The all-new 2016 Ford Police Interceptor made its debut ahead of the 2015 Chicago Auto Show and wants to continue its success as America’s best-selling police vehicle. According to Ford, the new Police Interceptor is powered by a standard 3.7-liter V6 petrol engine that generates 304 hp and 279 lb-ft of torque, but as an option the manufacturer offers the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 producing 365 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque.
Moreover, the vehicle is offered as standard with an all-wheel drive, designed to deliver low-speed traction and high-speed handling and stability. Ford says that both engines were calibrated in order to meet the extreme test requirements defined by the Michigan State Police as well as Los Angeles County Sherrif’s Department.
In addition, the engines are bolted to a standard six-speed transmission featuring a unique Pursuit Mode programmed for law enforcement use. What’s more interesting is that the Pursuit Mode is automatically activated when the system detects aggressive driving situations based on deceleration and acceleration rates as well as brake line pressure.
18-inch steel wheels with high venting characteristics are fitted as standard and were design to have venting characteristics in order to help cool the brakes. Furthermore, Ford will offer as standard a rear camera with washer as well as a 4-inch screen in the center stack, while as an option the view from the camera can be seen in the rearview mirror.
The liftgate release switch is accessible to occupants in the front and it remains unlocked for 45 seconds before timing out.