BMW Diesel for Carbon Motors E7 police car

By Daniel Chubb - Mar 22, 2010

When Carbon Motors decided to put an inline-six cylinder twin-turbocharged diesel engine in its new purpose built police vehicle, the problem was to find one that would meet current U.S. emissions regulations. The solution was to fit one that was already certificated.

So on Monday morning at a press conference in Washington DC, Carbon Motors announced that BMW had stepped forward to supply them with its highly acclaimed 3.0-liter inline-six cylinder diesel. BMW uses the same 265 horsepower diesel engine in its current X5 35d and 335d, with Carbon placing an order for 240,000 units.

With BMW power the Carbon E7 will be expected to reduce its CO2 emissions and fuel consumption by up to 40-percent. With a performance figure of mid-six-seconds 0-60 mph due to the massive amount of torque, the only possible down side will be a substantial increase in cost compared to the current police cruisers.

Over the next few years the police car market is going to see a great improvement. With new vehicles from Ford with the EcoBoost-powered Police Interceptor, Chevrolet’s Caprice and the current Dodge Charger.

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