Dodge in Hot Pursuit of Police Car Market with HEMI®-powered


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Dodge in Hot Pursuit of Police Car Market with HEMI®-powered 2006 Dodge Charger

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Photo: DCDodge puts 340 horses under good guys’ hoods

Dodge Charger joins Dodge Magnum to make modern muscle available for street patrol

Superior rear-wheel-drive performance and handling characteristics designed to perform and protect

Auburn Hills, Mich. - Dodge charges into the police car market this fall with the all-new 2006 Dodge Charger police vehicle, offering law enforcement agencies a four-door sedan with all the power, handling and functionality they require to effectively patrol the streets.

“With rear-wheel drive and available HEMI® power at the pavement, the Dodge Charger provides optimum police car pursuit performance,” said Darryl Jackson, Vice President – Dodge Marketing, Chrysler Group. "Dodge has a strong police heritage and is proud to offer vehicles armed with modern muscle and cutting-edge technology.”

The 2006 Dodge Charger police vehicle will join the previously announced Dodge Magnum police vehicle to round out Dodge’s growing fleet of bold, powerful and capable vehicles for law enforcement agencies.

“We listened to what law enforcement officers asked for and paid attention to the details that are important to them,” said Ray Fisher, Vice President – Sales, Service and Parts Operations, Chrysler Group. “By integrating features and functionality into the original design of the Dodge Charger, we can give our police customers an affordable, capable vehicle with industry-leading innovations.”

For the ultimate in pursuit power, the Dodge Charger police vehicle will be available with a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine that produces 340 horsepower at 5000 rpm and 390 lb.-ft. of torque at 4000 rpm. The V-8 HEMI engine features Chrysler Group’s Multi-displacement System (MDS), which seamlessly alternates between smooth, high fuel economy four-cylinder mode when less power is needed and V-8 mode when more power is required. Fuel efficiency improves by up to 20 percent with MDS, but not at the expense of performance. Dodge Charger police vehicles equipped with HEMI engines will be able to go from zero to 60 mph in just 6.0 seconds.

The 2006 Dodge Charger police car also will be available with a powerful, 3.5-liter High Output V-6 engine that provides 250 horsepower at 6400 rpm and 250 lb.-ft. of torque at 3800 rpm, offering an outstanding blend of performance and fuel economy.

A fully electronic five-speed automatic transmission with an Electronically Modulated Converter Clutch (EMCC) offers improved shift feel to match a variety of driving styles, situations and road conditions. This transmission is standard on all Dodge Charger police cars. Heavy-duty brakes and linings, also standard on Charger police vehicles, provide secure and stable deceleration and braking capability.

In addition, Dodge Charger police vehicles will include an Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with Emergency Brake Assist, All-speed Traction Control and four-wheel Anti-lock Brake System (ABS). Combined, these features will provide balance and control for officers in a variety of surface and weather conditions.

(Mar 24, 2005)

That is awesome…

-Ron


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that doesnt look real!! LOL


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Looks photo chopped, but kinda sick.


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:agree … but its :barf


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ITS FUCKING AWESOME!!! I have some real pics. That is a concept photo.
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New Mexico State Police Chief

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Dodge Ram Ultimate Police Chief
Code-One pickup. Photography by David Newhardt & the author
Truck Trend, August 2005

