With E-power into the future
And then there were two
Since last year, the Ford Mustang no longer stands for just a roaring V8 sound. The iconic ride has gone electric. Not as a sportscar, mind you, but as the Mach-E in the popular SUV avatar with plenty of design borrowings from the V8 sportster. With its comparably long, high bonnet, the muscular rear haunches and the characteristic tri-bar tail-lights, the Mach-E is invoking its iconic brother subtly yet effectively. The Mach-E’s sporty, coupe-like appearance promises not only a lot of driving pleasure. Instant acceleration and a firm chassis manage to fulfil this claim effortlessly.
Light alloy rim with a “certain oomph”
If you so wish, the sporty, premium, and, by any measure, appealing look of the Mach-E, can be enhanced – stylistically confident – by the brand-new AEZ Porto black. At AEZ, we pay close attention to fitting the perfect rim on an electric car (BEV) as well as hybrid and plug-in-hybrid vehicles (HEV/PHEV). Owing to its cross-spokes design, the AEZ Porto black harmonises exceedingly well with the Mustang Mach-E.
This combination’s highlight is the black matte colour scheme. It looks mysterious, and with its inclined surfaces, the delicate spokes lines and the compact centre section it is a stickler for details while its strict geometry creates an appealing contrast to the Mach-E’s massive look. It’s available in the dimensions 18 to 21 inches and free-of-registration for many models in the mid- and upper mid-range. Alternatively, the AEZ Porto is also available in gunmetal front-polished. The Mach-E also inspires in terms of accident safety and power reserves.
Better safe than sorry: Five stars in the Euro NCAP crash test
Five out of five stars – the Ford Mustang Mach-E not only looks solid, it is solid, having obtained top ratings for passenger protection both for adults and children, with the assist systems also coming off really well. However, as safe as the Mach-E is, it’s also no stranger to having a good time. In the basic Standard Range (picture), with a 75.7-kWh battery pack, 269 wild horses (198kW) are driving the rear axle, bringing the Mach-E from 0 to 100km/h in 6.9 seconds, and at 180km/h the electronic brake system is activated. The all-wheel drive models that boast a second engine are significantly swifter. When opting for the Extended Range, battery capacity increases to 98.7kWh, which shows in the performance with an increase to 258 or even 358kW (351/487hp) in the top model GT, which pulls the brake only at 200km/h and goes from 0 to 100km/h in 3.7 seconds.
According to Ford, the WLTP testing range is between 400km (all-wheels, Standard Range) and 610km (rear-drive, Extended Range), even though there’s more to it: During a ride across the UK, Ford set a new Guinness World Record in July 2021. On the 1352km long route the rear-driven Mach-E with Extended Range used only 9.5kWh on 100km – seven kWh less than stated by the factory, however, driven by renowned long-distance experts.
Generous interior space and modern cockpit
While some may miss the roaring V8, others will be pleased with a Mustang that has plenty of space for five passengers and luggage. It becomes very clear that the Mach-E is heralding the start of a new era for Ford when you look at the exceptionally neat cockpit. A 15.5-inch touchscreen is in charge of central control while a 10.2-inch screen behind the wheel displays the most important driving information.