The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Club MT with Brembo/BBS Package
There really is nothing like driving a Miata. The sporty convertible attracts a certain kind of driver – the kind who seek out those long stretches of back road and are no strangers to the track. While Mazda has earned itself a legion of loyal buyers, first timers to the brand will have a lot to appreciate in the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Club MT with Brembo/BBS Package.
Let’s start with that last part – what is the Brembo/BBS Package? Well, by ponying up a little extra, drivers get 17-inch forged BBS wheels, keyless entry and ignition, Brembo front brakes, and an aero body kit. It’s a great complement to the 150 HP and 2.0 liter 4-cylinder engine, allowing drivers to get an extra bit of zoom while they turn heads.
Mazda only offers the Brembo/BBS Package on its manual transmission models, prompting some motorheads to wonder if Mazda is subtly pushing manual over automatic. Whether they are or not, getting the manual is much preferred. The Bilstein dampers, front shock-tower brace, and rear lip spoiler are built for drivers who love having that extra bit of control over the cars engine. Moreover, Mazda’s extensive use of aluminum has kept the car’s weight at a mere 2309 pounds, one of the lightest on the market. It’s not hard to see why it takes a mere 5.9 seconds to get this roadster from 0 to 60. And no one’s going to be complaining about the 30 miles per gallon combined average- just another advantage of a manual transmission.
Why the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Club
Mazda has also combined the latest tech features alongside its classic manual transmission. Bluetooth and USB connectivity are standard, integrated with a touchscreen. The top is easily removed manually, with an over-the-shoulder flip that can be easily taken care of from the driver’s seat. Antilock brakes, side airbags, and traction control carry over from older models, while the 2015 Mazda MX-5 Club MT also adds a blind-spot monitor and lane monitoring for added peace of mind.
No one will deny that the trunk and leg room of the Miata aren’t the most spacious on the market; one look and anyone can tell. They can also tell that the Miata is a beautiful, lightning-fast vehicle, and once they’re behind the driver’s seat, they’ll know that this is a roadster meant to be driven. It’s the perfect melding of speed, comfort, and versatility, all wrapped up in a package that’s a joy to look at.