Ford Mustang Mach-e in the test

Ford Mustang Mach-E

First test! There is still so much muscle car in the electro-mustang

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With the Mustang Mach e, Ford brings its first purely electric car to the market. Site has already driven the sporty electric SUV and reveals how much Mustang is still in the Mach-E.

Ford goes all over with the Mach-E and uses the model name of its famous petrol sports car, the Mustang, for a five-door electric SUV. The 4.71 meter long, 1.88 meter wide and 1.62 meter high Mustang Mach-E is visually based on its legendary namesake. With a black roof and black strips, the designers know how to hide the pugs typical of SUV and give the Mach-e the classic Mustang insignia such as a long, powerfully drawn front hood, a muscular rear area with the typical three-part rear lights.

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The doors can do without classic handles and are automatically unlocked by smartphone. In addition, the Mustang Mach-E can be opened by a secret number via a digit field in the B-pillar. And with a separate pin code, which is entered on the central touchscreen, the car is also ready to drive.

Optics and space

The Mach-E is based on a vehicle architecture that Ford’s electro-division "Edison" has completely developed for purely electrical cars. The batteries are arranged in a space -saving manner in the floor group between the axes. This enables a clever use of space. Four adults and their luggage are comfortable on the five seats – also at the back. A loading volume of 402 liters is available in the trunk. If the rear seats are folded forward, it expands to up to 1.420 liters. In the front trunk under the "bonnet" there are an additional 81 liters available. Tesla calls this "Frunk", Ford calls it "Megabox".

This plastic storage space is washable, has a water drain and is therefore particularly suitable for wet sportswear, muddy hiking boots or sandy beach equipment. The frunker should also be opened from the outside by key. A corresponding software update promises Ford for the summer.

The interior is solid and attractively processed, but cannot do the German noble competition. There is a gigantic panoramic glass roof-with a special trick. Thanks to special coatings, it keeps infrared and ultra-violet radiation away. This should ensure a cooler and a warmer passenger compartment in summer and in the cold winter.

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FORD Ford Mustang Mach-E in the test: There is still so much muscle car in the electro-mutch

The base of the fully digital cockpit provides a 15.5-inch portrait touchscreen with a screen diagonal of 39 centimeters, which can be easily operated like a smartphone via wiping and string movements and is easily understandable. The digital, horizontally built-in 10.2-inch instrument panel measures 26 centimeters in the diagonal. AppleCarplay and Android Auto are set up in no time and work without cables and problems. In addition, the Mustang Mach-e offers the option for wireless charging.

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Range, consumption & shop

Ford offers the new Mustang Mach-E either with rear and double electric motor with all-wheel drive. In addition to the standard range-the extended range battery is also available. The standard battery has a usable capacity of 68 kWh, the extended range battery 88 kWh. This corresponds to a gross battery capacity of 75.7 or 98.7 kWh.

For the end of 2021, Ford then promises a particularly sporty top version Mustang Mach-e with the nickname GT. With an output of 358 kW (487 hp) and a maximum torque of 860 Nm, the Mach-E GT accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds (roll start). The Mustang Mach-E GT reaches the electronically limited maximum speed at 200 km/h, for all other versions there is already an end at 180 km/h.

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Ford specifies the power consumption of the Mustang Mach-E depending on the version with between 19.5 and 16.5 kilowatt hours per 100 kilometers. The all-wheel drive-Mach-e with a large battery tested by site consumed around 20 kWh per 100 kilometers. At 130 km / h on the highway, electricity consumption climbed to almost 30 kW.

Instead of the WLTP range of 540 kilometers, there are more 450 kilometers in everyday life. Only around 300 on the highway. According to WLTP standard, the standard version with 68 kWh only creates 440 kilometers. In combination with the optional extended range variant with 88 kWh of usable capacity, the rear-driven model in the combined WLTP cycle can cover up to 610 kilometers before new electricity has to go into the battery again.

The range of electric cars often differs from the manufacturer’s information. This is due to factors such as driving style, speed and outside temperature. The Efahrer range of range calculator takes this into account and shows how far electric cars really come under different conditions.

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FORD Ford Mustang Mach-E in the test: There is still so much muscle car in the electro-mutch

The Mustang Mach-E can call up a charging power of up to 150 kW. The model with extended range battery and rear drive is sufficient for an additional range of 119 standard kilometers for an average of ten minutes. The versions with all-wheel drive and extended range battery "refuel" in the same period of electricity for around 107 kilometers.

