Ford has started accepting orders for the Mustang Mach-E electric crossover in the United States and is inviting reservation holders to make the final step in purchasing the vehicle.
At the same time, the Dearborn automaker has also revised the specs, announcing that the rear- and all-wheel drive versions of both the standard and extended range models are more powerful than previous estimates.
For example, the RWD standard range delivers 266 HP and 317 lb-ft (430 Nm) of torque, up from 255 HP and 306 lb-ft (415 Nm). The AWD standard range has 266 HP and 428 lb-ft (316 Nm), an 11 HP and 11 lb-ft (8 Nm) improvement, while the RWD extended range has 290 HP and 317 lb-ft (430 Nm), up from 282 HP and 306 lb-ft (415 Nm). The AWD extended range delivers 346 HP and 428 lb-ft (580 Nm), 14 HP and 11 lb-ft (8 Nm) more than initially announced, and has a targeted 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) of 5.5 seconds.
“We remain dedicated to delivering on the promise of the Mustang name,” said the Mustang Mach-E chief program engineer Ron Heiser. “These better-than-estimated performance figures show that our team is squeezing every last bit of performance out of this vehicle so that it not only delivers Mustang style but Mustang soul as well.”
Pricing for the Select trim level starts at $43,895. The Premium can be had from $50,000, while the California Route 1 and GT have MSRPs of $51,800 and $60,500. The First Edition starts at $59,300, although this one has already been sold out in the U.S. All models are eligible for the $7,500 federal tax credit for electric vehicles.
In addition to dropping the new specs and opening the order books, Ford has revealed how its engineers have used 3D simulations “to ensure the Mach-E has the ride quality and driving dynamics expected of a Mustang”.