Ford has launched a new reservation website for the new Mustang Mach E all-electric SUV. Interested buyers can reserve the new vehicle for a $500 refundable deposit. The all-electric vehicle Mustang Mach E will not be going into production until almost a year from now.
This is the first time in 55 years that Ford expanded the Mustang family.
Here is an overview of the Ford Mustang Mach-E specifications you should know about:
There is going to be 5 different versions of the Ford Mustang Mach E. But just the First Edition and the Premium versions are going to be available next year. While making a reservation, consumers can configure the Mustang Mach E with different battery packs, exterior colors, interior colors, and stitching.
“At the first-ever Detroit auto show, Henry Ford said he was working on something that would strike like forked lightning,” said Ford Motor Company executive chairman Bill Ford. “That was the Model T. Today, the Ford Motor Company is proud to unveil a car that strikes like forked lightning all over again. The all-new, all-electric Mustang Mach-E. It’s fast. It’s fun. It’s freedom. For a new generation of Mustang owners.”
Ford revealed the Mustang Mach E at a launch event in Los Angeles. The cheapest option is the $43,895 Select model with 255 horsepower, a 75.7kWh standard range battery pack, and a 230-mile driving range. US customers can get this vehicle $37,495 with a $7,500 federal tax credit.
The most expensive option is a $61,600 Mustang Mach-E GT. And the Mustang Mach-E GT has a longer-range battery and performance package that is able to go from 0–60 mph in the mid-3 seconds.
The Mustang Mach-E was developed in a century-old brick building a few blocks away from Henry Ford’s first factory in Detroit. And Ford brought the Mustang Mach-E to life through a development process concentrated entirely on customer needs and desires.
After the Mustang Mach-E arrives in late 2020, it will be available with standard and extended-range battery options with either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive powered by permanent magnet motors.
And in extended-range all-wheel-drive configurations, Mach-E is targeting 332 horsepower and 417 lb.-ft. of torque – with the standard all-wheel-drive variation targeting quicker times to 60 mph than the base Porsche Macan series.
The GT is targeting 0-60 mph in under 4 seconds, which makes it faster off the line than a Porsche Macan Turbo. And the GT Performance Edition is targeting a comparable 0-60 mph in the mid-3-second range to a Porsche 911 GTS. Both GT configurations are targeting an estimated 342 kW (459 horsepower) and 830 Nm (612 lb.-ft.) of torque.
“The Mustang Mach-E wholeheartedly rejects the notion that electric vehicles are only good at reducing gas consumption,” added Hau Thai-Tang, Ford’s chief product development and purchasing officer. “People want a car that’s thrilling to drive, that looks gorgeous and that can easily adapt to their lifestyle – and the Mustang Mach-E delivers all of this in unmatched style.”
Along with the fast acceleration, Mustang Mach-E will be available with Brembo’s all-new performance Flexira aluminum calipers — which maintain the functionality of a fixed caliper while being designed with the dimensions of a floating caliper. And the GT Performance Edition is equipped with a MagneRide damping system, an adaptive suspension technology that enables drivers to hug the road while delivering an exciting and comfortable ride.
The Mustang Mach-E has three unique drive experiences: Whisper, Engage and Unbridled. Each of these experiences offer finely tuned driving dynamics packaged with a distinct sensory experience. And they feature custom-designed vehicle responsiveness like sportier steering controls, ambient lighting, sounds tuned for an authentic all-electric experience, and dynamic cluster animations that are tied to driving behavior.
After the vehicle launches, a new Mach-E 4 all-wheel-drive system will be available that can apply torque independently to the front and rear axles for delivering impressive acceleration and improved handling over the rear-wheel-drive model.
Ford tuned this system to provide excellent traction on the road and the vehicle was rigorously tested in wet and snowy terrain to help control for slippery conditions. The Mach-E is the first production vehicle to be tuned by the Ford Performance team utilizing Ford’s racing simulator in North Carolina.
“Whether you want to really feel its performance capability or are looking for the quiet atmosphere that electric vehicles can offer, the Mach-E harnesses the power of electrification to create a unique driving experience while retaining that unmistakable Mustang feeling of freedom,” explained Ted Cannis, enterprise product line director of global electrification at Ford.
