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Is Ford Sandbagging the Mach-E's Performance Specs?

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It will certainly be interesting to see what the vehicle really gets. Even then though, it's a moving target because it depends so much on how you drive. There will be a third of buyers that will say "See, I'm getting more than they advertised!". And another third that say "Hey, I'm not even getting what they promised us!".

I'm no expert, but given that it looks to be a little heavier, and geared toward more performance than say, the Bolt or Kona, I'm expecting worse performance than those.

But again, I think all that really matters for range is high speed performance. The number I care about is miles/kWh at 75 MPH. Around home, range won't matter. Where it matters is road trips.
 

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They advertised the 2018 Mustang GT with a sub 4.0s 0-60 time and the stock GT 10AT is not really able to reach that - So I don't think why they should hold back with their promised Mach-E numbers. But with production being like a year away, things are still subject to change, so don't nail them on these first numbers.
I've got a 18GT 10Spd PP2 and on 92 octane I have got 3.92 0-60 here in Florida at sea level. I believe other Car Sites have documented sub 4 seconds as well so it is real.
 

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I've got a 18GT 10Spd PP2 and on 92 octane I have got 3.92 0-60 here in Florida at sea level. I believe other Car Sites have documented sub 4 seconds as well so it is real.
You got a Performance Package 2 which always comes with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires and better suspension. I was talking about the promised GT PP1 sub-4s (when the refresh was revealed and before they even announced the PP2 a year later).
 

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You got a Performance Package 2 which always comes with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires and better suspension. I was talking about the promised GT PP1 sub-4s (when the refresh was revealed and before they even announced the PP2 a year later).
I see.
 

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According to this Forbes article, Ford is going soft on the Mach-E's specs. At least with horsepower.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/samabu...ng-mach-ethe-pony-goes-electric/#79f95eae434e

From the article:
The base configuration has only a 210-kW (281-hp) rear motor and rear drive. The mid-level adds a smaller 50-kW (67-hp) front motor for a combined output of 332-hp and 471 lb-ft of torque. The top-end Mach-E GT gets the same larger motor at both ends.

However, because of the power output limits on the current battery and power electronics configuration, the total combined output is 459-hp and 612 lb-ft. However, since the motors are rated for over 100-hp more, it is conceivable that at some point we will see a version with upgraded components that can feed the motors up to their limits.
In the official press release, it states that Ford is shooting for "under 4-seconds" for the GT and the 3.5 0-60 with the GT Performance Pack.

So I'm spitballing that either the 459 figure is either going to be electronically detuned or boosted depending on the configuration. It seems cheaper to do that, than having different motors.

Makes me wonder then if the Performance version would get MORE HP than 459, OR if the regular GT will be less than 459.
 

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I've got a 18GT 10Spd PP2 and on 92 octane I have got 3.92 0-60 here in Florida at sea level. I believe other Car Sites have documented sub 4 seconds as well so it is real.
Ford doesn't make the performance pack 2 with an auto transmission...
 

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Ford doesn't make the performance pack 2 with an auto transmission...
Apologies, it's PP1, the automatic is quicker so that's why I bought my 1st non-manual GT. (Even my 5.0LX was a stick.)
 



 










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