"The customer will not see any degradation in performance with biofuels up to B20," Waszczenko said. "Also, testing was conducted to simulate how some customers will use biofuels. This included switching from normal diesel fuel to B20 fuel, just like a customer might do."
This increased flexibility is an important component of the new engine.
"Diesel engines account for 65 percent of Super Duty sales," said Doug Scott, Truck Group marketing manager. "Increased biodiesel compatibility is something many of our customers have been looking for."
"The 2011 Ford F-Series Super Duty is all about meeting and exceeding customer demands across a wide range with the 'and solution,'" said Scott. "Ford delivers best-in-class maximum capability and best-in-class fuel economy, with an average 18 percent improvement among diesel pickups and 25 percent improvement in diesel chassis cabs compared with 2010 models, and B20 compatibility."
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