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Luckily for German law enforcement officers, Mercedes-Benz is presenting them with more ways to catch criminals as it launches the X-Class truck for cops at the General Police Equipment Exhibition & Conference 2018 in Frankfurt. Aside from the truck, the automaker will also reveal other models that are part of its range of Polizei-ready models, including some really efficient options.
Here is the thing, MercedesBenz does not offer many details about the changes for its police focused vehicles. But we are assuming that if these tweaks are similar to those like law enforcement models in the United States, these will likely include radio systems, on-board computers for officers, and a lot of storage space to keep all of the cops’ equipment.
For the X-Class in its police spec, the model is based on an all wheel drive to make it perform even better off road. The Polizei livery, however, makes the truck look really cool.Read the entire article Mercedes-Benz has new police-ready packages for X-Class, Sprinter, E-Class, GLC
It is already an open secret that the newest Police Interceptor Utility is the police cruiser version of the 2020 Ford Explorer. But there is surprise. As revealed at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, the Police Interceptor Utility comes with a hybrid variant, which basically implies the upcoming launch of the 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid.
The new Ford Police Interceptor Utility Hybrid will be joining Ford’s armored lineup of pursuit-rated vehicles that will include the Police Responder Hybrid Sedan, F-150 Police Responder, F-150 SSV, Expedition SSV and Transit PTV as well as the SSV Plug-In Hybrid Sedan. The new Police Interceptor Utility Hybrid is expected to further boost Ford’s dominance of the law enforcement community, as the carmaker accounted for around 65 percent of police vehicle sales in the US (data is as of 2007).
Ford now offers three powertrain choices for the all-new Police Interceptor Utility. The 3.3-liter hybrid powertrain comes as standard, while a 3.3-liter V6 engine and 3.0-liter EcoBoost mill are also available. All of these are mated to a new 10-speed automatic transmission, as complemented by a full-time Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system and deep snow/sand traction control mode.Read the entire article 2020 Ford Police Interceptor Utility is a frugal yet menacing hybrid law enforcement vehicle
Soon enough, some police officers in Italy would be chasing criminal in armored versions of the Jeep Grand Cherokee. This comes as the Arma dei Carabinieri, an Italian military force charged with police duties, has ordered a fleet of 19 units of Jeep Grand Cherokee to keep them well-equipped to guard against criminals and catch them.
All-new, each of the newly ordered Jeep Grand Cherokee is dressed up and equipped to help the Carabanieri in their police work, especially in combating terrorism. The exterior of these special Jeep Grand Cherokee are wrapped in the force’s institutional blue livery, with clear and large Carabinieri letterings on the front and on the sides. Likewise, these special Jeep Grand Cherokee models come with all-new blue LED flashers on the tailgate, located beside the license plate.
To make these Jeep Grand Cherokee models capable of helping the Carabinieri, various parts were armored. These armored parts include the windscreen, side window and body, as well as their tires. Likewise, the suspension components of these tactical Jeep Grand Cherokees were reinforced, allowing them to have better on-road handling capabilities. As a result of these modifications, the Jeep Grand Cherokee has been transformed into a tactical vehicle that doesn’t just offer superb mechanical reliability to take on any mission while ensuring that members of the Carabinieri are safe and sound.Read the entire article 19 armored Jeep Grand Cherokees become part of Italian Carabinieri’s mobile fleet
We know that in June this year, the third generation Mercedes-Benz Sprinter will be available in dealerships in Europe. Finally, the automaker has shared real details on what we can expect from the new commercial van.
Aside from that, interested buyers in Germany can already place their orders on one of these for a base price of 19,990 euros before tax ($24,530 at current exchange rates). Deliveries for this electrified eSprinter are set to start in 2019.
Though the current version of the Sprinter is available in a rear wheel drive and an all wheel drive option, customers will now be offered in a front wheel drive version of the van.Read the entire article 2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter can be configured for any type of job
Aren’t aftermarket tuners just the coolest guys? Not just because they can modify your car, but because they can make your already nice car, way cooler and personalised to your style. This time, we are referring to Oettinger, but before we move on to that, let us first discuss why this particular car has been introduced in Germany.
