Chrysler Touts Dodge Police Car Delivery Time and Price Advantages to Law Enforcement

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    Chrysler Touts Dodge Police Car Delivery Time to Law Enforcement

    Dodge pursues high-speed police market; vehicle production and price advantages touted

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    RICK KRANZ | Automotive News
    Posted Date: 5/26/05

    Dodge says it can fill orders for 2006 Charger police cars quickly because the vehicles can be built one at a time rather than in specialized batches. Depending on price, that assembly method could give Dodge a sales edge. Production begins in the fourth quarter.

    "We won't build the cars in batch form," said Craig Love, vice president of Chrysler's rear-wheel-drive product team. That's because police versions will not differ significantly from regular Chargers.

    Both Ford Motor Co. and General Motors generally produce police cars in batches because their assembly involves enhancing the structure to handle potholes and curbs. As a result, law enforcement agencies sometimes must wait several months for new cruisers.

    But at Chrysler, "We can flow them right into the process," Love said at a Charger event here. The automaker can speed assembly because the Charger's structure and engine cradle did not require changes for police work. "It is already heavy-duty," Love said.

    The pursuit package is basically identical to the stock R/T performance package for the Daytona, he said
    , adding that the engine cradle already handles the Hemi's torque load.

    Will that produce a rear-wheel-drive police car as tough as the GM and Ford versions? Some answers will be provided this fall, when the Michigan State Police evaluates pursuit vehicles.

    Sales of vehicles engineered for police pursuit range from 60,000 to 70,000 annually - and considerably less when the economy sours, industry sources say. The Ford Interceptor, which is based on the Crown Victoria, and the Chevrolet Impala have been the main players in the police car market. In recent years, Ford has been selling 50,000 to 55,000 pursuit vehicles annually and Chevrolet has been selling 10,000 to 15,000.

    Two engines are available with the police pursuit package: the 340-hp, 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 and the 250-hp, 3.5-liter V-6. Dodge claims 0-to-60 mph acceleration under 6 seconds for the Hemi V-8 and a top speed exceeding 140 mph. Dodge will also offer the Magnum with a police package.

    Joe Eberhardt, Chrysler group executive vice president of global sales and marketing, said the automaker is encouraging dealerships to contact local law enforcement agencies: "We are working with our dealers a lot more than we did in the past. We are certainly looking for our dealers to support and help us with this effort."

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    Standard Equipment

    160-amp high-output alternator
    160-mph or 260-km/h (certified) calibrated speedometer
    18x7.5-inch steel wheels
    3.5-liter V6 engine with 250 hp @ 6,400 rpm and 250 lb-ft of torque @ 3,800 rpm
    800 CCA battery
    AM/FM stereo radio with CD player, changer controls, four speakers, and clock
    Bright hubcaps
    Cloth front bucket seats with manual lumbar and rear fixed bench seat
    Column shifter
    Easy path wiring grommet between underhood and passenger compartments
    Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with Emergency Brake Assist
    External Oil Coolers: engine oil, transmission fluid, power steering fluid
    Five-speed automatic transmission with overdrive
    Four-wheel antilock brakes with All-Speed Traction Control
    Four-wheel independent performance suspension
    P225/60R18 BSW V-rated performance tires
    Police equipment mounting bracket
    Rear trunk-lid key lock cylinder
    Separate key and key fob
    Severe-duty cooling system
    Standard Electrical Equipment
    100-amp battery power feed in trunk
    Center instrument panel stack power connector with three 20-amp-fused battery feeds and three 20-amp-fused ignition feeds
    Dome lamp door switch deactivated
    Dual spot lamp Prep Package
    Emergency rear door lock override
    Ground stud in trunk
    Integrated engine hour meter
    Police equipment interface module
    Rear inside door locks and handles deactivated
    Rear windows inoperative from rear seat
    Separate fuses for left and right battery-fed spot lamps
    Software-controlled alternating head- and taillamps (wigwag)
    Stealth mode switch (turns off instrument cluster and radio indicators, PRNDL dims to lowest legal limit)
    Three pairs of twisted 18-gauge wiring for sirens, speakers, or controls provided from interior to front bumper
    Underhood lamp

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    Optional Equipment

    18-inch bolt-on wheel covers
    5.7L HEMI® V8 with Multi-Displacement System - 340 hp @ 5,000 rpm, 390 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm
    Cloth 60/40-split fold-down rear seats
    Cold Weather Group
    Easy-clean black vinyl floor covering
    Entire fleet keyed alike (without alarm)
    Front door body-side molding delete
    Full-size spare tire and wheel with battery cover and cargo compartment floor mat
    Heavy-duty cloth front bucket seats with manual lumbar adjustment and fixed vinyl rear bench seat
    Independently switched white and LED red dome lamp
    Power eight-way driver’s seat
    Security alarm system
    Spot lamp driver’s side or dual (Black or Chrome)
    Supplemental side-curtain air bags, front and rear passenger
    Switchable daytime running lamps (U.S. market only)
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    It's rumored Chrysler will call them the Charger Enforcer and Magnum Enforcer. :cool:
     
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    as ugly as the charger is, it's better looking than the magnum :hsugh:
     
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    And both are better looking than the Crown Vic, their V6s are more powerful than it's V8 too. :mamoru:
     
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    it's about time there was a new mopar squad car. going out with the diplomat was embarrassing :o
     
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    Gotham City already uses Chargers. :cool:
     
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    That would be sweet. I am tired of out running Crown Vics. I need a challenge.
     
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    the Magnum would make a nice K-9 cruiser
     
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    But the Crown Vic looks like sex.


    The Chargnum is very, very, ugly.
     
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    the cop charger looks good on paper, until police departments realize they can only afford 2 for every 3 cv cruisers they could have gotten
     
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    And Dodge should use LED lightbars.

    Dodge is so behind the times.
     
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    Police are going to be ending chases a lot faster...
     
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    Looks like those are LEDs :confused:
     
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    That may not pan out either, the assembly method may make them about the same price, perhaps even cheaper.
     
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    They are LED.
     
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    Cant wait to get some of these at work. Ill let u guys know when they are starting to get ordered and equipped alot.
     
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    led lightbars are the new hotness :coolugh:
     
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    so are you.
     
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    BumpnFD Why don’t you do a triple fucking axel over to the

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    those are not LEd light bars. just multiple strobes and alley lights/takedowns
     
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    Oh. :o
     
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    They are? They God awful huge. :down:

    We got the low profile ones that are crystal clear.
     
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    Better looking than you, Edward.
     
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    it looks like it in the first pic because what they did was wire up each strobe together so that istead of the usual patterns, they could have them all flashign at once, so the camera man must have used multiple shots untill he captured it with them all on.
     

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