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Special Service Police Sedan is aimed detectives and administrators

The truth is not every law enforcement officer needs a vehicle that is pursuit rated. For some administrative types or detectives, what they really need is a vehicle that is fuel-efficient to help reduce fuel expenses for the department. All of Ford's past police vehicles were specifically pursuit rated, including its new batch of EcoBoost-powered interceptor vehicles.

Ford has announced that after requests from various law enforcement agencies it has created a new Special Service Police Sedan featuring a 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine that promises best-in-class fuel efficiency. Ford says that it specifically designed the vehicle to meet the needs of detectives, administrators, campus police, and law enforcement agencies looking for the best fuel efficiency possible.

Even though the 2.0-liter EcoBoost is a small engine, it still produces 240 hp and 270 pound-foot of torque. Ford says that in law enforcement trim the vehicle will be able to achieve 30 mpg or better in EPA highway ratings. The engine is mated with a standard six-speed automatic transmission.

The fuel savings potential is impressive for departments switching from the aging 4.6-liter V8 Crowd Victoria which is rated for only 17 MPG combined.

“Not every police officer needs a pursuit-rated vehicle,” said Jonathan Honeycutt, Ford police marketing manager. “As agencies look to replace older, V8-equipped cruisers with more efficient cars, Ford is at the ready with the most fuel-efficient – yet still very capable – full-size police vehicle.”

Ford says that while being more fuel efficient, the new special service vehicle will have all the safety and durability features the Ford uses in its existing interceptor sedans.

Source: Ford

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not another cop car!!
By Captain Awesome on 9/20/2013 12:11:40 PM , Rating: 2
I can't handle another model of police car to watch out for, it's bad enough having to look out for crown victorias, dodge chargers, chevy impalas, and big black stealth SUVs.

RE: not another cop car!!
By FITCamaro on 9/20/2013 1:07:18 PM , Rating: 2
There's a lot more types of vehicles around here that are unmarked.

RE: not another cop car!!
By Jeffk464 on 9/21/2013 1:19:03 AM , Rating: 2
Chevy impala, what a joke. They probably can't keep pace with a Honda civic.

RE: not another cop car!!
By Jeffk464 on 9/21/2013 1:20:03 AM , Rating: 2
Its almost like police departments just get whatever car models companies can't manage to sell to the public.

RE: not another cop car!!
By Alexvrb on 9/22/2013 12:58:38 AM , Rating: 2
Yeah it's only got 302HP out of an 87 octane NA 3.6L, clearly it's outclassed by a pedestrian Civic. :/ It's also comparatively lighter, and less expensive than the other police cruisers. Gets pretty decent mileage too for a cruiser. Great for city cops and unmarked cars.

Now, for suburban and rural use, the Caprice PPV V8 and Charger V8 are both great.

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