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FORD MUSTANG MACH-E ESTATE

258kW Extended Range 88kWh AWD 5dr Auto

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Ford's Mustang Mach-E should recharge customer interest in the upper part of the family EV segment, thinks Jonathan Crouch

Background

It's difficult to think of a much less environmentally-friendly automotive model line than that of the Ford Mustang. Yet this is the nameplate Ford has chosen for the all-electric cars it will make in the coming era, this being the first of them, the Mustang Mach-E. This sporting SUV model is, we're told, about fast, fun freedom and it aims to please a whole new generation of Mustang owners. The 'Mach' name was apparently inspired by the 'Mach 1' variant of the first generation Mustang and fits with the remit given to the car's creators, Ford's 'Team Edison', who were tasked with creating 'an EV with soul'. Is that what we've got here? You might wonder. After all, this model's supposedly all-new 'GE1' ('Global Electrified 1') platform is actually a revised version of the C2 chassis used in the brand's current Focus and Kuga models. But the product itself couldn't be more different from those conventional cars. As we're about to find out.

Driving Experience

There's a bit more bite to the drive dynamics than is common in this class, with well-bridled body control and keen grip through the turns. The Mach-E has three driving modes, rather cringily named 'Whisper', 'Active' and 'Untamed'. All versions have a top speed limited to 111mph. And there's a single toggle switch for regenerative braking called 'One-Pedal Mode'. The line-up kicks off with two rear-driven models, one using the 'Standard Range' 68kWh battery, which puts out 269PS and can take you up to 273 miles. The other uses an 'Extended Range' 88kWh battery pack, which ups power to 294PS and increases the car's potential driving distance between charges to 379 miles in rear-driven form. There are also various all-wheel drive versions, which feature an electric motor at each end of the car, with torque applied independently to each axle. An AWD Mustang Mach-E with the base 68kWh battery has a 248 mile range, but ideally you'd want to stretch to the 'Extended Range' four-wheel-drive version, which puts out 351PS, 565Nm of torque, will get you to 62mph in 6.2 seconds and has a 336 mile WLTP range. If you want more, there's a performance-orientated Mustang Mach-E GT model, which uses the larger battery and AWD, puts out 487PS and 830Nm of torque and makes 62mph from rest in just 4.1 seconds. That top version goes 310 miles between charges and comes with MagneRide adaptive damping. As with most EVs of this size, kerb weight is substantial, in this case between 1,993 and 2,218kgs depending on variant.

Design and Build

In terms of size, this Mexican-built model is 4,712mm long, 1,881mm wide and 1,597mm high, which places it size-wise somewhere between a Jaguar I-PACE and a Mercedes EQC. Clever styling tricks mean it doesn't actually look that big on first acquaintance, but it is immediately recognisable as a Mustang, thanks to signature elements like its long, powerful bonnet, distinctive rear haunches, aggressive headlights and trademark tri-bar tail lamps. Neat design and engineering deliver surprising rear seat roominess and ample cargo space. There are no conventional door handles: just buttons that pop open the doors. It's possible to use your smartphone as an entry key: or you can use a keypad built into the B-pillar. Inside, there's an interior nothing like anything you'll have previously seen on a Ford, dominated by a Tesla-like portrait-style 15.5-inch centre free-standing infotainment touchscreen incorporating a lower rotary dial. This works using Ford's latest SYNC 4 operating system that is able to accept over-the-air updates and can quickly learn your preferences. There's also a further 10.2-inch screen in front of the steering wheel for all the main driving gauges. A floating, flip-up armrest doubles as a place to store purses or bags. Two adults can be comfortably accommodated in the back. And there's a 402-litre boot (extendable to 1,420-litres if you fold the rear bench). Plus there's a further 81-litre space beneath the bonnet, which is provided in the form of a drainable compartment which would be good for wet or muddy clothing or footwear.

