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The 2024 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Now Runs From Zero-To-60 MPH In 3.3 Seconds But There’s A Catch

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We’ve known for months that the 2024 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT would be getting some upgrades, but Ford’s been coy on details until now. Well, not only does the GT trim get a big performance boost thanks to a new rear motor that’s standard across all Mach-E trims, and now we know just how much quicker the 2024 model is over the 2023 car and what it’s going to cost, along with some details on that wicked new Rally trim.

The aforementioned rear motor and tweaked software work to deliver an extra 100 lb.-ft. of torque and tumble the zero-to-60 mph time on the Mustang Mach-E GT down to as little as 3.3 seconds. That means the GT is now quicker than a Tesla Model Y Performance, even if it can’t quite match the figures magazines have extracted from the ruthlessly quick Kia EV6 GT. However, there is a catch — to get the ultra-quick zero-to-60 mph time, Ford wants you to pay for a special performance mode, at least on Mustang Mach-E GT models, that comes standard on the Mustang Mach-E Rally. The price tag? An extra $995. At this point, why not just include it in the asking price? It’s clearly just software since it can be purchased as downloadable content after you buy the car, but if you’re going for big-league numbers, why lock them away behind an extra paywall?

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What is included in the base price is Ford’s claim of nearly 20 percent faster DC fast charging, which may or may not make a meaningful difference on road trips. Curiously, Ford doesn’t cite peak current draw, instead going off theoretical time. While this likely means improvements to the charging curve have occurred, it’s certainly worth noting that peak charging speeds vary by charger, and the 32.3-minute charging time for the standard battery pack depends highly on charging equipment and conditions.

Preproduction Model Shown With Optional Equipment. Available Spring 2024.

Mind you, incremental improvements likely don’t matter as much in the real world as pricing, and Ford has been slicing MSRPs like a Ginsu. The entry-level Select trim with the standard-range 72 kWh lithium iron phosphate battery pack starts at $41,890 including freight, or $195 more than the 2023 model. The Premium trim starts at $45,890 including freight, while the GT starts at $55,890 and includes most of the go-fast toys available on the old $59,195 GT Performance Edition like MagneRide and a particularly sporty set of front seats. As for the new Rally model, it starts at $61,890, but it does include the performance software and it doesn’t have much of a comparable predecessor.

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With a little more available power, slightly faster theoretical charging, and lower prices, the 2024 Ford Mustang Mach-E remains a compelling electric crossover for day-to-day duties. It’s possible that a Kia EV6 GT or Hyundai Ioniq 5 N will be quicker, but the value proposition of the Ford remains, and access to V3 and V4 Tesla Superchargers is a compelling reason to go with this crossover over the non-Tesla competition. Mind you, it’s also possible to buy a used Mach-E for less than $30,000, and that’s even more compelling. Depreciation go brrr, am I right?

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Parsko
Parsko
3 months ago

32.3-minute charging time

LOL. I think that numbers needs more digits of precision.

Al Camino
Al Camino
3 months ago

I think the catch is that nobody cares how fast a CUV like the Mach E is.
The only people who care how fast a Mustang is buy the ICE version.
Nice green paint, though..

Sly Bob
Sly Bob
3 months ago
Reply to  Al Camino

Aren’t you over that yet? It’s a Mustang, get over it…

It certainly can keep up with it’s ICE brothers.
https://www.caranddriver.com/features/g15105913/ford-mustang-gt-0-60-times/

Al Camino
Al Camino
3 months ago
Reply to  Sly Bob

I fully support anyone who buys a CUV with a Mustang badge on it. But they should have called it a Capri.

J G
J G
2 months ago
Reply to  Al Camino

probe not a mustang.

Al Camino
Al Camino
2 months ago
Reply to  J G

Electric Probe has a nice ring to it!

AceRimmer
AceRimmer
3 months ago
Reply to  Sly Bob

Not a Mustang 🙂

Sly Bob
Sly Bob
3 months ago
Reply to  AceRimmer

Whether or not you think it’s a Mustang you certainly have to give the marketing folks at Ford a ton of credit because if they’d called it Capri, or anything but Mustang, we wouldn’t be having this conversation right now.

Calling it Mustang was marketing genius!

Clusker Du
Clusker Du
3 months ago

Damn, that green is so good. Is there a badge delete/rename option?

AMGx2
AMGx2
3 months ago

Imagine you bought a Mustang GT350 some years ago…

You’d of course be hitting yourself on the head for not waiting to have one of these, right?

