Originally Posted by chromebluestrat
I was just going to ask that question about premium fuel in 2014 GT. Is it required?
I see the specs for GT that Premium fuel is recommended. I currently have a 2010 V6. Looking to upgrade to GT. But that premium fuel has put me off. Is the 3.7 Liter 304 HP V6 a big jump from my 4.0 liter V6? as far as performance.
Premium fuel would be a deal breaker...really? To each there own I guess. If I were worried about fuel consumption or fuel type I'd look at a 4 banger from any of the OEM's including Ford (Focus/Fiesta).
Anyways...it's all in the wording.
REQUIRED vs RECOMMENDED. Required means the car is not designed to run on anything less. Recommended means that in order to get the advertised performance you MUST run premium. Some cars like the 08 Bullitt has dual fuel maps. One for premium, one for regular. If it says recommended, then you can run regular. Just be aware you will get less performance with the lower octane...or buy a handheld tuner and use the lower octane tune as someone else dose.