Whereas at South OC Automobiles & Espresso, I came across a model new Mustang Mach-E. This wasn’t a traditional Mach-E. This was the highest of the road Mach-E GT Efficiency Version. Due to the proprietor for letting me test the automotive inside and outside.
The Mustang Mach-E GT Efficiency Version is Ford’s reply to the Tesla Mannequin Y Efficiency. The Mach-E GT is available in two variations: GT and GT Efficiency Version. Each have two motors making 480 hp, however the Efficiency Version makes extra torque (634 ft-lbs vs. 600 ft-lbs) and value $5,000 extra. You additionally get fancier wanting wheels to let everybody know you spent the additional cash for the GT PE. Zero to 60 mph takes three.eight seconds within the GT and three.5 seconds within the GT Efficiency Version. That matches the acceleration of the Tesla Mannequin Y Efficiency.
The place the Mustang did not match Tesla is in driving vary. The Mach-E GT has an EPA estimate vary of 250 miles, and the GT Efficiency Version is even worst at solely 235 miles. By comparability, a Tesla Mannequin Y Efficiency can go 303 miles on a single cost.
The Mustang Mach-E GT has a MSRP that begins at $59,900 (assuming you’ll find any sellers keen to promote at MSRP). The Efficiency Version I checked out topped at $68,100, making it costlier than the competing Tesla Mannequin Y Efficiency. Nonetheless, the Mustang does qualify for the $7,500 EV tax credit score the place because the Tesla doesn’t.
The final word query: Is that this a Mustang? That relies on what you consider the Mustang title. For a lot of, it’s a efficiency icon and for positive not an electrical SUV. Ford might have simply known as it the Mach-E however inner research confirmed that it will promote so much higher if it had Mustang within the title. And it does. The Mustang Mach-E is now outselling the fuel powered Mustang. As a enterprise determination, it was a clever transfer. From a Mustang fanatic standpoint, it kinda sucks. I personally don’t have a difficulty with it.
If paying over $60,000 for a prime of the road Mach-E is an excessive amount of in your blood, the non GT Mach-E begin as a low as $42,895 ($33,395 after tax credit score). That’s assuming you’ll find a vendor keen to promote it for MSRP, after all.