MINI is British. And to cement that rich heritage, there’s a trio of limited edition MINI variants that sport names such as Mayfair, Camden and Earl Grey. These cars are to commemorate MINI’s 50th birthday, and they’re now available in Malaysia.
Just like the districts they’re named after, the MINI 50 Mayfair is the posh sibling while the MINI 50 Camden is the vibrant, energetic one. Both these variants are available for the 175 bhp turbocharged Cooper S, while the MINI Earl Grey is based on the 120 bhp Cooper.
Find out what’s special about this trio after the jump!
The 50 Mayfair, 50 Camden and Earl Grey stand out from regular models by their special paintwork, alloys plus special materials, surfaces and colour for the cabin. The Cooper S based cars come with doorsills that spell out their names, coloured mirror caps (toffee for Mayfair, silver for Camden) and three exclusive body colours each plus unique 17-inch wheel designs. The Camden adds on “Black Light Reflectors” and a special bonnet graphic.
Inside, the Mayfair cabin is focussed on comfort and plushness with Lounge Toffee leather, white piping, turquoise green accents and carbon black finish. The sportier Camden features ‘Ray Tech White’ Cloth Leather with green and black stitching and ‘Line Tech White’ arm rest and knee rolls. Silver trim is splashed around.
Both Limited Edition 50th Anniversary cars come with a jubilee placard on the radiator grille bearing the number 50 in red, white, and blue – Union Jack colours. Further to this, they also feature a special Harmon Kardon Hi-Fi system which highlights bright chrome rings around the door speakers.
The MINI 50 Camden also marks the debut of “Mission Control”. This cheekily named system processes and evaluates a wide range of vehicle, driving and ambient signals, providing the driver with relevant information and instructions in dialogues. These dialogues are based, among other things, on information regarding safety, comfort settings and the vehicle status. Not sure if everyone will find a talking car amusing though!
Meanwhile, the MINI Earl Grey features Dark Silver metallic paintwork, Black Jack design side scuttles as well as a two colour design line. Inside, there’s a mix of piano black and carbon black trim.
Retail prices (on the road, without insurance but inclusive of the MINI tlc Package) are:
MINI 50 Mayfair – RM259,888
MINI 50 Camden – RM245,888
MINI Earl Grey – RM199,888
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