BMW To Develop Engines for Police Cars?

If you are a fan of the muscle car classics, you know that the good ole’ boys often had a good time running from the local deputies.  They may not have been as lucky, had the deputies been driving a patrol car with a decent engine.  For example, BMW has recently won a contract to supply engines for U.S. police cars that could be worth approximately $1.35 billion dollars. 

We doubt they will be faster than a Hemi.  And we can’t envision them running down a Dodge Challenger, Charger, or other heavy blast from the past.  But it is a step in the right direction, as the Crown Vics are tired.  We cannot have our city’s finest driving wholesale rejects from the rest of us.

The word is that the luxury carmaker will supply roughly 240,000 six-cylinder diesel engines, cooling systems, automatic transmissions, and Carbon Motors E7 Squad Car exhausts to Carbon Motors Corporation of Indiana.  This marks the largest contract since 2007, when BMW announced its intentions to provide engine sales to other companies.

These BMW engines come with a price tag of around $3,000 each.  Carbon Motors was established in 2003, and is in the process of developing the E7.  The Carbon Motors E7, as we have covered in the past, is the first-ever car designed and developed exclusively for the U.S. police.

As for all the money, President Obama has provided a loan to the tune of $310 million  (from the U.S. Department of Energy) for Carbon Motors to develop the E7 in efforts to reduce law-enforcement costs and curb emissions.  Yet that is hardly in the billions range, we are curious if the project will stall should the funding run out. 

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