Police enforcers need to be fast enough to be able to chase down fast vehicles along various stretches. However, police officers cannot be provided with their own Porsche 911s or Mercedes AMG GTs, because that will cost too much.
This is where Oettinger enters the picture. During the Essen Motor Show a couple of weeks ago, the aftermarket tuner revealed a unique Volkswagen Golf R dressed in police livery with special equipment. And when we say special equipment, we mean flashing lights attached on the roof as well as in the air dam. The police kit is completed with a foil wrap in blue, white and neon yellow, and a huge word that spells “Polizei.”Read the entire article Oettinger VW Golf 400R police car concept is presented under Germany safety campaign
Ford has just stepped up its game by electrifying its models for the police, fire and government market. This special edition model of the Fusion Energi, which is officially known as the Special Service Plug-In Hybrid Sedan. Though this model was not made for pursuits, the four-door vehicle can cover as far as 500 miles (805 kilometers), including 21 miles (34 kilometers) that’s propelled by electric power alone.
According to Ford, they believe that this sort of setup is perfect for officials like detectives, police and fire chiefs. This model will be up for grabs starting December this year, but deliveries will not begin until summer 2018.
What powers the Special Service Plug-in Hybrid is the same battery that they use in the Standard Fusion Energi, and that is a 7.6 kilowatt hour lithium-ion battery that can be charged on a level-two 240 volt charger in just two and a half hours, or a conventional 110 volt outlet for 7 hours.Read the entire article Sales begin in December for Ford Special Service Plug-In Hybrid Sedan built for the Police force
In 2011, Ford announced the retirement of certain vehicles including the Ford Crown Victoria, the Police Interceptor Sedan that is based on the Ford Taurus, and the Explorer-based Police Interceptor Utility - vehicles that served as options for many police forces around the United States. But just recently, Ford introduced the Police Responder Hybrid Sedan and the new F-150 Police Responder to further expand its range. And both models are now pursuit rated.
To become a pursuit rated vehicle, the car must go through a test that includes driving 32 laps around the Grattan Raceway. Undergoing these laps evaluates the vehicles’ features such as its durability, pertaining to how its powertrain, suspension, brake, and tire systems perform.
After going through tests, the Police Responder Hybrid Sedan, which we first heard of in April, did better than the Crown Victoria when it comes to efficiency, and it is faster too. The former returns an EPA-estimated mile per gallon rating of 40 mpg city, 36 mpg highway, and 38 mpg combined, while the latter does 16 mpg city, 24 mpg highway and 19 mpg combined rating.Read the entire article New Ford police vehicles – hybrid sedan and F-150 – are now pursuit rated
People residing in the state of Victoria in Australia may soon find a number of Mercedes-Benz cars making rounds on the streets as police patrol cars. This comes as BMW Australia recently inked a partnership agreement to supply the police force in Victoria, Australia, with cars to be used as highway patrol units.
According to the agreement, BMW Australia will be supplying the Victoria Police with around 80 units of the BMW 530d diesel-powered sedans. The first batch of these BMW 530d Victoria Police Highway Patrol vehicles would be operational by early 2018, with the complete fleet (80 units) already on the service by the end of next year.
BMW Australia will present the BMW 530d to Victoria Police in entry-level specs. According to Australian Web site Car Guide, this particular BMW 530d is powered by a 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder unit that could deliver 195 kW (261 hp) of max output and 620 Nm of peak torque. This amount of power is sent to the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission, allowing the new BMW 530d to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 5.7 seconds. The 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine in the BMW 530d is very efficient as well – consuming just 4.7 liters of diesel per 100 km (combined cycle) and emitting only 124 grams of carbon dioxide emissions per km.Read the entire article Australia’s Victoria Police to ride in 80 BMW 530d highway patrol cars by 2018
Police cars, especially those doing rounds patrolling the streets and chasing criminals, should be both quick and fast. After all, police officers don’t want the one they’re chasing in a hot pursuit operation to evade the law. But could an electric vehicle, like the Tesla Model S, do such an arduous job? The police force in Luxembourg confidently believes that Tesla’s fully electric sedan is up to the task.
