There is a new Mustang in town… but it isn’t at all like you might expect.
Mustangs are coupes, or sometimes convertibles. They have huge petrol engines, limited seating and sound amazing. The last bastion of anti green motoring, right?
Well, not any more.
For the first time in 55 years, Ford is expanding the Mustang line-up with the all-electric Mustang called the Mach-E. But as you can see, this is nothing like mustangs we are used to
Purists are already up in arms and we do wonder why ford chose to use a name synonymous with large engined coupes for what is an SUV, however if we look past the name, the new car is a game changer
The all-new, purpose-built, all-electric model symbolises the beginning of a new electrified era for Ford. One of 14 electrified Ford vehicles coming to Europe by the end of 2020 and has a very distinct hint of Tesla about it
From its sleek silhouette and muscular curves to its promised of an exhilarating drive experiences that offer unique driving dynamics and sounds, ford claims the Mustang Mach-E embodies the Mustang spirit and that’s why its chosen the name
The Mustang Mach-E GT crtainly brings the performance that the Mustang is famous for, targeting 0-62 mph in less than five seconds and an estimated 465PS (342kW) and 830Nm of torque
All-electric powertrain targets a driving range of more than 370 miles under WLTP regulations. Built-in charging solutions route customers to nearby public charging stations, recommending where to charge on trips and providing access to more than 125,000 FordPass Charging Network locations in 21 countries across Europe
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, Mustang Mach‑E has a targeted pure-electric driving range of more than 370 miles according to the World Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). In extended-range all-wheel drive configurations, Mustang Mach-E is targeting 337PS (248kW) and 565Nm of torque.
Ford also will offer a special performance version. The Mustang Mach-E GT is targeting 0-62mph acceleration in less than five seconds, as well as an estimated 465PS (342kW) and 830Nm of torque.
“The Mustang Mach-E is one of the most exciting vehicles Ford has ever introduced,” said Stuart Rowley, president, Ford of Europe. “This purpose-built all-electric vehicle is unique, but still unmistakably a Mustang, and it’s coming at exactly the right time for customers in Europe.”
We’re unsure about the naming protocol for the car, but we certainly like what Ford are promising and can’t wait to get a first drive in the car.