Motor Morsels: BMW + EV, Honda + F1, and Ford + AM

Maybe someday soon you can drive a Honda and feel like an F1 racer. Maybe.
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Motor Morsels: BMW + EV, Honda + F1, and Ford + AM

BMW is giving its iconic 5 Series a makeover for the EV era

The German automaker is offering up a variety of powertrain options for the sedan in their 2024 line-up, including 48-volt mild hybrids, a plug-in hybrid, and fully electric models. The updates also include slightly larger dimensions, redesigned kidney grilles, and sleeker styling elements. The new models are expected to go on sale in October of this year. 

Ford made a U-turn on its decision to eliminate AM radio from its 2024 vehicles after facing pressure from lawmakers and political pundits. 

The decision reflects the recognition of AM radio's role in public safety and emergency communication, particularly when other communication channels may be unavailable or disrupted. 

In addition to including AM radio in all 2024 Ford and Lincoln vehicles, Ford will provide a software update to enable AM broadcast capability in all of its current electric vehicles.

Honda has announced a partnership with Aston Martin for Formula 1 racing in 2026, dispelling uncertainties about its involvement in the sport post-Red Bull. 

The ’26 F1 regulations necessitate a balanced distribution of power output between the engine and electric motor, as well as the use of sustainable fuel, prompting Aston Martin to seek a close relationship with the power unit supplier

Honda sees the venture as a prime opportunity to advance its research on carbon neutrality and enhance their existing electric technology. While we may not see their cars specifically on the track anytime soon, the automaker does anticipate the developments and tech to tricking down to their new models. 

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