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Caught! AFP’s unmarked BMW M3 police car

An unmarked F80 BMW M3 has been spotted secretly prowling the streets of Canberra!

While the nation’s police forces are quick to show off their latest high-performance patrol cars, we now know they also have a few undercover unmarked ones that go unmentioned.

Shared by a member of the Australia Police Vehicles Facebook group, the latest addition to the Australian Federal Police’s fleet was caught flashing its red and blue lights in the nation’s capital.

The car in question was reportedly an M3 Pure with a manual transmission that was acquired by the AFP for law enforcement duties in Canberra. According to the report, the manual transmission was the only criteria set by the AFP when they were looking to add a performance car to their fleet. It turns out the M3 was the only car that fitted the criteria.

Not much else is known about the car except it looks like an LCI model, which means it’s a 2016 or newer model.

Its twin-turbo 3.0-litre inline six churns out 331kW of power and dispatches 0-100km/h in the low 4.0 second region.

So for our readers in Canberra, best behave around a lone San Marino Blue BMW M3 in your review mirror!

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