Although Mazda has only revealed pricing for the base Sport trim level, the Japanese automaker detailed two other enticing versions of the new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata at the 2015 New York auto show. Customers looking for a little more performance should pick the Club Edition (pictured here), while the impatient may want to get on the pre-order list for the Launch Edition.
The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Launch Edition is limited to just 1,000 cars, which potential customers can reserve online at longlivetheroadster.com from May 5; the lucky first 1,000 customers will then be able to place a $500 to secure their car. The cars come exclusively with Soul Red paint and Sport Tan leather upholstery, and are all Grand Touring models. Standard equipment includes 17-inch wheels, heated seats, automatic climate control, navigation, a Bose nine-speaker sound system, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and lane-departure warning. Buyers also receive a Mazda-branded Bose Bluetooth speaker. If you want one of the cars, act fast: The limited-run 25th Anniversary version of the 2015 Miata sold out in ten minutes.
The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club Edition doesn’t have a production limit, and caters to serious driving enthusiasts. It wears unique gunmetal 17-inch wheels, a black front splitter and rear lip spoiler, black mirrors, and black roll hoops. When equipped with a six-speed manual transmission, the Club also benefits from sportier Bilstein shock absorbers, a limited-slip differential, and a front shock-tower brace, all of which should improve the roadster’s performance.
Standard equipment on the Club Edition includes a seven-inch color touchscreen interface for the nine-speaker sound system, Bluetooth, satellite radio, and two USB ports. An option package allows Club Edition buyers to add black 17-inch BBS wheels, Brembo brakes, and aerodynamic side skirts that were previewed on the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Accessories concept at February’s Chicago auto show.
All versions of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata pack a 2.0-liter inline-four engine with 155 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque. Although the base Sport model starts at $25,735 with destination, pricing for other trim levels won’t be announced until closer to the car’s on-sale date this summer.