MikeInTheWoods
MikeInTheWoods
3 months ago

Every time I look at these modern vehicles for a replacement vehicle, I get to the interior photos, see the giant touchscreen and that’s it. Done, nope, not going to happen. I’ll just buy used cars and repair them as needed, thanks. I can do a whole lot of repairs for $40-60k.

Industrial_design_guy
Industrial_design_guy
3 months ago
Reply to  MikeInTheWoods

Especially if you buy a vehicle that’s considered desirable and that could gain or preserve its value over time, if you maintain it. Like a Toyota FJ, or any number of future classics.

Isaac Fortner
Isaac Fortner
3 months ago
Reply to  MikeInTheWoods

What part of the screen worries you? The lifespan? The usability? Repairs?

I have a Mach-E GT as my daily, and the touchscreen really isn’t a big deal. I rarely ever touch HVAC controls with the “Auto” settings always keeping the cabin comfortable, but the controls are always in the same spot on the bottom regardless.

It’s nice having a big map displayed on the screen, or when using the 360 degree cameras, the big screen gives a great view. I won’t buy another car that doesn’t have 360 degree camera views at this point.

I have had occasional glitches with wireless CarPlay, but there’s a two-button reboot procedure you can do from the steering wheel that has no impact on the car driving, and that’s always fixed the issue.

I went into the ownership skeptical of the giant screen, but willing to give it a shot, and it’s totally fine.

Younork
Younork
3 months ago
Reply to  Isaac Fortner

I also don’t understand the big screen hate; while I am comfortable saying that it isn’t always aesthetically pleasing, I doubt would completely write off a car because it has a screen, especially if the screen functions reasonably well.

MikeInTheWoods
MikeInTheWoods
3 months ago
Reply to  Isaac Fortner

Lag time with usability, the giant glare all the time in my periphery night and day, I could go on. I adjust climate controls without looking in my vehicles. Auto settings don’t work for our household. Aston Martin has an annoyance factor which they determine if settings need a button or dial. Many should, and do in an Aston. Same as in older vehicles. Also, screens are lazy and cost cutting for design and to build, so why do the cars cost way too much?

Uninformed Fucknugget
Uninformed Fucknugget
3 months ago
Reply to  Isaac Fortner

How has the ownership experience been for you? Is there any compromises that you have just learned to deal with? I’m in the market to replace my dd before the end of the year and have been looking at Mach E as an option. I’m on the fence about going to a ev only because I haven’t owned one before.

Isaac Fortner
Isaac Fortner
2 months ago

How has the ownership experience been for you?

I’ve had a WRX, a Miata, an Outback, a Wrangler, and an E36 M3. All except the Outback and Jeep were manuals. The Mach-E GT is my favorite of the bunch.

The Mach-E isn’t perfect at any one thing, but it excels at so many it’s endeared itself to me. Compared to the Miata and M3, the Mach-E isn’t a sports car, but it’s not as far off as you might think (at least for the kind of backroads driving I do) and it carries its significant weight well. Put your foot down and it’s like having a tsunami pushing you. Passing at any speed is effortless, turn in is great, and it will gladly step out the backside if you so desire.

Out on the highway and commuting, the BlueCruise system really is hands-free cruise control. On main highways you can take your hands fully off the wheel and let the car drive. It has infrared sensors that track your eyes and make sure you’re awake and looking forward. The system has never done anything weird and is just as smooth as I would be. I have no need for “full self-driving” cars, but for long freeway stretches and especially in heavy traffic, the system is fantastic.

4 adults fit comfortably with plenty of legroom in the rear for 6’+ people. I work in sales and often take people to lunch in it. It always gets compliments.

For family road-trips, it easily fits my family of four along with everything we need for a week. The frunk is super handy for things like winter gear, sleeping bags, etc. The GT seats are comfortable for long stretches, but I haven’t tried the lower trim seats.

The interior quality feels like a $60k car should. No rattles or gaps, and interior finishes all feel solid. It’s a much nicer place to be than a Model 3 or Model Y, in my opinion. With the exception of the screen, all of the controls are “normal”. Normal turn signal and wiper stalks, normal mirror controls, etc. The “gearshift” is the same dial type used on other Ford models and is inoffensive. I very much appreciate having a dash screen in front of the steering wheel, and the interior was a major reason I bought a Mach-E over a Tesla.

