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2011 Ford Police Interceptor

ALL-NEW FORD POLICE INTERCEPTOR PURPOSE-BUILT TO LEAD MARKET, SUPPORT THOSE WHO SERVE, PROTECT

2011 Ford Police Interceptor
•Ford reveals its all-new, purpose-built Police Interceptor, engineered to exceed durability, safety and performance of today's leading police car – the Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor
•New Ford Police Interceptor sedan will offer two fuel-efficient powertrain options – including EcoBoost with all wheel-drive – along with an array of safety technologies; interior has been designed to meet unique law enforcement needs
•Ford's new Police Interceptor will be offered without interruption when production of the Ford Crown Victoria ends in late 2011
•Ford confirms production of an additional Police Interceptor, a utility vehicle that will be pursuit-rated to complement the sedan; vehicle to be revealed later this year
Las Vegas, March 12, 2010 – Ford reveals its all-new, purpose-built Police Interceptor sedan today, showcasing a car for law enforcement officials that will exceed the durability, safety, performance and fuel economy of the industry's leading police car – the Ford Crown Victoria – while also confirming production of a Police Interceptor utility vehicle.

2011 Ford Police InterceptorFord, the police vehicle market leader for 15 years, specifically designed and engineered an all-new Police Interceptor to handle the rigors of police work, including industry-leading powertrain, safety and technology innovations.

2011 Ford Police Interceptor
Ford will also add a second Police Interceptor to the lineup, a utility vehicle to provide customers a choice of the best vehicle to suit their needs. More details will be released in the third quarter of this year.


2011 Ford Police Interceptor
'Police nationwide asked for a new kind of weapon in the battle for public safety, and Ford is answering the call with a purpose-built vehicle – engineered and built in America – that's as dynamic as it is durable,' said Mark Fields, Ford president of The Americas.

2011 Ford Police Interceptor
To develop the all-new Police Interceptor, Ford engineers worked hand-in-hand with Ford's Police Advisory Board of law enforcement professionals, which provided input on key vehicle attributes such as safety, performance, durability, driver comfort and functionality.


'Their feedback mattered to us,' said Scott Tobin, Ford vehicle line director for cars and crossovers. 'Safety and durability were at the top of their list. So safety and durability were at the top of ours.'

A focus on safety
Continuing Ford's safety leadership includes engineering the Police Interceptor to pass 75-mph rear-end crash testing. Currently, the Crown Victoria Police Interceptor is the only pursuit sedan to meet this test.

The new Police Interceptor also features Ford's exclusive Safety Canopy® side-curtain air bag rollover protection system to help protect front and rear outboard passengers in both rollover and side-impact crashes. The multiple side-curtain air bags use Ford's unique Roll Fold technology to help them slip between the occupant and the side window.

Vital Stats and Specifications
Vital Stats
Engine : 3.5 L., 6-cylinder
Power: 365 hp
Torque: 350 ft-lbs


6-speed Automatic
Increased power, enhanced sophistication
Ford's Police Interceptor engine strategy will provide a V-6 lineup that performs equal to or better than V-8 engines. The lineup comes with two powertrain options, allowing police to choose the powerhouse that best meets their patrol requirements.


A highly efficient 3.5-liter V-6 engine delivering at least 263 horsepower and E85 compatibility is 25 percent more efficient than the 4.6-liter Single Overhead Cam (SOHC) V-8 offered in the current Crown Victoria Police Interceptor.

Plus, an all-new 3.5-liter EcoBoost™ V-6 twin-turbocharged, direct-injection engine will deliver at least 365 horsepower and 350 ft.-lb. of torque across a broad rpm range.

'We have an extremely powerful standard engine, and to top that off, we also offer our exclusive EcoBoost technology,' said Tobin. 'Both are designed for the severe-duty cycle that police engage in on a daily basis.'

EcoBoost brings municipalities and police fleet administrators the first ultra high-performance, yet environmentally friendly, police pursuit vehicle. Offering performance that bests normally aspirated V-8 powered police cruisers and comparable fuel economy and CO2 emissions to the standard V-6, EcoBoost represents a triple-win for police departments, the tax-paying constituents they serve and the environment they help collectively to preserve.

A high-capacity six-speed SelectShift Automatic™ transmission delivers the power of EcoBoost to the road via the sophisticated torque-sensing all-wheel-drive system.

