While the UAE Police is fond of exotic cars, the Australian Police has a thing for high-performance cars that are all about going crazy fast. Following is a list of five such cars which has made auto enthusiasts a fan of the Australian Police.
BMW M5 Competition
The most recent inclusion in the Australian Police's patrol fleet, the BMW M5 Competition also happens to be its fastest patrol car ever. Over all these yeas, the BMW M5 has always been revered for its impeccable driving dynamics and exhilarating performance.
The BMW M5 Competition is used by the Australian police in Victoria. It is basically the latest version, the sixth generation model. And like every other M5s in the past, it is basically a high performance version of the 5 series sedan, which is already a part of Australian Police’s patrol fleet.
The BMW M5 Competition is powered by a 4.4-litre twin turbo V8 petrol engine, which can produce a maximum power output of 624 PS – almost 20 PS more than the standard M5, and a maximum torque output of 750 Nm. Mated to an 8-speed ZF automatic gearbox, this engine has the capability of propelling the BMW M5 Competition to an electronically limited top speed of 250 kmph. The BMW M5 Competition is able to cover the 0 to 100 kmph sprint in just 3.3 seconds. While the BMW M5 is already a great driver’s car, the M5 Competition raises the bar even higher with revised suspension, lower ground clearance and a revamped exhaust system.
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Honda Civic Type R
One of the sportiest hatchbacks to have ever made on this planet, the Honda Civic Type R has been inducted by the New South Wales Police in Australia. The Type R variant is known for its even more aggressive stance and styling as well as levelled up performance. This hot hatch has been donated to New South Wales Police by Honda Australia for 12 months for serving in police’s social media campaign in order to become more engaging and comfortable with the local people.
The Honda Civic Type R offered to the New South Wales Police is basically the fifth-gen model, and is designed and engineered on the basis of the tenth-gen Honda Civic. With a 2.0-litre turbocharged inline four petrol motor (310 PS/400 Nm) mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox, the Honda Civic Type R can hit a top speed of 272 km/h. This Honda Civic Type R has also got the record of being the fastest front-wheel driven car at the Nurburgring.
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Kia Stinger GT
The Kia Stinger GT is Tasmania and Queensland Police’s new and flashier patroling car after the Ford Falcon and Holden Commodore in the past. The Kia Stinger GT was unveiled for the first time back in 2017, and since then, it has managed to not only change the perception of people towards Kia, but also challenge the big wigs in performance-oriented executive sedans globally. Queensland police in Australia has already stated that it will be gradually replacing all of its 200 existing old cars with the Kia Stinger GT.
For the Stinger, Kia left no stone unturned and made it its most powerful vehicle yet. In its most powerful variant GT, which happens to be the one used by the Queensland Police in Australia, there's a 3.3-litre twin-turbo petrol engine paired with an 8-speed automatic gearbox. In this version, the Kia Stinger GT produces peak power and torque outputs of 370 PS and 510 Nm respectively. With a maximum top speed of 270 km/h and a 0-100 km/h sprint time of 4.6 seconds, the Kia Stinger GT is not your ordinary South Korean 5-door car.
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Tesla Model X
Understanding the fact at an early phase that electric cars are the future of mobility across the world, the police force in Victoria, Australia has added the very popular Tesla Model X in its fleet of highway patrol cruisers. Currently the only fully electric police car in Australia, the Tesla Model X appeared for the first time on the scene back in 2015, and stunned the world with its bonkers performance and distinctive design, with its gullwing rear doors being the most eye-catching design element.
Tesla has particularly worked on this project with the Victoria Police and has made some specific changes to the fleet car, the most significant of which is the integration of specific controls in the tablet-like touchscreen infotainment system. The Tesla Model X employed by the Victorian police is the range-topping 100D variant, which is blessed with two motors and a 100 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that offers a range of 523 km. The Tesla Model X 100D can do a 0-100 km/h sprint in just 2.7 seconds, which is much faster than many ICE-powered high-performance SUVs.
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Mercedes AMG GLE 63 S Coupe
The Tesla Model X is not the only flashy SUV to make its presence in the fleet car of Victoria Police – there is the Mercedes AMG GLE 63 S Coupe as well in its garage. However, unlike the all the electric Model X, the GLE 63 S Coupe runs on gasoline and is basically the most powerful version of the GLE Coupe. This coupe-styled SUV has been inducted by Victoria Police as a highway patrol vehicle, as a part of its campaign on promoting road safety in the city.
The stunning looking Mercedes AMG GLE 63 S Coupe sources its power from a 5.5-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine, which is capable of belting out maximum power and torque outputs of 590 PS and 760 Nm respectively. The engine is coupled to a seven-speed automatic gearbox and is capable of making the SUV reach the top speed of 250 km/h (electronically limited). The 0-100 km/h sprint time is 4.2 seconds.
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