Ford Mustang Mach-E GThttps://carsgt.co/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/ford_mustang_mach_e_rear_side.jpg19201280Tom SmithTom Smithhttps://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/3eb0800386ce50beed8a773c80c64d71?s=96&d=mm&r=g
The Ford Mustang Mach-E is one of the highest-rated mid-sized electric SUVs currently on the market. It makes for an almost perfect family cruiser with advanced safety features, a modern interior, unique styling elements, and a price tag that doesn’t raise too many eyebrows.
Still, it may leave the spirited driver wanting for more, which is where the Mustang Mach-E GT steps in to offer exhilarating driving pleasure and untamed Mustang-inspired performance.
Mach-E GT Exterior
With its higher riding height and capacity to fit five adults comfortably, Ford’s sporty electric SUV might not appear worthy of bearing the pony emblem at first glance. However, the elongated hood and wide rear-end – heritage shared across the Mustang family make it unmistakably Mustang.
The profile of the Mustang Mach-E GT is curvaceous, sporty and elegant. On the front end, it features some unique styling elements that help distinguish it as a GT brand vehicle. A contrasting honeycomb grille with an illuminated emblazoned pony takes centre place on the front fascia, complemented by additional black inserts in the lower portion.
Leading to the rear, a sloping roofline is exaggerated by the clever use of colour, which gives the Mach-E GT a fastback-like appearance. Along the sides, two distinctive bold lines traverse down the length of the doors and blend into the broad, muscular rear haunches. In addition, the Mach-E GT sits about a half-inch lower than other models in the range, giving it a sportier, more aggressive presence.
To further differentiate the GT from other models in the Mach-E lineup, the GT comes fitted with exclusive 20-inch alloy wheels sporting an intricate lattice design and 19-inch Brembo brakes with painted callipers for that added touch of pizzaz.
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Mach-E GT Interior
Inside, the Mach-E GT is minimalistic and thoughtfully laid out and, with five seats, it has plenty of room for the family. A 10.2-inch digital instrument cluster provides vital information for the driver, while a 15.5-inch vertically oriented high-resolution touchscreen takes the role of the command centre.
The onboard infotainment is powered by Ford SYNC 4A – Ford’s cloud-connected infotainment system enabling conversational voice recognition, wireless smartphone integration and vehicle charge management.
Rather cleverly, the centrally mounted display has a physical rotary volume control dial integrated to the lower portion of the screen, which should make adjusting audio whilst driving a breeze. However, on-screen temperature touch controls may be trickier to operate whilst on the move.
For the audiophiles amongst us, a tailor-made ten-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system with a sound bar integrated into the dashboard blends seamlessly into the Mustang Mach-E GT to elevate every journey.
In total, there’s 402 litres of rear cargo space with the rear seats raised and a further 81 litres available in the front trunk. From the cabin, the split-folding rear seats provide easy access to the luggage compartment, and when folded flat, the rear luggage compartment accommodates a maximum of 1,420 litres of cargo.
The Mach-E GT is powered by an all-wheel-drive dual motor which produces 480 bhp and launches the electric muscle car from 0-62 mph in a very respectable 3.7 seconds and continues to a top speed of 124 mph.
Although the dual-motor Mustang Mach-E GT has an extended range battery, its range is significantly reduced by the added performance. The Mach-E GT has a WLTP motorway range of 236 miles, while the standard rear-wheel-drive model will do 280 miles. Reassuringly though, this is genuinely a Mustang by virtue of performance trumps fuel efficiency.
Co-Pilot 360 2.0 comes standard on the Mustang Mach-E GT. This is a comprehensive suite of safety features that all premium vehicles at least have as optional equipment. The package includes forward sensors and cameras that allow the Mustang to anticipate driving conditions and include –
Automatic emergency braking
Traffic sign recognition
Pair these features with a full complement of advanced airbags, and drivers should feel safe and secure riding in this mid-sized SUV.
Ford Mustang Mach-E GT price
The Ford Mustang Mach-E GT has a recommended ‘on the road’ price of £68,030, which is a marginal difference from the comparable Tesla Model Y Performance, priced at £67,990.
This is no coincidence; with very similar performance specs between the electric vehicles, Ford is enticing buyers looking for a sporty mid-sized SUV that would otherwise be eyeing up an alternative electric car from the EV market leader Tesla.