Ford tests new po­lice ve­hi­cles

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The 2019 Ford Po­lice Re­spon­der Hy­brid Sedan and the 2018 Ford F-150 Po­lice Re­spon­der, test­ing by the Michi­gan 4UBUF 1PMJDF DPOlSNT 'PSE JT lSTU UP PGGFS

law en­force­ment agen­cies a pur­suit-rated hy­brid po­lice car and full-size pickup truck.

From lo­cal pa­trolling to on-road pur­suit to off-road ca­pa­bil­ity, law en­force­ment agen­cies na­tion­wide have said they need a wider va­ri­ety of pur­suit-rated ve­hi­cles. Ford then uses a third party to val­i­date its claims.

In Michi­gan State Po­lice test­ing, which in­cludes a gru­el­ing 32-lap pur­suit sim­u­la­tion at Grat­tan Race­way, Ford’s pur­suit SBUJOH GPS CPUI WFIJDMFT XBT DPOlSNFE

The sim­u­la­tion tests over­all ve­hi­cle dura­bil­ity, in­clud­ing pow­er­train, sus­pen­sion, brake and tire sys­tems.

In ac­cel­er­a­tion test­ing, pre­lim­i­nary re­sults show the new Ford Po­lice Re­spon­der Hy­brid Sedan bested the once-ubiq­ui­tous Crown Vic­to­ria by more than one sec­ond in 0-100 mph per­for­mance – 23.1 sec­onds ver­sus 24.4 sec­onds.

The Crown Vic had an EPA-es­ti­mated rat­ing of 16 mpg city, 24 mpg high­way and 19 mpg com­bined.

Ford’s new Po­lice Re­spon­der Hy­brid Sedan has a pro­jected EPA-es­ti­mated rat­ing of 40 mpg city, 36 mpg high­way and 38 mpg com­bined – mak­ing it twice as FGlDJFOU BT UIF $SPXO 7JD 'JOBM &1" FT­ti­mated rat­ings come at a later date. Pow­ered by Eco­Boost Other pur­suit-rated Ford po­lice ve­hi­cles also aced test­ing by the Michi­gan State Po­lice.

Not only does the Ford Po­lice In­ter­cep­tor Sedan re­tain its ti­tle for the sixth straight year as over­all quick­est po­lice ve­hi­cle in 0-60 mph test­ing, pre­lim­i­nary re­sults val­i­date the Ford Po­lice In­ter­cep­tor SUV as quick­est in 0-60 as well – a tie with the new F-150 Po­lice Re­spon­der pickup.All three of th­ese pur­suit-rated ve­hi­cles are pow­ered by Ford’s now-leg­endary 3.5-litre Eco­Boost V6 engine.

The Po­lice In­ter­cep­tor Sedan did the 0-60 run in 5.6 sec­onds, while Po­lice In­ter­cep­tor Util­ity and the F-150 Po­lice Re­spon­der needed only 6.3 sec­onds to hit 60 mph.

Fastest over­all lap and fastest av­er­age lap hon­ors once again go to the Ford Po­lice In­ter­cep­tor Sedan.

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