Inside of Mach-E is the next-generation SYNC communications and entertainment system — which features a sleek interface that utilizes machine learning to quickly learn drivers’ preferences and it gets even better over time thanks to advanced over-the-air updates.
The next-generation SYNC features a 15.5-inch screen and simple interface ditches complicated menus and makes it easier to access features with touch, swipe, and pinch controls that every smartphone owner will be comfortable using.
“Next-generation SYNC actively starts adapting to you as soon as you start using it, quickly learning your preferences and making personalized suggestions,” commented Ford global director for battery electric vehicles Darren Palmer. “It can suggest going to the gym if it learns Mondays are workout days or calling home if you do that every day after work. The result is a cloud-connected assistant and interface that’s intuitive, beautiful and ready for the future thanks to fast over-the-air updates.”
With Ford’s new all-electric architecture that places batteries inside the underbody, Ford engineers and designers have been able to create a vehicle that’s not only true to the Mustang brand, but it also maximizes SUV space for five passengers and cargo.
“Thanks to advances in battery technology, the Mustang Mach-E is the kind of car that gets people excited about driving, with a sporty, beautiful silhouette that delivers an incredible shape rarely seen in SUVs,” commented Ford Mustang Mach-E chief program engineer Ron Heiser.
The Mach-E features signature Mustang elements like the long hood, rear haunch design, aggressive headlights, and trademark tri-bar taillamps. The Mach-E also has rear-seat roominess and ample cargo space.
Under the hood, the Mach-E has a drainable front trunk storage unit. And it provides 4.8 cubic feet of storage space so the front-trunk is large enough to comfortably store the equivalent of a carryon luggage bag. Since it is drainable, customers can easily pack it full of ice and keep their favorite beverages cold.
The rear trunk offers an impressive 29 cubic feet of space. And with the rear seats down, the Mach-E counts 59.6 cubic feet of space — which is more than enough room for luggage, camping gear, etc. And a floating flip-up armrest doubles as a place to store purses or bags.
In terms of the sound, there is premium available Bang & Olufsen speakers seamlessly floats above the air vents like a soundbar.
The available panoramic fixed-glass has a special glass coating with infrared protection helps the interior stay cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. And in addition, an inner layer between the glass helps protect against UV rays.
To get in and start the vehicle, you can use Phone As A Key technology, which makes its debut in the Ford brand lineup in Mustang Mach-E. With Bluetooth, the vehicle can detect customers’ smartphones as they approach thus unlocking the Mach-E and allowing them to start driving without getting their phones out of their pockets or using a key fob. And there is a backup code that can be entered on the center touch screen to start and drive the vehicle in the event a phone battery dies.
The battery is located on the floor between the two axles of the vehicle. And it is tested at temperatures as extreme as minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit. The batteries are secured inside a waterproof battery case surrounded by crash-absorption protection. And they are liquid-cooled to optimize performance in extreme weather and to improve charging times.
Electric vehicle owners do 80% of their charging at home so Ford offers a Ford Connected Charging station that can add an estimated average range of 32 miles per charging hour on a 240V outlet based on extended-range and rear-wheel-drive configuration. The Ford mobile charger — included with the vehicle — can add an estimated average range of 22 miles per charging hour on a 240V outlet, the same used for a conventional oven. And Ford is teaming up with Amazon Home to facilitate easy customer home installation by a licensed electrician.
The connected navigation system is going to identify up-to-date public charging locations during trips and prompt owners to charge at the most convenient points on each drive. This helps ensure they don’t have to be anxious about how much range they have.
And Ford also makes charging at home or on the go hassle-free by providing multiple home charging solutions and by giving customers access to the FordPass Charging Network – which is the largest public charging network in the country with over 12,500 charging stations (and more than 35,000 charge plugs) and growing, including DC fast chargers.
Currently, Ford has over 2,100 EV-certified Ford dealers and more than 3,500 EV-trained technicians to support customers nationwide.
Here is a video demo of the Mach-E:
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