The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E is a car of many firsts.
It’s the biggest shift for the Mustang brand since its 1964 launch. We’re looking at the first Mustang crossover, the first all-electric Mustang variant, and even the first all-wheel drive variant of what’s traditionally been a rear-wheel drive pony car. Welcome, then, to the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E. While details on this new model recently leaked, now we have official information from Ford, coinciding with tonight’s reveal in Los Angeles. Apart from what we already knew, Ford revealed more information on the top-spec Mustang Mach-E GT performance model.
In fact, the GT Performance Edition “brings the thrills Mustang is famous for,”according to Ford. To that end, the most powerful Mach-E manages 459 horsepower and 612 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to all that grunt, it manages 0-60 in the mid-3.0-second range, or about the same 0-60 time as the fastest Mustang coupe. When it hits the market in late 2020, the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E will have rear- and all-wheel drive variants, with an EPA-estimated range of up to 300 miles. On that basis, it will wade straight into combat with another important EV aiming to hit the market next year: the Tesla Model Y.
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Trims
While Ford will launch their first all-electric Mustang late next year, a total of five trims will be available by Spring 2021. The base Select model kicks off the range, with a range of between 210 (RWD) and 230 (AWD) miles. The standard 75.7 kWh battery is all that’s available on the Select, and that model produces 255 horsepower and up to 417 lb-ft of torque with the all-wheel drive model. RWD variants manage 306 lb-ft, according to Ford’s current targets. Regardless of trim, all 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E models get a 10.2-inch digital instrument cluster and 15.5-inch infotainment display as standard equipment. Select models won’t be available until early 2021.
Step up to the Premium trim, which will be available in late 2020, and you get the option of an extended-range battery. The Standard Range (SR) figures remain the same, but now you can get up to 300 miles using a 98.8-kWh battery pack. The Extended Range (ER) models also manage more power, with 282 horsepower for rear-wheel drive models and 332 horsepower for all-wheel drive models. You also get features like heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a memory driver’s seat and power-folding mirrors and a 10-speaker B&O sound system.
The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E First Edition is a limited quantity special trim available with the Premium model in late 2020. This model comes with the 98.8 kWh battery as standard equipment, as well as all-wheel drive and a 270-mile targeted range. Like the all-wheel drive Premium with the larger battery, you still get 332 horsepower and up to 417 lb-ft of torque. Special features here include mostly aesthetic touches like red painted brake calipers and First Edition scuff plates.
The California Route 1 trim is unique among Mustang Mach-E variants as its the only trim that’s exclusively rear-wheel drive. This one mirrors the RWD Premium trim on power (282 horsepower; 306 lb-ft of torque) and equipment. However, you do get special CA1 badging and aesthetic touches over the standard models.
The fast version — Mach-E GT
Finally, at the top of the heap, there’s the fast version: the Mustang Mach-E GT. It’s the most powerful of the bunch, with 459 horsepower and 612 lb-ft of torque, per Ford’s targets. It comes with larger 20-inch wheels — the other models sport 18- or 19-inch wheels — and it’s only available with all-wheel drive. That does hurt the car’s range, with figures coming in at 235 miles. However, it should hit 60 mph in less than four seconds, according to Ford.
Of course, charging the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E is something unlike any previous owner had to address. The Select model will support 115 kW DC fast charging, while all other models will support to 150 kW. Ford is also providing access to 12,000 nationwide charging locations through the FordPass app.
Stay tuned to TFLcar.com for much more Mustang Mach-E coverage and more from the 2019 LA Auto Show!