Ford Mustang Mach-E

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WHEN Ford introduced its first all-electric model and called it the Mustang Mach-E it was more than a surprise as fans of the iconic Mustang V8 muscle car could not get their heads around it.

Clearly Ford wanted the car to make an instant impact and the name certainly gave them that as did the looks of the Mach-E.

The Mustang Mach-E is no sports car - instead it is a good looking SUV that runs on electric power only and is designed to compete against very tough opposition.

I have been sampling the Mach-EPremium RWD model that has a price tag of £59,380 and £63,030 when you get it with attractive special paint and a Tech Pack that adds a hands free tailgate, a premium sound system with 10 speakers and a dash sound bar.

Thankfully it delivers amazing performance but still boasts a range of up to 372 miles depending on conditions and how you drive it.

Its battery offersa power output of 294ps and 430Nm of torque. That translates to a 0-62 sprint time of just 7.0 seconds and a top speed of 111mph.

It may not attract as much attention as its sports car sibling but the Mach-E is a striking car and there are Mustang design cues at every turn.

It features a long bonnet, the iconic Pony badging, signature lighting, push button doors, privacy glass, a unique front grille design, unique bumpers, and 19-inch black machined alloy wheels with Brembo brakes and red calipers.

You also get Mustang Signature headlampsand Mustang signature LED taillights, a full glass roof and lots more.

Move inside and you will find a massive 15.5-inch upright infotainment screen as well as a full digital dash cluster. Thelarge screen is the car's brain and, like most smartphones, features pinch, zoom and rotate functions.

It offers access to the Ford SYNC technology with navigation, voice recognition and a number of other services. The powered front seats can be heated, along with the steering wheel, and the vital driving data is displayed on a 10-2-inch screen behind the steering wheel.

There is a smartphone charging pad, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity, advanced park assist, and much more besides.

With its single speed transmission, the acceleration out the starting blocks is instant and there are drive modes called Whisper, Active and Untamed as well as one pedal drive that alter the characteristics and handling of the car. They certainly make a change from the standard Eco, Normal and Sport tags.

It is quick off the mark and the all-round performance is impressive with assured grip through bends and a composed and balanced ride. The steering is well weighted and provides good feedback while the all-round visibility is also good.

In traffic you can use the one-pedal driving and that is great in stop/start traffic working well to bring the car to a complete standstill when necessary.

Comfort levels are high and there is ample room for five passengers. In addition, the boot can swallow 402 litres of kit - this increases to 1,420 litres with the rear seats folded.

There is a further 81 litres of storage space beneath the bonnet and a lot of storage compartments scattered throughout the cabin.

The Mach-E also boasts a wealth of safety kit as standard and it scored a maximum five stars when tested for its Euro NCAP rating. It features the likes of intelligent cruise control with stop and go, lane keep assist and lane departure warning, pre-collision assist, automated emergency braking and lots more.

Charging the Mach-E will very much depend on the power source, but on a fast charger - if you can find one that works, it takes 45 minutes to get from 10 to 80 per cent.

FAST FACTS

Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium RWD

Price:£59,380

Mechanical:98kWh battery delivering 294ps with single speed transmission and rear wheel drive

Max Speed:111mph

0-62mph:7.0 seconds

Combined MPG:372 miles

Insurance Group:370g/km

C02 emissions:2%

Warranty:3yrs/60,000 miles

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