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2024 Ford E-Series Drops 7.3L V8 Economy Engine

With the debut of the 2021 Ford E-Series came a big change – the addition of the new-at-the-time naturally-aspirated Ford 7.3L V8 Godzilla engine as standard equipment, following that powerplant’s debut in the 2020 Ford Super Duty. However, what was particularly interesting about the Godzilla present in the Ford E-Series is that it was offered with two different calibrations – Economy and Premium, both of which featured varying levels of output. Now, however, the 2024 Ford E-Series has dropped the Economy tune, sources familiar with the matter have told Ford Authority.

That means that the 2024 Ford E-Series will only be available with one calibration moving forward, with an output of 325 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque. Previously, the Economy tune was rated to produce 300 horsepower and 425 pound-feet of torque, while the Premium calibration generated 350 horsepower and 468 pound-feet. The purpose of having two tunes is relatively simple – the Economy calibration was intended to cater to customers who prioritize efficiency over capability, while the Premium tune was marketed at the latter rather than the former.

Aside from this update, the 2024 Ford E-Series carries on mostly unchanged for the new model year. Order banks for the cutaway model opened up back in October, while production began at the Ohio Assembly plant just last month.

Looking further down the road, the E-Series will soon be receiving a refresh, as Ford Authority reported earlier this month. Just today, Ford Authority spotted a refreshed E-Series out driving around, giving us a look at some exterior styling revisions that include an updated front grille and bumper. It’s currently unclear what other sorts of changes we can expect from the revised model, but it could gain a new, Sync-based infotainment system, as well as the brand new 6.8L V8 that debuted in the 2023 Super Duty.

We’ll have more on the E-Series soon, so be sure to subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford E-Series news and continuous Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Crabbymilton

    While it seems to make sense to have one engine with different power ratings, one would think that the new 6.8 would be able to snap right in place since it shares the same design as the 7.3.

  2. Richard f. Adams

    love my 7.3 godzilla. its got power to pass or tow!

  3. CJ

    Never did understand why the E series model year changes so far ahead of others.
    Assume they skip Q, so these 24’s would be R-code in the vin?

  4. Rick

    Cut back must be due to lack of Chinese chips

  5. Mike says...

    Just build a single powerful and efficient engine. This niche marketing by Ford is insulting and not terribly helpful. Commercial grade operators want performance that is cost efficient… offering different levels of ‘tuning’ is more about up-charging customers for something that should be baked in to start with.

    1. crabbymilton

      True. But having different power ratings is still a good idea. For example, a class A motorhome would want the highest HP rating which is desirable for interstate travel. By contrast, a bus that just shuttles airline employees and passengers and never leaves the tarmac wouldn’t need that much power. Not all applications need the same power ratings.

  6. Greg Gonda

    From a 6.8 V-10 with a 3 valve single overhead cam to a 6.8 V-8 what? Is the 6.8 a diesel? It’s impossible to get complete info on any engines built today and asking a salesman questions is a waste of time.

    1. Brenjimin

      Information is readily available on the 6.8 V8. It’s the new base gas engine based upon the architecture of the 7.3, and it’s been talked about for a while now.

      1. Greg Gonda

        Where do you get your information on the newest engines liike drawings and blueprints that cover all the components.

  7. blksn8k

    My guess is the 6.8L will replace the economy tune. If that is true, then reducing the output of the 7.3L doesn’t seem to make a whole lot of sense.

  8. Greg Gonda

    Why are engine designers afraid of making a large displacement engine with dual over cams? That seems the best to get power and efficiency

    1. Jim

      Overhead cam V8 engines are VERY wide. They create packaging problems.

  9. HarleyRich

    So where does the reduced HP & TORQUE leave me in my E-450 motorhome towing ability.
    Reduced HP of 25…
    Reduced torque of 18..
    Reduced towing?????
    How much FORD????


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