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Ford Mustang Mach-E Officially Debuts in Los Angeles

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E
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During a media event in Los Angeles, Ford introduced a new chapter not only in its history as a company, but also for its iconic nameplate, the Ford Mustang. In front of a crowd of employees, members of the media and other guests, the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E made its official world debut.

We say official, because images and information on the Mach-E was leaked on the web and made public two days ago, followed by another leak less than 24 hours before the reveal. That didn’t stop Ford from putting on a show and unveiling its all-new fully electric vehicle, or what was called the Mustang-inspired EV before officially announcing its name just a few days before the reveal. The Mustang Mach-E shares some styling cues with the Mustang sports car in addition to the running pony logo, which Ford Authority was the first to report.

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As we previously reported, the Mustang Mach-E will be available in many trim levels, including Select, California Route 1, Premium, First Edition, GT and GT Performance Edition. Rear-wheel and all-wheel drivetrains will be offered, as are two battery sizes: Standard Range (75.7 kWh) and Extended Range (98.8 kWh). Power ranges from 255 to 332 horsepower in the first four variants, while the GT and GT Performance Package boast a Ford-estimated 459 horsepower and 612 pound-feet of torque.

The GT is expected to blast from 0 to 60 mph in less than four seconds, while the GT Performance Edition is said to hit 60 mph in the mid-three-second range. Ford claims it to be just as quick off the line as the Porsche 911 GTS, which is similar to the off-the-line performance for the 760-horsepower, 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500.

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The GT Performance Edition will be equipped with Brembo Flexira brake calipers, MagneRide dampers and an adaptive suspension that adjusts to road conditions. As for the all-wheel drive system, it was designed to apply torque independently to the front and rear axles, although we don’t yet know if it can vary power side to side during cornering or on slippery surfaces.

Three drive modes are available in the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E – Whisper, Engage and Unbridled. Those names really tell it all in regards to energy conservation, throttle response, driving dynamics and “engine” sounds.

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Ford is not only flaunting the Mach-E’s performance and handling capabilities, but also its high levels of on-board technology. The vertically mounted 15.5-inch touchscreen, first reported on by Ford Authority, integrates the company’s new Ford SYNC 4 infotainment system, which the company says is so easy to use, there’s no need for “back” or “home” buttons. The giant screen relies on a single rotary dial in addition to powerful voice recognition software, and passengers can give it commands by first saying “Ok, Ford.”

The base Mach-E Select includes 18-inch alloy wheels, a 10.2-inch digital instrument cluster, Ford Co-Pilot360 2.0 and Co-Pilot360 Assist 2.0 advanced safety driving aids as well as LED exterior lighting. The Premium adds a power tailgate, a panoramic glass roof, 19-inch wheels, heated front seats and steering wheel, a 360-degree camera system and a B&O 10-speaker sound system. Other available features include unique exterior and interior trim details found in the limited-run First Edition variant as well as the California Route 1, GT and GT Performance Edition.

Starting prices range from $43,895 to $60,500, $1,100 destination and delivery charge not included, although the GT Performance Edition’s MSRP hasn’t yet been revealed. All are eligible for the current $7,500 Federal Electric 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. 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. Customers can pre-order their Mach-E on Ford’s dedicated website.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Trims & Specs
Trim level Power/Torque (hp/lb-ft) Est. Range (miles) 0-60 mph (sec.) Est. MSRP (USD)
Select SR RWD 255 / 306 230 low 6-sec $43895
Select SR AWD 255 / 417 210 mid 5-sec $46595
Premium SR RWD 255 / 306 230 low 6-sec $50600
California Route 1 ER RWD 282 / 306 300 mid 6-sec $52400
Premium SR AWD 255 / 417 210 mid 5-sec $53300
Premium ER RWD 282 / 306 300 mid 6-sec $55600
Premium ER AWD 332 / 417 270 mid 5-sec $58300
First Edition ER AWD 332 / 417 270 mid 5-sec $59900
GT AWD 459 / 612 235 under 4 sec $60500
GT Performance Edition AWD 459 / 612 n/a mid 3-sec n/a

We’ll have a lot more coverage on the new Mustang Mach-E in the coming days, so be sure to subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Mustang news, Mustang Mach-E news and around-the-clock Ford news coverage.