In the GT, I get a solid 250-270 miles of range per charge, which is plenty for my needs. I charge it once a week in my garage overnight, and it’s good the next morning for another week. Out side of road trips, I never need to use public chargers. I live on the west coast with ample EV charging infrastructure, and with a little planning, we’ve had road trips all over and never had any issues public charging or hit “range anxiety” where we weren’t sure we would make it. The Mach-E can fully access Tesla Superchargers now, making charging even easier. Charging infrastructure is HIGHLY location-dependent, so do your homework here. For me, it’s a non-issue.

I have driven the Mach-E in all four real seasons including snowy mountain passes at temps well below zero. The Continental sport all-seasons have an unreal amount of grip in snow. I’m a full believer in real snow tires and my Subarus always had them in the winter, but the Mach-E has an uncanny ability to claw its way up our steep driveway covered in snow and ice without a fuss. I’m not sure if it’s the AWD tuning, the weight, or the very wide tires, but as long as the low ground clearance isn’t an issue (my area mostly gets a little snow with thick ice), the Mach-E handles snow with aplomb. I have noticed about a 15% range hit driving consistently in cold temps, but keeping it in a heated garage overnight and plugged in where it pre-conditions the car to be nice and toasty when you leave does make a real difference.

The Mach-E has been great for me, but I literally did months of research beforehand looking at my unique use cases. Just because an EV is great for me does mean it’s great for everyone, and I’m firmly against these EV mandates trying to ban all gas cars.

Uninformed Fucknugget
Uninformed Fucknugget
2 months ago
Reply to  Isaac Fortner

Thank you for the input. You have confirmed my impressions after test driving the model 3, Y, Mach e, and id4. Your comments on the interior are exactly how I feel. The ford is a modern version of a traditional car. The teslas seem to be different just to be different.

Daniel MacDonald
Daniel MacDonald
3 months ago
Reply to  MikeInTheWoods

Yeah for real. Me and my wife have been shopping for a car and I keep asking myself can we push this out 5-10 years until all this tech stuff gets better sorted and/or car makers return to their senses. Maybe it’s just my 40s rapidly approaching but nothing else yet has made me grumble “they don’t make em like they used to” as much as this idiotic jumbo screen trend in cars.

Canopysaurus
Canopysaurus
3 months ago

Don’t really care about the neck-snapping numbers, what I want to know is if you can get 20% faster DC fast charging times, why can’t you do it for the rest of the country?

Jack Beckman
Jack Beckman
3 months ago
Reply to  Canopysaurus

***Faster DC charging times on chargers located in Little America and Pago Pago only.

Hangover Grenade
Hangover Grenade
3 months ago
Reply to  Canopysaurus

Those damn fatcats in Washington, hogging all the voltages for themselves. Typical!

Vic Vinegar
Vic Vinegar
3 months ago
Reply to  Canopysaurus

400 miles and 10 minute charges to regain 400 miles. If that means 0-60 is 8 seconds instead of 3, so be it.

Andrew M
Andrew M
3 months ago
Reply to  Vic Vinegar

Due to the physics and chemistry of rechargeable batteries, the ability to charge quickly (accept large incoming currents) and discharge quickly (output large currents to produce high torque for quick acceleration) are a package deal. If you have a battery (and battery cooling system) that can handle super fast charging, it will inherently allow silly acceleration.

Martin English
Martin English
3 months ago
Reply to  Andrew M

I would have thought a low capacity / high discharge rate battery could be limited (either via gearing or s/ware) to, say, a 6 second 0 – 60mph, yet still provide a fast charge.

In fact, due to lower battery capacity, this combo would result in even faster charging. However, I think this would lower the overall range …

Jack Trade
Jack Trade
3 months ago

Wow, I guess. At this point, zero-60 times like this seem a largely theoretical bragging right, or worse, they seem rapidly getting to the point where the average driver is going to have trouble controlling things. Covering that much ground that fast on increasingly congested roadways seems a possible recipe for problems.

Spikersaurusrex
Spikersaurusrex
3 months ago

That Green is really nice looking. Ford has some great colors in it’s lineup, at least in pictures. When I ordered my Maverick, I was excited to get the “Cyber Orange Metallic”. When it arrived, I thought, “That can’t be right. This is yellow.” Unfortunately, in real life, cyber orange metallic is just school bus yellow. I bought the Maverick anyway; we just call it the short bus.

Drew
Drew
3 months ago

I really wanted the school bus yellow, but I ended up cancelling my order because of the rumored PHEV. It was a mistake, and now there’s no yellow and no keypad.

Spartanjohn113
Spartanjohn113
3 months ago
Reply to  Drew

The keypad still exists, the dealer just installs it now.