'Ford remains committed to leading the police vehicle market, and our new Police Interceptor demonstrates how much engineering and innovation we're willing to invest to address the unique needs of those who protect and serve communities throughout America,' Fields §äid.

Rigidly tested, police-tuned
Throughout its development, Ford's new Police Interceptor has been put through the paces, undergoing a battery of torture tests to ensure its individual components can hold up to the rigorous driving styles of police professionals.

Certification testing designed by the Michigan State Police and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department evaluates the durability and capability of the vehicle through a variety of tests where the car's systems are pushed to the limits for nearly an hour and a half – far exceeding the demands most patrol cars ever experience.

To meet the rigors of the durability testing, the brakes have been increased in size and performance. The cooling package is purpose-built as well, featuring a heavy-duty alternator and larger radiator. Its honeycomb grille is designed to work in harmony with the interior components, offering more air flow throughout the vehicle. Plus, the standard 18-inch steel wheels are vented, designed to work in concert with the enhanced brake system.

'This vehicle is pursuit-ready,' said Carl Widmann, vehicle engineering manager. 'It's no nonsense, through and through.'

Functional, inside and out
Special features continue inside, too. 'Working with our police partners, we've considered every detail,' said Ken Czubay, Ford vice president of Marketing, Sales and Service. 'Approximately 90 percent of the interior has been redesigned to meet the needs of our special police customers.'

Front seats have been specially designed, with a lower bolster removed to better accommodate officers' utility belts. Inserted into the seatback are anti-stab plates, designed to protect front-seat occupants.

The Police Interceptor second row also has been optimized to address police-specific needs.
The vinyl seats are specially sculpted and set back to improve second-row space and maximize legroom. The back door hinges are modified to open up another 10 degrees versus traditional rear doors.

The Ford Police Interceptor also is equipped with a column shift specifically designed so the console area is free for the ever-increasing amounts of aftermarket police equipment necessary for officers to do their jobs.

The new vehicle also features:

•BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System): The system uses two radar sensors located in the rear quarter panels to detect vehicles in the surrounding lanes. If a vehicle enters the driver's blind-spot zones, the system alerts the driver with a warning light in the side-view mirror.
•Cross Traffic Alert: This system uses the existing BLIS radar modules to sense oncoming traffic when slowly backing out of a parking spot. This industry-exclusive system functions only while the vehicle is in reverse and warns when cross-traffic appears within three car-widths.
•Rear View Camera System: When the vehicle is in rear camera mode, a color image with guidance markers on the rear view mirror will assist the driver in backing up.
•Reverse Sensing System: An audible tone will alert the driver to certain objects up to 6 feet behind the vehicle.
•Standard AdvanceTrac® ESC (electronic stability control): This helps maintain the intended path by measuring side-to-side yaw, or skidding, by the vehicle's speed, throttle position and steering wheel angle. When wheel slip is sensed, AdvanceTrac reduces engine torque and applies selected brakes.
•Ford SYNC®: The Ford-exclusive, hands-free information system has the potential to be customized and remapped to work specifically with police aftermarket equipment such as lights and sirens, allowing officers to focus on the task at hand.
Ford's new Police Interceptor sedan will be manufactured at Ford's Chicago (Ill.) Assembly Plant and will be offered without interruption when production of the Crown Victoria Police Interceptor ends in late 2011.

Source - Ford

City of Chicago Places Order for 500 Next-Generation Ford Police Interceptors

2011 Ford Police Interceptor
•The city of Chicago will buy 500 Ford Police Interceptor sedans and utility vehicles, the largest commitment to date for the all-new vehicle
•Production of Police Interceptors added 230 jobs at the Torrence Avenue plant; additional manufacturing and support jobs are expected
•Ford's all-new, purpose-built Police Interceptor began rolling off the line at Chicago Assembly in January, building on 15 years of leadership in law enforcement vehicles
•Ford's Police Interceptor vehicles can save law enforcement agencies across the country millions of dollars a year in fuel costs2011 Ford Police Interceptor
Ford is off to a strong start as the next-generation vehicle of choice by law enforcement agencies across the country.

2011 Ford Police Interceptor
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today the city will buy 500 Police Interceptor sedans and utility vehicles, the largest commitment to date for the all-new vehicles.

'We are pleased and proud Chicago has decided to purchase Ford's Police Interceptor vehicles,' said Ken Czubay, vice president of Marketing, Sales and Service. 'Ford has been the police pursuit vehicle market leader for 15 years, and we know these all-new vehicles can handle the rigors of police work.'


