Ford Mustang Mach-E: Too little driving stability in the ADAC car test

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Manufacturer guarantees over-the-air update of the ESP

Ford Mustang Mach-E: Too little driving stability in the ADAC car test-mach-e

The Ford Mustang Mach-E shows severe oversteer at the limit, which can lead to the tail breaking away. The ESP only intervenes very late, both in standard and in sport driving mode. That was the result of a test by the automobile club ADAC.

According to the ADAC engineers, this type of driving behavior increases the risk of an accident, as you can deviate from the lane or skid into oncoming traffic when cornering quickly or suddenly taking evasive maneuvers. According to the ADAC, none of the competing models has shown comparable driving behavior so far.

Faced with the results, Ford has pledged to "modify the ESP calibration in normal mode … towards a more controlled layout." And further: "For all vehicles that are already in customer hands, the update will be carried out as soon as possible via the over-the-air update functionality."

A vehicle with the revised ESP coordination is expected to be available to the ADAC at the beginning of 2022. Then the automobile club wants to test whether the driving behavior has really improved.

In the spring, the Mach-E will get an OTA update anyway, which will give the large battery a higher net capacity; According to the ADAC, this OTA update will probably come too late to be used to fix the ESP problem.

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In the USA, the Mustang Mach-E came onto the market in December 2020, Europe followed in spring 2021. 1,849 units have been registered in Germany so far (as of end of October 2021). In the US, around 21,000 units have been sold since the beginning of 2021, as site reported a few days ago. The car is built in Mexico; around 61,000 pieces have been produced there so far.

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The approximately 4.70 meter long electric SUV from Ford is available in five battery-motor combinations, including two rear-wheel drive vehicles and three all-wheel drive vehicles. The standard range battery with a storage capacity of 68 kWh net provides ranges of up to 44 kilometers, the extended range battery with 88 kWh enables up to 610 kilometers at a time. Depending on the version, it is charged with up to 150 kW. The performance spectrum ranges from the 198 kW basic version to the 358 kW top GT model.

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