2013 Dodge Charger: Power the Police Prefer

2013-charger-badgeThe Dodge Charger is a favorite with police departments.  They recognize that in order to do their job that they need to have the best quality helping them.

The New York Daily News breaks down the new 2013 Dodge Charger and the reasoning why the cops prefer to use it.  What exactly does a police version of the Dodge Charger have?  It’s typically the 292 BHP 3.6L V6 with variable valve timing to get the best fuel efficiency.  The State Patrols go for even more power.  They choose the Charger with 370 BHP, 395 ft.lbs of torque 5.7L Hemi V8 to get the best acceleration.

There are some advantages to handling a vehicle that cops choose.  Think about the way other drivers may get out of your way, confusing you for a unmarked police car.  Might seem unlikely, but when you see the profile of a Charger, you may ease off the gas just in case.

The newest addition to the 2013 Dodge Charger is the V6.  The engine comes with an eight speed transmission.  The eight gear ratios give the V6 17 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.

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Dodge Charger Pursuit: Future Super Car of Law Enforcement

2013-Dodge-Charger-Pursuit-Police-Package-626x382At the CES show in Las Vegas going on as we speak, Dodge unveiled the next generation of law enforcement vehicles for the LAPD.  Featuring a host of new features and technologies, The Dodge Charger Pursuit is the next generation of law enforcement vehicles.

Dan Costa at PC Mag got to take a tour of the Dodge Charger at the tech show.  He made note of many of the new tech features that will be used.  One such one was a multiple camera system along with one that will photograph a license plate that is in the car’s view.  It’ll run a check in the database and see if the car’s been stolen or if it’s wanted for a crime.  It even has an infrared camera that will let the cop see if there’s a warm engine in a parking lot or if someone is hiding behind a bush.

Safety was a major concern for the new vehicle.  One way to help the officers during a gun fight is by reinforcing the doors with Kevlar.  Another is the removal of the laptop platforms that have been a hazard to officers involved in a car crash for some time now.  To solve this issue, Chrysler is using their now standard U-Connect system.  The 8.4 inch screen size is too small, however, so they upped the screen to 12.1 inches.

A solar panel is now installed in the roof to keep the battery charged.  This will help the police be out on the road more and less likely to be stuck in the motor pool with a dead battery.

All in all, Chrysler is working with the LAPD to make sure that they have the best means to aid their officers on the job.  Most of the upgrades and improvements seem extremely practical.  As Sgt Dan Gomez, the officer giving the grand tour says of the Dodge Charger Pursuit, “I have no doubt this is the most technologically advanced law enforcement vehicle in the US.”

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