By Staff Reporter
Ford has joined the electrical movement with a new stallion in the Mustang line-up. This is the first time in 55 years that the manufacturer is expanding its Mustang offering. Fortunately, this is not replacing the much-loved Mustang coupe. The expansion will see a new Mustang Mach-E SUV joining the sports, convertible and special editions. The SUV will also feature an all-new infotainment system and connected vehicle technology
Under the hood and performance
On arrival (2020), the Mustang Mach-E will be available with standard and extended-range battery options. This will either be with rear-wheel-drive or all-wheel drive powered by permanent magnet motors. If equipped with the extended-range battery and rear-wheel drive, the Mach-E has an estimated range of at least 482km. In the extended-range all-wheel drive configuration the targeted power outputs will be a figure of 247kW and 565Nm. It will see the Mach-E doing quicker times in 0-100kmh sprint then the Porsche Macan Series.
In addition to the standard range, Ford will also offer two special performance versions on Mach-E the GT and GT Performance edition. The GT is targeting 0-100kmh sprint in under 4-seconds, making faster off the line than the Porsche Macan Turbo while the GT Performance will be targeting 0-100kmh in the mid 3-seconds which is comparable to the Porsche 911 GTS. Both GTs will have estimated power figured of 342kW and 830Nm of torque
Battery pack and range
The Mustang Mach-E will be available in both standard (75.7 kWh lithium-ion battery) and extended (98.8 kWh battery) that has an estimated range of at least 482km in rear-wheel-drive configuration.
As stated above already, the Mach-E will feature an all-new infotainment which includes the debuting next-generation SYNC communications and entertainment system. It includes a 15.5-inch screen that has a simple interface which ditches complicated menus, making it easier to access features with touch, swipe and controls. Ford global director for battery electric vehicles, Darren Palmer said “Next-generation SYNC actively starts adapting to you as soon as you start using it, quickly learning your preferences and making personalized suggestions”. “It can suggest going to the gym if it learns Mondays are workout days or calling home if you do that every day after work”, he added.
The Mustang Mach-E will be available globally in 2020 and we hope to see in our shores.
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