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Ford Mustang Mach-E Charges Into Europe With Five Variants and a First Edition

Ford has officially introduced the Mustang Mach-E to the European market, with the sporty electric crossover set to reach its first customers early next year.
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The main technical configuration options involve choosing between a single permanent magnet, synchronous rear motor, and a dual motor setup (think RWD vs AWD), with two lithium-ion battery options.

Given the fact that, compared to driving in the U.S., European drivers can use the car on more winding roads, as well as on highways with no speed limit, the Euro-spec model has seen engineers delivering specific calibration for the shock absorbers (these are passive units on all models), springs, anti-roll bars, steering, and powertrain.

The lineup kicks off with the Mach-E RWD, which offers 269 PS (265 hp) with the standard-range battery with 288 cells and 68 kWh usable capacity); or 294 PS (290 hp) with the extended-range battery with 376 cells and 88 kWh usable capacity). In both cases, the peak torque is 430 Nm (317 lb-ft), enabling the Mach-E to complete the 0-100 kph (62 mph) sprint in 6.2 and 6.1 seconds, respectively.

Next up, we enter the dual-motor part of the range using the same batteries. The AWD version produces 269 PS (265 hp) or 351 PS (346 hp), and a peak torque of 580 Nm (428 lb-ft). These models can cover the 0-100 kph task in 5.6 and 5.1 seconds, respectively.

As for the current range-topper, the GT, which comes with AWD and the larger battery as standard, it delivers 487 PS (480 hp) and 860 Nm (627 lb-ft) of torque while completing the 0-100 kph run in 3.7 seconds. Note that the carmaker also offers a Mach E First Edition, which comes with AWD and the extended-range battery from the get-go, while delivering 351 PS and 580 Nm (428 lb-ft) of torque. This can play the 0-100 kph game in 5.1 seconds.

As for the all-important driving range figures, the Mach-E rear-wheel drive delivers up to 610 km (397 miles), while the figure for the Mach E AWD and First Edition can climb to 540 km (335 miles) - note that these numbers were measured using the WLTP driving cycle and not the EPA's. The Intelligent Range feature means the vehicle can deliver a more accurate estimate of the remaining driving range, while also relying on cloud connectivity to predict the amount of energy that will be used in future driving.

The standard equipment involves two charging cables, a 6-meter Ford Public Charge unit compatible with the common AC charging standard on the Old Continent, as well as 6.7-meter Universal Home Charge Cord for standard domestic and 32 A blue industrial sockets. An optional Ford Connected Wallbox is offered in 7.4 kW or 11 kW versions, with this being able to top up the Mustang Mach-E battery from 10 percent to 80 percent in between 6 and 10 hours, depending on the said configuration and the battery size.

In terms of DC fast-charging, the Mach E can go up to 150 kW using the IONITY network. For instance, the Mach-E RWD with the extended battery will gain an average of 199 km (73 miles) of driving range over 10 minutes of charging, while the value for the AWD with extended-range battery and First Edition sits at 107 km (66 miles). Nevertheless, the RWD and AWD extended-range battery models can complete the 10-80% charge in 45 minutes.

Those who get behind the wheel can choose between three driving modes (Whisper, Active and Untamed), while the automaker will provide over-the-air updates. One of the car's top features is the Phone As a Key access system, while a backup system featuring a numerical code that can be entered by using controls mounted on the pillars of the car is also present.

The latest-generation SYNC infotainment allows for the customization of 80 vehicle settings, from remote cabin climate control to ambient lighting, with this featuring an adaptive function that aims to learn a driver's routine and deliver navigation and other instructions at just the right time.

There's also a speech recognition feature that can be operated using 15 European languages, while this works together with the results of web searches performed using the standard FordPass Connect modem. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come pre-installed and displayed on a 15.5-inch touchscreen, with the SYNC system displaying real-time information on charging points availability and pricing.

You can find the complete details of the Euro-spec Ford Mustang Mach-E in the press release below.

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