A real concentration of technology, such as opening doors by pressing a button on the central upright or from a special app with your smartphone, thus justifying the absence of levers, as there is a small jack that pushes. When the Ford Mustang Mach-E walks in, it reveals its tech with its central, vertical 15.5-inch display the size of a laptop.
It is possible to tell you that it is not that simple with a giant screen where we control the main functions of the vehicle and multiple menus available. Then behind the wheel there is only a small screen showing the speed (Ground Speed) and the important thing is the remaining autonomy because let’s not forget that this pony is powered by electrons.
It is very elegant, the passenger compartment is spacious, but there is some average quality plastic.
In the rear seats, the low seat of the bench relative to the floor does not help taller people. Finally, the 402-liter rear trunk is average, but the high loading sill isn’t ideal for loading heavy objects.
Ford Mustang Mach-e: some V8 noise in the cabin
Once in action, the Mustang Mach-E excels in power and instant torque, but it doesn’t really provide the comfort it provides with damping that doesn’t appreciate the rippled coating.
Powered by two electric motors, this 4-wheel drive version is more of a type-driven version, as the most powerful engine producing 220 kW or 300 hp is placed on the rear axle. A smaller 50 kW (68 hp) engine drives the front axle.
But most surprising is the small artificial noise of the thermal Mustang’s V8 engine in the cabin via speakers during clear acceleration. With its range extended up to 540 km thanks to its large battery, the Mustang Mach-E 4X offers a wide range of motion, especially when used in the city, while the Whisper mode is a “pedal” that avoids using the brake with its driving mode. The pedal offers an interesting renewal.
Ford Mustang Mach-E is a very reliable first
The modern, efficient and highly autonomous Mustang Mach-E is a very reliable first for Ford in the electric SUV market of the future.
Even if this Mustang Mach-E 4X doesn’t offer the same driving pleasure as the V8-powered authentic Pony, its famous badge undeniably sets it apart from its rivals, the Audi Q4 e-tron, Jaguar i-Pace, BMW iX3 or Skoda Enyaq.
- Length 4.71 m – width 1.88 m – height 1.62 m
- Two 220 kW rear and 50 kW front synchronous electric motors
- Cumulative power: 351 hp
- 580Nm torque
- Permanent four-wheel drive
- Lithium-ion battery 99 kWh usable capacity 88 kWh
- Fast charging up to 150 kW
- Luggage volume: 402 liters + 81 liters front
- 2.182 kg curb weight
- Maximum speed: 180 km/h
- 0 to 100 km/h in 5.1 seconds
- Mixed autonomy WLTP: 540 km (extended range)
- Observed consumption: 23 kWh/100 km
- Price of tested model: 65.500 € excluding options
- Mustang Mach-E from €48,990