According to RTL news, the Grand-Ducale police of Luxembourg has already confirmed that they have ordered two Tesla Model S sedans to be employed as patrol cars. The purchase of the new electrified cars from Tesla is actually part of a program being implemented by the Ministry of Sustainable Development to adopt electric cars as the government’s primary mode of transport.
Furthermore, the police force won't be the only government employees to be riding on electric cars as Luxembourg is also reportedly planning to acquire electric vehicles for use by administrative employees.Read the entire article Luxembourg police goes electric with purchase of 2 Tesla Model S as patrol cars
A couple of days ago, Ford came out with their pursuit-rated F-150 Police Responder, and we were quite impressed with what it has to offer. And we are pretty sure police officers were too.
Now, it is Dodge’s turn to show what they have got. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles had just announced their new Officer Protection Package for the 2018 Dodge Charger Pursuit vehicles. The new package enables the car to alert officers of danger behind the car, and it doesn’t just warn them, as the car is programmed to take action in response to these potential danger - just like what we see in movies.
Jeff Kommor, FCA vice president of US sales operations, fleet and small business sales say that the company made this special package as a result of their focus on their officer’s safety in the Charger Pursuit. He also noted that they worked with the Police Advisory Board, and got some input and guidance from them so they can enhance the capabilities of technology for the 2018 model year. So what Dodge has come up with are additional sensors to ensure that their officers have an expanded field of protection, and so that they are always aware of what’s around them.Read the entire article 2018 Dodge Charger Pursuit now able to prevent ambush of officers from the rear
Even cops get excited when they’re assigned to drive the best cars in the market. In Austria, police officers drive around in a Porsche 911 Carrera while in Milan, authorities run after bad guys in a Ferrari 458 Spider.
In the United States, one of the biggest automakers that provide vehicles in the law enforcement would be Ford. Manager of commercial and government fleet sales of Ford, Michele Bartlett, said that in 2016, the company has sold 43,000 police vehicles alone, that is about 60 percent of the market. Now, Ford had just revealed the 2018 F-150 Police Responder, and they are hoping to further expand their presence in the country.
The 2018 F-150 Police Responder is the first pursuit-rated pickup truck and is based on the FX4 off-road package. This package gives the Police Responder a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine that enables it to put out 375 horsepower and 470 pound feet of torque, paired with a ten-speed automatic transmission. This will enable the truck to reach a top speed of 100 miles per hour in no time. The package is only sold as a SuperCrew with a 5.5-foot bed.Read the entire article Ford F-150 Police Responder, a tougher pursuit truck, will report for duty in early 2018
A lot of heads turned in Austria when a police car pulled over. Not because there was an accident, but because it was a new Porsche 911. For decades now, the Austrian Federal Ministry of Interior has been known to drive around the nicest cars, as Porsche used to supply cars to the country's law enforcement agencies.
This partnership first began in the 1960s and now has been taken to the 21st century. Therefore, the automaker provided the agency with a brand new 911 Carrera to ensure the country's safety, as they pull over traffic offenders.
Naturally, Porsche had to give the Carrera a little bit of customization to make it look like a police car. The 911 was designed with a police livery, and blue flashing lights to match. Not to mention the radio system required by police. We learned that the Porsche is a free loan and will also be used by the local Federal Ministry of Interior until the fourth quarter of the year.Read the entire article Porsche 911 Carrera revealed in police livery in Austria
The National Police of Ukraine has a whole array of vehicles under their belt, including the Toyota Prius, Hyundai Sonata, Renault Dokker, and even a few Lada Niva 4x4s. And now, the list is now longer as the East European country received an overwhelming 635 plug-in hybrid SUVs from Mitsubishi, probably the biggest ever fleet of plug in hybrid vehicles delivered by the Japanese automaker.