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Both for the rear-driven variant and for the Mustang Mach-E with all-wheel drive, in connection with the extended range battery: the battery is charged from ten to 80 percent in 45 minutes on a quick charging station. At the socket, the Mach-E loads 4.6 kW, on a suitable wall box with up to 11 kW.

The users of a Ford Wallbox can monitor and control them using an app from your smartphone. For example, the current loading status of the vehicle can be checked via the app. The Mach-E’s range forecast works reliably.

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Driving dynamics and driving modes

The start of the 350 hp electrobolids is significantly more tighter than its zero hundred sprint of around six seconds. Typical electrical, the full 580 Nm torque are practically from the first speed. The all -wheel drive is flawless. In sports mode, the Mach-e shows its muscle car genes and pushes controls and easily dosable over the rear. When it comes to rolling stability, rolling and noise comfort, the Ford Mustang cannot measure itself with the German fine stromers such as Mercedes EQC and Audi E-Tron.

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With the three standard driving modes "Whisper", "Active" and "Untamed" ("Zahm", "active" and "spirited"), the Mustang Mach-E offers three meaningful, clearly distinguishable driving modes. The driving modes can be set via the touchscreen.

  • The "Zahm" mode switches to a more smooth steering, a reserved characteristics of the "acceleration pedal" and the lowest possible interior of the "Zahm" mode as well as the brake traction control also optimizes to improve liability on wet and slippery roads.
  • The "active" mode is the balanced normal mode with elements of sports, comfort and eco-mode.
  • If the maximum energy efficiency "EComode" intervening, this is displayed on the digital combination instrument and the multicolor LEDs of the ambience lighting dive into a blue tone.
  • The “spiritedly” sport mode tightens the steering, lets the “acceleration pedal” address more direct and conveys the feeling of sporting athletes when delay. In addition, the car plays an artificially generated “motors” sound and the lighting of the interior turns orange.

Ford Mustang Mach-e in the test-test
FORD Ford Mustang Mach-E in the test: There is still so much muscle car in the electro-mutch

Prices and conclusion

The electro-must also support the driver with a number of driving assistants who worked reliably and comfortably in the first practice test. The tested Mach-E had, among other things, a spacer tomato with a stop-and-go function and lane departure assistant. There is also an emergency brake system with a collision warning. The lane assistant with a dead corner assistant observes the rear traffic. If there is a risk of danger in the event of an intended change of trace, the system actively intervenes in order to warn the driver. The electro-must also be able to park automatically.

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The cheapest electrical assault costs below 38 after funding.000 euros. That is only a few hundred euros above the average new car price in Germany. Ford power comes with the smaller Mustangs Volkswagen with his electro SUV ID.4 before. An electric muscle car in the strict tradition of a V8 petrol-mustang is probably not the base-mach-e, but Ford offers a sporty E-SUV with everyday size and range to an exciting entry-level price. The top electrical Machtang EM GT also aims more on performance SUVs from Tesla, Jaguar, Audi & Co than on V8 sports cars.

How good the Ford-Mustang is really possible compared to Volkswagen ID.4 and Tesla Model Y, a real practical test must show.

Electric cars often cost more than a comparable burner in the purchase. The higher prices for electric cars compared to diesel or petrol engine are compensated for in the long run by lower running costs. When and whether an electric car is worth it, the efahrer cost calculator shows.

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This article was written by Moritz Diethelm

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4 thoughts on “Ford Mustang Mach-e in the test”

  1. Amusing!
    To call this electric vehicle as a Mustang and Musclecar is like if you have a pressing … from Tofu would call a T-bone steak and assume that people also believe it!

  2. Congratulations !
    It is not better to describe these murks of the naming ! Almost identical taillights are simply not enough….

  3. mustang?
    To call this thick overweight Gaul as a Mustang, i.e. as a wild horse, is quite daring. When Ford this suffer "E-transit" or "e-galaxy" would have called it somehow understand. But so the Ford marketing department wants to build on old successes of a (wild) burner on bending and breaking the old successes. This e-cart definitely doesn’t have to "tamed" will.

  4. Musclecar ?
    ….I would say: 0%, but no longer less…. The naming alone definitely doesn’t fit. That has nothing to do with a Mustang. Can’t imagine that a Mustang driver changes to this Mach-e. This is a disguised electric SUV. The right drive belongs to the musclecar, you don’t need to discuss…..


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