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2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Overview
Throughout its 50-plus year tenure, the Ford Mustang has gained quite the reputation as the working man’s performance car. This, of course, is for good reason. Within a year of the line’s initial debut, legendary automotive designer Carrol Shelby was already well on his way toward complete mastery of shoehorning all-powerful, high displacement engines beneath the Mustang’s hood.
For all intents and purposes, the Mustang’s legacy is one built upon ringing every possible ounce of horsepower out of an eight-cylinder internal combustion engine. However, Ford is now breaking from tradition, with the release of their new Mustang Mach-E. This crossover SUV forgoes the use of a conventional internal combustion engine, instead opting for an all-electric powertrain system.
|Model||2021 Ford Mustang Mach E|
|Generation||1st Generation Electric Mustang|
|Body Styles||SUV Crossover|
|Original Price||Starting at $43,995|
Background & Details
Over the past several years, Ford has emerged as an adamant supporter of zero-emissions vehicles. Earlier this year, the manufacturing giant even promised to eliminate all production and sales of non-electric vehicles in Europe by 2030. This was a goal that many felt to be overly ambitious, until the recent release of the company’s all new Mustang Mach-E.
The Mustang Mach-E, officially released in December 2020, is an all-electric crossover SUV, and which boasts strikingly impressive performance statistics. The Mach-E is available in six individual models and can be purchased with a consumer’s choice of two optional battery packs (Standard/Extended Range). Ford’s new zero-emissions performance car can also be optioned in both rear and all-wheel-drive formats.
When developing the Mach-E, Ford leaned heavily upon lessons learned during earlier production of the company’s fourth-generation Focus and Escape, both of which were designed upon the C2 electrical platform. This system was then significantly revised, before achieving GE1 (Global Electrified 1) status.
As a result of these revisions, the Mach-E has found itself on a playing field all its own, in terms of overall performance. In its most potent form, the GT Performance model, the Mach-E boasts a total output of 480 horsepower and 634 lb./ft. of torque, while achieving sub-4 second 0-60 MPH times.
2021 Ford Mustang Mach E Models
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Select
The Mach E, in its base form, is regarded by Ford as the line’s “Select” model. In this format, the Mach E features 18-inch aluminum wheels, as well as LED head/tail lights. The Select model’s interior is accented by black leatherette seats, complete with detailed stitch-work. The car’s driver-side seat is of the powered variety, while its passenger-side seat is manually adjustable. Also of note, is the Mach E’s use of fold-flat second-row seating, which is configured into a 60/40 split.
Propelling the Select model are standard range rear-drive motors. However, dual-motor AWD is available upon request.
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium
Building upon the Select package is the Mustang Mach-E Premium. In this format, the Mach-E features 19-inch machined aluminum wheels, panoramic roof glass, premium LED lighting, and heated front-row seating. The Mach-E Premium’s seats come covered in a customer’s choice of black or gray perforated leatherette. Other interior amenities include multi-color ambient lighting and an upgraded audio package, as well as the addition of a 360-degree view camera/active park system.
The 2021 Mustang Mach-E is available in both rear or all-wheel drive. Additionally, consumers can choose between a standard or extended range battery, the latter of which comes at an additional cost.
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E First Edition
In celebration of the upcoming release, Ford announced that they would be producing a limited number of First Edition Mach-E Mustangs. Each First Edition Mach-E was produced under the extended range AWD format and featured commemorative badging. Other signature touches included the addition of red-painted brake calipers, metallic pedal covers, and contrast seat stitching.
However, those wishing to purchase a First Edition Mach-E had to move quickly. Within days of Ford’s announcement regarding the availability of the Mach-E in its First Edition format, all had been spoken for.
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E California Route 1
Ford has also unveiled the Mustang Mach-E California Route 1 model, which combines much of the tech found in Premium model offerings, with the finer points of the Select model’s interior. The Mach-E California Route 1 features aerodynamic 18-inch wheels, as well as model-specific badging. While this model retains a host of the Premium model’s technical functions, consumers will be greeted by the same detail-stitched leatherette seat trim, as is prevalent in the Mach-E Select.
The Mach- E California Route-1 is only available in a rear-wheel-drive format. Consumers are also provided with a single battery option (Extended-Range).
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT
Keeping with tradition, Ford has saved their “GT” designation for only the most worthy of Mach-E models. The Mach-E GT features specialty 20-inch aluminum wheels, as well as custom front and rear bumpers, which are far more aggressive in form. The model’s wheel arches are also painted to provide the car with a more refined appearance.
Inside, the Mach-E GT showcases bolstered front bucket seats, trimmed in faux suede with metallic stitching. This copper stitching is also found along the GT’s door cards and dash. Rounding out the high-end Mach-E’s interior looks is an embossed GT logo, found upon the car’s front center armrest.
Those in search of heightened performance will also find favor in the Mustang Mach-E GT. In this format, the Mach-E shells out 480 horsepower, and 600 lb./ft. of torque. As such, the GT is capable of posting 0-60 MPH times of only 3.8 seconds.
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance
Ford has also engineered a Mach-E model specifically aimed at silencing all skeptics, many of which have insisted that an all-electric vehicle would never appeal to the performance market. Here to erase all doubt, is the Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition, complete with a high enough degree of output, to stand tall against even the most formidable of today’s non-electric vehicles.
The Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition produces a total of 480 horsepower and 634 lb./ft. of torque, while posting 0-60 MPH times of only 3.5 seconds. This enhanced performance is achieved by drawing additional power from the vehicle’s battery. Even with this as the case, the Mach-E Performance Edition carries an EPA-estimated range of 235 miles.
Those at Ford equipped Mach-E GT Performance Edition with a host of additional upgraded components, including a pair of 385-millimeter front rotors, and high-performance Brembo calipers. Also standard is a set of 245/45R20 Pirelli summer tires, mounted to 20-inch machined-face aluminum wheels. Additionally, the Mach-E GT Performance features a custom MagneRide Damping System, specifically engineered to enhance the car’s handling capabilities.
Specifications, Options & Detailed Stats
2021 Ford Mustang Mach E Production Numbers
During the first quarter of 2021, 14,805 Ford Mustang Mach E’s were produced.
2021 Ford Mustang Mach E Options and Pricing
The base 2021 Mustang Mach E continues to be of great value at $43,995. The Premium is also still a great bang for your buck coming in at $48,100. The sleek Mustang Mach E GT commands a price tag of $61,000, while the priciest Mach E is the GT Performance Edition priced at $66,000.
|Base Model||California Route 1||$50,900.00|
|Base Model||First Edition||$59,400.00|
|Base Model||GT Performance Edition||$66,000.00|
2021 Ford Mustang Mach E Exterior & Interior Colors
The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach E’s are available in the following 10 colors: Absolute Black, Space White Metallic, Grabber Blue, Iconic Silver, Rapid Red Metallic, Infinite Blue Metallic, Star White Metallic, Cyber Orange, Dark Matter Gray, and Carbonized Gray. Cyber Orange, Dark Matter Gray, and Grabber Blue are only available on the Mach GT.
The interior is available in the following colors or color combinations: Black Onyx ActiveX or Light Space Gray Perforated ActiveX interior. Ford Mustang Mach-E GT trim levels provide additional interior color options with available Miko Suede inserts, Grabber Blue accent stitching, Copper Metallic accent stitching or Red accent stitching.
2021 Ford Mustang Mach E Engine Specifications
The 2021 Mustang Mach-E is available with either a standard-range 75.7 kWh (68 of which are usable) battery or an extended-range 98.8 kWh (88 are usable) battery. These batteries feed an electric motor mounted on the rear axles or both axles.
|2021 Ford Mustang Mach E Select||266 HP (RWD/eAWD)Standard Range||317 lb.-ft. Torque (RWD)
428 lb.-ft. Torque (eAWD)
|230 miles (RWD)
211 miles (eAWD)
|2021 Ford Mustang Mach E Premium||290 HP (RWD)
346 HP (eAWD)
266 HP (RWD/eAWD)
|317 lb.-ft. Torque (RWD)
428 lb.-ft Torque (eAWD)
Extended & Standard
|300 miles (RWD)
270 miles (eAWD)
230 miles (RWD)
211 miles (eAWD)
|2021 Ford Mustang Mach E California Route 1||290 HP (RWD)
|317 lb.-ft. Torque (RWD)
|305 miles (RWD)
|2021 Ford Mustang Mach E First Edition||346 HP (eAWD)
|428 lb-ft (eAWD)
|270 miles (eAWD)
|2021 Ford Mustang Mach E GT||480 HP (eAWD)
|600 lb.-ft. Torque (eAWD)
|250 miles (e-AWD)
|2021 Ford Mustang Mach E GT Performance||480 HP (eAWD)
|634 lb.-ft. Torque (eAWD)
|235 miles (eAWD)
2021 Ford Mustang Mach E Dimensions & Weight
The only difference in the Mustang Mach E model dimensions occurs in the overall exterior height of the Premium and Gt models and weight.
|Description||Measure Mach E
|Measure Mach E
|Measure Mach E
|Exterior Length||185.6 inches|
|Exterior Height||64 inches||63.9 inches||63.5 inches|
|Width Excluding Mirrors||74.1 inches|
|Front Trunk Capacity||4.7 cu.ft.|
|Cargo Space Behind
|Cargo Space Behind
First Row Seat
|Curb Weight||4,394 lbs||4,807 lbs|
2021 Ford Mustang Mach E Performance
Below we have 0-60 mph, top speed, and quarter mile times for the 2021 Mustang Mach E range, where they are available. As shown by the numbers below, the Mach E GT’s performance model’s superiority is undisputed.
|Variant||0-60 mph (sec)||Quarter Mile||Top Speed|
|2021 Ford Mustang Mach E Select||5.2 seconds||13.8 seconds||114 mph|
|2021 Ford Mustang Mach E Premium||4.8 seconds||13.4 seconds||130 mph|
|2021 Ford Mustang Mach E California Route 1||6.1 seconds||13.4 seconds||130 mph|
|2021 Ford Mustang Mach E First Edition||4.8 seconds||13.4seconds||130 mph|
|2021 Ford Mustang Mach E GT||3.8 seconds||13.1 seconds||>130 mph|
|2021 Ford Mustang Mach E GT Performance||3.5 seconds||12.8 seconds||160 mph|
2021 Ford Mustang Mach E VIN Information
Ford recently released a VIN Decoder with info on various models of the 2021 Mach-E Mustang. This decoder can be used to decipher the VIN on any given Mach-E accurately showing the engine, trim, drivetrain, battery, etc.
2021 Ford Mustang Mach E Videos
We managed to find some great video reviews of the 2021 Mustang Mach E, so definitely check those out.