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Ford Mustang Mach-E Leans Into Muscle-Car Moniker With More Power, Speed

Shoppers are still months away from being able to take home their preordered 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E, and the automaker is continuing to update the electric SUV in the meantime. Ford today announced updated performance specs.

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The automaker said the extended-range all-wheel-drive version of the Mach-E is good for 346 horsepower/258 kilowatts and 428 pounds-feet of torque — up from previous estimates of 332 hp/240 kW and 417 pounds-feet. It estimates the car will go from 0-60 mph in the mid-5-second range. For extended-range rear-wheel-drive models, power output increases to 290 hp/216 kW and 317 pounds-feet, up from 282 hp/210 kW and 306 pounds-feet. 

The numbers are up for the standard-range model, too. In AWD trim, it’s good for  266 hp/198 kW and 428 pounds-feet, up from 255 hp/190 kW and 417 pounds-feet. RWD versions rise to 266 hp/198 kW and 317 pounds-feet, up from 255/190 and 306.

“We remain dedicated to delivering on the promise of the Mustang name,” Ron Heiser, Mustang Mach-E chief program engineer, said in a statement. “These better-than-estimated performance figures show that our team is squeezing every last bit of performance out of this vehicle so that it not only delivers Mustang style but Mustang soul as well.”  

Ford says order banks are open in the U.S. and reservation orders are now being converted into official orders. The automaker expects the car to hit dealerships at the end of the year.

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