The Ford Mustang Mach-E Ushers In A New Golden Age of Power and Performance
This all-electric SUV makes a worthy addition to the Mustang family
In 1964, the original Ford Mustang burst onto the scene, re-writing the rules of automotive design and ushering in a golden era of performance for generations of Ford drivers. No wonder it became an icon. In 2021, Ford is once again re-writing the rules with the introduction of the all-electric Mustang Mach-E, a new kind of Ford performance vehicle for an entirely new era.
This new pony car, much like the original V8 engine, packs a punch. The all-electric drivetrain is targeted to attain 480 horsepower on the GT Performance Edition model◊.
From the 1960s until today, the Ford Mustang has remained remarkably true to its roots, delivering power and performance in an accessible and stylish package. That’s what makes a Mustang a Mustang, and it’s what has inspired generations of drivers to hit the open road. Ford isn’t going to mess with a good thing. The goal here was to preserve the performance and excitement synonymous with the Mustang badge while moving into an electric future.
As the first-ever all-electric SUV or vehicle to wear the Mustang badge, the Mustang Mach-E is ready to pick up the legacy of its predecessors. Designed without compromise from a clean-sheet of paper, the Mustang Mach-E will establish beyond a doubt that an all-electric car can deliver the same kind of spine-tingling, raise-the-hair-on-the-back-of-your-neck, heart-pounding experience of a V-8 internal combustion engine.
The Mustang Mach-E demands attention with its outstanding performance. Firstly, the instant you put your foot down, the Mustang Mach-E takes less than half a second to reach peak acceleration.* That means in the time it takes to snap your fingers, the Mustang Mach-E’s electric power will arrive with force. In addition, the Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition is targeted to achieve an incredible 480 horsepower and 634 lb.-ft. of torque.◊ It is also targeting an approximate 0-60 mph in the mid-three second range when equipped with Extended battery and AWD*. That acceleration is comparable to the 2019 Porsche 911 GTS^, to help put it into perspective. Performance, however, isn’t limited to the GTP Edition. Starting at $53,995† before delivery and fees, the standard-range all-wheel drive Mach-E is targeting an approximate faster 0-60 mph time than a Porsche Macan base series.
The goal here was to preserve the performance and excitement synonymous with the Mustang badge while moving into an electric future.
The Mustang Mach-E isn’t just a one trick pony though, and it’s built for more than just straight-line speed. The eAWD system needs no propshaft to connect the front and rear drivelines. It maximizes underbody space for batteries in an ideal spot – out of the customers' way, and low in the vehicle. Ford’s eAWD system is tuned to provide excellent traction, and the Mach-E is a testament to this feature.
Put simply, the Mustang Mach-E SUV handles in a way befitting the Mustang name, not despite the fact it is all-electric but because of it. Just as the original did more than half-a-century ago, the Mustang Mach-E is introducing drivers to a whole new kind of performance car for Ford. Welcome to the new golden age of Mustang.
◊ GT Performance equipped with extended range battery and AWD standard. Calculated via peak performance of the electric motor(s) at peak battery power. Your results may vary.
* Calculated via peak performance of the electric motor(s) at peak battery power. Your results may vary.
^Targeted performance based on manufacturer calculation using computer engineering simulations vs Porshe.com data. Your results may vary.
†Based on MSRP (Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price) after currently applicable adjustments have been applied. Excludes options, freight (except in Quebec), AC Tax (except in Quebec), Green Levy (if applicable, and except in Quebec), license, fuel fill charge, insurance, dealer PDI (except in Quebec), PPSA (if financed or leased. PPSA not applicable in Quebec), RDPRM registration and related fees up to $52 (only in Quebec , if financed or leased), administration fees (except in Quebec), and taxes. Dealers may sell or lease for less. See your local dealer for details.
≠ Based on manufacturer calculation using computer engineering simulations. Your results may vary.
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