Jack Trade
Jack Trade
3 months ago
Reply to  Spartanjohn113

That makes me happy. Many non-autopian/non-obsessed people I know with Fords cite it as a thing they love about their vehicle.

Drew
Drew
3 months ago
Reply to  Spartanjohn113

True. I hate that it’s a dealer add-on, though. The price increased and the included features decreased. (I was planning on the hybrid Lariat with Lux package, because I wanted all the features included.)

I’m interested to see what the 25 model year brings, and I might put in an order again if everything looks good.

Box Rocket
Box Rocket
3 months ago

Mmmmmm mm greeeeeeeeeeeen.

So happy to see color on cars. I hope the grayscale-monochrome trend of the last few years is behind us.

Pupmeow
Pupmeow
3 months ago
Reply to  Box Rocket

I was “building” BMW models on their site the other day and for a split second I was excited to see like 9 color options. Until I realized 7 of them were basically some form of grey.

Ben
Ben
3 months ago

The price tag? An extra $995. At this point, why not just include it in the asking price? It’s clearly just software since it can be purchased as downloadable content after you buy the car

I guess it’s not a subscription, which is good, but having the hardware present and locked out by a software paywall still feels kind of gross. I also expect this to happen more and more in the EV era since they have so much excess power on tap that automakers can afford to nerf the base models and upcharge for the exact same hardware on a higher option package.

Brian Ash
Brian Ash
3 months ago
Reply to  Ben

But probably buried in the fine print is that it voids the warranty on your EV powertrain if you get the package… LOL Unless you also get the Pony Up warranty add-on.

JumboG
JumboG
3 months ago
Reply to  Brian Ash

This is gold right here. I hereby demand (as a Ford stockholder) that they name this $995 option the ‘Pony Up’ package.

Spikersaurusrex
Spikersaurusrex
3 months ago
Reply to  JumboG

Seconded. Don’t we have a shareholder meeting coming up? 🙂

JumboG
JumboG
3 months ago

I think we’re having one right now! But the official one is May 9.

Hangover Grenade
Hangover Grenade
3 months ago
Reply to  JumboG

Hold your horses. Don’t want to make that the mane event of the stockholder meeting.

JumboG
JumboG
3 months ago

Neigh!

Box Rocket
Box Rocket
3 months ago
Reply to  Ben

I think it’s like the track or max-V key on some models across the automotive realm. It’s either extra with fine print attached, or included but still with fine print attached.

Spartanjohn113
Spartanjohn113
3 months ago
Reply to  Ben

If it’s truly just a software-enabled option, is there anything to prevent people from enabling it with FORscan?

Jason Hinton
Jason Hinton
3 months ago
Reply to  Ben

Automakers have been doing this with turbocharged cars for decades. Engines with the same guts but different software tuning. The more HP you want the more you pay.

Odd that people have suddenly decided to revolt when the car with software limited HP is an EV.

Lockleaf
Lockleaf
3 months ago

Say what you will about the Mach-E, but that green is sure pretty. The bronze rims look good, the grill might be too much though.

Mr E
Mr E
3 months ago
Reply to  Lockleaf

It photographs well, but in person it’s a little too light of a green (if only Ford wasn’t so tight-assed about using Highland Green more often). That being said, the bronze definitely helps.

Box Rocket
Box Rocket
3 months ago
Reply to  Mr E

They had Guard a few years ago. Darker and yellower than Dark Highland, but still nice.

I’m delighted they’re offering it. Not sure how similar this is to the greens on the new Lincoln Aviator and Navigator, but it sure looks nice.

Vic Vinegar
Vic Vinegar
3 months ago
Reply to  Lockleaf

Yeah the grill is not good, but the green and bronze wheels are great.

BolognaBurrito
BolognaBurrito
3 months ago

It’s like they aren’t listening at all. People want the Mustang Mach-E (and Lightning, and just about every other EV) to be cheaper. Almost no one is asking for it to be even faster.

Nsane In The MembraNe
Nsane In The MembraNe
3 months ago
Reply to  BolognaBurrito

I’ve seen maybe 2-3 Mach E GTs in the wild and see regular Mach Es pretty much every time I leave the house. The Mach E GT is really only good at going 0-60. When accelerating at higher speeds/merging/etc. it’s barely better than the regular Mach E. IMHO it’s more of a gimmick/excuse to put PONY CAR BADGES, BRO! on an appliance than an actual performance EV.

Mr E
Mr E
3 months ago
Reply to  BolognaBurrito

Well, they are cheaper now. I ordered a GT Performance in August of 2022 and it arrived four months later with an MSRP over $78K.* Same vehicle today is around $61K.

