Ford Mustang Mach-E

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Ford Mustang Mach-E
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Overview
ManufacturerFord
ProductionOctober 2020–present
Model years2021–present
AssemblyMexico: Cuautitlán Izcalli (Cuautitlán Assembly)[1]
China: Chongqing (Changan Ford)[2]
Body and chassis
ClassCompact crossover SUV[3]
Body style5-door coupé SUV
Layout
PlatformFord GE1
Powertrain
Power output198–358 kW (266–480 hp; 269–487 PS)[4]
Battery68–88 kWh[4]
Electric range340–483 km (211–300 mi)[4]
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,972 mm (117.0 in)
Length4,724 mm (186.0 in)
Width1,880 mm (74.0 in)[5]
Height1,600 mm (63.0 in)
Curb weight≥ 1,993 kg (4,394 lb)[6]

The Ford Mustang Mach-E is a five-door electric crossover SUV produced by Ford.[7] The vehicle was introduced on November 17, 2019, and went on sale in December 2020 as a 2021 model.[8][9] The car won the 2021 North American SUV of the Year Award.[10]

Overview[edit]

Rear view

The Mach-E name is inspired by the Mach 1 variant of the first-generation Mustang.

Conventional door handles are absent on the Mustang Mach-E, and the vehicle instead features buttons that pop open the doors and a small door handle protruding from the front doors. Owners can use their smartphones as a key as well as a keypad built into the B-pillar.

The interior has a wide dashboard and built-in soundbar; the dash is equipped with a vertically mounted 15.5 in (39 cm) touchscreen infotainment system with a rotary dial fixed onto it. The majority of the car’s systems are controlled through the screen, which uses Ford's recent SYNC 4 operating system that can accept wireless updates. A 10.2 in (26 cm) digital cluster for the driver is also featured, while the steering wheel retains a number of physical buttons.[11]

The Mustang Mach-E is built on the Global Electrified 1 (GE1) platform which is a heavily reworked version of the C2 platform that is used on the fourth generation Focus and third generation Kuga/fourth generation Escape.

The model was launched with two battery pack sizes and three power outputs. The entry-level rear-wheel drive version is offered with either a 68 kWh battery pack driving a 266 hp (198 kW) motor or a 88 kWh extended battery pack driving a 290 hp (220 kW) motor. Both battery packs have a claimed 0–60 mph (0–97 km/h) time of 6.1 seconds or less and an EPA range of around 230 and 300 mi (370 and 480 km) respectively.[4]

A dual-motor all-wheel-drive version is also offered with either the same 68 kWh battery pack driving a 266 hp (198 kW) motor, or the 88 kWh extended battery pack driving a 346 hp (258 kW) motor. They have estimated EPA ranges of 211 and 270 mi (340 and 435 km), respectively.[4] Testing by Edmunds Automotive indicated an actual range of 304 miles with the extended-range battery pack version.[12] Car and Driver achieved a 0–60 mph (0–97 km/h) time of 5.1 seconds with the extended-range model.[13]

Mustang Mach-E GT

An all-wheel-drive GT trim is offered with the 88 kWh pack, producing 480 hp (360 kW), a targeted 0–60 mph (0–97 km/h) time of 3.8 seconds, and a targeted driving range of 250 mi (400 km).[4]

Charging is available via an AC home charger or DC fast chargers at up to 150 kW.[4]

The car has a traditional cargo area at the rear with a claimed volume of 29 cu ft (821 L), and a 4.8 cu ft (136 L) waterproof trunk under the hood.[14]

The Mach E-GT Performance Edition was revealed in December 2, 2020. It is equipped with 20" alloy wheels with Pirelli tires, red Brembo calipers, and black accents on the bodywork. It is equipped with an electric 480 hp (360 kW) motor that is capable of generating 634 lb⋅ft (860 N⋅m) of torque and a range of 235 miles (378 km). It will be priced at US$60,000 and will be launched at US showrooms in summer 2021.[15]

Specifications[edit]

Specifications[16][4] [17] [18] [19] [20] [21] [22]
Battery Standard Range (68 kWh) Extended Range (88 kWh)
Powertrain RWD AWD RWD AWD
Model Select Premium Select Premium Premium California Route 1 Premium First Edition GT
Base price (US market) $42,895 $47,000 $45,595 $49,700 $52,000 $49,800 $54,700 $58,300 $60,500
Availability Late 2020 Late 2020/Limited Quantity Late Summer 2021
Range (EPA) 230 miles (370 km) 211 miles (340 km) 300 miles (483 km) 270 miles (435 km) 250 miles (402 km) (GT)

235 miles (378 km) (GT Performance Edition)