Market and Model

The Mustang Mach-E's starting price point is pitched from around £41,500. Across the range, you'll be choosing between single-motor Rear Wheel Drive and twin-motor All-Wheel Drive formats; and, in either case, between two battery sizes, which we'll quote in terms of usable capacity. There's a 68kWh 'Standard range' pack with 288 cells offering 115kW High Powered Charging; or an 88kWh 'Extended Range' battery with 376 cells offering 150kW High Powered Charging. The range starting price we just quoted requires you to stick with the 'Standard Range' 68kWh battery, which will see your Mach-E put out 269PS in both Rear-driven and the All-Wheel drive forms, the latter variant requiring a price premium of just over £5,000. Ideally though, you'd stretch to the bigger 88kWh 'Extended Range' battery pack , which comes with a power upgrade - to 294PS for the Rear-driven model, priced from around £50,000; or to 351PS for this AWD model, which from launch was priced at around £57,000. If you're set on AWD and the bigger battery pack, Ford also want you to consider the manically fast flagship GT model, which includes both paired to a considerably higher output - 487PS, along with more torque (860Nm) than any car the brand has ever sold in Europe. From launch, that top version cost just over £67,000. Across the range, core cabin features include an absolutely huge 15.5-inch Central Touch Screen, incorporating next-generation 'SYNC 4' media connectivity with an embedded 'FordPass Connect' modem, Connected Navigation and Natural Voice Search functionality. There's also wireless 'Apple CarPlay' and 'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring - the sort of thing you still can't get in a Tesla.

Cost of Ownership

As electric vehicle owners do 80% of their charging at home, Ford offers Mach-E buyers a 'Connected Wallbox' option which delivers up to five times the charging power of a typical domestic socket - meaning customers can add an estimated average range of 38 miles per charging hour, based on extended-range, rear-wheel drive configuration. The Ford Home Charge Cable, included with the vehicle, can add an estimated average range of nine miles per charging hour using a typical European domestic outlet. And when you're out and about? Well with peak charging power of 150kW, a Mustang Mach-E variant fitted with rear wheel drive and the 88kWh Extended Range battery could add driving range of up to 57 miles within 10 minutes of charge time on a DC fast-charging station. At the same kind of DC public power point with a Standard Range 68kWh Mustang Mach-E, you could charge from 10 per cent to 80% in approximately 38 minutes. All Mach-E models come with ultra-rapid charging capabilities courtesy of a Type 2 CCS inlet: the extended range models can charge at up to 150kW, while the standard range battery charges at up to 115kW. Whatever your choice of variant, the car's connected navigation system will identify up-to-date public charging locations during trips and prompt owners to charge at the most convenient points on each drive - all to help ensure they don't have to be anxious about how much range they have. The brand also gives customers access to the FordPass Charging Network, Europe's largest network of more than 200,000 public charging stations in 21 countries. A Mach-E owner will be able to access any of these and pay for their power from a single account.

Summary

At the first-ever Detroit auto show, Henry Ford said he was working on something that would 'strike like forked lightning': that was the Model T. With the Mustang Mach-E, Ford aims once again to 'strike like forked lightning', this time with a more interesting, charismatic interpretation of what a family-sized full-electric car can be. The coming years will bring us dozens of new electric vehicles but most will be sensible, worthy and rather boring. This car - and the various electrified Mustang family models that'll follow it - offers something more appealing and charismatic in a way that we think may well strike a real customer chord. Just perhaps, as the original Mustang sports car did back in the Sixties. Who says lightning doesn't strike twice?

Key Information

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeAutomatic
Fuel Type
Fuel TypeElectric
Fuel Efficiency
Fuel Efficiency0.00mpg
Emissions
Emissions0.00g/km
Top Speed
Top Speed111mph

Full Details

Standard Equipment

Driver Convenience

  • 10.2" full digital cluster and 15.5" central touch screen
  • 360 degree camera
  • Advanced active park assist
  • Applink remote control system
  • BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross Traffic Alert
  • Distance alert system
  • Electric power steering
  • Ford pass connect embedded modem
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Hands free tailgate
  • Intelligent adaptive cruise control with stop and go + lane centering
  • Lane departure warning with lane keeping aid
  • Next generation SYNC with connected navigation and natural voice search
  • Selectable drive modes - active, whisper and untamed
  • Trip computer
  • Wireless device charging pad

