By now you’ve no doubt seen the odd BMW 530d highway patrol car. But Victoria Police have now taken possession of a BMW M5 Competition. This is not only BMW’s most powerful car on sale, but will also be the fastest Australian police car to ever enter service. It will rocket to 100km/h in under 4 seconds.
BMW Australia CEO, Vikram Pawan said, “Since co-operating in the deployment of BMW 5 Series patrol vehicles in 2018, BMW Group Australia has enjoyed working closely with Victoria Police,”
“Our 530ds 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.
“Now with the incredible BMW M5 Competition entering Victoria Police service, the performance level has jumped up the scale. 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,” he said.
The BMW M5 Competition can hit 305km/h and is powered by a twin-turbo 4.4-litre V8 that produces 460kW. Luckily Victorian Police didn’t need to worry about mates rates, thanks to a 12-month loan. In the wild it will set you back $229,900 before on-roads.
Thanks to Joshua Dowling for hitting us up in the EFTM Man Cave. You can follow him @JoshuaDowling on Twitter.
Chris was EFTM’s Motoring Editor for many years, driving everything from your entry level hatch to the latest Luxury cars through to the Rolls Royce.
He has been in the media for 20 years, produced three Olympic games broadcasts, attending Beijing 2008 & London 2012.
Strangely he owns a Toyota Camry Hybrid, he defiantly rejects the knockers.
Chris is married to Gillian and resides in Sydney’s North West. They have Sam the English Springer Spaniel and Felix the Burmese cat to keep them company, and recently welcomed baby Henry to the family.
He has now left EFTM, and writes freelance and runs his own Facebook Page “Bowen’s Garage”