2011 Ford Police Interceptor
The Police Interceptor sedan and utility vehicles started production at the company's Chicago Assembly Plant last month, adding 230 jobs at the Torrence Avenue plant with additional manufacturing and support jobs expected in the future.

2011 Ford Police Interceptor
Ford specially designed and engineered an all-new Police Interceptor sedan and utility to handle the rigors of police work, working hand-in-hand with its Police Advisory Board of law enforcement professionals.


Big cost savings

Ford's all-new Police Interceptor vehicles can save law enforcement agencies across the country millions of dollars a year in fuel costs. For example, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department – the largest in the world – operates a fleet of 6,200 vehicles that patrol an area the size of Connecticut. In 2010, those vehicles drove more than 27 million miles. A fleet-wide 20 percent fuel economy gain would stand to save the department at least $20 million a year with fuel prices hovering near $4 a gallon.

Increased power, enhanced sophistication

Ford's Police Interceptor engine strategy provides a V6 lineup that performs equal to or better than V8 engines. The lineup comes with two powertrain options, allowing police to choose the powerhouse that best meets their patrol requirements.

A highly efficient 3.5-liter V6 engine delivering at least 263 horsepower and E85 compatibility is 25 percent more efficient than the outgoing 4.6-liter single-overhead-cam V8 it is replacing.

In addition, the all-new 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 twin-turbocharged, direct-injection engine will deliver at least 365 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque across a broad rpm range. EcoBoost brings the first ultra-high-performance yet environmentally friendly police pursuit vehicle. The engine offers performance that bests normally aspirated V8-powered police cruisers, and comparable fuel economy and CO2 emissions to the standard V6.

Rigorously tested, police-tuned
Throughout its development, Ford's new Police Interceptor has been put through the paces, undergoing a battery of torture tests to ensure its individual components can hold up to the rigorous driving styles of police professionals.


Certification testing designed by the Michigan State Police and Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department evaluates the durability and capability of the vehicle through a variety of tests where its systems are pushed to the limits for nearly an hour and a half – far exceeding the demands most patrol cars ever experience.

To meet the rigors of the durability testing, the brakes have been increased in size and performance. The cooling package is purpose-built as well, featuring a heavy-duty alternator and larger radiator. Its honeycomb grille is designed to work in harmony with the interior components, offering more airflow throughout. Plus, the standard 18-inch steel wheels are vented, designed to work in concert with the enhanced brake system.

Functional, inside and out
Front seats have been specially designed, with a lower bolster removed to better accommodate officers' utility belts. Inserted into the seatback are anti-stab plates, designed to protect front-seat occupants.

The Police Interceptor second row also has been optimized to address police-specific needs. The vinyl seats are specially sculpted and set back to improve second-row space and maximize legroom. The back door hinges are modified to open up another 10 degrees versus traditional rear doors.

The Ford Police Interceptor also is equipped with a column shift specially designed so the console area is free for the ever-increasing amounts of aftermarket police equipment necessary for officers to do their jobs. The new vehicle also features:

•BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System): The system uses two radar sensors in the rear quarter panels to detect vehicles in surrounding lanes. If a vehicle enters the driver's blind-spot zones, the system alerts the driver with a warning light in the sideview mirror
•Cross-traffic alert: This system uses the existing BLIS radar modules to sense oncoming traffic when slowly backing out of a parking spot. This industry-exclusive system functions only while the vehicle is in reverse and warns when cross-traffic appears within three car-widths
•Rear view camera: When the vehicle is in rear camera mode, a color image with guidance markers on the rearview mirror will assist the driver in backing up
•Reverse Sensing System: An audible tone will alert the driver to certain objects up to 6 feet behind the vehicle
•Standard AdvanceTrac® ESC (electronic stability control): This helps maintain the intended path by measuring side-to-side yaw, or skidding, by the vehicle's speed, throttle position and steering wheel angle. When wheel slip is sensed, AdvanceTrac reduces engine torque and applies selected brakes
•Ford SYNC®: The Ford-exclusive, hands-free information system has the potential to be customized and remapped to work specifically with police aftermarket equipment such as lights and sirens, allowing officers to focus on the task at hand

Source - Ford

New Ford Police Interceptors Deliver up to 35 Percent Better Fuel Economy When Idling

2011 Ford Police Interceptor
•EPA fuel economy ratings confirm new Ford Police Interceptors are the most fuel-efficient police vehicles in Ford's history
•Fuel economy at idle improves 35 percent on the Police Interceptor sedan and 32 percent on the Police Interceptor utility vehicle
•Law enforcement agencies stand to benefit from significant fuel efficiency2011 Ford Police Interceptor
With experts predicting fuel prices are headed for record highs this year, the fuel efficiency of the new Ford Police Interceptors has the potential to help America's cash-strapped cities reduce their fuel bills.

