Two days before making its official world debut during a media event on November 17th, and soon after Ford announced its official name, some clever web surfers discovered pictures, specifications and pricing on the fully electric 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E.
It seems as though all that information was ready to go live on Ford’s consumer website, and was one hyperlink away from being revealed to the public after the vehicle was unveiled. It didn’t take too long for screenshots to appear on the web. Oops.
The images show the Mustang Mach-E in all its glory, which show that our recently published renderings of the battery-electric crossover were actually pretty accurate. We can easily draw similarities between the Mach-E and the Ford Mustang coupe, such as the power bulges on the hood, the three-bar taillights and the athletic hips, but the crossover isn’t exactly a spitting image of the sports car. It does share the same running pony logo, which Ford Authority was the first to confirm.
The interior design lacks the retro look of the Mustang coupe and convertible as well. The huge, vertically mounted center stack touchscreen dominates the overall atmosphere, and we can also spot a slim, horizontal and fully digital driver instrument panel as well.
The leaked images reveal various output levels, two battery sizes as well as RWD and AWD drivetrains. According to Ford, the least-powerful versions of the Mach-E are able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in the “mid six-second” range, while a GT trim level should reach the same speed in less than four seconds. Driving range is estimated at 210 to 230 miles with the smaller battery (Standard Range) and 270 to 300 miles with the bigger one (Extended Range). A 10-minute quick charge adds 47 miles of range.
Other Ford Mustang Mach-E trim levels include the First Edition AWD, shown in all the leaked pictures, which starts at $59,900. This limited-edition variant will be available in one of three paint colors, including the exclusive Grabber Blue Metallic hue. The First Edition AWD will also feature unique interior contrast stitching, scuff plates, brushed aluminum pedals and red-painted brake calipers.
There’s also the base Select with an estimated MSRP of $43,895, which is said to include Ford Co-Pilot360 2.0 and Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist 2.0 as standard equipment. The mid-level Premium starts at $50,600, while the California Route 1 edition’s MSRP is estimated at $52,400. All are eligible for the current $7,500 Federal Electrics Drive Motor Vehicle Tax Credit. We previously reported that the Mach-E would start at around $40,000, so we weren’t that far off.
Here’s a breakdown of the announced trim levels and specifications:
|Trim level||Power/Torque (hp/lb-ft)||Est. Range (miles)||0-60 mph (sec.)||Est. MSRP (USD)|
|Select SR RWD||255 / 306||230||mid 6-sec||$43895|
|Select SR AWD||255 / 429||210||mid 5-sec||n/a|
|California Route 1 ER RWD||282 / 306||300||mid 6-sec||$52400|
|Premium SR RWD||255 / 306||230||low 6-sec||$50600|
|Premium SR AWD||255 / 429||210||mid 5-sec||n/a|
|Premium ER RWD||282 / 306||300||mid 6-sec||n/a|
|Premium ER AWD||333 / 429||270||mid 5-sec||n/a|
|First Edition ER AWD||333 / 429||270||mid 5-sec||$59900|
|GT AWD||n/a||250||mid 3-sec||$60500|
The First Edition and Premium trim levels will be available in “late 2020,” while the Select, California Route 1 and GT variants will arrive in “early 2021.”
We’ll get more details on November 17th, after the Mustang Mach-E makes its “official” debut – although we already know plenty about Ford’s first fully-electric crossover. Following the event, the reservation books for the Mach-E will open.