Range (WLTP) 440 kilometres (273 mi) 400 kilometres (249 mi) 610 kilometres (379 mi) 540 kilometres (336 mi) 500 kilometres (311 mi) (GT)
Acceleration
0–60 mph (0–97 km/h)
5.8s 5.2s 6.1s 4.8s 3.8s (GT)
3.5s (GT Performance Edition)
Power Output 266 hp (270 PS; 198 kW) 290 hp (294 PS; 216 kW) 346 hp (351 PS; 258 kW) 480 hp (487 PS; 358 kW)
Peak Torque 317 lb⋅ft (430 N⋅m) 428 lb⋅ft (580 N⋅m) 317 lb⋅ft (430 N⋅m) 428 lb⋅ft (580 N⋅m) 600 lb⋅ft (813 N⋅m) (GT)
634 lb⋅ft (860 N⋅m) (GT Performance Edition)
Top Speed
180 km/h
200 km/h[22] / 124 mph[23]
DC Fast Charge (DCFC) Speed
Up to 115 kW (Select)
Up to 150 kW (Premium)
Up to 150 kW
Cargo Space 64.4 cu ft (1,820 L) max volume with rear seats folded, rear trunk, and front trunk ("frunk"). (59.6 cu ft (1,690 L) including rear trunk + 4.8 cu ft (140 L) frunk)

Special variants[edit]

Mustang Mach-E 1400[edit]

The Ford Mustang Mach-E 1400 is a test-bed prototype, first tested by Vaughn Gittin Jr., developed in over 10,000 hours of collaboration between RTR and Ford Performance. It is made mostly from composite fibers, saving more weight over carbon fiber. Based on the performance figures of the upcoming Ford Mustang Mach-E GT, the power of the Mach-E 1400 has been increased to 1,400 hp (1,000 kW) and over 2,300 lbf⋅ft (3,118 N⋅m) of torque, powered by a total of 7 electric motors from a 56.8 kWh nickel-manganese-cobalt alloy battery, for high performance and discharge rate, cooled by a di-electric coolant. The power of each electric motor can be adjusted individually within very small margins, and could allow for switching between all-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, and front-wheel drive. The aerodynamics of the prototype allow it to get up to 2,600 lbf (12 kN) of downforce. Regenerative braking is achieved through an electric booster system, accompanied by ABS and stability control to optimize the braking system. The electric prototype also contains Brembo brakes like the Ford Mustang GT4 racecar. The public debut will occur at a NASCAR race, serving as a test-bed for new materials.[24]

Marketing[edit]

Ford hired British actor Idris Elba (who once worked for Ford of Britain along with his father) to star in several teaser commercials for the car and host the Mustang Mach-E's official debut on November 17, 2019.[25][26]

Production[edit]

Unlike the ICE Mustang models, the Mach-E is not assembled in the United States. Rather, the final assembly point is Cuautitlán Assembly in Cuautitlán Izcalli, Mexico.[1] According to former Ford CEO Jim Hackett, assembling the vehicle in Mexico allows Ford to make a profit from the first vehicle, unlike other electric vehicles. He also stated that as Ford develops factory capacity for electric vehicle production in the United States, some production may be moved there.

In February 2021, Ford announced that the vehicle would be produced in China by the Changan Ford joint venture for the Chinese domestic market in order to penetrate the nation's electric vehicle market.[27]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Chinese 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Is Now Available To Order Via Direct Sales Model".
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  6. ^ Rendell, Julian (April 3, 2020). "Ford Mustang Mach-E: UK prices and specs confirmed". Autocar. Retrieved April 15, 2020.
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  9. ^ Lyons, Kim (January 16, 2021). "Ford reportedly delays some deliveries of its Mustang Mach-E". The Verge. Retrieved February 8, 2021.
  10. ^ Business, Peter Valdes-Dapena, CNN. "Ford Mustang Mach-E wins SUV of the Year award". CNN. Retrieved January 12, 2021.
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  12. ^ https://www.edmunds.com/car-news/electric-car-range-and-consumption-epa-vs-edmunds.html
  13. ^ White, Annie (February 1, 2021). "Tested: 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Lives up to the Hype, If Not the Name". Car and Driver. Retrieved February 4, 2021.
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  15. ^ https://automexico.com/lanzamientos/ford-mustang-mach-e-gt-performance-edition-aid10812
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  20. ^ "Ford Mustang Mach-E ER RWD price and specifications - EV Database". ev-database.org. Retrieved March 18, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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  22. ^ a b "Ford Mustang Mach-E GT price and specifications - EV Database". ev-database.org. Retrieved March 18, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  23. ^ Ford Motor Company (September 24, 2020). "Ford Reveals Blisteringly Quick Mustang Mach-E GT for Europe: Nothing in its Class Accelerates Faster". Ford of Europe. Retrieved January 22, 2021.
  24. ^ "All-Electric Mustang Mach-E 1400 Prototype by Ford Performance and RTR Takes Racing, Drifting to New Levels | Ford Media Center". media.ford.com. Retrieved September 3, 2020.
  25. ^ Smith, Christopher (November 4, 2019). "Ford Hires Idris Elba To Help Launch Mustang-Inspired EV Crossover". Motorsport Network. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
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