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Mustang Mach E | A Steed for Every Need

November 17th, 2019 | The Mustang Mach E has officially been released to the world! With over 5 series to choose from, insane amounts of technology, up to 459HP / 612TQ (on GT Performance Edition Series), EPA-estimated range of 300 miles (specific model) and Mustang styling that will send an electric jolt to your senses. I had the opportunity to attend the official reveal in Los Angeles, California. I will be giving you my first hand experience and thoughts later in the article.

It is packed with technological features such as the immersive B&O Sound System, 15.5-inch display and next generation SYNC system which uses machine learning to quickly learn your driving preferences.

It’s obvious Mustang means something to all of us and we want to protect its name. The electric Mustang SUV isn’t replacing any of our beloved high horsepower, V8 Mustangs! I repeat, it isn’t a replacement for what we all love. It’s an addition to the Mustang line-up for those of us that need more space, utility or just love the idea of an electric vehicle. The Mustang Mach-E allows us to get into something that’s familiar. The interior, exterior and performance all feel like my Mustang but with way more technological features.

In addition to blistering acceleration, the Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition is equipped with MagneRide Damping System, an adaptive suspension technology that lets drivers hug the road while delivering an exciting, comfortable ride. 

Mustang has withstood the test of time | A new era for Ford Mustang

For the past 55 years, Mustang has endured the test of time. In 1964, the Mustang was born and took the world by storm. It encapsulated the American spirit at the time. Being sporty, stylish, fun to drive and affordable, Mustang filled a space in the automotive market that wasn’t yet filled. Through the years, there have been several Mustang models such as the GT350, GT500, Bullitt, SVO, Cobra II, V6 and EcoBoost. Each of these models attracted a different type of consumer who wanted to own and feel that Mustang experience.

The Mustang Mach-E is another model to add to the Mustang family. It isn’t replacing the Shelby GT500 or your Mustang that you currently own. To me, Mustang is a feeling or an experience and Mach-E delivers a different driving experience in a completely different package than what we are used to.

Mustang Mach-E GT brings the thrills that Mustang is famous for, targeting 60 miles per hour in the mid-3-second range and targeting an estimated 342 Kw (459 horsepower) and 830 Nm (612 ft.-lbs.) of torque.

I want to mention the Mustang II generation for a second. Mustang II was produced during 1974 – 1978. During that time in history the OPEC fuel crisis was in full swing. This caused major restraints in the automotive world so therefore are beloved high horsepower, rowdy Mustangs we choked down to meet the automotive standards of the time.

The Mustang community tends to forget the 1974 Mustang II was the first of only two Mustang models to be honored with the Motor Trend Car of the Year Award. Between 1974 and 1978 Mustang II models sold over 1,100,000 Mustangs within those four years. That’s just over 10% of total Mustang sales to date! The point I’m trying to make here is we all have our own opinion on what Mustang means to us. Mustang has been here for the past 55 years because of how it adjusted with the world around us.

My personal opinion on the Mustang Mach-E

Before I get into all the specifications, I wanted to give you my opinion on the Mustang Mach E. I will start out with the slogan Mustang Fan Club has always gone by: “It’s not just a car, it’s a lifestyle”. We all have different lifestyles and Mustang fits into our lives differently. I personally have never owned another vehicle other than Mustang. My first car was a 2001 Mustang V6, the second was a 2011 Mustang GT and my current Mustang is a 2015 Mustang GT. All of them have been my daily driver, I have never owned a second or “beater” car to daily.

At times, a larger car would have been advantageous for me to own. I’m sure my bank account would like for me to stop going to the gas station every other day. 93 octane gets expensive! But I chose Mustang because it gives me a feeling no other car has given me. I have driven my fair share of high horsepower and exotic vehicles but at the end of the day, the Ford Mustang is where my passion stays.

The Mustang Mach-E is instantly recognizable as a Mustang, with designers preserving the Mustang’s rear-haunch design and trademark tri-bar tail lamps, creating larger rear fenders that give the vehicle a wider feel and a more powerful stance.

