Recently, we had a chance to spend a few hours with the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E electric crossover. During our time with it, we were able to test some of the performance metrics of the vehicle.
We weren’t able to conduct our full barrage of tests, but we were able to hit some key metrics. Read about our performance testing methodology here.
The model we tested was a Premium all-wheel drive with the extended range battery. Ford’s stated 0 to 60 mph time for that vehicle should be 4.8 seconds.
Our tested results
- 0-60 mph: 5.74 seconds
- 0-100 kph: 6.07 seconds
- 50-70 mph: 3.00 seconds
- 70-0 mph braking: 187 feet
We use the RaceBox Pro as our testing equipment and had the external GPS antenna attached for improved signal.
So why is there such a discrepancy between Ford‘s official numbers and our testing?
One reason could be rollout. Rollout is used at a drag strip, and is part of a quarter-mile run time. To make a long story short, a car is often already moving when it breaks the timing beam on the drag strip.
Since we are testing from true zero, that would explain the timing difference.
One other reason could be because we weren’t on a prepared track in optimal testing weather. It’s cold in the Detroit area this time of year. We also weren’t at our normal testing site.
When we get a model in for a full review we’ll retest.