Last month, Ford pulled the cover off of its all-new 2012 Police Interceptor, the Taurus-based cop car that will be hitting the streets of America near the end of 2011. Now, we've had the chance to see the new cruiser in the flesh, and might we say, it'll look pretty menacing when it shows up in your rearview mirror.
The 2012 Police Interceptor will be available with a 3.5-liter V6, in naturally aspirated and twin-turbo EcoBoost variants. The base engine will be available with front- or all-wheel drive, while the top-end models with the turbocharged engine will only use all-wheel drive. Naturally, six-speed automatics are standard across the board, but the shifter is now column-mounted, leaving more room along the center stack for the police-spec equipment.
Inside, Ford has stripped away a good deal of the Taurus interior to make it more livable for both officers and criminals. Up front, the seats have been re-contoured to provide space for the cop's utility belt, and in back, the doors now open a full 71 degrees, making ingress and egress easier for baddies. What's more, the space between the two front seats is the exact same spec as the outgoing Crown Vic, meaning police fleets can simply transfer their old equipment into the new cars.
We're pretty eager to see these new cruisers hit the roads (so long as they aren't tailing behind us). Furthermore, Ford has plans to create a utility-oriented Police Interceptor (read: Flex-based), so we'll look for that to debut later this year.
âº Ford Interceptor Concept
Building on its legacy of bold muscle cars, Ford is introducing a modern,
all-American sedan concept that combines "Built Ford Tough" attitude with
the sporty elegance of its iconic 1960s sedans.
The Ford Interceptor concept comes equipped with a manual six-speed gearbox
mated to a Ford Racing 5.0-liter V-8 Cammer engine that delivers 400 horsepower and runs
on E-85 ethanol.
"This concept celebrates the best of American muscle, showing customers
what 'modern muscle' is all about," said Peter Horbury, executive director
-- Design, The Americas. "The Interceptor concept is much like a Marine in
dress uniform. He looks smart and elegant but you can see the raw power
that lies beneath."
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Cop for a Day in a 2013 Ford Interceptor Police Car - Wide Open Throttle Episode 38
On this episode of Wide Open Throttle, Jessi Lang spends a day with the
2013 Ford Interceptor Police car. She gets an overview of the sophisticated
technology that allows police officers to do their job safer and more
efficiently. Next it's on to the Emergency Vehicles Operation Center where
she rallies the Interceptor and learns crucial law enforcement techniques.
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My 2003 ford Police Interceptor In the SNOW!!!
This is me in the day time in my car, I just got the new tires on, and they
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TFLcar.com - GM unveils new 2011 V-8 Caprice Police Car
( http://www.tflcar.com ) Starting in 2011 keep your eyes in your rear view
mirror for this new Australian built GM Caprice police car. In Denver today
at the annual International Association of Chiefs of Police, General Motors
removed the wraps from the 2011 Chevy Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle (PPV).
GM displayed the prototype while at the same time confirming plans to build
the V-8 and V-6 Caprice that will only be available to police departments
and not the general public.
2012 Ford Police Interceptor Concept Video
New 2012 Ford Police Interceptor Concept. Ford will release more info on
the car by 2011 and it may replace the Crown Vic with this in 2012. Ford
may add this to there lineup of police cars with the new Taurus. The car
includes a powered clamshell "shaker" hood, which covers the engine. The
fullsize sedan is based on a stretched version of the rear wheel drive Mustang's Ford D2C platform,
featuring a solid rear axle. The body is proportioned with short front
overhang and a long rear overhang, and features a low roof line and a high
belt line, when compared to other Ford sedans like the Ford Taurus, with a
wedged profile. The Interceptor incorporates a four-point "belt and
suspenders" harness seat belt design in the front and rear seats, with
inflatable safety belts for rear seat passengers. The four-point belt
represents a possible next-generation safety belt system that is designed
to be more comfortable and easier to use than traditional three-point
belts. The dash, headliner, steering wheel, and four low-back bucket seats
are wrapped in leather.
* Powertrain: 5.0-liter Cammer V-8 / 400 hp (300 kW) / flexible fuel
* Transmission: Manual six-speed gearbox
* Chassis Dimensions:
o Overall length: 201.6 in (5121 mm).
o Wheelbase: 120.8 in (3068 mm).
o Overall width: 76.4 in (1941 mm).
o Overall height at curb: 54.8 in (1392 mm).
o Front track width: 66.5 in (1689 mm).
o Rear track width: 67.8 in (1722 mm).
o Front: Double wishbone independent
o Rear: 3-Link design with Panhard rod
o Front Headroom: 37.5 in (953 mm).
o Rear Headroom: 35.9 in (912 mm).
o Front Legroom: 42.3 in (1074 mm).
o Rear Legroom: 35.6 in (904 mm).
LAPD Police Cruiser for 2012
LAPD Police Headquarters
Los Angeles, California
The department received from GM a patrol car planned for use in 2012. In
addition an electric scooter was presented
BMW Diesels for US Police Cars
BMW will be providing diesel engines and auto transmissions for this
purpose-built law enforcement vehicle from Carbon Motor Corp. For the full
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