Mustang Mach E Specs

There will be FIVE different Series to choose from: Select, Premium, First Edition, California Route 1 and GT. The fastest Series is the GT Performance Edition which produces 459HP and 612TQ. To put that in perspective, the current 2019 Mustang GT produces 460HP and 420TQ.

The First Edition is a limited production Series that is only available shortly after the official release. First Editions will be equipped with all-wheel drive, red brake calipers, metallic pedal covers, contrast seat stitching and scuff plates with “First Edition” on them. You can place a reservation for $500 by visiting this LINK.

I’m going to list some more unique features that I think you should know about:

  • Three driving modes: Whisper, Engeage and Unbridled being the fastest mode
  • GT Performance Edition comes equipped with MagneRide Suspension
  • The GT Performance Edition is targeting a comparable 0-60mph, in the mid 3 second range, to a Porsche 911 GTS
  • All-wheel drive optioned Mach-E’s will have a badge with Mach-E4 on the exterior
  • Mach-E is the first production vehicle to be tuned by the Ford Performance Team utilizing Ford racing’s simulator in Charlotte, North Carolina.
SeriesSelectPremiumFirst EditionCalifornia Route 1GT
AvailabilityEarly 2021Late 2020Late 2020 - Limited QuantityEarly 2021Spring 2021
Standard Range BatteryStandard Range (RWD) (75.7 kWh): Targeting EPA-Estimated 230 miles
Standard Range (AWD) (75.7 kWh): Targeting EPA-Estimated 210 miles
Standard Range (RWD) (75.7 kWh): Targeting EPA-Estimated 230 miles Standard Range (AWD) (75.7 kWh): Targeting EPA-Estimated 210 milesN/AN/AN/A
Extended Range BatteryN/AExtended Range (ER) RWD (98.8 kWh): Targeting EPA-Estimated 300 miles Extended Range (AWD) (98.8 kWh): Targeting EPA-Estimated 270 milesExtended Range (AWD) (98.8 kWh): Targeting EPA-Estimated 270 milesExtended Range (RWD) (98.8 kWh): Targeting EPA-Estimated 300 milesUS GT Extended Range (AWD) (98.8 kWh): Targeting EPA-Estimated 235 miles
(Canada Only): Targeting Estimated 375 kilometers
Peak HorsepowerSR RWD & AWD Targeting 190kW/255 HPSR RWD & AWD Targeting 190 kW/255 HP ER RWD Targeting 210 kW/282 HP
ER AWD Targeting 248 kW/332 HP
ER AWD Targeting 248 kW/332 HPER RWD Targeting 210 kw/282 HPGT Targeting 342 kW/459 HP
Peak TorqueSR RWD Targeting 306 lb.-ft. SR AWD Targeting 417 lb.-ft.SR RWD Targeting 306 lb.-ft. RWD SR AWD Targeting 417 lb.-ft. AWDER AWD Targeting 417 lb.-ft.ER RWD Targeting 306 lb.-ft. RWDGT Targeting 612 lb.-ft. AWD
0-60 MPHSR RWD: Targeting 0-60 in the low six second range SR AWD: Targeting 0-60 in the mid 5 second rangeER RWD : Targeting 0-60 in the mid six second range SR RWD: Targeting 0-60 in the low six second range
SR & ER AWD : Targeting 0-60 in the mid 5 second range
ER AWD: Targeting 0-60 mph in the mid 5 second rangeER RWD: Targeting 0-60 in the mid 6 second rangeGT: Targeting 0-60 in the mid 3 second range
Exterior FeaturesLED Signature Lights and Sequential Rear Turn Signals, LED Reflector Headlights with Auto High Beam, Side- door E-LatchLED Projector Headlamps with Auto High Beam, Hands- Free, Foot-Activated Power Liftgate, Panoramic Fixed- Glass RoofRed Painted Brake Calipers, Hands-Free, Foot-Activated Power Liftgate, Panoramic Fixed-Glass RoofUnique Exterior Design Elements – CA1 Badging, Hands- Free, Foot-Activated Power Liftgate, Panoramic Fixed- Glass RoofHands-Free, Foot-Activated Power Liftgate
Interior FeaturesWireless Phone Charging PadUnique Interior Design Elements – Ambient Lighting (Multi Colored), Heated first row seats & steering wheel, Memory Driver seats/mirror, Power folding mirrors, B&O Sound System by Bang & Olufsen with 10-SpeakersMetallic Pedal Covers, Contrasting Seat Stitching, Scuff Plate with “First Edition,” Heated first row seats & steering wheel, Memory Driver seats/mirror, Power folding mirrorsMemory Seats/Mirror, Power Folding MirrorsComfort package: Power liftgate, Memory seats & mirrors, Power 8-Driver & Passenger Seats, Heated steering wheel, Power folding mirrors; Ambient lighting
