With the Mustang Mach-E GT, Ford is launching a top sport version of his electric SUV and thus aims directly on Tesla. Site has driven the Ford Mustang Mach-e GT sample and reveals what the electro-must client can do better than the competition.
When Ford first presented the electrical-Mustang, there was noise from the Ford fans: a muscle car without a V8, but as an electric car and also as a SUV?
Even the new top-mustang-mach-e with the name addition GT does nothing else. Visually, the Mustang Mach-E GT with the standard model is almost identical. Design elements such as a arched front hood and striking rear section with the Mustang-typical three-part rear lights indicate the pony gene of the Mach-e. A black roof and black sills make the chubby crossover visually slimmer. The Mach-e GT is based, like the conventional Mustang-Mach-E versions, on a vehicle architecture that Ford developed purely for electric cars.
In Mach-E GT Will Ford electromobility combine with sports car feeling. The result is a five-seater crossover SUV with the acceleration of a petrol super sports car and zero emissions. In just 3.7 seconds, the Mach-E GT runs from 0 to 100 km/h. When it comes to torque, the electrical racing car even leaves Fords Super Sports car GT: a whopping 860 Newton meters press the electro-mustang forward. Together, the two electric machines of the GT do a whopping 487 hp. It is only at 200 km/h.
Hecklastiger all -wheel drive & sharp sports mode
The electric motor on the rear axle reaches its maximum torque after a response time of only 0.5 seconds, felt immediately. Regardless of this, the electric motor controls additional performance, torque and traction on the front axle. Despite the standard all-wheel drive, the Ford Mustang Mach-E GT is much more tail-heavy and sportier than Tesla’s competitive product Model Y and allows the driver more control.
This becomes clear, especially in the GT-exclusive sports driving mode "temperamental plus", which regulates the intervention threshold of stability control and traction control in order to give the driver as much responsibility as possible through the vehicle. If you miss engine noise, you can switch on an artificial driving noise with a V8 character in the interior.
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However, the Mustang also has a tame driving mode. Depending on the driving mode set, the electronics transmit a steadily larger proportion of the torque to the rear wheels. In this way, driving behavior and driving dynamics are gradually changing from that of a front-driven SUV in the "Zahm" mode to that of a dynamic, rear-driven sports car.
The coordination of the adaptive magnetic suspension is well done and conceals the impressive weight of 2.3 tons of the electric SUV in many driving situations surprisingly well.
The automatic braking force recovery can be ruled in the mach-e GT, but cannot be switched off completely. Large, red Brembo brakes and special pirelli sports tires on thick eight-inch rims (one inch more than in the petrol-mustang) round off the sports car character of the GT.
FORD Ford Mustang Mach-E GT in the test: The E-SUV with 486 hp can do that better than Tesla
500 km battery & more range via update
The Mustang Mach-E GT is delivered as standard for a larger battery than the standard models. The larger battery has a usable capacity of 88 kilowatt hours (kWh) and a gross capacity of 98.7 kWh. This enables ranges of up to 500 kilometers to WLTP standard. Ford would like to gradually increase the usable capacity of the MACH-E in the future via software update.
In the first test drive, the displayed consumption of the Mustang Mach-E levels off at around 23 kWh/100 km, a comparatively good value for an e-SUV. Also in the third mix of everyday routes, around 380 kilometers of range are in it. How far the Ford Mustang Mach-E actually drives and how he cuts off against Teslas SUV-Platzhirsch Model Y must show a practical test under controlled conditions. We also couldn’t try Ford’s navigation with loading planning on our test drive.
On a quick charging station with up to 150 kW charging power, the Mustang Mach-E GT can charge in just ten minutes enough energy for another 99 kilometers. Only 45 minutes pass for the charging process from ten to 80 percent of the battery storage. Mache buyers offers Ford its own charging card without basic fees for five years, which also works on the widespread ionity charging stations and enables discounted charging there.
Interior, assistant & infotainment
The interior in the mach-e GT is visually tidy and much more high-quality than in cheaper Ford models. The headlining is black as standard. A panoramic glass roof subject to a surcharge leaves more light into the interior. Serial sports seats also offer good side attitudes on sporting cornering.
The MACH-E GT shares its infotainment system and driving assistants with the standard electro-mustang. The operation of the large, high -format central display works smoothly. Current Androids and iPhones docks over Apple CarPlay or Android Auto and are clearly integrated. The cell phone shop is also consistently wireless. A smaller horizontal display above the steering wheel replaces the classic fittings. The small display is well structured and easy to understand. A head-up display is not even available in Mach-e for an additional charge.
The Mach-E GT is equipped as standard with a comprehensive driver assistance package. This includes an adaptive speed control system including lane and traffic jam assistant with stop-&-GO function, a dead corner assistant, the active parking assistant with a parking function as well as part-automated vehicle management and the pre-collision assist with automatic emergency brake function and cross traffic detection system. The Ford driving assistants such as the adaptive cruise control with lane assistant usually work smoothly on the country roads Croatia.
Place & prices
The interior of the electrical-Mustang benefits from switching to SUV construction. The Mustang offers up to five inmates. Four of them find space in front and comfortably in the back seat. The batteries are installed in the underbody. In the trunk, a well -usable loading volume of 402 liters is available. If the rear seats are folded forward, it expands to up to 1.420 liters.
Another 100 liters of storage space can be found under the bonnet on the vehicle front. The front trunk is completely lined with plastic, washable and has a water drainage. Therefore, it can be cleaned very easily with water after use, which simply flows through a valve. This so-called "Megabox" is therefore perfect for wet sportswear, muddy hiking boots or sandy beach equipment.
Athletes should also look forward to comfortable access via smartphone or code input. The Mach-E does not use conventional door handles. And with a separate pin code, which is entered on the central touchscreen, the car is ready to drive. If this is too futuristic: there is also a conventional key to opening and starting the car.
Ford grants eight years and 160.000 kilometers guarantee on the Mach-e GT. The basic list price before funding is around 73.000 euros. This makes the Ford Mustang Mach-E GT more expensive than the direct competitor Tesla Model Y Performance or the Korean Elektro-SUV KIA EV6, but cheaper than German E-SUV competitors such as the Audi E-Tron S. For the price, Mache-GT buyers also get an extensively equipped electric car with driving performance that are so brutal that they can also convince die-hard muscle car fans.
This article was written by Moritz Diethelm
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How about the windscreen heating? You don’t have to remove so much juice from the battery for heating? The windscreen heating is carried out exactly about this! Or seriously he allows you not to want to heat? Well then a lot of fun with condensation and mold. And if one certainly doesn’t work in Ford one, this is the entire software. It is pathetic. The limitation of the top speed is not due to ecological reason, but the fact that chassis beyond the 180km/h brand are particularly complex and expensive. Ford prefers to save himself, but ecologically sounds better. The range is only reached via a monster battery, the efficiency is rather bad. And no, he is not faster than Tesla either!