BMW Australia and Victoria Policehave revealed the latest addition to the Highway Patrol fleet – an M5 Competition.
The German super sedan has been equipped to be a fully operational police vehicle, joining the current crop of 530d sedans that were first deployed in 2018.
“When combined with the safety of the xDrive four-wheel drive system, the M5’s all-round ability aspects makes it a natural fit for dynamic police duties.”
“Since co-operating in the deployment of BMW 5 Series patrol vehicles in 2018, BMW Group Australia has enjoyed working closely with Victoria Police. With our Condition-Based Servicing model, these vehicles offer strong lifecycle value for Victoria Police,” he added.
Power in the M5 Competition comes from a 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 developing 460kW of power and 750Nm of torque, sent to a rear-biased M xDrive all-wheel drive system via an eight-speed sports automatic transmission.
The Bavarian marque claims a 3.3-second sprint from 0-100km/h, and a top speed of 305km/h when equipped with the optional M Driver’s Package – the “highest capacity” of any operational police vehicle in Victoria.
If you’re wondering whether Vic Police paid the $229,900 sticker price of the M5 Competition, the vehicle is on loan to the state’s authorities for 12 months, so it won’t cost taxpayers a cent.
The reveal comes nearly three months after the M5 Competition was first delivered to Victoria Police, reported by CarAdvice at the end of April.
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