Has Ford Mustang Mach-E Production Started Early?

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New photos give us a look at the Mustang Mach-E's bare naked shell.

It's been four months since the Ford Mustang Mach-E debuted at the 2019 LA Auto Show. According to Ford's production timeline, the Mustang Mach-E is scheduled to enter production this fall before customer deliveries begin in the winter. However, Ford appears to be ahead of schedule judging from these new photos posted by the Mach-E Forum showing the electric SUV taking shape.

Photos taken from Ford's factory in Mexico show the Mustang Mach-E's naked body-in-white shell, which is constructed using a mix of high-strength steel and aluminum, giving us an insight into the production process. In the first year of production, Ford plans to roll 50,000 units of the Mustang Mach-E off the production line.

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In another photo, a pre-production example can be seen on the factory floor, giving us a better idea of what the production Ford Mustang Mach-E looks like in natural conditions since we've only seen it in motor shows with display lighting and enhanced photos from Ford. The pre-production model looks stunning finished in Iconic Silver and rides on dark black wheels.

A plaque inside the door also confirms we're looking at a First Edition model, which has been sold out for several months. Compared to the regular model, the First Edition is distinguished by red brake calipers, unique contrast stitching, special badging, and brushed aluminum pedals.

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When it enters production, the Ford Mustang Mach-E will be available in a variety of flavors including rear-wheel and all-wheel drive variants, standard- and extended-range batteries, and five trims. In its range-topping GT guise, the Mach-E produces around 459 hp and 612 lb-ft, enabling the electric SUV to hit 0-62 mph time of less than four seconds, while the GT Performance edition is expected to do the same sprint in 3.35 seconds, putting it on par with the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500.

Deliveries for the First Edition and Premium versions of the Mustang Mach-E are slated to start in late 2020 followed by the Select and California Route 1 trims in early 2021.

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