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The new 2009 Dodge Charger police car is ready to patrol the streets with the ultimate in pursuit power, the new-generation 5.7-litre Hemi V8 engine.

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The new 2009 Dodge Charger police car is ready to patrol the streets with the ultimate in pursuit power, the new-generation 5.7-litre Hemi V8 engine.

The new engine will give the good guys more horses under the hood and even better fuel economy.

With the new 5.7-litre Hemi, the 2009 Dodge Charger is the most powerful production police vehicle on the road, producing 368 hp and 395 lb/ft of torque.

The 2009 Dodge Charger is the only police vehicle that offers best-in-class performance in four key pursuit categories: available power, acceleration, top speed and vehicle dynamics.

With a fuel economy rating of (US) 16 city/25 highway, the new Hemi engine also gets up to 20 per cent better fuel economy with the addition of fuel-saving Multi-Displacement System (MDS) technology, which deactivates four of the eight cylinders when less power is needed while cruising.

The 2009 Dodge Charger police car comes standard with a five-speed automatic transmission with AutoStick(R) mated to a powerful, 3.5-litre High-Output V6 engine that provides 250 hp and 250 lb/ft. of torque, offering an outstanding blend of performance and fuel economy of also (US) 16 city/25 highway.

The Dodge Charger police vehicle was designed from the ground up in order to meet the needs of law enforcement agencies.

Police-specific features include greater stability and improved handling achieved through a “wheels-to-the-corners” design; performance-tuned steering and suspension; convenient shifter mounted on the instrument panel to make room for police equipment in the center console area; police interior lighting shines white to illuminate the interior and red for use with night vision equipment; heavy-duty seats accommodate fully equipped officers; and a spacious trunk.

The Dodge Charger police vehicle comes equipped with Electronic Stability Program (ESP), a segment exclusive that includes Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), All-speed traction control, Yaw Sensor and Steering Angle Sensor. ESP electronically detects and automatically assists drivers in critical driving situations, including adverse conditions.

ESP works by constantly comparing the driver’s intended course with the vehicle’s actual course, detecting differences, applying the brakes to individual wheels and controlling engine power in order to help keep the vehicle on its intended path. Dodge Charger is also equipped with Brake Assist, which helps apply maximum braking power in emergency situations.

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