We’ve already talked about Ford’s efforts in the law enforcement segment, and how Ford Police Interceptors offer a great deal of options and dependability. However, this time real-life police agencies tested the vehicles and their results are impressive. Both the Michigan State Police and Los Angeles Sheriff Department agreed on one thing: Ford Police Interceptors perform better than their competitors. Let’s take a look at their findings.
Michigan State Police
Michigan State Police found the Ford Police Interceptor sedan to be super fast. Both the all-wheel drive and EcoBoost models out performed their V8 competitors, clocking at 5.8 seconds and 6.17 second respectively. This comes as no surprise, since the EcoBoost engine uses a 3.5 V6 which delivers an impressive 365 horsepower. Let’s not forget the Police Interceptor uses two turbochargers to eliminate any turbo lag, giving it that extra boost needed in pursuit mode.
The State police in Michigan also tested 0-100 mph performance, and again, Ford came out atop. It is impressive to see these highly efficient vehicles, a V6, flat out beat larger engines one would think can be faster. It only took the Ford 14.19 seconds to reach the 100 mile mark, and, when considering all the weight and equipment they carry, it is quite an accomplishment. The Ford SUV interceptor was also tested and deliver similar results, beating vehicles with larger engines.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
The LA Sheriff’s Department conducted a similar set of tests, and again, Fords won by a large margin. Both the sedan and SUV proved to be better than equally equipped and bigger engined competitors. Not only did Fords performed better in terms of speed and acceleration, they also had better breaking distances than other interceptors.
Ford Police vehicles were specifically tuned and refined to better serve our police force. The engine and transmission were programed for pursuit driving, and will deliver better response. The transmission gearing itself tracks the driver’s maneuvers to improve performance and drivability. Ford also included heavy duty 18-in wheels and tires, and are tested for 24 hours of pursuit driving, a reinforced front suspension and a giant 220-amp alternator.
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