Price, fuel economy and range, finance and depreciation

Ford asks for a little over £66,000 for a Ford Mustang Mach-E GT, in a market in which both a range-topping BMW i4 M50 and Tesla Model Y Performance are a few thousand pounds less, and an entry-level Porsche Taycan only a few thousand more.

It seems a bold – possibly foolhardy – positioning, even for a car with a Ford Mustang badge. And while Ford can argue that a fulsome equipment level, commendable residual values and a distinguishing range are all selling points in principle, they may not be in real-world use.

Spec advice? Ford makes this simple: pick a colour you like, with or without a glass roof (which leaves decent second-row head room in any case). But think about whether you’d be better off with a cheaper Extended Range RWD.

Our test car returned 2.6mpkWh on our 70mph touring economy test, which suggests that its longer-distance commuting range might be around 230 miles. That’s about 20 miles shy of the Model Y we tested, despite the Tesla having 15% less usable battery capacity than the Ford. We can blame that extra 300kg for most of that.

Like other Extended Range Mach-Es, the GT will charge at up to 150kW on a DC rapid charger (which is as fast as you’re likely to find at most UK charging sites). A 10-80% motorway services recharge could be possible, infrastructure permitting, in less than half an hour.