Ford releases SUV series for Mustang with its new electric Mustang Mach-E
The long-awaited all-new Ford electric SUV that was anticipated by the company for over a year has finally been revealed by the company. It was only a week back that Ford shared its all-new Ford Mustang Mach-E will, in fact, be inspired by its very own muscle car, borrowing similar design cues from the iconic Ford Mustang but is a completely new machine.
Ford has introduced different versions of the SUV that can travel 210 miles on a full battery, and also ones that go 300 miles. One of the premium models of the SUV is said to beat most of the sports car from 0 to 60 miles per hour.
Let us have a look at the details of the new electric beast that is about to hit the markets in late 2020 and some of its versions in early 2021.
Any diehard lover of Mustang will take no time to figure out that the new beast is inspired by the iconic Ford Mustang. Elements like the long hood, muscular shoulder line, aggressive sleek headlights and tight rear haunches surely give it an imposing look and to sum it all it also gets the iconic tri-bar tail lamps which are synonymous to the Mustang.
One of the key luxuries you would expect from a car like Mustang is the interior. The new Ford Mustang Mach-E will definitely live up to this expectation of its buyer.
The SUV packs an all-black interior offering a wide space to seat five adults, Mach-E has 821 liters of boot space with all the seats up which can be expanded to 1688 liters by folding the rear seat. Are you a music lover? If yes, then you are definitely going like the premium Bang & Olufsen sound system the car has to offer, where the speakers are integrated across the front and float above the air vents like a soundbar.
The Mustang SUV will be backed by two types of battery packs- the standard will be a 75.7 kWh lithium-ion battery and the extended range battery will be a 98.9 kWh lithium-ion unit. To check whether the batteries are durable or not the company has tested the batteries in different temperature conditions as extreme as minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
The batteries are secured inside waterproof cases covered by crash-absorption protection and are liquid-cooled to optimize performance in extreme weather along with improving the charge time. The batteries are placed between the axles and are expected to give a range of 483 km.
Drive configurations & Braking
The American carmaker is planning to give competition to mainstream models like the Porsche Macan by achieving an under 4 seconds 0-96 kmph sprint in the standard Mach-E while the premium aiming to achieve it in mid-3 seconds range in the GT performance version with 454 bhp and 830 Nm on tap. It will also feature three drive modes - Whisper, Engage and Unbridled where all three will offer different driving dynamics.
The braking mechanism will be handled by Brembo's performance Flexira aluminum caliper. As far as features go, it gets e 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.
Now the big question, how much the new Ford Mustang Mach-E will take out of your pocket? To be honest none of the versions of the new SUV is cheap. The most affordable one will cost you a few more dollars than the current average selling price of a vehicle in the US. The base model starts with $43,895 and the premium ones which starts at $50,600. The shipping for the SUV will start from late 2020 and some of the versions will be made available by early 2021 as told by the company. For those who can afford the Mach-E, there is a lot of features this SUV has to offer that you can grab.