BMW in the Line of Duty: Carbon Motors to Use BMW Diesel Power

Featured Posts, Interesting | March 22nd, 2010 by 6

For several months, we have had an eye on Carbon Motors, an American company on the cusp of producing role specific police cars. The anomalies …

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For several months, we have had an eye on Carbon Motors, an American company on the cusp of producing role specific police cars. The anomalies and challenges of police work are such that generic civilian vehicles – modified for police work – are not quite ideal. For this reason, officers all over the Continent have been longing for a custom built police car – a car that caters to their unique automotive needs.

Carbon answers this call with their avant-garde purpose built police car, the “E7.” ‘Suicide’ style rear doors allow for better control of a suspect upon ingress and egress from the vehicle. All storage compartments are purpose built to hold specific tools and weapons. The E7 is built upon an aluminum space frame for weight savings, handling and crash safety. The seats are “cut out” and contoured such that the thick and cumbersome utility belt worn by officers does not push against the back of the seat, needlessly causing poor posture and back ache. Currently, many officers find the standard seats of the popular Ford Crown Victoria to be very uncomfortable when wearing their tactical belt – and many officers have used a knife to cut the stuffing out of the sides of their seat to allow more room for their belt. Clearly, Carbon Motors is a relevant enterprise that will answer the call of law enforcement officers.

Previously, Carbon released information about their new police car – but left out specific details about the engine. We already knew that the E7 would utilize a turbo diesel engine with an expected 250 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque; what we did not know is who would produce this engine.

As it turns out, Carbon Motors really is gunning for the ultimate in quality and performance (excuse the pun) and a partnership with BMW has been officially announced as of 10:00 this morning.

The E7 Police car will be built in Indiana, with BMW’s inline-6 turbo diesel engines fitted.

For more information about Carbon Motors and their stunning new Police car, please click here.

One thing is for sure: this car will be extremely intimidating in your rear view mirror.

  • Kodey

    This is really cool, im taking criminal justice atm and how sweet will this be to rub into my co workers that we drive around in a tank with a BMW engine?? sweet….

  • n8n

    Shame there will be no BMW 335i engine… :/ i better like petrol than diesel…………… ;))

  • Raymond

    Really a sad day when US law enforcement vehicles support the loss of US jobs. Sure the cars will be built here but the BMW engine will result in thousands of lost US jobs that could have been employed building those 250,000+ engines. Why not go with Ford or GM? I am sure they can produce an engine with the same power and performance, at a cheaper price and bring jobs to Americans.

  • Artmic

    Even though i like BMW engines, i do think the US should have hired GM/FORD/etc… for the engine. But i guess they liked the diesel

    • Ted Spahr

      It’s not the US Government making this decision, it’s a private corporation. They can choose which ever engine they want. Do you see the US automakers pushing out diesel engines that don’t sacrifice performance? Nope, not even close.

  • X5SoB

    After they fill their orders to police departments, they should come out with a civilian version. I’d buy one!