2011 Ford Police Interceptor
Ford engineers tuned the all-new Police Interceptor sedan and utility vehicle models to save fuel even when they are standing still, with no sacrifice to pursuit performance.


2011 Ford Police Interceptor
The city and highway fuel economy ratings for the new Police Interceptors have increased by an impressive 25 percent over the retired Crown Victoria. But many law enforcement vehicles spend the majority of their lives idling, and that is where the new models can provide even more fuel savings.

2011 Ford Police Interceptor
'Our latest fuel-efficient V6 engines deliver on our promise for increased performance and improved economy, while providing government agencies with a money-saving solution,' said Bill Gubing, chief engineer of the Ford Police Program.


Top fuel economy and performance

The Police Interceptor sedan and utility vehicle that are now being delivered to law enforcement agencies are available with efficient powertrain packages that provide more performance and better fuel economy, and are paired with standard and exclusive all-wheel drive for optimized traction and control.

•The base 3.5-liter V6 in the Police Interceptor sedan delivers 288 horsepower and EPA-certified fuel economy of 18 mpg city, 26 mpg highway. Compared to the Crown Victoria – America's top-selling law enforcement vehicle for the past 15 years – the Police Interceptor sedan offers an improvement of 4 mpg city and 5 mpg highway, and 38 more horsepower
•The optional EcoBoost® 3.5-liter V6 in the all-wheel-drive Police Interceptor sedan is rated at 365 horsepower and is EPA-certified at 16 mpg city, 23 mpg highway. In recent Los Angeles Sheriff's Department testing, the EcoBoost Police Interceptor beat all competitive police cars from General Motors and Chrysler in 0-60 mph acceleration tests
•The Police Interceptor utility is built with a 3.7-liter V6 rated at 304 horsepower. The EPA rating of 16 mpg city, 22 mpg highway is best in class, topping the Chevrolet Tahoe PPV. The Police Interceptor utility easily out-accelerated the V8-powered Tahoe in the LASD tests, reaching 60 mph in 8.4 seconds compared with 9.5 seconds for the Tahoe

Fuel-sipping while idle

A recent study of police car use in Ottawa, Canada, showed the average police vehicle idles for up to 6.7 hours in every 10-hour shift. And, according to Police Fleet Magazine, the typical police vehicle wastes half a gallon of fuel for each hour it idles.

For example, a 35 percent fuel economy gain during idling for a government agency with 100 vehicles would save taxpayers $153,300 per year with gasoline prices at $4 per gallon, if the vehicle idled for a minimum of three hours per day for two shifts.

The 3.5-liter V6 engine in the Police Interceptor sedan uses 35 percent less fuel idling than did the 4.6-liter V8 engine in the Crown Victoria. The 3.7-liter V6 in the Police Interceptor utility uses 32 percent less fuel when idling than the Crown Victoria's engine.

'Our extensive experience with the Crown Victoria and feedback from our Police Advisory Board helped us develop the next-generation Police Interceptor to be a no-compromise vehicle that can easily be outfitted to meet the needs of individual agencies,' said Lisa Teed, Ford marketing manager for Police Interceptor.

Únder the hood

All three Police Interceptor engines feature double overhead cams, four valves per cylinder and Ti-VCT, or twin independent variable camshaft timing, plus several other high-tech features that improve fuel economy at idle and at speed without sacrificing the performance that is required by law enforcement.


An example of how Ford engineers improved the fuel economy of both Police Interceptor models, beyond the powertrain changes, is outfitting the vehicles with EPAS, or electric power-assisted steering. The old-style hydraulic power steering system found on competitive police vehicles, such as the Chevrolet Caprice PPV and Dodge Charger, forces the engine to work harder – and waste fuel – at idle because the pump runs whenever the engine does.

