The 2025 Ford Mustang Mach-E electric SUV is faster and has better range than before, as the Blue Oval tries to put the squeeze on the top-selling Tesla Model Y.

    For 2025, the US-delivered Mustang Mach-E benefits from a tweaked rear electric motor which not only produces more torque but provides greater driving range.

    “Updates for the Ford Mustang Mach-E are expected to arrive in Australia in 2025,” a Ford Australia spokesperson told CarExpert.

    “We have no news to share about any plans to introduce the Mustang Mach-E Rally to Australia.”

    Australian deliveries of the Mustang Mach-E only began in December 2023.

    Though there’s no more power across the range, the rear motor torque increase ranges from a bump of 90Nm to 98Nm.

    This results in the flagship Mustang Mach-E GT Performance – now a standalone variant – and new Rally grades putting out 358kW and 949Nm.

    A full list of the available drivetrains in the US are listed below. Those highlighted in bold are comparable to variants currently sold in Australia.

    • Standard Range RWD: 197kW/525Nm (+95Nm)
    • Extended Range RWD: 216kW/678Nm (+98Nm)
    • Standard Range AWD: 242kW/525Nm (+95Nm)
    • Extended Range AWD: 272kW/678Nm (+98Nm)
    • Extended Range AWD GT: 358kW/814Nm
    • Extended Range AWD GT Performance/Rally: 358kW/949Nm (+90Nm) 

    The resulting torque increase has also led to a shaving of the Mustang Mach-E’s 0-60mph (97km/h) time, with the base Standard Range RWD now completing the sprint 0.2 seconds faster at 5.6 seconds.

    The Extended Range RWD’s sprint time has dropped from 6.1 seconds to 5.2 seconds, while the base GT is unchanged at 3.8 seconds.

    However, the GT Performance upgrade now delivers a claimed 3.3-second 0-60mph time, enough to undercut its predecessor and the Tesla Model Y Performance by two-tenths of a second.

    Despite torque going up, Ford’s driving range claims for the Mustang Mach-E have also increased by 16km to 32km depending on grade compared to the 2021 launch model.

    This is partly attributable to the Standard Range swapping its lithium-ion battery for a lithium-iron-phosphate unit midway through 2023, with the base RWD and 72kWh pack delivering 402km of driving range on the EPA cycle.

    The Mustang Mach-E Extended Range AWD is capable of driving for up to 515km on a charge, a 23km improvement.

    For context, the base Tesla Model Y in the US has an EPA-rated driving range of 418km, while the mid-spec Long Range boasts 499km of range.

    Ford claims it has also made tweaks to the batteries to charge faster, cutting six to nine minutes from the 10 to 80 per cent times for the extended and standard range packs, respectively.

    Additional changes across the range include performance front seats, Brembo front brakes and magnetic dampers as standard for the GT, plus a tweaked touchscreen infotainment interface and wireless smartphone mirroring (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto) across all grades.

    These tweaks have resulted in price increases ranging from US$100 (A$150) to US$1600 (A$2400) throughout the range.

    A Bronze Appearance Package has also been added to the GT’s optional extras list, bringing 20-inch wheels and exterior badges in Sinister Bronze, plus a bronze grille.

    Between January and March 2024, Ford has sold 168 Mustang Mach-Es in Australia. By contrast, the Tesla Model Y has been the best-selling EV with 6835 examples sold across the same period.

    MORE: Everything Ford Mustang Mach-E

    Jordan Mulach

    Born and raised in Canberra, Jordan has worked as a full-time automotive journalist since 2021, being one of the most-published automotive news writers in Australia before joining CarExpert in 2024.

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