0 to 60 no it does not get slaughtered, 60 to 100 is where the model y pulls away. which it should model y has a lot less weight. Both are listed 0 to 60 in 4.8.
yes, you can get the upgrade for the model y for 2,000 to knock down the 0 to 60 time to 4.3 seconds.
Ford has a big buffer and if they want they could tweak the maches 0 to 60 time also very easy.
Yeah it pretty much does get slaughtered. A half car length (for cars that claim identical 0-60) is pretty huge.
Tests from others show the same thing Car and Driver timed MME premium and at 5.1 sec to 60, and the MY LR AWD at 4.4 sec. Motor Trend got 4.8 for the MME and 4.1 for the MY LR. The manufacturer numbers really mean nothing, because there is no controlled way for manufacturers to quote 0-60. It seems like Ford just used a wildly optimistic setup to match the 4.8 quoted 0-60 for the MY. No one will be getting those C&D/MT results in the real world since they are done with a 1 foot roll out, and ideal conditions.
The fact of the matter remains that the MY is significantly faster in a straight line than the MME, and it will likely do better in the curves as well due to having wider rubber.
Im not sure Ford will be able to match the MY performance in the real world as there is an about 500 lb difference in curb weight.
Both cars are actually very strong competitors to each other, but if performance is the main decision maker for someone then they should go with the MY LR vs the MME AWD extended range. Things may change with the MME GT comes out.