The GT look difference begins with a shiny black fake grille that replaces the standard Mach-E color-matched nose. Of course, the electric crossover doesn’t require a large front intake to cool the engine, so there’s nothing behind the grille, but there’s a spacious and versatile flank storage area. The more aggressive front bumper completes the sporty makeover, and the sparkling pony badge adds a touch of visual flair. Meanwhile, the rear Mustang icon will be replaced with “GT” lettering.
Filling the GT arch is a standard 20-inch wheel fitted with either 245 / 45R20 all-season tires or Pirelli P-Zero Summer Rubber for Spring in the Performance Edition. The 12.4-inch rear rotor with 4-piston Brembo front brakes and single-piston calipers with a 15.1-inch rotor adds stopping power and bright red pop. The GT is also 0.5 inches below the ground and has a better overall stance than the standard Mach-E.
Dual Motor Performance Edition
The GT uses the same dual-motor all-wheel drive setup as the Mach-E, but boasts a total of 480 horsepower and 600 pound-foot torque. It is 120hp and 172lb-ft higher than a standard SUV. This is enough thrust to launch the Mach-EGT from 0 mph to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds. Select Performance Edition to increase torque up to 634 lb-ft and reduce 0-60mph time to just 3.5 seconds.
Performance Edition accelerates like a slug from a railgun and crouches slightly from the front wheels to the rear wheels with a slight chirp. No energy is wasted on spinning tires. Mach-E pushes the occupant into the seat and jumps forward without a drama. Disabling Mach-E’s electro-V8 fake engine noise makes the effect even more bizarre. Fierce firing in almost silence can be a bit strange.
The driver can choose from three modes to customize the performance of the Mach-E. Whisper, Engage, and Unbridled are nearly comfortable, normal, and sporty, and affect throttle response, regenerative braking, engine sound, and, in the case of Performance Edition, adaptive suspension settings. There is also a setting to activate the one-pedal operation mode that maximizes the regenerative braking when the accelerator is raised, and the Mach-E can decelerate and stop without touching the friction brake.
Prolonged use of Unbridled mode can cause heat to build up in the Mach-EGT’s power system. This is unlikely when you’re enjoying a winding road, but on a race track, a hot battery doesn’t work very well. To prevent heat buildup, the fourth drive mode, Unbridled Extend, is unique to GT models and limits power to a level that is more thermally manageable. It’s just a bit less lively than the raw Unbridled, but the trade-offs give you more consistent performance on more laps on the track. Unbridled Extend also, interestingly, disables one-pedal driving, so tracking the Mach-E GT can further appreciate these Brembo.
Range and charge
Powering these electric motors is Ford’s extended range battery pack with a usable capacity of 88kWh. The EPA estimates that the Mach-E GT will sail 270 miles on a single charge, compared to 312 miles for non-GTAWD models. Featuring sticky tires, the Performance Edition reduces range to 260 miles on a single charge. From 80% charge, I traveled 153 miles before connecting to a public station. The remaining 17% is fairly close to the advertised consumption. My testing was also done before the rollout of a wireless software update that could expand the available battery pack capacity to 91 kWh and give the owner a reasonable range of boosts-Ford also EPA. Also did not update the quote to reflect the changes.
Charging takes just over 10 hours when connected to a Level 2 home or public AC charger. With a 150 kW DC quick charger, the GT goes from 10% to 80% in about 45 minutes over the CCS connection. Ford is offering new Mach-E owners a free DC fast charge of up to 250 kWh over the BlueOval network of public stations. That’s only about 600 miles if the EPA’s 2.4 mi / kWh estimate is fully nailed.
Magnetid suspension and handling
Performance Edition also adds the Magnet Ride Adaptive Damper to the GT package. From very robust to compliant and push-button control, not to mention the benefits of cornering on smooth roads, improving ride quality in the city alone is a good reason to create a performance edition. is.
With more sophisticated suspension and gripper tires, the Mach-E GT Performance offers a more robust handling envelope than the standard model and bravely competes with the 4,989-pound curve weight of the crossover. However, the crossover steering is still overboosted, allowing you to use a bit of weight and feedback, in line with the GT’s more generous limits.
Co-Pilot 360 with Blue Cruise
The Mach-E comes standard with Ford’s Co-Pilot 360 Assist 2.0 suite driver aid technology, so all GTs have lane-centric steering assistance, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go traffic, and more. Blind spot monitoring, pre-collision automatic emergency braking, etc. Pedestrian detection, rear parking sensors, brake-assisted rear cross traffic alerts, and standard rear cameras support low-speed safety.
