Everyone who’s an automotive enthusiast who’ve heard of the Ford Mustang. In a latest development, Ford has announced a brand new model into the Mustang family, for the first time in 55 years. The new model goes by the name of the Mustang Mach-E, an all-electric SUV born of the same free-spirited ideals that inspired the best-selling sports coupe in the world.
The Ford Mustang Mach-E is slated for debut in 2020 with three variants; standard, extended-range and a GT version. All variants are fitted with either rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. Target range for the Mustang electric SUV is over 595 kilometers ( 370 miles), with the extended AWD variant able to give an output of 337PS (248kW) and 565Nm of torque (estimated). The GT has an estimated 465PS (342kW) and 830Nm of torque, as well as a 0 - 100km/h sprint of under 5 seconds.
In looks, the Mustang Mach-E is instantly recognizable as a Mustang, thanks to signature elements such as its long, powerful hood, rear-haunch design, aggressive headlights and trademark tri-bar rearlights. And that’s not all, the electric SUV holds another surprise under its hood: a drainable front trunk storage unit. Providing 100 liters of storage space, the front trunk is large enough to comfortably store the equivalent of a carry-on luggage bag. In addition to the exterior front trunk, the rear trunk offers 402 liters of space and expandable up to 1,420 liters.
Designed with SUV-size proportions to seat five adults comfortably, the Mustang Mach-E leaves plenty of space for all occupants. Everywhere inside, the Mustang Mach-E represents a fusion of sleek, modern design and smart functionality. An available premium B&O Sound System includes speakers seamlessly integrated across the front, floating above the air vents like a sound bar. Meantime, a floating, flip-up armrest doubles as a place to store purses or bags. Traditional Mustang design cues like the double-cowl instrument panel round out the interior.
Even the available panorama fixed-glass roof has a secret: a special glass coating with infrared protection. In addition, an inner layer between the glass helps protect against UV.
A limited First Edition will be available in extended-range, all-wheel drive configuration, with exclusive Grabber Blue Metallic paint, full-length panorama roof, contrasting seat stitching and a scuff plate marked "First Edition".
Making its debut in the Mustang Mach-E is the next-generation SYNC entertainment system, a sleek and modern interface that uses machine learning to quickly learn drivers’ preferences and gets even better over time, thanks to updates. Next-generation SYNC’s 15.5-inch screen and simple interface ditches complicated menus, making it easier to access features with touch, swipe and pinch controls.
Finally, getting in and starting the vehicle is easy and effortless with ‘Phone As A Key’ technology, which makes its debut in the Ford brand line-up in Mustang Mach-E. Using Bluetooth, the vehicle can detect customers’ smartphones as they approach, unlocking the Mustang Mach-E and allowing them to start driving without getting their phones out of their pockets or using a key fob. A backup code can be entered into a keypad on the B-pillar to unlock the vehicle, and a separate code into the center touchscreen to start and drive the vehicle, in the event a phone battery dies.
On top of the impressive performance, Ford’s performance electric SUV offers three drive modes: Whisper, Engage and Unbridled. The drive modes enables custom-designed vehicle responsiveness such as sportier steering controls, ambient lighting, sounds tuned for an authentic all-electric experience, and dynamic cluster animations that are tied to driving behavior.
When the vehicle launches, a new Mach-E 4 all-wheel drive system applies torque independently to the front and rear axles to deliver impressive acceleration and improved handling over the rear-wheel drive model.
When braking matters
The Mustang Mach-E comes stock with Brembo brakes and is equipped with MagneRide damping system, an adaptive suspension technology that lets drivers hug the road while delivering an exciting, comfortable ride.
Battery and charging
The Mustang Mach-E will be available in both standard-range (75.7kWh lithium-ion battery) and extended-range (98.8kWh battery), which has a targeted WLTP driving range of more than 595 km (370 miles) in rear-wheel drive configuration.1These advanced batteries feature 288 lithium-ion cells for the standard-range specification and 376 lithium-ion cells for the extended-range specification.
As electric vehicle owners do 80 per cent of their charging at home, Ford offers a Ford Connected Wallbox solution, delivering up to five times the charging power of a typical domestic socket, meaning customers can add an estimated average range of 38 miles per charging hour, based on extended-range, rear-wheel drive configuration. At the same time, the Ford Home Charge Cable, included with the vehicle, can add an estimated average range of nine miles per charging hour using a typical European domestic outlet.
Access to the FordPass Charging Network in partnership with NewMotion is available. Using connectivity delivered by the FordPass Connect on-board modem, the FordPass app will give customers access to Europe’s largest network of more than 125,000 public charging stations in 21 countries. There's a connected navigation system that will identify public charging locations during trips and prompt owners to charge at the most convenient points.