First generation push bumpers, interior partitions, and center consoles will, however, fit — and will not be hit by the redesigned side airbags. It sprinted to 60 mph in just 5. Each department chooses its own vehicles, and to ask, for example, the Michigan State Police which just placed a large order with Dodge to pick a winner -- well, let's just say bias is a given. The Unit likes stability control, like that of the Dodge Pursuit, that allows performance mode throttle-steer. Cop tires, suspension, and brakes make these big sedans more race-car-like, though they have to be comfortable for eight- to 12-hour shifts. The V6 model continues with the 292 horsepower engine, and averaged the fastest times for naturally aspirated 1:37. The vehicle's electrical system is specifically designed for integration of siren and light controls, and other police vehicle accessories.
Auxiliary coolers enable the power steering and transmission fluid and engine oil to withstand long stints of hard driving in high temps and extended periods of idling. The engine uses a , not a belt. So did we come out ahead? I wish that we could have been given the option of having the car lowered as it would have given us better handling. To summarize, the Hemi blows away all competition, and the Charger V6 is similar to the Fords in performance, 2 mpg better in gas mileage, and 10 feet faster in braking from 60 mph. Present for the ceremony were , , and. With the stability control program in the less restrictive of its two modes, the Charger was also happy to allow controlled drifts worthy of a movie chase sequence. Apparently, Oshawa didn't need the extra product.
The kids working the Tim Hortons drive-through gave the car a second look, though, peeking their heads out the window after we ordered. It is available in or. In 2015, the 8-spd autos are standard on the retail cars. Lutz wanted to make it a Chevy. The Car of Tomorrow was used exclusively in 2008. In fact, the Caprice completed our figure eight just 0.
After all, we are talking about taxpayers' money. The pursuit car also had a unique performance suspension, with load-levelling intelligence via Monroe Nivomat rear shocks. And just like a normal car, it does come with an options list for police that need more unique features from Mopar. In some cases, Ford and Chevy have priced their vehicles lower this year, though - a good couple of thousand dollars apiece lower. It was a return to a rear wheel drive sedan platform Dodge had not offered since the mid-size had been discontinued in 1989.
They learned performance driving in the program they now instruct, the Michigan State Police's Precision Driving Unit. To that, different layers, thicknesses and densities of foam are added. For durability, police got 18 inch steel wheels. The Pursuit, with its rortin', snortin' Hemi V-8, chiseled musclecar styling, and sinister black paint and wheels, was the undisputed bad boy of this group. Start with a rear-drive, full-size sedan; add a big, honkin' V-8 engine; beef up the suspension; simplify the interior; then slap some badges and lights on it. That said, in a real-world, adrenaline-fueled, high-speed chase on imperfect roads, the Charger would probably require a fair amount of effort on the driver's part to extract the most from it. In his defense, we were traveling in the opposite direction at about 55 mph on a two-lane.
However, the gearshift needed to be placed on the steering column. Teed is adamant that this car is a Police Interceptor, a distinguished model in the Ford lineup and miles away from the civilian-issue Taurus on which it is based. In fact, the Caprice completed our figure eight just 0. Not being police officers ourselves, we could only speculate on the true cop-worthiness of each of these vehicles. As Todd Lassa explains in his sidebar, departments have unique considerations when choosing fleet vehicles. Dodge Charger squad car performance Michigan State Police Dodge Charger V6 Dodge Charger Hemi Sec 2011 2010 2011 2010 0-50 6.
Chrysler discovered and started to resolve design issues after extensive discussion with law enforcement groups, including the California Highway Patrol and Michigan State Police, as well as the Auburn Hills Police who received several free Magnums , the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the Florida Highway Patrol, and the Pinellas County Sheriff Office. Why not have real officers judge? Engines are available with both the 5-speed and 8-speed automatic transmissions. We've added an after market console with cupholders that adapts to the existing metal rail that is in squad cars for all the electronics and communication gear used by state and local authorities. Lutz wanted to make it a Chevy. This Hemi Charger is ready to go!! In Michigan State Police testing, the Charger V8 easily outperformed all other pursuit vehicles in acceleration, cornering, and braking except the and V6 Charger, which stopped slightly faster in some tests in the first five years since its introduction. The Ecoboost-equipped Police Interceptor proved the most forgiving and predictable of the three cars we tested, while also topping our performance charts.
As Todd Lassa explains in his sidebar, departments have unique considerations when choosing fleet vehicles. DealRatingFilter selectedRatingList, null ; ratingFilter. The new breed of police vehicle is here. The new breed of police vehicle is here. A Pentastar V-6 is available, but under the hood of our Charger Pursuit was the optional 5.