In a Michigan State Police test, the new Ford EcoBoost®-powered Police Interceptor sedan beat out the Chevrolet Caprice V8 and Hemi Dodge Charger. The Ford Police Interceptor utility with EcoBoost overpowered the V8-equipped Chevrolet Tahoe.
“These tests conducted by the Michigan State Police are an important validation of best-in-class performance in outright acceleration – the most critical measure of police pursuit vehicles,” said Bill Gubing, Ford chief engineer.
Preliminary results of the Michigan State Police tests show the fastest of the fast. The 2014 Ford Police Interceptor sedan with standard all-wheel drive posted a 0-60 mph time of 5.66 seconds, while the 5.7-liter Hemi-equipped Dodge Charger with optional all-wheel drive delivered a 6.04 seconds.
The Ford EcoBoost-powered sedan also topped the 6.0-liter V8-equipped Chevrolet Caprice, which clocked a 6.01-second 0-60 mph time.
The gap in acceleration grows in 0-100 mph testing. The Ford Police Interceptor turned a 13.5-second 0-100 mph time, while Dodge Charger posted 14.70 seconds and Chevrolet Caprice took 14.35 seconds.
Ford has been the the best-selling police vehicle since 1996. The new Ford Police Interceptor 3.5-liter EcoBoost-powered utility vehicle made its debut in Michigan State Police testing, and while competition was close among sedans, the Ford utility left its rivals in the dust.
With Ford’s announcement in September of a new non-pursuit-rated, fuel-efficient 2.0-liter EcoBoost-equipped Special Service Police sedan, the company now offers law enforcement agencies the power of choice when they want to maximize efficiency and power.
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