Electro Mustang — a new era for Ford
Ford Mustang is a very specific and iconic car. Five years ago, the Mustang celebrated its 50th Anniversary. The Ford company decided to update the line-up of a pony car with the fully-electrified vehicle, for the current moment.
The automotive experts and drivers waited for the premiere, discussed and put forward a variety of theories. However, suddenly a couple of days before the official release (18.11.19), the information and technical characteristics with images of the car appeared on the Internet.
The article was unintentionally published on the official website of the company and after that - hidden. Therefore, the question that remains unanswered is: “Was it caused by a human factor as a misleading or as a marketing ploy?” It is interesting to note the fact of coincidence of the world film premiere of the sports drama “Ford v Ferrari”, where the cult car Ford GT40 is mentioned, which serves as additional advertising of the company.
Mustang cars found popularity among motorists around the world, and have repeatedly become leaders in sales in the United States. Besides, the presence of the Mustangs in several movies of the 60-90s brought additional fame as a fast, productive, stylish and relatively inexpensive vehicle to them. Although, this Pony S-segment car didn’t always meet expectations but remained loved by the public.
The update of the Mustang’s line-up caused a resonance. The classic series of a two-door coupe with long front skids was supplemented by a fully electrified SUV non-standard for Mustangs-design.
A Ball-Shaped Mustang?
First of all, the electrified body of the new Ford Mustang Mach-E has a rounded structure. Absolutely truth that smooth and convex forms aren't consistent with the early representation of the Mustang. Therefore, this decision of the company caused a mixed reaction among experts and motorists. Some believe that the lineup of the Mustang needed radical changes, others think that the Mach-E had to be a completely new car.
You can recognize the car by the long powerful hood and aggressive tri-bra taillights & headlights.
Airiness and Comfort
More warmly greeted interior Mach-E, which is very spacious and not oversaturated elements, but still technologically functional.
The size of the trunk varies from 402 to 1420 liters of space.
The limited First Edition will be available in an extended configuration, with an all-wheel drive, with exclusive Grabber Blue Metallic painting, a full-length panoramic glass roof, contrast stitching of the seats and an overlay plate with the inscription "First Edition".
The Mustang Mach-E pioneered the next-generation SYNC communication and entertainment system with machine learning. You can control numerous functions of the car with the help of a 15.5-inch screen and intuitive interface.
Ford has made a five-door crossover with a battery of almost 100 kWh and rear or all-wheel drive, which doesn’t claim premium status, but it promises to drive almost 600 km and accelerate to 100 km/h in about 3.5 seconds (the maximum values for the GT version).
Ford Mustang Mach-E will appear on the market in 5 finishes and will have the following specifications:
- First Edition: (255 HP, 415 Nm, 270 miles, 5 s = 0-60, AWD, 19 " wheels)
- Select: (255 HP, 415 Nm, 230 miles, 5 s = 0-60, AWD or RWD, 18 " wheels
- Premium: (282 HP 300 miles, 5 s = 0-60, AWD or RWD, 19 " wheels)
- California Route 1: (333hp 560nm, 6s = 0-60, AWD, 18 " wheels)
- GT: (465 HP, 830 Nm, 235 miles, 3.5 s = 0-60, AWD, 20 " wheels)
The car received three new driving modes-Whisper, Engage and Unbridled. Plug-in four-wheel drive based on the Mach-E4 system is another technology developed by the company. A feature of Mach 4 is the independent transmission of torque to both axles.
The Mustang Mach-E will be available both as standard (75.7 kWh lithium-ion battery) and as extended (98.8 kWh battery), which has a specified WLTP range of up to 600 km (over 370 miles) at the rear. - disk configuration.
So, the car leaves mixed feelings for now. Also, the vehicle will go on sale in late 2020-early 2021, so motorists won’t be able to evaluate the new electric Mustang soon.