Regardless, I doubt anyone can feel the difference between 3.5 and 3.3 seconds to 60mph, but it does make for great marketing!

*Unsurprisingly, I did not purchase the car.

Nsane In The MembraNe
Nsane In The MembraNe
3 months ago
Reply to  Mr E

I really don’t see the point of the GT. It’s pricier, offers less range, and it’s really only good at going 0-60. I’m sure that 3.3 or 3.5 second eruption is cool the first 3 or 4 times but once that gimmick wears off it doesn’t really have much to differentiate it.

Drew
Drew
3 months ago

The Magneride suspension is a bit of a draw, but not worth the range hit. The seats are also an upgrade, but definitely not worth it.

I really feel like the EV6 GT was a definite downgrade overall, though. The seats lose the ventilation, the range takes a hit, and it didn’t feel like it adds anything of real value.

I think the stat-based things are fairly easy money, though. Some people want the best 0-60 or the most horsepower, so being able to show numbers might make sales.

Nsane In The MembraNe
Nsane In The MembraNe
3 months ago
Reply to  Drew

Oh the seats in the EV6 GT are terrible. They use the same ones in the Elantra and Veloster Ns. I’m a pretty normal size but on the thicker side (5’10, maybe 200ish) and after I drove an Elantra N for maybe a half hour I was in physical pain. I had to stretch when I got out of it.

I adjusted the seats a bunch of different ways to see if I could make them more tolerable, but I couldn’t. I can’t imagine trying to road trip in them. They’ll hold you in place very well but they’re so, so stiff. It’s one of the main reasons I went Kona N over Elantra N.

Maybe I’m just built weirdly (this is a distinct possibility) or if I lost the dad bod they’d work better for me, but they were honestly some of the worst seats I’ve ever sat on.

Drew
Drew
3 months ago

I think we’re probably built about the same (6’1″ 220ish), and I very much agree that the seats are terrible. I had a dealer try very hard to sell me a GT when I got annoyed that they were trying to tell me I was getting a great deal on a loaner GT-Line they still had marked as new, and he couldn’t get it through his head that I didn’t want to lose range, lose features, and be less comfortable for a little extra speed I’d almost never use. He kept trying to tell me about his employee taking one on a cross-country trip.

Sure, dude, I could take it cross-country. But I don’t want to drive it at all. I want comfortable ventilated seats and a little more range.

Daniel MacDonald
Daniel MacDonald
3 months ago
Reply to  Drew

Sales people man-I once had a guy at a used lot suggest a Buick sedan to me when I asked if they had any sporty 4 doors.

Mr E
Mr E
3 months ago

I passed on the GT and got a Premium with the Extended Range battery, although the GT seats are more comfortable.

Interestingly, the intense acceleration of top of the line EVs is actually quite nauseating to me, as if it creates a disconnect between my brain and the reality of what is happening. We’re perfectly happy with the increased range over the GT and it’s still plenty quick when we have to get away from idiots on the road.

Brian Ash
Brian Ash
3 months ago
Reply to  BolognaBurrito

Oh they’re listening, except translation and comprehension is a problem.

They also understand you want bigger trucks with no efficiency improvements right? The next EV truck will be 30% larger, get 20% less range, and cost 40% more.

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Nsane In The MembraNe
Nsane In The MembraNe
3 months ago

I’ll wait a year and snag one up for $35,000

Fineheresyourdamn70dollars
Fineheresyourdamn70dollars
3 months ago

On the subject of Ford behavior… I logged in to get my “free” charger adapter for my 2021 MME. Short version – not really “free”.

A few steps into the process Ford demanded my credit card. Chatted with customer service, the “free” charger is only available to Blue Oval members. So I declined – it’s a fun commuter but I didn’t buy the communication and charging plan because I charge at home and have no intention of going more than 90 miles from there. I know it’s only $80 – but I kinda know where I am within 90 miles of home so navigation is out and charging on the go down here in the north reaches of the Bible Belt is awful and expensive. And I just don’t trust Ford with my credit card cough auto-renew cough…

JT4Ever
JT4Ever
3 months ago

That’s weird, we got an adapter free to go with our 2023 Lightning. I believe I signed up for Blue Oval, but I never paid for it, I know that for sure. I wonder if your 2021 MME was grandfathered out or something? I believe we have free nav etc for the first 6 years or something. Sorry to hear that, Ford should have done better by you

Vanillasludge
Vanillasludge
3 months ago

“Depreciating now on a lot near you!”

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