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The Mustang Mach-E or Mach 1 – Which one is for you?

A nameplate synonymous with power, passion and performance, reviving the Mustang was going to be no easy feat. But Ford have not only done it, they’ve excelled – breathing fresh life into the legendary pony with something for every driver, from the nostalgic to the future-focused.

Whether it’s looking to the next generation with the all-electric Mach-E coupé SUV or enjoying a last hurrah for the muscle car with the exhilarating petrol-powered Mach 1 sports car, each model in the line-up delivers a drive that’s worthy of the iconic pony badge.

It’s a compelling proposition, but one that leaves just one problem: which car should you choose?

Luckily, the Hendy team are here to help – weighing up the pros and cons to help you decide between the Ford Mustang Mach-E and the Mustang Mach 1. Watch the videos below and read on to discover more about the features of each model.

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• Ford SYNC 4A with a 15.5-inch touchscreen, DAB radio, emergency assistance, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, six speakers, FordPass Connect and connected navigation.

• 18-inch 5-spoke alloy wheels

• Black Onyx full Sensico trim with grey stitching

• Heated front seats and steering wheel

• Wireless charging pad

• Rear view camera and 360-degree camera

• 10.2-inch digital instrument cluster

• Dual-zone electronic automated temperature control (DEATC)

Mach 1

Mach 1

• Ford SYNC 3 navigation with an 8-inch touchscreen, DAB radio, emergency assistance, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, B&O premium audio with 12 speakers and FordPass Connect.

• 19-inch 5-spoke alloy wheels in Magnetic finish, with Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres

• Leather sport seats with Dove Grey insert stripe

• Power-folding door mirrors with Mustang logo projection lamps

• Mach 1 front grille with unique Mach 1 badges and stripe pack

• Climate-controlled front seats

• Rear view camera

• Electronic automatic temperature control (EATC).

Mustangs for the next generation

There’s no mistaking a member of the Mustang family, and both the Mach-E and Mach 1 stand out in this legendary line-up. The Shelby Mustang GT350 of the sixties is widely considered to be one of the most iconic Mustang models, but these young pretenders are both vying for its crown.

First up, the all-electric Mach-E takes the form of a coupé SUV, with attitude to match the Mustang’s sports-car legacy. Ford’s first all-electric SUV combines lean and muscular lines, a rear haunch design and trademark tri-bar taillamps to create an iconic silhouette bound to turn heads.

But if you’re drawn to vehicles inspired by the muscle cars of decades gone by, the sleek two-door Mach 1 has the swagger you need – from the aerodynamically sculpted and chiselled exterior for increased downforce to the go-faster touches inspired by the original Mach 1 of 1969, such as the twin bonnet vents, stripes and rear diffuser.

Behind the pony’s horsepower

If you’re looking to futureproof your Mustang, then the Mach-E is strides ahead of it’s petrol-powered stablemate. With an impressive range of up to 293-372 miles and fast-charging capabilities, prepare to feel unstoppable as you hit the road.

As an all-electric vehicle, it also delivers smooth, silent acceleration, but fear not, the lack of roar doesn’t mean there’s no pulse-raising performance. How does 580Nm of instant torque sound?

If you’re not ready to let go of the V8-power just yet, the Mach 1 might be more up your street. As a last hurrah for sports cars, this limited-edition New Ford Mustang Mach 1 boasts a 5.0-litre V8 engine that delivers a massive 460PS at 7,250 rpm.


So, which Mustang is for you?

Ultimately, your choice depends on the aspects of driving you value most.

The Mach-E rules the roost when it comes to driving towards an electric future, and delivers exciting zero-emission driving without compromise. As a coupé SUV, it also has more space for those open-road family adventures. On the other hand, the Mustang Mach 1 has the edge when it comes to the fun factor – with its emphatic 5.0-litre V8 engine, it is truly a case of ‘once driven, never forgotten’.

Both models get our thumbs-up as top contenders in the segment, thanks to their unique Mustang styling and advanced features and technologies that make for an altogether incomparable driving experience. If you’re really torn, a good compromise might be the new Mach-E GT model. The fastest-accelerating and most powerful member of the Mach-E line-up boasts up to 860Nm of torque, 0-60mph in less than 3.7 seconds and a 304-mile range, plus an exclusive GT body kit.

Don’t stand on the sidelines – if you’d like to experience the Ford Mustang Mach-E or Mach 1 for yourself, why not come along to your local Hendy Ford today? Our friendly team members are ready and waiting to help you make your decision – after all, the best way to find out if a vehicle is for you is to get behind the wheel!

Mach 1 vs Mach E with Tiff Needell