Not that we weren’t expecting it, but you can pretend to be surprised that new, and this time, live images, of the new Ford Mustang Mach-e electric SUV have been spilled onto the web. CarScoops reader J.S. pointed us to the Macheforum where a single photo was shared, but a little digging on social media unearthed a series of images that appear to be screenshots. If you find anything else, you know the drill… [Updated 11/16/2019]
We weren’t supposed to see the first photos of the all-new 2021 Mustang Mach-E until November 17, but some people from Ford’s tech department thought otherwise.
Thanks to them leaving images and information available to anyone visiting Ford’s U.S. customer website, we can now show you almost everything you need to know about the Mustang Mach-E. The folks from the MachE Forum were quick enough to take screenshots before Ford’s people realized their mistake and deleted the page.
So what do we see here? Styling-wise, the 2021 Mustang Mach-E looks very similar to the renderings we brought you a couple of weeks ago.
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Interesting details include the closed-off grille, Mustang-like headlights and taillights, lack of any visible door handles and the muscular haunches. Overall, the electric “crossover coupe” looks athletic, suggesting it’s capable of strong performance.
Inside, the Mach-E goes for a minimalist approach that will most certainly remind people of Tesla, especially with that massive tablet-like display that dominates the dashboard. We can also spot a smaller display behind the sporty three-spoke steering wheel, as well as air vents than span across the entire width of the dash.
More interestingly, though, the captions also reveal details about the Mustang Mach-E’s trim levels, powertrains and prices. Ford will offer five grades called Select, California Rt. 1, Premium, First Edition, and GT.
The base Select model will feature an electric motor delivering a targeted 255 HP and 306 lb-ft (415 Nm) of torque in RWD configuration and 429 lb-ft (582 Nm) of torque in optional AWD guise. Ford expects the Mach-E Select RWD to cover 230 miles (370 km) on a single charge, with the AWD model offering a range of 210 miles (338 km).
The 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) sprint will be in the mid six-second range for the RWD model and mid five-second range for the Mach-E Select AWD. The Select will be the most affordable Mach-E with an estimated MSRP starting at $43,895.
The model with the highest driving range will be the Mach-E California Rt. 1 which targets an EPA-estimated 300 miles (483 km). This is a RWD-only model with an electric motor producing 282 HP and 306 lb-ft (415 Nm) of torque and enabling a 0-60 time in the mid six-second range. The California Rt. 1 is estimated to start at $52,400.
Performance-oriented customers will need to get the range-topping Mustang Mach-E GT model, which Ford claims will shoot from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in the mid 3-second range. Power and torque levels for this AWD-only version are yet to be announced but the driving range is estimated at 235 miles (378 km). The GT will be priced from $60,500 and will be the last to launch in spring 2021.
The first to arrive in late 2020 will be the First Edition and Premium grades, with the Select and California Rt. 1 following in early 2021.