Optional: Miko suede wrapped steering wheel, Ford Performance seats – vinyl with Miko suede inserts
PowertrainAll Wheel Drive (AWD) or Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)All Wheel Drive (AWD) or Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)All Wheel Drive (AWD) ONLYRear Wheel Drive (RWD) ONLYAll Wheel Drive (AWD) ONLY
Connected VehicleFordPass Connect,TM Next Generation Sync with Connected Navigation, Phone as a Key (PaaK), 10.2" Digital Cluster & 15.5" TouchscreenB&O Sound System by Bang & Olufsen with 10-Speakers, FordPass Connect,TM Next Generation Sync with Connected Navigation, Phone as a Key (PaaK), 10.2" Digital Cluster & 15.5" TouchscreenFordPass Connect,TM Next Generation Sync with Connected Navigation, Phone as a Key (PaaK), 10.2" Digital Cluster & 15.5" TouchscreenFordPass Connect,TM Next Generation Sync with Connected Navigation, Phone as a Key (PaaK), 10.2" Digital Cluster & 15.5" TouchscreenFordPass Connect,TM Next Generation Sync with Connected Navigation, Phone as a Key (PaaK), 10.2" Digital Cluster & 15.5" Touchscreen
Driver Assist Tech.Ford Co-Pilot360TM 2.0: Reverse Brake Assist, Reverse Sensing System, Post-Impact Braking, BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross Traffic Alert, Pre- Collision Assist with AEB, Lane Keeping System, Rear Camera, Auto High Beams
Ford Co-Pilot360TM Assist 2.0: Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Lane Centering, and Speed Sign Recognition. Evasive Steering Assist. Voice-activated Navigation
Ford Co-Pilot360TM Technology: Active Park Assist 2.0 and 360 Degree Camera
Ford Co-Pilot360TM 2.0: Reverse Brake Assist, Reverse Sensing System, Post-Impact Braking, BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross Traffic Alert, Pre-Collision Assist with AEB, Lane Keeping System, Rear Camera, Auto High Beams
Ford Co-Pilot360TM Assist 2.0: Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Lane Centering, and Speed Sign Recognition. Evasive Steering Assist. Voice-activated Navigation
Ford Co-Pilot360TM Technology: Active Park Assist 2.0 and 360 Degree Camera
Ford Co-Pilot360TM 2.0: Reverse Brake Assist, Reverse Sensing System, Post-Impact Braking, BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross Traffic Alert, Pre-Collision Assist with AEB, Lane Keeping System, Rear Camera, Auto High Beams
Ford Co-Pilot360TM Assist 2.0: Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Lane Centering, and Speed Sign Recognition. Evasive Steering Assist. Voice-activated Navigation
Ford Co-Pilot360TM Technology: Active Park Assist 2.0 and 360 Degree Camera
Ford Co-Pilot360TM 2.0: Reverse Brake Assist, Reverse Sensing System, Post-Impact Braking, BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross Traffic Alert, Pre-Collision Assist with AEB, Lane Keeping System, Rear Camera, Auto High Beams
Ford Co-Pilot360TM Assist 2.0: Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Lane Centering, and Speed Sign Recognition. Evasive Steering Assist. Voice-activated Navigation
Ford Co-Pilot360TM 2.0: Reverse Brake Assist, Reverse Sensing System, Post-Impact Braking, BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross Traffic Alert, Pre-Collision Assist with AEB, Lane Keeping System, Rear Camera, Auto High Beams
Ford Co-Pilot360TM Assist 2.0: Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Lane Centering, and Speed Sign Recognition. Evasive Steering Assist. Voice-activated Navigation

