Well folks its finally here the electric mustang by Ford called the
Ford Mustang Mach E. It starts at $43,895
I think this is a big warning shot across Teslas Bow. Things are about
to get a whole lot more interesting
Someone in web development at Ford goofed. A digital safe-cracker at
MachEForum.com tinkered with potential URLs for Ford's Mustang Mach E
site, and struck it rich. Our experience was that the link returns a
404 error in some browsers, but not in others, and our browser worked.
And no, we can't confirm that this is a genuine Ford web page with
genuine facts and figures it certainly appears to be, but do take all
we're about to relate from it with a grain of salt. All of the links
on the landing page are dead, but a video of the new electric
crossover and details on its five trim levels are there. That link
will certainly die momentarily, so let's dig in.
As to the looks, the Mustang Mach E which we'll call "Mach
E" from now on is what we expected based the thinly camouflaged
prototype recently spotted, right down to the lack of door handles. A
looping vid on the landing page reveals the First Edition AWD model.
There are sequential LED turn signals in front, above headlights
partitioned by three vertical LED DRLs akin to the pattern on the Audi
TT. Other than the Mustang badges on the front and the tailgate, the
only other identifiers appear to be on the lower leading edge of the
front doors. There's no Ford badge anywhere. Even the wheel center
caps display Mustang graphics.
A tinted panoramic roof fills the space overhead, over an interior
playing up the minimalist possibilities. A traditional steering wheel
gets controls on the spokes, and behind it, a 10.2-inch digital
cluster. To the right of the steering wheel, what we'll guess is the
start/stop button rests on the instrument panel. In the center of the
dash resides a 15.5-inch, vertically-oriented rectangular touchscreen
with some kind of dial-looking appendage at the bottom. For cargo,
there's 29 cubic feet behind the second row, 59.6 cu-ft behind the
first row and a front trunk with 4.8 cubic feet. Valuables shouldn't
go in the frunk, however, Ford explaining it as "water-resistant,
its washable and features a convenient drain, making it perfect for
tailgating, camping and muddy gear-toting."
The Mach E will come in these five trims, with estimated ranges and
prices before destination, and before any federal and state discounts
Select (230 miles): $43,895, available early 2021
Premium (300 miles): $50,600, available late 2020
California Route 1 (300 miles): $52,400, aviailable early 2021
The limited-build First Edition (270 miles): $59,900, available late
GT (235 miles): $60,500: available early 2021
Standard features for all models include LED headlights and
taillights, the side-door E-Latch and using a smartphone as a key,
wireless phone charging, memory seats, navigation, Ford CoPilot 360
and 360 Assist 2.0, and an eight-year, 100,000-mile warranty on the
battery. The entry-level Select trim can't be ordered with the
panoramic roof, and makes tech like memory seats, power folding
mirrors, and foot-activated tailgate optional. The panoramic roof is
an option on the performance-focused GT, as are Active Park Assist and
the 360-degree camera that come standard on every other trim but
Select. Leather isn't an option at any price the choices are either
ActiveX on the Select and California Route 1, or Perforated ActiveX on
the other three models.
There are two batteries: SR, for standard range, and ER, for,
naturally, extended range.
The Select trim comes in either RWD or AWD, paired only with the
Standard Range (SR) battery. Ford intends the trim to have around 255
horsepower in RWD and AWD guises. Torque figures will be around 306
pound-feet for the RWD, 429 lb-ft for the AWD. Sitting on 18-inch,
painted aluminum wheels, Acceleration to 60 mph is around mid-6
seconds with RWD, mid-5 seconds for AWD. Range for the rear-driver is
around an EPA-rated 230 miles, dropping to 210 miles with all-wheel
The California Route 1 comes in RWD only and only with the ER
battery. The targets are 282 hp and 306 lb-ft, giving it 27 hp more
than the Select RWD. Estimated range is 300 miles. Sitting on a
"magnetic-painted with sparkle silver" 18-inch wheel with a
black aero cover, the 0-60 time should be about mid-6-seconds.
The Premium trim presents the most choice, offering both powertrains
and both batteries. The standard battery in RWD puts out 255 hp and
doesn't list a torque figure, but we'll posit that it's the same 306
lb-ft of torque as on the Select. The SR battery with AWD returns 255
hp and 429 lb-ft. The ER battery in RWD makes 282 hp and 306 lb-ft, in
AWD gets 333 hp and 429 lb-ft. As for estimated ranges, the figures
SR RWD - 230 miles
SR AWD - 210 miles
ER RWD - 300 miles
ER AWD - 270 miles
Wheels on the Premium are 19-inch machined-face aluminum with high
gloss black-painted pockets.
The First Edition comes only in AWD and with the extended battery,
gunning for 333 hp and 429 lb-ft and a 270-mile range. It gets the
same wheels as the Premium trim, and a mid-5-second 0-60 target time.
The GT trim's spec table doesn't list battery options, only that AWD
is the sole drive option. With the GT on 20-inch cast aluminum wheels
with an aero cover, Ford wants a 250-mile range and a 0-60 time under
Don't take our word for this, though have a look at the spec tables
in the gallery below and let the parsing begin.
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