Hopefully there'll be an additive developed to be released arouns the same time as this is rolled out
********************************Guys, take it easy!! I have been using E25-E30 ( yes, 25-30% ethanol) in my cf2 Alfa 156 here in Brazil for almost 12 years, with no problems! My Alfa has now 191.000Km and no engine problems....in fact I take her regularly at trackdays and the engine is still strong....strong enough to embarrass some BMWs...
Black BMW 130i and Mini JCW - Alfa 156 @ V Track Day NDA Racing Fazenda Capuava 15-12-2012 - YouTube
Here in Brazil we have no 100% pure petrol....so all cars here runs on E25-E30 - BMWs, Ferraris, the lot, and we have no particular problems with the engines! Even direct injection engines have no problem with gasohol....so no doomsday!
I've been using E20 for more than a year with no observable problems. Fuel economy and power is not changed. It is much cheaper though. With E85, I worry only about the fuel lines and any rubber parts that were designed long ago.Brazilian Alfas have no special mechanical parts... The only differences here are the absence of the sportpack suspension and a really crappy locally developed engine map... I have checked the engine parts and all hoses, injectors, fuel pump are the same as EU ones...
I nowadays use only high-octane fuel, a 102 RON called Petrobras Podium.... And I now use a European map from Squadra Tuning with no issues...
That is probably 91 PON, so about equivalent (*) to 96 RON fuel. Europe uses the RON rating for fuel.We have E10 in Canada and our "Super" is only 91 Octane!! I use unleaded "Octane Buster" at fillup.