We’re starting to come to the conclusion that we should start a Car News Site dedicated just to MINI and its endless special editions! One after another they keep coming – and we know of lots more in the pipeline. Still, no one can accuse BMW of not making enough of the Marque!
Today’s release, at the MINI United Festival at Silverstone, is for the MINI 50 Mayfair and the MINI 50 Camden. If you live in the UK, or know London well, you probably realise that these two MINIs are named after well-known parts of London. And you can probably conclude that the MINI 50 Mayfair will be up-market and the MINI 50 Camden will be trendy. And you’d be right – at least in so far as that’s BMW’s intention.
Both cars come with a choice of three variations. You can have a Cooper D, a Cooper or a Cooper S as either the MINI 50 Mayfair or the MINI 50 Camden. Production will continue for one year.
The MINI 50 Mayfair comes in Hot Chocolate, Pepper White or Midnight Black, with contrasting roof. You get 17″ white alloys, Piano Black interior trim, Lounge Leather with piping and chrome grill treatments. There’s lots of ‘Toffy’ coloured stuff, which contrasts nicely with the standard Hot Chocolate exterior colour.
The MINI 50 Camden comes in White Silver Metallic, with the option of Midnight Black or Horizon Blue. You also get 17″ alloys here, but in silver with keyline detail. The standard Xenons get a smoked treatment to contrast with the Silver finish of the Camden, and the side indicators include a Union Jack motif. The interior comes in a combination of Carbon Black and Fluid Silver with Cloth/Ray leather seats.
A complete cosmetic job only, but one that will no doubt appeal to MINI aficionados. The complete range is:
- MINI Cooper D 50 Mayfair
- MINI Cooper 50 Mayfair
- MINI Cooper S 50 Mayfair
- MINI Cooper D 50 Camden
- MINI Cooper 50 Camden
- MINI Cooper S 50 Camden
The cars will be available from September and will stay in production for a year.