The BMW M5 Just Became an Aussie Police Car
Patrolling just got a little more fun — and a lot more stylish — for some Australian police officers.
BMW loaned the Victoria Highway Patrol two 625-horsepower BMW M5 Competitions for usage as highway interceptors. Since they’ve been loaned to the police, they haven’t cost taxpayers the $230,000 AUD sticker price. Of course, it’ll be a different story if they get wrecked during their 12-month service stint.
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The BMW M5 on patrol
These cars aren’t just for show — just like Dubai’s famous Porsche 918 Spyder police car, the BMW M5s are fully outfitted as patrol vehicles. In other words, the Victoria Highway Patrol can take full advantage of the M5’s 4.4-liter, twin-turbo, 625-horsepower V8 to enforce the rules of the road.
While that sounds fun, the Victoria Highway Patrol will try to keep
These M5s won’t be the only BMW interceptors in Australia — there are a number of BMW 530d sedans currently employed by Australian law enforcement, alongside the Subaru Liberty, Kia Stinger, and Chrysler 300 SRT. Why so many different cars? Across Australia, law enforcement officials are seeking replacements for their aging (but iconic) Ford Falcons and Holden Commodores.
Still, I can’t help but wonder what will happen to all of those soon-to-be-decommissioned Ford Falcons and Holden Commodores. Hey, um, Victoria Highway Patrol? If you’ve got an aging Ford Falcon that you want taken off your hands, feel free to send it my way. I’ll give it a loving home and a snazzy new paint job.
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Source: The Drive
Kimiko Kidd is a native Daytonian. She graduated from Wright State University with degrees in environmental science and sociology. She loves her trusty old Honda Civic, but dreams of owning a 1974 Ford Falcon XB with a custom paint job and a vintage Kawasaki Z1000. In her free time, Kimiko can be found watercolor-painting, baking muffins, collecting rocks, playing old-school Nintendo games, writing her novel, sewing stuffed animals, and cosplaying as her favorite Mad Max characters. See more articles by Kimiko.