This is not a first for the Japanese automaker as a few years ago, the company shipped a total of 507 full electric i-MiEVs in Estonia. Now Mitsubishi has delivered an army of 635 Outlander PHEVS that is based on the facelifted variant. Both of these contracts were approved as part of the Green Investment Scheme, an international emissions trading plan that aims to reduce C02 emissions and greenhouse warming gases.
The overwhelming fleet of environment-friendly SUVs was transferred to Kiev, with a delivery ceremony held in the country's capital where the Prime Minister of Ukraine and the MMC's president and chief graced the affair and even took part in the festivities. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV was considered as the best-selling plug in hybrid in Europe for no less than 4 successive years and had impressive registered sales of about 80,768 units at the latter part of last year. The SUV has been rolled out since 2013.Read the entire article Ukraine Police Force receives fleet of 635 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEVs
The fact is that Ferrari, Lotus or Lamborghini police cars aren't your typical police cars patrolling every city out there, but such sports cars have been joining the police force for years now.
But this particular super car is very different. BAC's open air, track-savvy roadster is the world's first ever Mono police car that can accommodate a single person and is road-legal. We are sure of one thing: nobody will dare to outrun this bad boy, or good boy, in this situation.
Notable British sports car manufacturer, Briggs Automotive Company (BAC), has recently collaborated with the Isle of Man Government to come up with a BAC Mono police car, the first ever supercar from the British manufacturer to be involved in such a duty. The manufacturer said that the world's only single seater, road legal supercar will participate as an active member of the force and will be shown at the local festivals.Read the entire article Isle of Man scores big with newly acquired police car -- the BAC Mono Police Car
Any of the Constabulary police enforcers at Norfolk, England will be scrambling to be the lucky chap to get behind the wheels of the newest member of their family - the speedster Porsche Cayman GT4.
Earlier this month, the police force of Milan had been happy chaps when they welcomed to their homestead the Ferrari 458 Spider which can run at a whopping 320 kmh. It was confiscated from a mobster of a syndicated gang and was turned over to the Milan police. It’s indeed tempting to bring the sports car out to shred the roads of Milan, with the supercar made to accelerate straight to 200 kmh in less than 10.8 seconds.
However, the Ferrari 458 Spider will not be able to do this publicly. Instead this superior speedster will be used as sort of an ambassador to be used for programs of education in the field of legality. Now it seems the newly acquired super car of Norfolk will follow suit. Donated for 2 years by Lind Trust, a charity organization that supports the development of young teenagers in Norwich and Norfolk, the Cayman GT4 will be utilized as a public program apparatus - meaning the GT4's main purpose is to engage and socialize with the citizens of Norfolk regarding road safety.Read the entire article Norfolk citizens welcome their fastest police car yet - the Porsche Cayman GT4
You can run, but you can’t hide. No action-packed movie would be complete without a police car chasing the villain. But in reality, hot pursuits such as these have been taking place--- not just between a cop and criminal but also by those guilty of over speeding or violating certain traffic rules.
Dubbed as “Copzilla” (with a code name Police Pursuit No.23), this Nissan GT-R packs an incredible 565hp (421kW) and 469 lb-ft (635Nm) powerful torque. It’s the same 3.8-liter biturbo V6 stock engine like any Nissan GT-R but it’s been added with coil overs and a new set of 22-inch spiked wheels. Very fitting to the “Copzilla’s” highly menacing police livery!Read the entire article Nissan GT-R Police Pursuit 23 will make your Copzilla fantasies come alive at the NYIAS
To those who are planning to commit a crime Milan and are relying on a getaway car, better think twice. The Milan Police now have a Ferrari 458 Spider in their garage. With its estimated 320 kmh top speed, escape would be a remote possibility. That’s how we want it to go in our imaginations but actually, this car will be used for educating the public.
