The Camden Edition exterior color scheme is a bit bland but the interior looks and feels really special. The textured seat material provides some character but doesn't overpower the small cabin. The same goes for the striped plastic insert on the dash. It adds nice texture to the Mini's generally plain cabin but because it's slightly transparent it looks great and offers a nice contrast to the seat pattern.
This normally aspirated Cooper has a completely different character than the turbo. I certainly wouldn't call it slow but it definitely lacks the urgent acceleration of the turbo and the JCW editions. More importantly, though, it lacks the torque steer that the turbo exacerbates, which I didn't miss in my short time with this Mini. It still has the fun-to-drive factor in spades despite this Camden edition's annoying pseudo English-accented electronic peanut gallery.
Jennifer Misaros, Production Editor