BMW is definitely a pioneer when it comes to equipping different Police Departments worldwide, and the latest department to receive such high-performance cars is no other than the NSW Rose Bay Police, in Sidney, Australia.
Superintendent Bradley Hodder officially confirmed the good news yesterday, also stating that it is an honor for the local police to have received such an extraordinary car from BMW, especially since there are no taxes to be paid for borrowing the BMW i8.
“This BMW is the latest in a number of different vehicles that we have utilised at Rose Bay Local Area Command to raise awareness and engage with the community. It is a great community engagement tool that will be used at a number of police events to showcase the role police play in the community,” Hodder also added.
On the other hand, Simon Macedone, Dealer at BMW Sidney has also said that their partnership with Rose Bay Police ”the perfect way to demonstrate” their commitment ”to the community, while raising awareness and engagement for the station.”
The BMW i8 will be used as a community car to ensure that safety is the main priority of the local police, and will act as well as a law enforcement tool when needed.
The BMW takes its power from an electric motor with 131 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque.The electric motor is backed by an I3 1.5-liter turbo engine, with an additional 228 horsepower and 320 Nm of torque, outputting a total of 357 horsepower and 570 Nm of torque.
The plug-in hybrid sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds on pure electric, coming as well with an all-electric range of 35 km, at a topping of 120 km/h. The overall range stands at 530 km.