Here’s another Police car that will pull you over, a BMW Carbon E7. This cop car will be heading for the market in 2013. And it’s got a BMW turbo diesel under hood.
Is that a cop in my rearview mirror? Why is it coming up so darned fast? The jig’s up this time, because I’ve been snared by a police-issue Carbon Motors E7, with turbo BMW power.
Although this BMW Carbon E7 police car isn’t on the road yet, though some prototypes with the BMW engine have been built. Carbon Motors announced a deal with BMW Group for 240,000 245horsepower next-generation BMW diesels this coming week but the deal will only happen if Carbon snares the $310 million Department of Energy loan it asked for last August. It hopes to finalize that loan in six months, but there are no guarantee yet.
BMW Carbon E7 police car can pull from 0 to 60 time of 6.5 seconds, complete the quarter mile in 14.5 seconds, and reach 150 mph. Today’s Ford Crown Victorias come fairly stripped, but BMW Carbon E7 will outfit its cars with integrated shotgun mounts, automatic license plate recognition, siren, rear cage surveillance and special fast-exit police seats.
Stacy Stephens is a former Dallas cop and also co-founder of Carbon Motors, which was launched back in 2003. The loan process, he said, is “Moving extremely quickly. But many other contenders want a share of that DOE largesse as well”. So, only time will tell.