The police in Milan are happy folks now -- a confiscated Ferrari 458 Spider was seized from a mobster in an organized crime pursuit in September of 2016, and recently reassigned to Milan's ghisa (a local term for police) by a court responsible for allocating seized goods for public use. The local police force and national brigade can request to keep the seized goods taken from the mafia.
Lucky guys. According to the local agency, they have confiscated around 29 other cars and 3 motorcycles from mobsters located in the city. But local police force commander Antonio Barbato cleared the issues surrounding the acquisition of the supercar and remarked that the public won’t see the Ferrari shred the roads accelerating straight to 200 kmh in less than 10.8 seconds in Corso Buenos Aires.Read the entire article Confiscated Ferrari 458 Spider is transformed into police car in Milan
Reporting for duty. It’s been a year since the Victoria Police was loaned a new Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe. In those 12 months, the coupe served as the law enforcers’ reliable highway patrol car. Just when the time has arrived to surrender the car back to Mercedes-Benz Australia, a new replacement quickly took its place.
Clad in police livery with a matching name as the Guardian V2, the new patrol car is none other than the Mercedes-AMG E43 Sedan. The 3.0-liter V6 biturbo engine under its hood is more than enough to fulfill its role as an everyday highway patroller.
Paired to a 9-speed automatic transmission, the E43 boasts an output of 396 hp (295kW) and 384 lb-ft (520Nm) of torque. When chasing cars at high speeds, the AMG specified E43 police car has enough muscle to dash the highways from 0-62 miles (100/kph) per hour in under 4.6 seconds before topping off at 155 mph (250kph).Read the entire article Mercedes-AMG E43 Sedan is the newest Aussie Highway Patrol Car
If you think that police authorities in Germany hate tuned cars, think again. They love tuned cars, but only safe ones. In fact, for every year around a decade now, the German Police (Polizei) has been getting a new tuned car. For 2017, the German Police’s new toy is a new Ford Mustang GT powered by a tuned 5.0-liter V8 engine.
Dubbed as the “Wolf Wide 5.0” this tuned Mustang GT is a special concept car that intently preaches an initiative called "TUNE IT! SAFE!" The TUNE IT! SAFE! campaign is initiated by Verband der Automobil Tuner (Association of German Vehicle Tuners, or VDAT) with support from the German Police and the Federal Ministry for Transport, Construction and Road Development. VDAT is a group of companies in the local tuning industry, similar to the Specialty Equipment Market Association in the United States.
For the 2017 iteration of the TUNE IT! SAFE! initiative, VDAT commissioned Ford tuning specialist Wolf Racing to do the honors, and that led to the creation of the Wolf Wide 5.0. Wolf Racing started off with a Ford Mustang GT powered by a 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8 engine that could provide 421 hp (310 kW) of max output.Read the entire article German Police flaunts modified Ford Mustang GT as face of TUNE IT! SAFE! Campaign
Batman’s Batmobile is installed with hundreds of gadgets and special functions which he uses to stop villains from taking over Gotham City. It is one of the superhero’s most technologically advanced crime-fighting asset in his crime-fighting crusade and is heavily armored and ready for any vehicular hot pursuit.
Now for real world crime busters we like to call “police officers”, stopping a criminal running amok across the city or a drunk driver trying to get away from an over-speeding ticket is a tedious task. Our friendly neighborhood crime busters and law enforcement agencies have tried various (sometime sketchy) ways to stop a driver who doesn’t want to be caught. They’ve tried tire-deflating stop sticks, an angle grinder, and there’s that PIT maneuver which sends a car spinning out of control, or worse – to a huge wreck of fire and debris.
Good thing an inventor came up with a device that could help solve this problem. Presenting, the Police Grappler Bumper (PGB) – “a safer, more controlled way to bring a fleeing car to a halt”.Read the entire article Grappler bumper is a safer way for police to stop fleeing vehicles
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