A new Police Package Dodge becomes available
DaimlerChrysler has finally
re-entered the Police Package Vehicle market with the 2006 Dodge Charger.
The following information was re-printed from the DaimlerChrysler Website at
Dodge charges into the police car market this fall with the all-new 2006 Dodge
Charger police vehicle, offering law enforcement agencies a four-door sedan
with all the power, handling and functionality they require to effectively
patrol the streets.
"With rear-wheel drive and available HEMI® power at the pavement, the Dodge
Charger provides optimum police car pursuit performance," said Darryl Jackson,
Vice President – Dodge Marketing, Chrysler Group. "Dodge has a strong police
heritage and is proud to offer vehicles armed with modern muscle and
The 2006 Dodge Charger police vehicle will join the previously announced Dodge
Magnum police vehicle to round out Dodge’s growing fleet of bold, powerful and
capable vehicles for law enforcement agencies.
"We listened to what law enforcement officers asked for and paid attention to
the details that are important to them," said Ray Fisher, Vice
President—Sales, Service and Parts Operations, Chrysler Group. "By integrating
features and functionality into the original design of the Dodge Charger, we
can give our police customers an affordable, capable vehicle with
For the ultimate in pursuit power, the Dodge Charger police vehicle will be
available with a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine that produces 340 horsepower at
5000 rpm and 390 lb.-ft. of torque at 4000 rpm. The V-8 HEMI engine features
Chrysler Group's Multi-displacement System (MDS), which seamlessly alternates
between smooth, high fuel economy four-cylinder mode when less power is needed
and V-8 mode when more power is required. Fuel efficiency improves by up to 20
percent with MDS, but not at the expense of performance. Dodge Charger police
vehicles equipped with HEMI engines will be able to go from zero to 60 mph in
just 6.0 seconds.
The 2006 Dodge Charger police car also will be available with a powerful,
3.5-liter High Output V-6 engine that provides 250 horsepower at 6400 rpm and
250 lb.-ft. of torque at 3800 rpm, offering an outstanding blend of
performance and fuel economy.
A fully electronic five-speed automatic transmission with an Electronically
Modulated Converter Clutch (EMCC) offers improved shift feel to match a
variety of driving styles, situations and road conditions. This transmission
is standard on all Dodge Charger police cars. Heavy-duty brakes and linings,
also standard on Charger police vehicles, provide secure and stable
deceleration and braking capability.
In addition, Dodge Charger police vehicles will include an Electronic
Stability Program (ESP) with Emergency Brake Assist, All-speed Traction
Control and four-wheel Anti-lock Brake System (ABS). Combined, these features
will provide balance and control for officers in a variety of surface and
ESP enhances driver control and helps maintain directional stability in turns,
even on uneven surfaces, patchy snow, ice or gravel. If there is a discernible
difference between what the driver asks through the steering and the vehicle’s
path, ESP applies selective braking and throttle control to put the car back
onto the driver’s intended path