US order launch for the Mustang Mach-E GT
Ford is now taking orders in the US for the GT variant of its Mustang Mach-E electric model. In the US, the Mustang Mach-E GT and Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition versions can now be ordered at list prices starting at $59,900 and $64,900 respectively and are scheduled for delivery from autumn 2021.
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Both versions, including the Mustang Mach-E GT, as well as Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition, feature an electric all-wheel-drive with two motors and an output of 358 kW. To compare, the all-wheel-drive version with a large battery comes with 258 kW.
In addition, the maximum torque increases: While the AWD Extended Range comes to 540 Nm, Ford specifies the GT with 814 Nm, in the GT Performance Edition it is even 860 Nm. This should enable the Mustang Mach-E to accelerate to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 3.8 seconds (GT) or 3.5 seconds (GT Performance Edition) – instead of 4.8 seconds for the previously most powerful all-wheel-drive model.
There are also some changes to the suspension and software on the GT models. Ventilated brake discs with a diameter of 385 millimetres are fitted to the front axle. In addition, the drive control has a special driving mode for race tracks, called “Unbridled Extend”. This mode not only offers performance-optimised traction control, but is also designed to balance power delivery “for consistent lap times” – arguably preventing the battery from overheating after a few fast laps.
In addition, the Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition features Brembo front brakes, MagnaRide suspension with electromagnetically controlled dampers, and even sportier seats than the “regular” GT. Both models are said to be distinguished from the more civilian Mustang Mach-E models by a grey front grille and an illuminated “pony badge”.
In the USA, Ford had announced the GT version directly at the world premiere in autumn 2019; for Europe, only the regular versions with small and large battery as well as rear- and all-wheel-drive were planned at that time. It was only in September 2020 that Ford confirmed that the Mustang Mach-E GT would also be offered in Europe from the end of 2021. However, European prices are not yet known.
Update 24 June 2021:
Ford has announced the final EPA-estimated range numbers for the two top-of-the-line Mustang Mach-E models, the GT and GT Performance Edition. The results are noticeably better than the initial target of respectively 250 miles (402 km) and 235 miles (378 km). The official EPA Combined range is 270 miles (434 km) for the Mustang Mach-E GT and 260 miles (418 km) for the Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition.