Dodge has unveiled their 2011 Charger Pursuit police car.
The car appears to be based on the next-generation Charger, which hasn’t been revealed yet (Although plenty of spy shots exist). This may be why Dodge has only shown us one picture so far.
Nonetheless, we’ve got plenty of details. The car been fitted with a vast array of upgrades for police duty, including performance suspension tuning, heavy-duty anti-lock brakes, front- and rear-stabilizer bars, 18-inch steel wheels with performance tires, and a two-mode Electronic Stability Control system calibrated specifically for police-duty. Despite the performance suspension, Dodge claims the suspension geometry will give officers a comfortable ride for their long days of duty.
Power will come from either an E85 capable 3.6L Pentastar V6, or a 5.7L HEMI V8, and it will be sent to the rear wheels via a five-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. The engine will be cooled using a severe-duty cooling system, and the engine oil, transmission fluid and power steering fluid will receive external coolers.
The interior is also designed with police duty in mind, with Dodge even enlisting the help of the Police Advisory Board for it. There’s a Police Interface Module for easy equipment integration, police-duty front seats, a column-mounted shifter, and red/white LED interior lighting. An Enter-n-Go system will also come standard, presumably allowing for the officer to simply jump in and chase after a suspect.
To keep the officers safe, the car is equipped with multiple air bags, a driver’s knee bag, a tire pressure monitoring system, and more.
The car will be available for order by your local police department beginning in September.
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).
The all-new 2011 Dodge Charger Pursuit will be available for ordering in September 2010 through Chrysler Group LLC’s fleet operations. For more information, visit www.fleet.chrysler.com.
Source: Dodge and Chrysler Fleet Operations