When a Ford Police Interceptor is idling, no energy is consumed by the steering system until an officer turns the steering wheel. Other fuel improvements come from optimizing the energy consumed by the air conditioning compressor and alternator.

Purpose-built

Working with Ford's Police Advisory Board, which consists of law enforcement professionals from the Únited States and Canada who contributed to the development of these vehicles on attributes such as safety, performance, durability, driver comfort and functionality, the new Police Interceptor vehicles are purpose-built to meet the requirements of this demanding industry.

Source - Ford

FORD POLICE INTERCEPTORS SWEEP THE COMPETITION IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT TESTING

2011 Ford Police Interceptor
•Ford Police Interceptor sedan and utility vehicle topped the competition in series of annual performance tests conducted by the Los Angeles County
Sheriff's Department (LASD)
•Following their successful performance in Michigan State Police testing last month, the Ford Police Interceptors consistently demonstrated their class-leading performance
•Ford has more than 15 years of leadership in the police car business and is the first and only manufacturer to offer pursuit-rated all-wheel-drive police vehicles

DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 26, 2012 - Ford's new Police Interceptor sedan and utility vehicle were best-in-class at this year's series of performance tests conducted by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD).

The entire portfolio of new Police Interceptor vehicles, which launched earlier this year, passed the extreme testing conducted by the LASD and proved to the public and law enforcement industry that Ford delivers purpose-built, pursuit-rated Police Interceptor vehicles.

'Yet again, Ford's fleet of Police Interceptor vehicles stood up to the competition and proved why they are the choice of so many government agencies with their combination of capability and value,' said Lisa Teed, Ford Marketing manager for Police Interceptor. 'The LASD testing proves the performance and durability of Ford's latest generation of police vehicles.'

Leading the competition
The annual test to validate pursuit performance on police vehicles is conducted by the LASD with the support of the Los Angeles Police Department. To match real-world patrol conditions, emphasis is placed on a semi-continuous run of 32 high-speed pursuit laps at the 1.46-mile track at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., to test for brake and tire durability, powertrain robustness and high vehicle temperature driveability. The Ford Police Interceptor sedan and utility vehicle boasted top marks in braking, 0-100 mph acceleration and lap times, and earned positive comments from the officers testing the vehicles.

Highlights of the annual testing include:

• The EcoBoost® Police Interceptor sedan achieved the quickest acceleration time. It also set a new all-time single-lap record and had the fastest average lap time on the city pursuit course2011 Ford Police Interceptor
• The Police Interceptor sedan 3.7-liter engine achieved the fastest naturally aspirated V6 engine acceleration, the shortest overall stopping distance, and the second-fastest lap time in city pursuit, just behind the Police Interceptor 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost sedan

• The Police Interceptor utility was the best-in-class utility vehicle with faster acceleration, shorter stopping distance and faster lap times than the Chevrolet Tahoe police vehicle


2011 Ford Police Interceptor

'Setting the all-time record on the city pursuit test is significant,' said Bill Gubing, Police Interceptor chief engineer. 'However, the real engineering excellence is designing a portfolio of Police Interceptors for an industry that demands superior durability, braking power and handling.

'City pursuit is a test that simulates real-world police driving in an urban environment,' he added. 'We designed a purpose-built vehicle for all day every day, by managing power and optimizing the all-wheel drive to give the driver more control in handling tight situations.'

The LASD test proves Ford has built a utility police vehicle that meets muster for handling and control. The Police Interceptor utility vehicle's driving dynamics are similar to the sedan's, and it provides greater fuel economy than previous V8 Police Interceptors while also providing more space, more versatility, command seating and ease of driving.

Experience makes the difference
Building on more than 15 years of leadership, Ford took key product attributes that made Crown Victoria Police Interceptor the leading law enforcement vehicle and increased the next-generation product's capabilities including the first and only pursuit-rated all-wheel-drive police vehicles. Now police departments and other law enforcement agencies can get an all-new, American-made vehicle with the same durability as the popular Crown Victoria. The new Police Interceptor sedan and utility vehicle are built at Ford's Chicago Assembly Plant.

Working with its Police Advisory Board consisting of law enforcement professionals from the Únited States and Canada who provided feedback on attributes such as safety, performance, durability, driver comfort and functionality, Ford has ensured that its new Police Interceptor vehicles are purpose-built to meet the requirements of this demanding industry.

Source - Ford

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