BMW Australia has expanded its police presence in Victoria with the delivery a specially-liveried BMW M5 Competition to the state’s policing force.
Joining the existing fleet of BMW 5 Series police vehicles, the one-off M5 Competition will enter service as the force’s most powerful and quickest Highway Patrol car ever.
“Since co-operating in the deployment of BMW 5 Series patrol vehicles in 2018, BMW Group Australia has enjoyed working closely with Victoria Police,” said BMW Group Australia CEO, Vikram Pawah.
“Our 530ds have impressed the force with their combination of performance, comfort, dynamics and efficiency. With our Condition-Based Servicing model, these vehicles offer strong lifecycle value for Victoria Police.
“Now with the incredible BMW M5 Competition entering Victoria Police service, the performance level has jumped up the scale. 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,” he said.
The BMW M5 Competition that has been supplied to Victoria Police has a top speed of 305km/h, which is the highest capacity of any operational police vehicle in Australia.
Producing 460kW from its twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 engine and driving all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic gearbox, the BMW M5 Competition accomplishes the 0 to 100 km/h sprint in just 3.3 seconds. Pressing on, 0-200 km/h is over in a swift 10.8 seconds.