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Written by Mike Deslauriers

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  1. Okay so now that I’ve seen it and have had time to process it. Here are my thoughts. Configuring that Mach-E GT version on the Ford website in all black makes the SUV look very nice. I genuinely like the overall design of it and the fact that it is RWD based. I like the projected Horsepower and torque number and i think the steering wheel is the best looking steering wheel ever put on a mustang. Hands down. I especially like the taillight design. The vehicle’s hunkered down stance is nice as well as are the GT wheels. Personally I think it would be a nice addition if i already had a V8 mustang in the garage. I like the fact that the Mustang is becoming a “Family” of vehicles like what the Bronco is about to become. It gives me hope for a V8 powered Mustang Sedan and also a V8 powered Mustang crossover very similar to what Ford has just released. Honestly if this had a 5.0L Option, I’d be all over this vehicle. Honestly, even if it had an ST Variant with a 400hp 3.0L Ecoboost in it I’d be more interested in it as a main vehicle. But my hope is that if Ford is planning to have a Mustang family that they will do it right and bring out a sedan and a conventional engine powered SUV . I understand the Mustang is going to be growing when it moves to the CD6 chassis and honestly that’s not a terrible thing. When they do. The car should be like the BMW 8-Series with the coupe, a grand coupe and this new Mustang Mach-E with both electric and conventional powertrains and there should be V8 options available.
    Honestly, I’m waiting for Ford to bring out an Ecoboost V8. Ford already has a 350hp 2.3L, a 400hp 3.0L and a 450hp 3.5L. I don’t think anyone would be upset if Ford brought out a 4.6L Ecoboost V8 based off the Coyote Gen-3 V8 producing 500hp. To be honest, it would make alot of sense. Ford has already proven both the Ecoboost platform and the Coyote platform are excellent performance choices, why not blend them? Not to mention I feel like Ford is missing out on a huge market not offering more Ford Performance options for the ecoboost vehicles. I see they partner with mountune on the Focus and Fiesta but there are other Ecoboost vehicles out there that could benefit from Factory backed modifications that will keep cars 100% legal but allow customers to customize their vehicles and it would bring more money in as well. Think about this. If Ford offered all of the engines I just listed in vehicles like the potential mustang family, the Explorer (which will hopefully receive other engines such as the 450hp 3.5L, a 350hp 2.3L and even an Ecoboost V8) and even some of those engines (everything minus the V8) in the Ranger and the Bronco family of vehicles. If Ford Performance offered stage packages for them with intakes, Pro-Cal tuners, exhaust systems, intercoolers, intercooler piping, blow off valves, down pipes, injectors and things of that nature along with suspension and styling and braking upgrades, just think of how much money Ford woud be bringing in. Ford could warranty it by saying that it all has to be installed by a licensed dealer just like everything else and Ford would be in some serious business and being even more profitable. Granted I’m not one for electric performance as I am a traditionalist. But Ford could really do great if they’d actually think a little bit further than what they do. Yes, The Mach E looks okay. I would buy it, if it had the option of a real engine.

    • Gasoline engines are now obsolete, just as steam engines are. Both were developed in the 19th century, so why should Ford, or any car maker keep them? So if the Mach-E is the first fully new electric car (the Focus Electric is built on a gas engine body), I expect more of the same, and add other models, such as a real midsized sedan (keep the Fusion with full electric power), and electric versions of the Escape, Explorer, and Expedition. Then have Lincoln produce luxury versions of the same.

