First look: Ford Mustang Mach-E all-electric SUV

For the first time in 55 years, Ford is expanding the Mustang family, bringing the famous pony into the electric age with Mustang Mach-E, an all-new, all-electric SUV, inspired by the Mustang coupe.

Re-imagined for an electric future, the Mustang Mach-E is Ford’s first production EV SUV, offering generous space for families’ growing needs and advanced over-the-air updates that continue to improve the vehicle.

Developed in a century-old brick building a few blocks away from Henry Ford’s first factory in Detroit, Ford is said to have brought the Mustang Mach-E to life through a development process concentrated entirely on customer needs and desires. The result is a sleek, Mustang-esque SUV that promises spirited ride and handling, with state-of-the-art connected vehicle technology that makes Mach-E even better over time.

When it arrives in late 2020, Mustang Mach-E will be available with standard and extended-range battery options with either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive powered by permanent magnet motors. Equipped with an extended-range battery and rear-wheel drive, Mach-E has a targeted EPA-estimated range of at least 300 miles (482 km). In extended-range all-wheel-drive configurations, Mach-E is targeting 332 hp (247 kW) and 417 lb.-ft. of torque (565 Nm) – with the standard all-wheel-drive variant targeting a 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in less than 6 seconds, quicker than the base petrol-powered Porsche Macan series.

Ford also will offer two special performance versions. The GT is targeting 0-60 mph in under 4 seconds, making it faster off the line than a Porsche Macan Turbo. The GT Performance Edition, meanwhile, 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 459 hp (342 kW)  and 612 lb.-ft. of torque (830 Nm).

A limited First Edition will be available in extended-range all-wheel drive, with red painted brake calipers, metallic pedal covers, contrasting seat stitching and a scuff plate marked First Edition.

“The Mustang Mach-E wholeheartedly rejects the notion that electric vehicles are only good at reducing gas consumption,” said 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.”

In addition to blistering 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. The GT Performance Edition is equipped with a MagneRide variable damping system, adaptive suspension technology that allows drivers to customise their own suspension settings.

The Ford Mustang Mach-E is available for order now in North America, with first customer delivery slated for Q3 2020. Ford Australia has yet to confirm if the Mustang Mach-E will be available Down Under.

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