Ford Motor Company has unveiled the all-new and first-ever Ford Mustang Mach-E. While the Mustang association seems more for marketing purposes, the Mustang Mach-E does pack some legitimate performance figures deserving the Mustang name.
The Mustang Mach-E electric vehicle (EV) features a fastback profile with its rakish windscreen and coupe-like roofline just like in the Mustang fastback. At its front are slender LED headlights, faux grille with the Mustang logo, and sporty front bumpers. Further emphasizing its relationship with the Mustang are its three-bar LED taillight design and wide shoulders. There are no door handles to speak of. Instead, Ford opted for buttons located on the pillars of the doors for aerodynamic purposes.
As with many electric vehicles nowadays, the Mustang Mach-E features a completely new minimalist interior design expressed through the lack of buttons. Drivers are then greeted by a 10.2-inch fully digital instrument cluster that’s highly configurable to suit different driving modes and preferences. Meanwhile, infotainment duties are provided by the large 15.5-inch portrait touch screen infotainment system that uses a completely new software and other internals. A slew of optional features can be added to the Mustang Mach-E, such as a 10-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system, panoramic sunroof, ambient lighting, among other features.
Being an EV, the Mustang Mach-E does not have an engine bay. Instead, it features a front trunk just like in Tesla’s EVs, which provides 136 liters of storage. The rear luggage compartment has a capacity 821 liters which can be expanded to 1,688 liters when folding the rear seats.
There are two different battery packs available across numerous variants in the North American and European markets. The range kicks off with the 75.7 kWh battery pack, which features an electric motor with an output of 255 hp. Torque and range varies between the rear- (RWD) and all-wheel drive (AWD) variants. The RWD variant has 414 Nm of torque and 370 km of range, while the AWD variant has 565 Nm of torque and 338 km of range.
Buyers can also opt for a bigger 98.8 kWh battery pack, which has a power output of 281 hp and 414 Nm of torque for the RWD variant and 333 hp and 565 Nm for the AWD variant. As for range, the RWD can travel for up to 483 km while the AWD can travel for up to 435 km.
Lastly, there will be a high-performance Mustang Mach-E GT in which two variants will be offered. The base GT will be able to sprint from 0-100 kph in under four seconds while the Performance Edition will do the same job in the mid-three-second range. Power outputs are at 459 hp and 830 Nm of torque.
Each Mustang Mach-E purchased comes with a standard charger that can provide 35 km of range per hour it is connected to a 240V outlet. Optionally, customers can opt for a Ford Connected charging station. It still uses a 240V outlet, but it delivers 51 km of range per hour it is charged. Of course, the Mustang Mach-E can be charged away from home through a network of DC fast chargers across North America and Europe. With a 150 kW charger, the Mustang Mach-E can go from 10 to 80 percent capacity at around 38 minutes.
The Ford Mustang Mach-E is now available for pre-order in the United States with a US$500 refundable deposit. Deliveries will begin in late 2020 while the GT and entry-level models won’t arrive until 2021.