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2024 Ford E-Series Drops Flex Fuel Capability Option

Last month, Ford Authority reported that a refreshed version of the Ford E-Series was in development, which is big news given the fact that the current model has soldiered on for a number of years now with few major updates, save for the debut of the chassis cab variant a few years ago. Then, just last week, Ford Authority spotted a refreshed Ford E-Series model driving around for the very first time, giving us a preview of what to expect. In the meantime, sources familiar with the matter have told Ford Authority that the 2024 Ford E-Series will drop its flex fuel capability option.

As Ford Authority reported last week, the 2024 Ford E-Series is also dropping its Economy tune for the naturally-aspirated Ford 7.3L V8 Godzilla engine, though it’s currently unclear if this flex fuel capability deletion is related to that change. 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. Moving forward, the E-Series will offer just one calibration, with an output of 325 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque.

Though it’s unclear what sorts of changes we can expect from the forthcoming refreshed E-Series, the previously-spied prototype features a few notable details, including a front grille that’s slightly different than the current model with a vertical element in the middle, as well as a revised front bumper. However, as Ford Authority previously reported, bigger changes could be taking place inside the cabin and under the hood. Currently, the E-Series lineup offers buyers quite a few modern features, but lacks any type of Sync system – which is prevalent across the rest of the Blue Oval lineup – and it isn’t yet available with the brand new 6.8L gas V8 engine that debuted in the 2023 Ford Super Duty, nor Ford’s 10-speed automatic transmission.

As we await the arrival of the refreshed model, the 2024 Ford E-Series will otherwise carry on mostly unchanged for the new model year. Order banks for the cutaway model opened up back in October, while production is already underway at the Ohio Assembly plant.

We’ll have more on the 2024 Ford 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. RWFA

    Good move on the part of Ford to move to a common calibration.

    1. billc

      why is that a good move?

  2. Bob B.

    A lot of fleets use E85, not sure that was the right thing to do.

  3. Louis Browne

    AWhy would FoMoCo drop the flex fuel option when many gast stayions have ethanol in there 87 octane fuel. I have heard people say that the ethanol on the fuel causes problems the the fuel systems of ICE engines?? Please reply so otheres may have a better understanding. Thanks

  4. Darryl Koelling

    So many ads are popping up I cannot read these articles!!!


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