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The words "purpose-built" describe everything from fighter planes to military vehicles to postal delivery trucks – but not law enforcement vehicles. While the nation’s other first responders and public servants drive vehicles designed for the job, our 800,000 law enforcement first responders drive lightly modified retail passenger cars that were never designed to handle the rigorous, round-the-clock demands of law enforcement.
0 - 60 mph 6.5 seconds
Quarter Mile 14.5 seconds @ 98.0 mph
Top Speed > 150 mph
Braking 60 - 0 mph 125 feet
Lateral Acceleration 0.85 g
Combined City/Hwy Fuel Economy 28 - 30 mpg
NIJ Level III-A (or better) ballistic protection (front doors and dash panel)
Originally posted by rcwj1975
Our Sheriff ordered one of these. It is being tested by our HEAT/DUI guys first and the company has agreed to take it back if our agency is not happy with it. He wants to try it and from what i am hearing is that we are getting one with the ballistic protection, as the Sheriff wants to see if this or our Chargers are better on gas vs the added protection. In our sheriff's mind the cost in more fuel outweighs the ballistic protection when it comes to the tax payers.
All I know is, the car is apparently wider and much more roomy in the passenger compartment and makes a 12 hour shift a hell of a lot more comfortable while wearing out batman belt and carrying all our crap. Lets wait and see.....
P.S....rumor is we paid $34,000 for it...but none of us know for sure.
maybe this has something to do with the layoffs.
Originally posted by GoalPoster
Odd thing . . . at least to me . . . there are counties, municipalities, cities and towns looking at laying off police personnel due to the lack of funds, yet they've got the dough to go after these things?
Kinda makes me wonder who will really benefit from these vehicles . . . . and who's palms are getting greased along the way.
Originally posted by Cyprex
Im sure he will love the peformance compaired to the charger, if your Chargers have the V6. The E7 comes with a BMW Turbo Diesel, and has about the same 0-60/top speed as the V8 Charger. As well as better Lateral Acceleration. The Charger gets 0.79, and the E7 gets 0.85.
0.85 is seriously great handling. Sorry, not trying to sell it, I just love cars
[edit on 3/31/10 by Cyprex]