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 |  May 25 2009, 10:46 AM


To celebrate its 50th birthday MINI has released two special edition models, the MINI 50 Mayfair and MINI 50 Camden. The vehicles, which get their names from two London boroughs, were unveiled late last week at the famous Silverstone race track, during a b-day celebration titled the MINI United Festival.

Both special edition models will be available in either Cooper or Cooper S trims with their 120hp and 175hp engines, respectively. A 110hp diesel will also be available in Europe.

The MINI 50 Mayfair will be available in Pepper White, Midnight Black or Hot Chocolate metallic – a color that, until now, was reserved only for the Convertible and Clubman models. Toffy metallic stripes with white outer pinstripes really give the car a unique look, as do the white roof and white-painted 17-inch wheels.

Inside, the similar color accenting gives the cabin as unique a look.

As for the MINI 50 Camden, it will be offered in White Silver ( as shown) or in either Midnight Black or Horizon Blue and a white roof will be standard on all colors – as will 17-inch wheels.

Both cars come with plenty of unique details and badging and share a jubilee emblem that proudly displays a stylized number “50″ on the grille. And as expected the badges color combo (or should be say “colour” combo) is that of the Union Jack – red, white and blue.

MINI’s Mission Control system and a Harmon Kardon audio system will come standard on both cars, which will be available as of September. The MINI 50 Camden and MINI 50 Mayfair will only be produced for one year.

GALLERY: MINI 50 Mayfair




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