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L.A.P.D. Tests All New Ford Police Interceptor

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On: Wed, Dec 1, 2010 at 10:49AM | By: Sherry Christiansen

L.A.P.D. Tests All New Ford Police Interceptor

Ford has long been known as the maker of the most popular police vehicle in America—the famous Crown Victoria. Ford’s new police car is a 3.5 V6 EcoBoost-powered sedan that actually outperforms the old V8 Crown Victoria with 20% better fuel economy. 

Ford’s Police Interceptor AWD sedan has a 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engine which delivers an impressive 0-60 mph test of 5.8 seconds, as well as a faster lap time than the Dodge and Chevy V8 engines. Ford’s EcoBoost V6 is a twin-turbocharged, direct-injection engine that will deliver at least 365 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque.

“These are purpose-built vehicles that we have developed with the support of police agencies across the U.S. and Canada,” said Kevin Koswick, director of Ford’s North American Fleet Operations. “As the leader in police vehicles 15 years running, Ford is committed to remaining the nation’s largest provider of police vehicles. We’re offering law enforcement officials a portfolio of products that are purpose-built and deliver on our commitment of providing the safety, technology, durability and performance they need to excel at their jobs.”

The Ford Police Interceptor sedan was recently tested by the LA Police Department. The base 3.7-liter V6 Ti-VCT Police Interceptor sedan exhibited exceptional handling and performance, beating all V6 competitors in braking, acceleration, and lap times as a result of 280 horsepower. The Ford motor achieves this lofty number with the help of variable cam timing technology and six-speed transmission.

Ford’s Police Interceptor utility vehicle is equipped with a 3.7-liter V6 Ti-VCT engine and AWD. The Police utility vehicle was tested with a 400-pound loaded cargo box, as were its competitors. The Ford reached the fastest lap time, beating the Chevrolet Tahoe by more than two seconds. These results achieved Ford’s goal of designing a pursuit utility that matches the performance and handling of the V6 Police Interceptor sedan.

Ford’s new line up of Police Interceptors now offer to police departments the option of selecting the vehicle that best meets their needs. Agencies can choose from a combination of two body styles, AWD or FWD, and multiple powertrains delivering at least 20% better fuel economy than the 4.6-liter V8 offered in the current Crown Victoria.

Ford Police Interceptors will be launched in 2011 after production of the Crown Victoria Police Interceptor is cancelled.

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Johnny V | 10:07PM (Wed, Dec 15, 2010)

one bad ass cop car

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