The coolest new technology in the 2022 Mach-E is Ford’s hands-free highway assist system, Blue Cruise, offered as part of the $ 1,900 Co-Pilot 360 Active 2.0 package. Blue Cruise Similar to General Motors’ Supercruise, the SAE-certified Level 2 Driver Assistance System can handle steering, acceleration and braking without the driver’s hands under certain conditions. The driver’s eyes should stay on the road. BlueCruise works only in Ford’s Hands-Free Blue Zone, a approximately 130,000-mile split highway and interstate highway scanned and scrutinized by Ford, where the driver’s head and eye positions are confirmed by an in-vehicle camera. Only works if done.
When operating hands-free, the Mach-E is centered in the lane, tracking turns smoothly and keeping a sufficient distance behind the vehicle in front. BlueCruise communicates with the driver through the prompts of a standard 10.2 inch digital instrument cluster. For example, a blue circle and a blue “hands-free” steering wheel icon indicate that the system is ready and active, respectively. However, Ford’s use of blue icons on a blue background can be confusing at a glance. I really like the big handlebar light strips on Supercruise. It’s blue, green, and red lighting that can be read in the peripheral vision, clearly and instantly telling you everything you need to know.
In fact, almost everything about GM’s Supercruise technology goes a generation ahead of Ford, from smoother auto-steering inputs to a more intuitive interface, the ability to automatically change lanes, and now towing. I feel that I am. However, Supercruise is not available on vehicles that directly compete with Mach-E- Bolt EUV is close, but no cigars-and Blue Cruise still feels like a safe and solid tech and is the first excellent hands-free product from Ford.
Choosing Co-Pilot 360 Active upgrades the Mach-E’s rear camera to a 360-degree surround view system for even greater safety, allowing precision parking and active parking assist to move into vertical or parallel spaces. Become.
Sync4A cabin technology
The cabin of the Mach-E GT does not deviate much from the standard specifications, but is replaced with a fixed headrest and a slightly enhanced Ford Performance seat. Performance Edition features synthetic leather trim with perforated inserts and metallic stitching. Overall, Ford’s technology isn’t that bold, but the quality of the interior is just as good, if not better than the Tesla Model Y.
Vertical Sync4A Infotainment System Cyberpunk 2077 won’t play, but the large 15.5-inch display with embedded physical volume knobs provides an almost intuitive interface at the driver’s fingertips. The core interface and home screen are smartly designed with large virtual buttons and tile strips for recently accessed features for quick and easy navigation. However, due to the shallow menu structure, the screen may display many options at once. Especially in the quick settings menu, it can be overwhelming.
The onboard navigation software works well on vertical screens, fills the display and shows more routes than normally displayed in landscape orientation. When using a standard wireless or USB connection Android Auto or Apple CarPlay connection, the space isn’t used very elegantly, but there’s plenty of space to clearly see the streamed maps and apps.
The Mach-E also has one of the largest phone pads I’ve seen in a car, with space for two large devices side by side, but it only supports one wireless charging. Owners can also use their phone as a key via the FordPass app.
Price and competition
The 2022 Ford Mach-EGT will begin at $ 63,095, including a $ 1,100 destination fee, prior to state or federal tax incentives. GT Performance Edition starts at $ 69,095. Adding the Co-Pilot 360 Active package with Rapid Red Premium Paint and Blue Cruise will reach my tester’s tested price of $ 72,990.
It’s a price close to the entry point Audi’s E-Tron Sportback and Jaguar I-Pace are both more luxurious, but the performers are far less capable. For much less money, the Kia EV6 GT-Line is probably my favorite car in its class right now, but its performance is comparable to the standard Mach-E. The Tesla Model Y’s performance is about the same as Ford when angry, but with a wider range (303 miles) for drivers with lighter right feet, making it the closest rival to the Mach-E. .. Tesla’s Driver Aid technology makes a bolder claim, but I think Blue Cruise’s more modest performance does a better job of providing consistency.
Ford’s Mustang Mach-E was already good, but with the addition of Blue Cruise, the 2022 model is even better. In addition, the enhanced mobility of the GT and GT Performance Edition models makes the pony car pedigree a little more valuable, making it one of the few truly performance-oriented options in its class.