay and Android will be included.
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James Wong
Time Machine Tuesday: 30 October, 2018
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30th Oct 2018
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Time Machine Tuesday: 30 October, 2018

People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews. Here’s a look at what happened on the week of October 30 in years past. One year on, it's still bloody wild Would you get an Atlas over a Kluger? Three years ago our beloved founder gave the drop-top 488 a perfect score – would you do the same? Read the full review here
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James Wong
Federal inquiry into Australian automated mass-transit announced
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29th Oct 2018
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Federal inquiry into Australian automated mass-transit announced

A new inquiry into the use of automation in mass-transit systems around Australia has been announced, as the Infrastructure, Transport and Cities Committee looks to make public transport "better, stronger and faster" going forward. The inquiry, which will also investigate the role new fuel sources like hydrogen and electric power can play on road, rail and point-to-point delivery vehicles going forward, is accepting submissions until December 7, 2018.
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Scott Collie
2020 BMW M3 may gain wagon variant - report
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29th Oct 2018
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2020 BMW M3 may gain wagon variant - report

The next-generation BMW M3 will reportedly be offered as both a sedan and a wagon. Sources have told Autocar the Bavarian automaker is seriously considering launching an M3 Touring model as part of the next-generation range. As with the upcoming M3 sedan, which was spied earlier this month, the M3 wagon should feature pumped up front and rear wheel arches, lowered suspension, retuned handling, sportier styling and, of course, more power if it gets approved.
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Derek Fung