After spending time on the road in this high-profile truck, we understand what it’s like in a Highway Patrol cruiser, as motorists literally fling themselves from our path. Until a driver gets a good view of the “Truckville USA” badge on the front doors, they exhibit a reflex action to get a different view in the mirrors. Developed by Performance West Group for the 2002 SEMA show, this faux police cruiser (bruiser) is a current-generation Dodge Ram, albeit enhanced. The striking visuals start with a Federal Signal Vector Light Bar on the roof, the same unit legit peace officers light up at the appropriate time. The massive front push bar, manufactured by Go Rhino!, is a suitable mount for the PIAA spotlights, ideal for getting the attention of wannabe road warriors. Any police vehicle worth its ticket pad needs quality rubber to collar scofflaws, and this Ram sports a set of 24-in. Oasis B1 Alloy Wheels, wrapped with BFGoodrich gForce KDW tires. Under the hood is a 5.9 Magnum V-8, aided in its breathing by the installation of a Gibson Cat Back dual exhaust. The grumble that spits out of the tips sounds loads better than a siren. Note the tailgate-sourced Dodge logo on the side of the hood, a graphic nod to the original PowerWagon. The bed is capped with a Gaylord’s Lid, the better to keep valuable equipment dry and free from sticky fingers. Inside, the black-and-white treatment continues, with Katzkin coating the seats with law-enforcement-friendly leather. A laptop computer lets officials run a check on suspicious tags - or at least check their e-mail.
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PERFORMANCE

Stock 2002 Dodge Ram
0-60 mph, sec 9.2
Price as tested $26,583

Dodge Ram Police Chief
0-60 mph, sec 8.8 (est)
Price as tested $36,799 (est)

SOURCE
Performance West Group, Inc.
760/630-0547

Verdict? This rig demands attention and a closer look, even if it means you didn’t get caught, this time.

Foreign Dodge Neon Cop Car
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Texas State Police Rock the Dodge Viper
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Magnum Police Car
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-Ron


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That Viper picture is far from real. That’s been around for like 3 years.


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Far from real? it’s real…

-Ron


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Ok, I can tell that your a dodge freak. But the Neon is a shoddy at best photo chop job and the viper is iffy.


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That neon is no chop. And that Viper is cool. And I’m not a Dodge freak. I like Ford, Kawasaki, and Mitsubishi as well.

-Ron


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the neon:

the lettering doesnt match up with the slopes they are located on…
the blue lights on top dont match the slope of the roof…
the rims/wheels … definitely fake… where are the sidewalls???

the vipre:

looks good to me, except that all cars that have lights on top also have lettering or a number to designate what precinct/county there are in…


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[quote=Dodge_Sniper]Far from real? it’s real…

-Ron[/quote]

So you’re telling me that the Texas highway patrol spent 80 grand of taxpayers money for a Police Viper and then completely fucked up the car’s aerodynamics by putting lightbars on it? Not to mention the point Lemon brought up. It’s not marked. That’s um… not legal (for a lack of a better term)

Is that what you’re saying? because YOU’RE FREAKING WRONG.

I’m sorry, no police agency will ever be able to spend 80 GRAND on a highway patrol squad car. Even the LAPD uses nothing more than 25k Camaro Z28s and Mustangs as Highway patrol cars.


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[quote=2000Si][quote=Dodge_Sniper]Far from real? it’s real…

-Ron[/quote]

So you’re telling me that the Texas highway patrol spent 80 grand of taxpayers money for a Police Viper and then completely fucked up the car’s aerodynamics by putting lightbars on it? Not to mention the point Lemon brought up. It’s not marked. That’s um… not legal (for a lack of a better term)

Is that what you’re saying? because YOU’RE FREAKING WRONG.

I’m sorry, no police agency will ever be able to spend 80 GRAND on a highway patrol squad car. Even the LAPD uses nothing more than 25k Camaro Z28s and Mustangs as Highway patrol cars.[/quote]

yeah, we got 2 mustang gts… 2k5s… they look decent, but they wouldnt look good in my rearview mirror with blue lights on…


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The town I live in had a confiscated Z28 as a patrol car. Thay are such Barney Fife muhfawkers. OH! But one of the neigboring towns (Bryant) has a twin turbo 3000GT for a highway pursuit car (drug confiscation). It has one of those mega thin LED light bars. It just looks like a 3000GT sitting on the side of the highway. My bro-in-law is a Sherriff in that county. I’ll see if I can get some pics! :rock


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the marked cars in my city have the super thin light bars on top which are pretty hard to spot, then they run multiple unmakred impalas and crown vics…

That dodge would be cool cept not when its after me

And i forgot to add, the next city over already has 2 of the dodge ram police trucks but with out the rims