Packing Heat, Horsepower: Dodge Police Car Still the Best
March 13, 2010
We’ve seen whole a lot of reporting about police cruisers in the news today, which gives us a great opportunity to remind folks (both civilians and those in law enforcement) that the 2010 Dodge Charger police car is still the class leader on all the key specs that matter: available power, acceleration, top speed and vehicle dynamics.
The Dodge brand’s police car was designed from the ground up with police-specific features. The Charger's world-class rear-wheel-drive architecture delivers the most performance and power of any police vehicle on the road.
Fitted with the 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine, the Charger police car provides the good guys both more horses under the hood and equally strong fuel economy. It helps chase down the bad guys with 368 horsepower and 395 lb.-ft. of torque. Meanwhile, the 3.5-liter High- V-6 engine version is packing 250 horsepower and 250 lb.-ft. of torque.
Both engines are green as they are strong, with an efficient 16 city/25 highway fuel economy. The HEMI® V8 engine includes Multi-Displacement System (MDS) technology, which deactivates four of the eight cylinders when less power is needed during cruising.
In addition to a load of equipment designed to make a life of fighting crime easier, the Charger police car also features best-in-class braking from 60–0 mph in 135 feet; greater stability and improved handling; performance-tuned steering and suspension.
That said, we encourage the men and women in blue to shop around and compare.