Carbon Motors E7 – BMW powered Police cruiser

Carbon Motors E7 – BMW powered Police cruiser

If you’re a fan of Robocop movies or other Sci Fi/Crime flicks you’ll be disappointed in the state of the world’s dated and boring cop cars. Now, all that’s set to change and carmaker Carbon Motors is building one hot looking police cruiser, currently named the E7.

Until now all police cars have been modified passenger vehicles, the E7 is the first purpose-designed police ride.  While the E7 looks the part with its menacing grille and trick red and blue lights, Carbon Motors hadn’t developed a suitable engine to  pack under the bonnet. That’s where BMW comes in and has just signed a deal to supply Carbon Motors with more than 240,000 diesel engines.

The new contract calls for delivery of BMW inline six-cylinder turbodiesel engines complete with cooling and exhaust systems, as well as an automatic transmission.

Carbon Motors, first developed the E7 purpose-built police concept car back in 2008. Designed as a completely unique and specific tool for law enforcement agencies, Carbon Motors will fit the E7 with BMW’s 300 horsepower 3.0-litre turbodiesel engine with 420 pound-feet of torque and a rear-wheel drive layout.

A six-speed automatic will be on shifting duties, while a McPherson strut front suspension and multi-link rear with self-leveling shocks give the car some handling cred. The diesel engine is a serious piece of kit and will be able to shift the E7 to 100kph in 6.5 seconds while returning impressive fuel economy.

To E7 is facing stiff competition to be America’s next top police car, from the Holden built Chevrolet Caprice and Ford’s Police Interceptor, but with it’s criminal scaring looks and classy BMW powerplant it should be in strong contention.

Click the link below to see more photos of the E7 police vehicle.

If you’re a fan of Robocop movies or other Sci Fi/Crime flicks you’ll be disappointed in the state of the world’s dated and boring cop cars. Now, all that’s set to change and carmaker Carbon Motors is building one hot looking police cruiser, currently named the E7.

Until now all police cars have been modified passenger vehicles, the E7 is the first purpose-designed police ride.  While the E7 looks the part with its menacing grille and trick red and blue lights, Carbon Motors hadn’t developed a suitable engine to  pack under the bonnet. That’s where BMW comes in and has just signed a deal to supply Carbon Motors with more than 240,000 diesel engines.

The new contract calls for delivery of BMW inline six-cylinder turbodiesel engines complete with cooling and exhaust systems, as well as an automatic transmission.

Carbon Motors, first developed the E7 purpose-built police concept car back in 2008. Designed as a completely unique and specific tool for law enforcement agencies, Carbon Motors will fit the E7 with BMW’s 300 horsepower 3.0-litre turbodiesel engine with 420 pound-feet of torque and a rear-wheel drive layout.

A six-speed automatic will be on shifting duties, while a McPherson strut front suspension and multi-link rear with self-leveling shocks give the car some handling cred. The diesel engine is a serious piece of kit and will be able to shift the E7 to 100kph in 6.5 seconds while returning impressive fuel economy.

To E7 is facing stiff competition to be America’s next top police car, from the Holden built Chevrolet Caprice and Ford’s Police Interceptor, but with it’s criminal scaring looks and classy BMW powerplant it should be in strong contention.

Click the link below to see more photos of the E7 police vehicle.

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