- Power consumption is significantly higher than that of the comparable BMW iX3. The salvation is the big battery.
- Picture gallery: Ford Mustang Mach-E (2021) in the test
Power consumption is significantly higher than that of the comparable BMW iX3. The salvation is the big battery.
Every week, colleague Fabio Gemelli from Motor1 Italy tests the consumption of cars on the 360 km route from Rome to his home town of Forlì in Emilia Romagna.
Most of the test cars are internal combustion engines, but electric cars are also sometimes among the candidates. Now he has the Ford Mustang Mach-E Extended range tested.
To classify: This is the version with the largest WLTP range. The drive is provided by an electric motor on the rear axle, which together with the net 88 kWh battery provides a system output of 216 kW. The spelling "a 216 kW electric motor on the rear axle" would not be correct, because, as is so often the case, the system performance is limited by the battery. The WLTP range is specified with 610 km, the power consumption with 16.5 kWh / 100 km. In reality, of course, you can do less.
As a reminder, here are the basic data for the five Mach-E models; the tested version is greased:
|Battery gross / WLTP range||Performance / 0-100 km / h||price|
|Mustang Mach-E SR||76 kWh / 440 km||198 kW / 6.9 sec.||46,900 euros|
|Mustang Mach-E ER||99 kWh / 610 km||216 kW / 7.0 sec.||54,750 euros|
|Mustang Mach-E AWD SR||76 kWh / 400 km||198 kW / 6.3 sec.||54,750 euros|
|Mustang Mach-E AWD ER||99 kWh / 540 km||258 kW / 5.8 sec.||63,700 euros|
|Mustang Mach-E ER AWD GT||99 kWh / 500 km||358 kW / 3.7 sec.||72,900 euros|
In the test, Fabio came to an average consumption of 17.0 kWh according to the on-board computer. Based on the net capacity of the battery of 88 kWh, that should be enough for almost 520 km. This means that electricity consumption is only three percent higher than stated.
In addition, it must be said that Fabio drives extremely consumption-conscious; he often manages to stay below the standard consumption. In addition, the average speed is always only around 80 km / h. Not everyone drives so economically, but the colleague drives very consistently. Therefore, the results of different electric cars can be compared to some extent. Among the comparable electric SUVs tested so far, the measured consumption is in the midfield:
|Drive (battery net)||Power consumption per 100 km in the test (test range)||WLTP power consumption min. (WLTP range max.)|
|BMW iX3||RWD, 210 kW (74 kWh)||13.8 kWh (482 km)||18.5 kWh (461 km)|
|Mercedes EQC 400 4Matic||AWD, 300 kW (80 kWh)||16.6 kWh (482 km)||21.3 kWh (437 km)|
|Ford Mustang Mach-E ER||RWD, 216 kW (88 kWh)||17.0 kWh (518 km)||16.5 kWh (610 km)|
|Jaguar I-Pace EV400||AWD, 294 kW (90 kWh)||18.8 kWh (479 km)||23.0 kWh (470 km)|
|Audi e-tron 55 quattro||AWD, 300 kW (86 kWh)||19.0 kWh (453 km)||22.2 kWh (441 km)|
If you take a closer look, however, you can see that the consumption of the Mach-E is significantly higher than that of the only model with a comparable drive: the iX3 is the only car tested to have just an electric motor and a similar performance. However, the Audi's consumption was around a quarter lower, even though the WLTP power consumption is higher.
Because of the large battery and the lower power compared to the all-wheel drive models, the range of the electric Ford is still the highest of the five models listed here.
The on-board computer consumption of the Ford, which our Italian colleagues determined in specific traffic situations, is perhaps also interesting:
- City traffic (Rome): 19.0 kWh / 100 km, 457 km range
- City-surrounding area mix: 17.0 kWh / 100 km, 510 km range
- (Italian) motorway: 24.0 kWh / 100 km, 360 km range
- Power saving test: 15.0 kWh / 100 km, 580 km range
- Maximum consumption: 46.0 kWh / 100 km, 184 km range
More about the Mustang Mach-E: Ford Mustang Mach-E GT in the test: performance and handling very good
Ford Mustang Mach-E GT: top version costs 72,900 euros
Of course, Fabio's testing method has its disadvantages. The charging losses are not taken into account because they are not reflected in the on-board computer consumption. When calculating the range, the net storage capacity of the battery specified by the manufacturer is also used, not a self-determined storage capacity. But we still find the results so interesting that we don't want to withhold them from you.
When classifying the test results, the composition of the route must also be taken into account. It consists of:
- 65% Superstrada (motorway-like expressway, speed limit between 90 and 110 km / h)
- 25% Autostrada (motorway, speed limit 130 km / h)
- 5% Strada Statale (federal highway, speed limit 90 km / h)
- 5% city traffic
Picture gallery: Ford Mustang Mach-E (2021) in the test
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