    • Ford made the ecoboost engines to get away from V8’s and other gas chuggers. If you want a turbo charged V8, you might as well get a high end sports car. The mustang has always been a coupe. The Mach E is so far away from what makes a Mustang a Mustang, it should have been it’s own thing or based off of another CUV. There isn’t anything Ford Performance can really do to an electric vehicle besides suspension and brakes. I dont know if you’ve seen how much it costs Ford Performance to rebuild a car, but 95% of the population cant afford it. Most of the 5% that can afford it, dont drive Fords. Hennessey and Saleen are cheaper options than Ford Performance.
      In terms of styling + performance + price, i think the base Blazer, unfortunately, beats the base Mach E.

  2. Like someone said earlier, I also like the idea of the Mustang becoming it’s own brand like the future Bronco. Maybe this “Mustang family” will also include the long rumoured 4 door V8 sedan and the 2 door V8 hybrid.

  3. Ford only used the name “Mustang” because it brings attention, that name is sacred to Mustang people. They should have used a new name, this ‘Mach’ is so old. I do like the car & feel it will do well for starters.

    • “Mach” is a representation for the speed of sound, after Ernest Mach, the physicist that calculated the speed (650 MPH at sea level). Every supersonic jet and rocket plane has a Mach meter onboard, so every time the sound barrier is broken, they reach the Mach 1 number. Ford probably used “Mach” as a way to represent the breaking of the gasoline barrier, as the Mach-E can out accelerate, run faster, and cost less than the great majority of gasoline powered sports cars. GM, where is your “E-Ray” Corvette?

      • “Ford probably used “Mach” as a way to represent the breaking of the gasoline barrier, as the Mach-E can out accelerate, run faster, and cost less than the great majority of gasoline powered sports cars. GM, where is your “E-Ray” Corvette?”

        Or it simply means an “E” or electric machine, which “MACH” means in German.

        • Umm, Chevy just changed the game with both the performance AND relative affordability of the C8 Corvette. Fords answer was to make a Honda HRV clone for commuters and slap the Mustang name on it.

  4. Why would you introduce this model and not have them available for almost a year? Who made that call? I’m sure there will be a surge of initial sales followed by a big disappointment as months go by with no deliveries. The initial enthusiasm (if there is any) will quickly fade away and this will be as big a flop as all the other electric cars. The exception being the Tesla; where “Green Weenies” could wear their superiority on their sleeves and the inability to earn a profit is tolerated by the Company’s billionaire owner.

  5. Nice! But I wish the electirc cars would get up off the ground with some good clearance numbers. I would like to be able to drive out of my neighborhood following one of the many rain storms we experience her in the south & southeast causing temporary flooding conditions.

    • oh shit yeah you wouldnt want to drive an electric vehicle with a big freaking battery and electric motors at each wheel in a flood. might be a shocking experience

  6. Ford has finally outdone themselves with this one!! The interior looks upscale and modern, hopefully all future models in their lineup get a similar treatment. I was skeptical hearing they were going to put the Mustang name on an EV SUV, but after seeing all the footage on this, they have done true justice to the name. From most of the articles and youtube looks this seems to be wider but similar length to the Escape with 20″ wheel options.

    On another note, since they are planning on doing a similar treatment to the Mondeo/Fusion, that design team better be taking notes. It’s not enough to just go after certain models (Outback in this case), you have to give buyers a reason to choose your version and styling will definitely win anyone over.

  7. I think overall it is a succes well done ford you are definitely not behind at all in electric cars anymore as good as the best now .I see there is still a nob for the radio my only concern is that ever other main function is operated through the screen I would have preferred buttons although my touch screen on my focus has never cuased me problems where you use some main functions through the touch screen so hopefully the realibty will still be there.

  8. For me it’s a little hard to see the Galloping Horse on a 4-door sedan. If the Maevrick had survived to this day, this is what it would look like. I guess this is the new paradigm in the auto world. Porsche broke with being a manufacturer of high end sports cars to one which builds high priced Volkswagen SUVs. Now we have Mustang sedans. And, while slightly better proportioned than a BMW X6, still pretty frumpy; sort of a “funhouse mirror” Mustang. We’ve come full circle. The original Mustang concept was to put a sporty, sexy 2 dr coupe body on a Falcon sedan chassis. Now they take a blank paper chassis and put a 4 dr sedan on it with “inspired” pseudo-sporty looks. Up until now Mustangs have never been about practicality. That was the ticket in; you adapt to the car, not the other way around.

