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An electric battle is heating up between Ford and Tesla over the best battery-powered luxury cars. This week I got behind the wheel of the sparkling new all-wheel drive Mustang Mach-E GT, Ford’s mean green insignia, the pinnacle of its all-electric Mach-E range.
Ford Fastest Mustang Mach-E GT: Will it fit in garage?
- Price: from £65,080
- Price as driven: £66,225
- On sale: now
- First deliveries: New Year (orders placed now for delivery in Spring)
- Length: 4,743mm
- Width: 2097mm (inc mirrors)
- Height: 1,613mm
- Wheelbase: 2,984mm
- 0 to 62mph: 3.7 seconds
- Top speed: 125mph
- Power: 487 horsepower
- CO2 emissions: zero
- Propulsion: electric dual motor all-wheel drive
- Energy: Extended range 98.7kWh battery (88kWh useable)
- Max range: 310 miles
- Driving modes: Whisper, Active, Untamed and Untamed Plus (for track)
- Luggage space
- Rear: 402 litres (expanded to 1,470litres with rear seats down)
- Front: 100 litres
- Wheels: 20-inch Pirelli
- Brakes: 385mm diameter Brembo ventilated brakes
- Charging time: 80% in 45 minutes, 10 minute boost adds 62 miles
SUV a Mustang
It’s a brave decision to call what is essentially an electric crossover SUV a Mustang, the corporation’s legendary gasoline V8 muscle car. While the first Mach-Es impressed, the new GT takes that to another level. I drove the more powerful and slightly lower new Mach-E GT through the beautiful and unspoiled Croatian region of Istria.
It certainly changes. In addition to Whisper mode (for relaxed driving), Active (the default comfort setting) and Untamed (for totally sporty driving), there is now Untamed Plus for even higher speed on the track.
Ford has cunningly taken the best of the sleek
Ford has cunningly taken the best of the sleek, minimalist Tesla and added Ford’s pure passion to make it less purist, with some practical and user-friendly touches. These include a second smaller screen in front of the steering wheel.
The Mach-E GT has impressive acceleration. A dual electric motor and four-wheel drive let you rest to 62 mph in 3.7 seconds, up to a top speed of 125 mph. Its 487 hp make it Ford’s European five-seater with the fastest acceleration to date. It’s not as fast as the ultra-exclusive Ford GT supercar, but it packs 15 percent more torque than its little brother.
Calibrated to Bring More Power
It’s also configured and calibrated to bring more power of the rear wheels than other all-wheel drive variants. Ford says the front engine works independently to provide additional power and traction to the front wheels to create perfect acceleration and increased cornering ability.
Certainly, I could feel myself being pushed into the sports seat like an astronaut on takeoff. But it is a controlled power that never feels ungovernable or that errs on the frightening side.
It has grip on winding mountain roads, feels taut and muscular, just as you would expect from a sports crossover with a huge gasoline or diesel engine under the hood.
Particularly Sharp Downhill Turn
However, on a particularly sharp downhill turn, approaching at a suitably judicious speed, a curious click was heard as adaptive safety braking was engaged. Apparently all the drivers involved in the launch experienced the same thing. Maybe the setup is a bit too cautious or it could be a glitch in early production cars.
As for its usability in different riding modes, the ‘active’ setting is a delight for general driving and a good combination when you combine general driving with a bit of performance. Turning to ‘rough’ takes it up a notch and is fun for a bit more driver involvement, but it can get a bit tiring over time on a long drive. So switching between the two is the best plan, in my opinion.
Other than that, he has long legs on the highways andtootles very well and with good manners in the city.
Charging to 80 per cent takes 45 minutes and all of that will set you back £ 65,080. There is ample storage space, with 402 liters in the rear expanding to 1,470 liters with the rear seats lowered, plus another 100 liters in the front trunk. An application turns your smartphone into a key.
Ford aims to create a new family of electric Mustangs, perhaps including a more coupe-like two-seater version and even a seven-seater.
Entry-level Mach-Es start at £ 41,330 for a 294-hp rear-wheel drive that accelerates from rest to 62 mph in 6.1 seconds, and a 351-hp all-wheel drive from £ 49,650 that covers the same ground in 5.1 seconds.
The first GT orders will arrive in the new year and orders will now be placed in the spring.
Millions spent repairing worn alloys
Worn out alloy wheels would generate a £ 890 million repair bill for British motorists, if they actually paid to repair them, says a new report.
Research by Skoda UK reveals that more then a third of drivers drive vehicles with damaged alloy wheels, and 56 percent of damage occurs when hitting a sidewalk.
Almost a third of UK drivers admitted to hitting another vehicle or object while parking.
The Study Claims
The study claims that there are more than 13 million serrated alloy wheels nationwide, which would cost more than £ 890 million to repair, based on an average repair price of £ 67.50.
There are also safety concerns, as hitting a wheel could lead to tire failure, tracking issues, and steering vibrations.
Skoda’s Fabia introduces
Fittingly, the report, gleefully called ‘Check Your Enthusiasm,’ also highlights how Skoda’s Fabia introduces its Park Assist 3.0 technology for the first time, designed to help motorists avoid such parking mishaps.
Prices for the new Fabia start at £ 14,905 on the road, with first UK deliveries early next year.