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Police cars (Vic.) 04 Jul 2017 10:32 #184569

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That divisional van will very soon be a Colorado, apparently the current F/Glass Pod on the back of the Commodore will transfer to the Coli OK. I assume the 2 seater, 6 speed auto, turbo diesel. It will meet the needs of Victoria's finest, and wont drag its guts over poorly placed median strips or inconvenient tree stumps when prowling about. B)
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Police cars 07 Jul 2017 14:37 #184673

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Here's a beauty, a Speed Six Bentley in WA. I bet there weren't any raster cars around back then. The pic is from the State Library Collection.
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Police cars 07 Jul 2017 14:43 #184674

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And here it is being built in 1930
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Police cars 07 Jul 2017 16:57 #184681

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here's a couple more early Police cars from WA. A T Ford and an Armstrong Siddley

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Police cars 07 Jul 2017 18:28 #184685

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Bentley and Armstrong-Siddley police cars???????
Must have been plenty of speeding fine revenue raised over on the coast!!

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Police cars 07 Jul 2017 19:12 #184690

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Another in Perth a 1910 T Ford looking a bit like the Keystone Cops.
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Police cars - Vic. goes BMW 22 Sep 2017 14:30 #187171

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20 September 2017 Victoria Police reveal new highway patrol cars.
BMW scores vital new police contract.
Mad Max has finally got a fuel efficient Interceptor with Victoria's highway patrol confirming a deal to run BMWs from next year as the local automotive manufacturing industry comes to an end.
The BMW 530d has been chosen to be the operational vehicle from 2018, seeing the highway patrol force ditch V8-powered Commodores and turbo six-powered Falcons in favour of a six-cylinder diesel unit.
Victoria Police has committed to buying up to 80 examples of the Bavarian carmaker's luxury sedan. A regular BMW 530d is priced from $119,900 before on-road costs.
However, it has been made clear that the vehicles will be of base-specification and will do away with higher-end luxuries with a factory-fitted 'Police Pack'.
2018 BMW 530d Victoria Police highway patrol car. Photo: Supplied
Road Policing Command Assistant Commissioner Doug Fryer said that the BMW was the best fit both commercially and for operational purposes.
“BMW has come to the party and worked with us on making sure their cars are as fit for purpose as possible,” said Fryer.
“They are the only company to date that has been able to provide a factory fitted ‘police pack’ making the commercial agreement an extremely attractive value for money decision.
“The BMW 530d meets our safety and performance standards as it has been subjected to the evaluation tests that underpin our vehicle safety classification system."
BMW's police-spec 5-Series is used extensively throughout Europe.
The first of the BMW 530d highway patrol vehicles will begin service from early 2018, with the rest of the 80-strong fleet in use by the end of the same year.
Speculation has been rife with what vehicle would replace Australian-made police cars once local production ends, while Victoria Police has now shown its hand in regards to highway patrol it has yet to reveal what general duties vehicle it may use.
NSW Police Force recently added a small fleet of Volvo XC60s and Toyota LandCruisers on a trial basis for general duties.
BMW 530d Summary See other BMW 530d models
Body type5 seater Sedan Safetyn/a Greenn/a Fuel economyDiesel Fuel consumption5.1/100km
Transmission8 speed Sports Automatic Engine3.0L, 6 cylinder Turbo Intercooled PerformancePower: 195Kw@4000rpm Torque: 620Nm@2500rpm 0-100 km/h5.7 secs
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Police cars - Vic. goes BMW 22 Sep 2017 16:27 #187175

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Here in the West they are using a bunch of unmarked Camry's, Prado's and seen 1 Hyundai SUV. Have not seen their Subaru's lately.
Still have their Aussie units as marked Traffic vehicles

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Police cars 23 Sep 2017 19:59 #187232

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Now this should have enough weight to knock runaway drivers off the road
www.ford.com/f150policeresponder/
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Police cars 24 Sep 2017 10:45 #187248

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Yes please, that might make those that ram police cars have a rethink. Maybe not, depending on what drugs they're using. :ohmy: :woohoo:
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