  9. Number one it should never have been called a Mustang & two the front end is ugly . Sure not impressed with Ford & to think that is all I buy .

  10. So Ford designed a vehicle that is the complete opposite of everything that the iconic Mustang has ever represented and they threw the Mustang badge on it. As a former owner of 2 Mustangs, it’s a slap in the face. It’s honestly a huge middle finger to Mustang owners (go read the comments on Mustang forums or even other enthusiast forums). I thought the European S550 Mustang was bad and ugly enough, but this is sincerely Ford saying “Screw you” to Mustang owners and automotive enthusiasts.

    I’m sure the vehicle itself is everything the big governments of the world and all the Karens with their boring, bland, commuting pods want, but the Mustang name just should have never been attached to this thing. I cannot imagine anyone shopping for a Honda CRV/HRV type vehicle will care AT ALL that this thing is called Mustang. It makes zero sense to brand it as such.

  11. 2021 Ford Mach-E Specifications

    Vehicle Type:
    Mid-Sized Two-Row 5-Passenger Electric Sport Utility Vehicle

    Powertrain:
    Electro-magnetic motors powered by 75.7 kWh lithium ion battery/98.8 kWh lithium ion extended range battery. Both with 8-year 100,000 Mile warranty.

    Platform:
    RWD/All Wheel Drive on 18 inch wheels/20 inch wheels on GT models

    Overall Length:
    2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E: 186 inches.
    2020 Ford Edge: 188.8 inches.
    2020 Ford Escape: 180.5 inches.

    Wheelbase:
    2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E: 117 inches.
    2020 Ford Edge: 112.2 inches.
    2020 Ford Escape: 106.7 inches.

    Cargo Space:
    2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E: 29 cubic feet/up to 60 cubic feet (rear seats folded) (+ 5 cubic feet under the hood).
    2020 Ford Edge: 39.2 cubic feet/ 73.4 cubic feet (rear seats folded).
    2020 Ford Escape Base: 33.5 cubic feet/65.3 cubic feet (rear seats folded).

    Curb Weight:
    2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E: Unknown.
    2020 Ford Edge Base: 4,124 pounds.
    2020 Ford Escape Base: 3,554 pounds.

  12. After reading just about every article out there on this Mustang I see that it will be made in Mexico. When Henry Ford started he paid his workers more than others so they could afford to buy what they built. Does Ford think the Mexican workers will be able to buy these? Do you think the Ford workers in the USA will buy these after they sent these jobs away? A Mustang built in Mexico? What a joke.

    • americans cant afford cars made by americans. Look at how many cars Ferrari sells a year and compare to how many Ford sells a year. The most american car you can get are old ones rebuilt or restored by american companies or a new one rebuilt by Hennessey. Even then, most of the parts and components are made overseas. Actually, the most american car you can buy are us gov auctioned millitary vehicles. ITAR specs and such dictate all components have to have an extremely high percentage of US origin.

      • Americans can’t afford cars made anywhere anymore. All the govt (worldwide, not just here at home) mandates/regulations demand that auto manufacturers develop and use cutting edge technology in autos, which means costs and of course prices go up when they really don’t need to, other than to appease certain political authorities.

        • Simply facts people(does not mater where they live) buy cars on thery needs not where it is built.Mustangs have been built in other regions in countrys before and that did not mater.Americans still produce a lot of Ford vechieles including petrol mustangs so there is no job loss.

  13. Built in Mexico. A disgusting slap in the face to Americans. Charging mid 40’$ at the very minimum for something built by low wage workers is hideous. Looks like the Baby Bronco is headed there, too.

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