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Hi everyone. From what I found, the mach-e will come with either of these options:
  • 225/60R18
  • 225/55R19
  • 235/45R20 (GT version)
To be honest, for a crossover / SUV (like they sell it) these are pretty narrow, even the 235 in the GT...
In the Netherlands the base version is the only one with R18 wheels, but the sideskirts etc are not in gloss black but cheap gray.
If they come with the option for the base with black sides that will be my pick and upgrade the wheels.

Anyways, it seems handy to have a topic with what wheel sizes will be compatibe.
The I-Pace comes with an 245/50R20 option. But according the calculators (willtheyfit) that would not be smart.
I lean towards 245/45R20 (-0.18% speed error). 245 also seems to be nice enough for this car, but you will lose some range.

Not being a Ford expert, from what I see, the mustang's usually use wheels with 5x4.5 (5x114.3). We will have to confirm this is also the case for the Mach-e.
I'm hanging towards 20x8. Although 8.5 is a beter fit for 245 width (seee tyresizecalculator : tire-width-for-a-wheel-rim-size-chart)
ET value I have no clue....

It would help a lot if someone could confirm the wheel specs of a GT version with 20" wheels:
  • depth == 8 or 8.5?
  • ET value
  • 5x4.5 (5x114.3)

Personaly I love a tiny bit of poke on wheels :)

Appreciated...
 

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Agree, we need to get a thread going on this... Bump

i-Pace, Edge, & Escape (G3) run 5x108 bolt patterns, but a 5x114.3 would be nice and possibly give us more choices should offsets be similar to other platforms.

Re: wheel & tire widths.... the model S std wheels are 19x8 with 245/45s... optional 21x8.5/9.0 with 245/35 & 265/35. I get they want want best mileage, so understand their choices
 

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I'll accept a range hit to get some manlier tires. I mean those aren't very sporty tire sizes. That's minivan territory. One of the stock tire sizes available on the Toyota Sienna is a 235/50R19 which is sadly a little wider than the tires on the premium Mach-E. Seriously... a freaking Sienna. We need better options. If they're putting the Mustang badge on this vehicle then it can't have minivan tires.
 

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I'll accept a range hit to get some manlier tires. I mean those aren't very sporty tire sizes. That's minivan territory. One of the stock tire sizes available on the Toyota Sienna is a 235/50R19 which is sadly a little wider than the tires on the premium Mach-E. Seriously... a freaking Sienna. We need better options. If they're putting the Mustang badge on this vehicle then it can't have minivan tires.
hahaha Yea when you look at it that way, Brutal :ROFLMAO:

I expected to replace them right away, but yea would been nice to re-use their tires, but not likley as it stands, as I too am ok sacrificing some range for more meats
 

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do we know if the GT will a staggered setup that supposedly the model Y will also have?

yeah 225 on 19" rims is pretty narrow. my volvo convertible has 235/40/18x8s. it seems weird to have narrower tires on a crossover much less a performance oriented one called mustang. but i get it. it's more efficient and provides more range... can't have it all.

maybe i'll keep the stock 225/55/19 for road trips and put on aftermarket or GT rims with 245/45/20 w/summer/performance tires for around town? :)
 

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Nice! Is this real? Those wheels are wide... think will have a very bad impact on the range...
I'm looking for a save but sporty sizeing e.g. 245/45/20 but still need confirmation this is indeed save...
 

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Selecting the 21” rims on the Tesla Model Y Performance configurator drops the range estimates by 35 miles (or 11%).
If a similar effect is seen on the MMe, will you be okay with an 11% drop in range?
 

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Whatever color that is it I'm in love! It could be a great idea as a color to wrap the Mach-E in.
Its a stunning visual (reading these comments, Ford?)
Its like a bronze patina.
 

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so GT model is supposed to come with 20 inch wheels. Anyone have any idea how much range would I loose if I went from standard 19 inch to GT 20 inch mags on a Premium model ?
Officially they say 300 mi Premium to 270 mi for a GT range but that must also include some loss due to power. So following that logic I should see about 10-20 mile decrease in range.....
Any thoughts on this ? It just looks so much better on bigger rims.....
 

