Chrysler is teasing the looks of its next-generation Dodge Charger police car. We still haven’t seen the 2011 Charger on which it is based.
The car comes with a standard E85 ethanol-capable 3.6-liter V-6 engine with variable-valve timing. There will also be a 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 engine with a fuel-saving Multi-displacement system that shuts down cylinders when they aren’t needed.
Chrysler touts the Charger Pursuit’s tactical technology, safety, power, efficiency, but not it’s size, which has been killing sales. Some law enforcement agencies say it’s too small, at least compared to the Ford Crown Victoria that it would mostly replace. Charger faces off against coming police versions of the Ford Taurus and Chevrolet Caprice, a version of what was formerly the Pontiac G8.
The car has all kinds of heavy-duty suspension and brake stuff that cops crave, and a new and an iconic design that makes any suspect stop in a panic. Departments can start ordering them next month.
Official Dodge Press Release:
2011 Dodge Charger Pursuit
August 24, 2010 , Auburn Hills, Mich.
America’s high-performance police vehicle – the all-new 2011 Dodge Charger Pursuit – has arrived, providing law-enforcement the best combination of tactical technology, safety, power, efficiency and an iconic design that makes any suspect stop in a panic.
The all-new Dodge Charger Pursuit’s performance suspension tuning, heavy-duty anti-lock vented-disc brakes (ABS), front- and rear-stabilizer bars, 18-inch performance tires on steel wheels and two-mode police-specific Electronic Stability Control (ESC) calibration make it hot-pursuit ready. For world-class ride and performance handling dynamics, the Dodge Charger Pursuit features a rear-wheel drive design and redesigned front and rear multi-link suspension geometries to deliver a smooth comfortable ride for law enforcement officers who spend long days protecting our streets.
Designed with the guidance of the brand’s Police Advisory Board, the 2011 Dodge Charger Pursuit’s mobile-command interior features a Police Interface Module for easy equipment integration, police-duty front seats, column-mounted automatic transmission with Auto Stick, red/white LED interior lighting for night-vision equipment and more.
Dodge Charger Pursuit surrounds the heroic men and women who protect us with uncompromising safety and security equipment, including standard advanced multistage driver and front-passenger air bags, seat-mounted side-thorax air bags, supplemental side-curtain air bags for front and rear outboard passengers, driver’s knee bag, tire-pressure monitoring and more.
Behind its sinister face, the Dodge Charger Pursuit offers an all-new standard E-85 capable 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine with variable-valve timing (VVT) and available legendary 5.7-liter HEMI™ V-8 engine with fuel-saving Multi-displacement System (MDS).
Source: USA Today