HOONS and criminals in Victoria better hand in their licences now, with news that police in that State have added a BMW M5 Competition to their highway patrol fleet, making it the most powerful pursuit vehicle in the country.
The BMW M5 Competition that has been supplied to the local constabulary in Victoria has a top speed of 305km/h, is an operational vehicle and is equipped to be fully operational as a highway patrol car; selected for its incredible depth of ability.
Producing 460kW from its twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 engine, driving all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic gearbox, the BMW M5 Competition has set a benchmark for high performance sports saloons.
The addition of the specially-liveried M5 Competition continues BMW Group Australia’s association with the boys in blue in Victoria.
“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 530d’s 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,” he said.
“Now with the incredible BMW M5 Competition entering Victoria Police service, the performance level has jumped up the scale,” Vikram added.
“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.”
Police in Victoria and NSW operate BMW vehicles as part of their general duties and highway patrol fleets.