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Old 02-14-2020, 07:16 PM   #1
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2021 Ford E 450 chassis upgrade

Ive been reading about the new 7.3 liter Ford gas engine coming out. I was on the phone with a Ford Motorhome rep yesterday seeking information. From my understanding, the E450 chassis will be upgraded with this new engine and better brakes along with possible other improvements starting in the 2021 model year which comes out this fall. I was never a big fan of the Ford chassis suspension or the V10 motor. Furthermore the cabin is so tight and I am only 5'9. I hope that Ford addresses that issue as well. Does anybody else have any insight on this new chassis coming out ?
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So will the E-350 retain the V-10 engine and 6-speed automatic?
We have been hearing that the doghouse on the V-8 is smaller, because the engine is smaller on the outside, and bigger on the inside (sort of like the TARDIS?). WE have also heard that the V-8 will produce more power, and also has a 10-speed automatic.
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I found on page 71 & 72 of this brochure that the new V-8 engine entered production last month, as a 2021 model. Both the E-350 and the E-450 will have the new engine, but it appears the automatic transmission is still a 6-speed. I have the 6-speed, and it seems just fine, with even splits between the ratios.
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Yes, that is my understanding also. The motor will have higher horsepower and more low end torque along with better MPG. I was ready to purchase either the 25B or 22M until I saw this news. Hopefully, it will be available in the fall without delay.
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