When Ford announced that they would be releasing an electric crossover under the Mustang nameplate, there was a bit of understandable anger from the pony car faithful. People were confused as to why Ford decided to go that naming route, while others were upset about the delusion of the Mustang brand. However, the plan continued, stating that the Mach-E was every bit a real pony car. Well, now the 0-60 times are out, giving us our first real look at their performance. And the Mustang Mach-E GT performs exceptionally well.
Ford pulled the cover off of the electric crossover in Europe today, and they added in the key performance metric to spice up the launch. According to the automaker, the standard Mustang Mach-E will go from 0-62 mph (that’s 100 kph across the pond) in just 5.1 seconds. The performance-oriented Mustang Mach-E GT model, complete with a dual motor set-up, can do the same 0-62 mph sprint in just 3.7 seconds. The figures should be slightly lower when measuring for the American 0-60 mph standard.
For those of you keeping score at home, that means that the Ford Mustang Mach-E GT will be able to match the 0-60 time of the Tesla Model Y. That is possible thanks to 459 horsepower and 612 pound-feet on tap from the electric powertrain, which will help the Mustang SUV reach a top speed of 124 mph. The GT is expected to arrive in Europe with 310 miles of range, whereas the standard Mach-E should offer up to 335 miles. These numbers are expected to drop when the EV reaches the U.S. market and undergoes our more restrictive mileage testing.
Neither of the 0-60 times presented by the Ford Mustang Mach-E models are slow, but then of course we wouldn’t expect them to be. Electric cars thrive off of the line, as their instant torque delivery simply blows ICE-powered vehicles out of the water. For example, the 760 horsepower Shelby GT500 takes 3.6 seconds to go from 0-60, just a hair faster than the new electric crossover. However, EV’s have been known to be one trick ponies when it comes to performance. For the sake of the Mustang, we hope that isn’t the case here.