While there are plenty of people that remain annoyed that the Ford Mustang Mach-E continues carrying the Mustang name, the vehicle itself is probably one of the better examples from the electric-crossover segment. Hoping to sweeten the pot, Ford has elected to offer the vehicle with an optional appearance package and some new paint options allowing for one of the best color combinations in automotive history — bronze and green.
Bronze (or gold) wheels with green paint hadn’t gotten much play since the 1990s. But the industry has gradually been bringing it back on select models if customers prove they’re willing to spend a little more. Therefore, the 2024 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT can be had with a new Bronze Appearance Package making the 20-inch wheels, exterior badging, and faux-grille “Sinister Bronze” instead of the usual colors.
For the crossover’s “grille” that’s normally whatever color the rest of the body happens to be painted. However, it’s hard to overstate just how much better the vehicle looks when that portion happens to be painted a contrasting hue. Sadly, black-grilled models have remained locked to the GT trim that’ll set customers back a minimum of $60,000. While quite the premium over the $43,390 base-level Select, you do get all-wheel drive, more standard luxury features, and a powertrain that is genuinely thrilling below highway speeds.
It looks like the GT trim will also be the only way to option the Bronze Appearance Package, which Ford said can be had with Shadow Black, Star White Metallic Tri-Coat, and the new Eruption Green. Likely to look half decent in black, the real star is the novel green that’s supposed to change color depending on the lighting in a manner similar to the Mystic and Mystichrome hues of Ford’s past.
We actually saw Blue Oval revive something similar on the Dark Horse Mustang last year. Having witnessed it sparkling in person, the paint is indeed quite impressive to behold in direct sunlight. However, some would probably consider it too garish for an everyday runabout and we imagine it’ll be a similar case for Eruption Green.
While separate from the paint package, Ford has said the GT will also see some performance upgrades. As of now, the automaker has only confirmed a MagneRide Damping System aimed at improving handling, upgraded 385-millimeter front rotors with red-painted Brembo brake calipers, and 10-Way power-adjustable drivers seat from Ford Performance.
Additional details are said to arrive later this year, with Blue Oval stating that the Mustang Mach-E GT AWD with Extended Range and the Bronze Appearance Package should be available at a starting price of $60,990 before taxes and fees.
[Images: Ford Motor Co.]
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