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.
It will not only be the X-Class that will have a police-ready version, as some of the automaker’s vans will be at the show too. This includes the Sprinter that has been customized to have the same livery. In addition, the Vito Tourer will be ready for radio patrol car duty, and there will also be a standard version of the same model for customs work.
Another model that you can expect at the Police Exhibition 2018 will be the E-Class Estate. The model now comes equipped with Mercedes’ OM 654 four cylinder diesel for greater efficiency. The wagon also comes with safety tech like active brake assist, collision warning, and pedestrian detection on both the front and the rear.
To make a big push at offering police force’s better efficiency, they will also be opting for electric assistance. For the cops, the GLC 350e 4Matic will be one of their new options. In town, it saves money by running purely on electric power, while also boasting a longer range for covering distance on the Autobahn.
Cars that are more ideal for small town use include these two fully electric models from Mercedes-Benz: the Smart Fortwo and Fourfour, to be used as special response vehicles. The German automaker also promises that they plan to expand their electrified police vehicles soon, including models like the Vito as well as the Sprinter.
Watch out for these models as they make their debut in Frankfurt for the General Police Equipment Exhibition and Conference.