Entertainment

  • B and O premium sound system 10 speaker including dashboard sound bar

Exterior Features

  • Adaptive LED Mustang signature headllamps
  • Black power folding door mirrors with Mustang logo projection puddle lamps
  • Blade front grille design
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Fixed full panoramic roof
  • LED signature tail lights
  • Privacy glass
  • Quickclear heated windscreen
  • Side cladding and wheel arches in piano black

Interior Features

  • 8 way power driver and passenger seats with lumbar - fore/aft/up/down/recline
  • Dual electronic automatic temperature control
  • Front headrests
  • Front trunk
  • Heated driver and front passenger seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • One pedal drive
  • Perforated full sensico artificial leather upholstery
  • Rear head restraints

Safety

  • 3 point rear seatbelts
  • ABS
  • ESP
  • Evasive steering assist
  • Pre collision assist with Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Dynamic Brake Support (DBS), Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB)
  • Red brake callipers

Security

  • E-Latch keyless entry system including B-Pillar keypad access
  • Stolen vehicle alert + tracking and immobilisation
  • Thatcham Cat.1 alarm

Technical

  • Ford vario power charging cable
  • High power charging cable

Wheels

  • 19" Black machined alloy wheels

Technical Data

Electric Vehicle Data

  • Battery Capacity in kWh
    88
  • Battery Charge Slow kW
    150
  • Battery Charge Slow Percentage
    10-80
  • Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes)
    45
  • Battery Charge Fast kW
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Fast Percentage
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Fast Time (Minutes)
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Rapid kW
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Rapid Percentage
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Rapid Time (Minutes)
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Super Charge kW
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Super Charge Percentage
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Super Charge Time (Minutes)
    Not Available
  • Battery Leased
    No
  • Battery Type
    Lithium-ion
  • Coupler/Connector Type
    Type 2
  • Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage
    100000
  • Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years
    8
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb
    18.7
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb
    3.3
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb
    539
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb
    335

Emissions - ICE

  • CO
    Not Available
  • CO2 (g/km)
    0
  • HC
    Not Available
  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Noise Level dB(A)
    Not Available
  • NOx
    Not Available
  • Particles
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    Not Available

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    Not Available
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Not Available
  • CC
    1
  • Compression Ratio
    Not Available
  • Cylinder Layout
    Not Available
  • Cylinders
    Not Available
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm)
    Not Available
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
    Not Available
  • Engine Code
    Not Available
  • Engine Layout
    Not Available
  • Fuel Delivery
    Not Available
  • Gears
    1 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    Not Available
  • Transmission
    AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Combined (mpg)
    Not Available
  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    Not Available
  • EC Extra Urban (mpg)
    Not Available
  • EC Urban (mpg)
    Not Available

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    Yes
  • Badge Engine CC
    0.0
  • Badge Power
    351
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    88kWh
  • Coin Series
    Extended Range
  • Generation Mark
    1
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    40E
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    Not Available
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    Not Available
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    60000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    3
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months
    Not Available
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage
    Not Available
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    5.1
  • Engine Power - BHP
    351
  • Engine Power - KW
    258
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    428
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    59.1
  • Engine Torque - NM
    580
  • Top Speed
    111

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Wheel Style
    Not Available
  • Wheel Type
    19" ALLOY

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    Not Available
  • No. of Seats
    5
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Customer Reviews

   
Julie Judge

Julie Judge

"Excellent Service I would definitely recommend. Scott and Holly have been outstanding. Thank you so much I love my new car!!."

"a week ago"

Sean Annells

Sean Annells

"First class service from start to finish. Great communication and very competitive on pricing. Always wanted to help and nothing was to much trouble. Tom always replied to my emails as soon as he could and always went the extra mile to answer my questions. Would definitely recommend Silverstone Fleet to anyone."

"3 months ago"

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"Excellent friendly, advice when helping me to choose a new electric vehicle. Customer service has been great thank you :)"

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"The whole team at SFM have been great from start to finish! Aby talked me through lots of options before I finally made a choice and ordered. Holly has kept me updated through out and been on hand to answer any questions I have had. Scott also spent time with me and rid me of my range anxiety going across to a full EV. I would highly recommend getting in touch with SFM for any of your car needs."

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