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Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium AWD Extended Range

Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium AWD Extended Range

Key stats

  • Model/Engine size: Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium AWD Extended Range
  • Fuel: Electric
  • Range (WLTP): 341 miles
Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium AWD Extended Range

Summary

Close your eyes and imagine a Ford Mustang. You saw an electric crossover right? No? We can’t help think the Mach-E would make more sense as a Ford, but hey what do we know. The crucial question is, is it any good?

The Mach-E is a ground up electric model available in rear or All Wheel Drive (AWD) configurations with either the Standard Range or Extended Range battery. However, Ford has dropped the Standard Range AWD variant which means that to get AWD you now have to pick the long range battery, and you have to move up the model range. This is great if you are interested in maximising range as it delivers an impressive 341 miles on the official test, but it means the entry level AWD Mach-E is now a chunk more expensive.

Although the drivetrain and body shape might have taken you by surprise, there is a lot of Mustang DNA on display. It is big, swift but not too fast, and is good to drive. Interestingly Ford has deliberately softened the initial accelerator response so the Mach-E doesn’t have the usual electric pin you to your seat acceleration, but rather feels a lot like a big V8 working through a slushbox; very ‘Stang. The suspension continues the American vibe, it is soft, but here it also delivers decent body control, so it delivers an unusual combination of a compliant ride with decent handling.

The theme continues inside too where the interior doesn’t quite hit European standards in either design or material quality but it is close enough that you don’t feel too short changed. One good point is the inclusion of a small instrument binnacle in front of the driver in addition to the massive central screen. Ford has also delivered on the practicality front with a big boot accessed through a hatchback, lots of interior space with storage areas and a frunk with dedicated storage for EV cables.

There is more good news on the charging front with 150 kW Ultra Rapid charging capability, you can get a 10%-80% charge in around 45 minutes. Of course the crucial question is how often you will need to stop, can the Mach-E get close to its official range? Based on our test of the rear wheel drive model the answer is yes. We managed to easily get within 10% of the official range so if you want to you can match or even exceed the official range.

It would be easy to dismiss the Mach-E as a curiosity that doesn’t quite fit the UK market, but in reality it offers a unique take on the electric SUV. It is spacious, very practical, comfortable, refined, fast enough, and good to drive. It also delivers Ultra Rapid charge capability and is able to get close to its official range in the real world without too much effort. As a result the areas where it is a bit off the pace (yes we are looking at you, dashboard/interior) can be forgiven as the ‘Stang is a strong package overall.

 

Read our full Ford Mustang Mach-E RWD Standard Range review

 

Estimated real world range: 238 – 341 miles
Official range: 341 miles
Official electricity consumption: 188 Wh/km
Battery pack: 98.7 kWh (gross) 91 kWh (net) lithium ion; 8 year / 100,000 mile warranty
Recharge time: 7 kW charge approx 14 hours; 11 kW charge approx 9 hours 30 minutes; Rapid CCS 50 kW approx 1 hour 30 mins (10 – 80%); Ultra Rapid CCS 150 kW 45 minutes (10 – 80%)

 

Please note that CO2 emissions quoted for electric cars are not directly comparable to diesel and petrol cars. This is because CO2 emissions quoted are calculated by Green Car Guide and include the emissions created at the power station turning fuel (e.g. gas etc) into electricity and in transmitting and distributing the electricity to an end user. They do not include the actual production of the fuel (e.g. gas extraction and refinery emissions). Petrol and diesel emissions are supplied by car manufacturers and are based solely on the fuel burnt in the engine (tailpipe emissions) and do not include the production of the fuel or distribution to a fuel station. In practice this means that electric car emissions are over-estimated relative to petrol and diesel. For instance if an electric car, a petrol car, and a diesel car are all reported to emit 100 g/km CO2, the electric car actually has lower emissions.

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Specifications Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium AWD Extended Range

  • Fuel economy, extra urban: N/A
  • Fuel economy, urban: N/A
  • CO2 emissions: Officially 0 g/km. Estimated average UK grid electricity approx 40 g/km (341 mile range); (238 mile range) 72 g/km
  • VED: £0 a year
  • Weight: 2,182 Kg
  • BIK Company Car Tax (2023/24): 2%
  • Price: £58,405
  • Insurance group: TBC
  • Power: 346 bhp
  • Max speed: 111 mph
  • 0-62mph: 5.8 seconds
  • Torque: 428 lb ft