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Ford builds fastest police vehicles

The Ford EcoBoost Police Interceptor sedan has repeated it's top performance in Michigan State Police and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department testing of 2017 models

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Police agency testing once again makes it clear you should not attempt to outrun Ford Police Interceptor – sedan or utility vehicle.

In recent testing conducted by both the Michigan State Police and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Ford outperformed the competition to retain its title as fastest and quickest pursuit vehicles.

The EcoBoost-powered Ford Police Interceptor sedan bested all competitive vehicles in testing by both agencies, including those equipped with V8 engines; EcoBoost-equipped Police Interceptor utility out-accelerated the competition’s V8-equipped utility vehicle and all V6-powered sedans.

Intelligent all-wheel drive is standard across the Ford Police Interceptor lineup; competitive vehicles offer only optional systems that do not operate full-time, as Ford police vehicles do.

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Preliminary results of Michigan State Police testing show the 2017 Ford Police Interceptor sedan with EcoBoost power is fastest of the fast – posting a 0-60-mph time of 5.70 seconds, compared to 6.11 seconds and 6.05 seconds for the 6.0-litre V8 and 5.7-litre V8 sedans offered by competitive manufacturers.

Even bigger performance differences between Ford and the competition come in 0-100 mph runs. Ford Police Interceptor sedan clocked a very quick 13.62-second time in 0-100-mph testing – besting the closest competitor by nearly a second.

That’s not all. EcoBoost-equipped Ford Police Interceptor utility hit 60 mph in 6.40 seconds and 100 mph in 16 seconds.

A competitor powered by a 5.3-litre V8 engine posted a 0-60-mph time of 7.97 seconds and a 0-100-mph time of 19.76 seconds.

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New testing protocols adopted by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department (LASD) last year and Michigan State Police (MSP) this year only underscored the performance dominance of Ford’s best-selling Police Interceptors. In the most recent tests performed by LASD and MSP of 2016 model-year vehicles, both the Ford EcoBoost® Police Interceptor Sedan and the Ford EcoBoost Police Interceptor Utility set records and beat out competitors.

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