Bmw will supply Carbon Motors with 240,000 diesel engines for their E7 police car

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 26, 2010

Carbon Motors Corp.'s all-new, purpose-built E7 police car will get its diesel powertrain from BMW. Carbon Motors, a start-up company, entered a deal with BMW that would have it supply about 240,000 engines in all to power the new vehicle.

Official figures have yet to be revealed but it is believed that the engine will probably be a version of BMW's BluePerformance 3.0-liter twin-turbodiesel six from the X5 xDrive35d and the 335d.

This is enhanced to produce nearly 300hp and 425 pound-feet of torque. The engine is supported by a six-speed auto and is expected to push the the E7 to hit 60 mph in 6.5 seconds.

With its sleek aerodynamics (emergency lighting is integrated into the bodywork), EPA fuel economy is supposed to improve by about 30% over gas-powered police cruisers.

Interestingly, per-shift fuel use could be even better since diesels idle far more efficiently than gas V-8s. Carbon Motors has announced that it will assemble the E7 at a facility in Connersville, Indiana.

So far, there have been over 10,000 production slot reservations received from throughout the country. At the earliest, the police cruiser will go into production in 2012.

The car is equipped with several police-specific features, including an automatic license plate recognition system, integrated light bars, an integrated, touch-screen computer system, rear hinged rear doors, and a rear seat that can be hosed out as needed.

Topics: bmw, engine, police car

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