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I don't know about the cars in North America but here in Asia the CX30 is a flex fuel vehicle which can run on E85. My question is does E85 give anymore power than running say 93 octane gasoline.
 

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Ethonal technically speaking has less energy when Burt vs pure gasoline. Hope that answers your question 🙂
 

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E85 will give more power than 93 octane gasoline. Although the % of ethanol blend will vary from 70 to 85% depending on the season. In turn, the octane rating will vary between upper 90's and 106.
Any ethanol mix is lower in BTU output than straight gasoline, requiring a richer mix, lowering mpg's
 

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E85 will give more power than 93 octane gasoline. Although the % of ethanol blend will vary from 70 to 85% depending on the season. In turn, the octane rating will vary between upper 90's and 106.
Any ethanol mix is lower in BTU output than straight gasoline, requiring a richer mix, lowering mpg's
Thanks. That is what I was thinking more power, less mpg. E85 here is about $2.10 US and 93 octane is $2.50. Should equal out.
 

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E85 is extremely hard on oxygen sensors and your catalytic converter. If you plan to keep the car long term I would not recommend it.
 
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