2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club, Launch Editions Revealed
Club Edition gets performance enhancements.
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.