Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition covers 272 miles in range test to beat EPA rating

At $67,995 for the 2022 model year, the GT Performance Edition is the most expensive of all Ford Mustang Mach-E versions. It shares the dual electric motors with the standard $61,995 GT model, making an identical 480 horsepower. However, the sportier derivate boasts an increased maximum torque from the GT’s 600 pound-feet (814 Newton-meters) to 634 lb-ft (860 Nm). The extra oomph shaves off three-tenths of a second from the sprint to 60 mph, which takes only three and a half seconds.

As the model’s name indicates, it has been tailored to maximum performance rather than efficiency. Consequently, EPA has rated the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition at only 260 miles of range, a far cry from the thrifty California Route 1 with its 305-mile range. However, Edmunds has discovered you can squeeze more range out of the 88-kWh battery as they were able to drive it for 272 miles before running out of juice.

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Testing the electric crossover on their standardized route, Edmunds beat EPA’s estimate by 12 miles, which isn’t necessarily something to write home about, but every extra mile counts. It’s especially true for the GT Performance Edition, which doesn’t excel in this regard, partially because it’s the heavier dual-motor version with all-wheel drive and a sport-tuned adaptive suspension. In addition, the flagship Mustang Mach-E gets Pirelli summer performance tires for extra grip at the expense of efficiency.

Speaking of weight, Edmunds says their test vehicle tipped the scales at a hefty 4,997 pounds (2,266 kilograms). For the sake of comparison, it was 471 pounds (214 kilograms) heavier than the rear-wheel-drive California Route 1 Edition they previously tested, equipped with the same 88-kWh battery. They also had an AWD Extended Range and that one was still 175 pounds (79 kilograms) lighter than the GT Performance Edition.

It’s not the first time when Edmunds beats an EPA estimate as the California Route 1 Edition covered 304 miles or 34 miles more than the official rating. In addition, the Mercedes EQS in the 450+ specification with its 108-kWh battery did 422 miles on a single charge, representing a massive increase of 72 miles compared to EPA’s number.

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As a final note, it’s worth mentioning the 2022MY Mustang Mach-E has a better 91-kWh battery instead of the previous 88-kWh pack. That should translate into a slightly higher range. In the case of the rear-wheel-drive California Route 1 Edition, it can now cover an EPA-estimated 314 miles or an extra 9 miles more than the equivalent 2021MY.

Source: Edmunds

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