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so GT model is supposed to come with 20 inch wheels. Anyone have any idea how much range would I loose if I went from standard 19 inch to GT 20 inch mags on a Premium model ?
Officially they say 300 mi Premium to 270 mi for a GT range but that must also include some loss due to power. So following that logic I should see about 10-20 mile decrease in range.....
Any thoughts on this ? It just looks so much better on bigger rims.....
Here's a couple of article that might help you out. There's been a bunch of information done with Teslas.

From EVBite:

An interesting test was conducted by Car & Driver back in 2010 which showcased the effects changing the size of the wheels on a Volkswagen Golf. They tested nearly identical Goodyear Eagle GT tires that ranged from 15 to 19 inches and one of the metrics measured was the fuel economy. What they found was that the difference in fuel economy from 15-inch wheels to 19-inch wheels was about 10%.
  • 19”: 21.1 MPG
  • 18”: 21.9 MPG
  • 17”: 22.8 MPG
  • 16”: 22.9 MPG
  • 15”: 23.3 MPG

Thankfully seeing as how most new electric cars come with wheels that are 18”, there is sufficient room for improvement in the range for those that are inclined to do so. However, I bet that most people will be willing to sacrifice 10-20 miles of range so that their Model 3 isn’t running around with 15-inch wheels. Additionally, less grip was found in the smaller tires, so moving down in tire size is not a simple upgrade in range with no other consequences in the other aspects of your driving.

Going back to Tesla, Troy over at Teslike created a very handy table that actually tackles this problem. While literal range tests weren’t performed with every configuration of model and wheel, it was created with several known ranges and data extrapolated from EPA test results to give us a better understanding of what kind of effect different wheels would have on the range. While the data was extrapolated for parts of this table, it does seem to fall in line with what Car & Driver found and what Tesla warns when selecting larger wheels.

While the above table only has the Model 3 stats, Troy did create tables for the Model S & X on his site. As an aside, you can also see what kind of effect the aero hubcaps can have on the range. Turns out that it increases the range by about 3-4%.


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Here's a couple of article that might help you out. There's been a bunch of information done with Teslas.

From EVBite:

An interesting test was conducted by Car & Driver back in 2010 which showcased the effects changing the size of the wheels on a Volkswagen Golf. They tested nearly identical Goodyear Eagle GT tires that ranged from 15 to 19 inches and one of the metrics measured was the fuel economy. What they found was that the difference in fuel economy from 15-inch wheels to 19-inch wheels was about 10%.
  • 19”: 21.1 MPG
  • 18”: 21.9 MPG
  • 17”: 22.8 MPG
  • 16”: 22.9 MPG
  • 15”: 23.3 MPG
Thankfully seeing as how most new electric cars come with wheels that are 18”, there is sufficient room for improvement in the range for those that are inclined to do so. However, I bet that most people will be willing to sacrifice 10-20 miles of range so that their Model 3 isn’t running around with 15-inch wheels. Additionally, less grip was found in the smaller tires, so moving down in tire size is not a simple upgrade in range with no other consequences in the other aspects of your driving.

Going back to Tesla, Troy over at Teslike created a very handy table that actually tackles this problem. While literal range tests weren’t performed with every configuration of model and wheel, it was created with several known ranges and data extrapolated from EPA test results to give us a better understanding of what kind of effect different wheels would have on the range. While the data was extrapolated for parts of this table, it does seem to fall in line with what Car & Driver found and what Tesla warns when selecting larger wheels.

While the above table only has the Model 3 stats, Troy did create tables for the Model S & X on his site. As an aside, you can also see what kind of effect the aero hubcaps can have on the range. Turns out that it increases the range by about 3-4%.


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Wow, thx for this info. This explains why the 19 inch Appearance package for Select model has hubcaps on a 19 inch wheels. It is to compensate for the effects of going from 18inch to 19 inch rims. I'm planning on having 2 sets of rims for my Select model….. original 18 inch (winter tires) and buy a set of 19 or 20 inch for summer tires. Car needs to look awesome when snow is gone :)
 
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