Mach-E Interior Features

The first thing that caught my attention inside the Mach-E was the gigantic 15.5 inch display. Behind that fancy screen, is the next generation SYNC communications and entertainment system. The new system uses machine learning to quickly learn drivers preferences. One gripe I have about my 2015 Mustang’s SYNC system is that I can’t get the new versions without paying a hefty price tag at the dealership. The next-gen SYNC system will always be up to date thanks to advanced over-the-air updates!

Other interior features:

  • Rear trunk space offers 29 cubic feet of space
  • With the rear seats down, you get up to 59.6 cubic feet of space, which means plenty of space to carry all those aftermarket Mustang parts 😉
  • Drainable front trunk storage unit (4.8 cubic feet of storage space)
  • Floating flip-up armrest doubles as a place to purses or bags

Next-generation SYNC actively starts adapting to you as soon as you start using it, quickly learning your preferences and making personalized suggestions.

Darren PalmerFord Global Director for Battery Electric Vehicles

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.

Darren PalmerFord Global Director for Battery Electric Vehicles

Drive experience features on the Mustang Mach-E include 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.

The Mustang Mach-E’s available panoramic glass roof has a secret: a special coating on the glass with UV protection helps the interior stay cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. 

A premium cloth-covered sound bar runs across the front of the Mustang Mach-E, seamlessly integrating B&O Sound System by BANG & OLUFSEN© speakers.

If you haven’t noticed already, there are no exterior door handles. There are push buttons just above where the door handls should be along with a tiny latch to pull the door open. Ford’s new Phone as a Key technology makes its debut in the Ford lineup with Mustang Mach-E. Using Bluetooth, the vehicle can detect customers’ smartphone as they approach, unlocking the Mustang Mach-E and allowing you to start driving without getting his or her cell out of their pocket or using a key fob. A backup code also can be entered on the center touch screen to start and drive the vehicle in the event the phone battery dies.

The interior is very spacious. I’m 6 feet tall and sat comfortably behind the steering wheel. The steering wheel itself is almost the same proportions as the steering wheel in my 2015 Mustang GT. The interior also features a double-cowl instrument panel which is a traditional Mustang inerior design cue.

Hassle free charging from your home or on the road

Mustang Mach-E will be available in both standard-range (75.7 kWh lithium-ion battery) and extended-range (98.8 kWh battery), which has a targeted EPA-estimated range of at least 300 miles in rear-wheel-drive configuration.

Designed for ease of manufacturing, the battery is located on the floor between the vehicle’s two axles – and tested at temperatures as extreme as minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit. The batteries are secured inside a waterproof battery case surrounded by crash-absorption protection. They are liquid-cooled to optimize performance in extreme weather and to improve charging times.

Electric vehicle owners do 80 percent of their charging at home, and Ford is offering a Ford Connected Charge Station that will be able to add an estimated average range of 32 miles per charging hour with a 240V outlet  to the Mustang Mach-E RWD with extended range battery.

Thank you for reading about the new Mustang Mach-E. If there is specific features you would like to know about or questions you may have, please feel free to leave a comment below. We would love to hear your feedback.

Author Jaron Cole

I've been around the Sun 27 times. I'm a Mustang owner (2015 ROUSH inspired S550), automotive enthusiast and photographer! Oh, and I have a thing called Mustang Fan Club, you may have heard of it.

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