The first BMW i3 Police Car

BMW i | September 29th, 2014 by 7
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The police department in Geneva, Switzerland, will be the first law enforcement agency to use the BMW i3 as a police car. The BMW i3 …

The police department in Geneva, Switzerland, will be the first law enforcement agency to use the BMW i3 as a police car.

The BMW i3 Police Car will replace next month the BMW X3 Authority Vehicle.

With a population of less than 200,000 people and an area of 5.93 km2 (6.15 sq mi), Geneva is the perfect small city to use the megacity – see what I did here? – as a highly efficient police vehicle.

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Without a doubt, other European cities will follow so the BMW i3 might have a new use for itself.

The i3′s electric drive-train generates output of 125 kW/170 hp and peak torque of 250 Newton meters, which is immediately available from a standing start. The BMW i3 sprints from 0 to 60 km/h in 3.7 seconds and from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.2 seconds. Its top speed is limited to 150 km/h for efficiency reasons.

The US EPA says the i3 has a range of 81 miles with a combined MPGe of 124 (138 MPGe City, 111 MPGe Highway).

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[Photos: Danilo Bertocchi]

7 responses to “The first BMW i3 Police Car”

  1. pizzabear55 says:

    the police car in the picture belongs to the Swiss Railway not the Geneva police department
    its licence plate is from BERN the federal capital of switzerland
    the BMW i3 on the left is registered in Zurich

  2. Ricola Gilgen says:

    This is a Car from the Public Transport Police SBB (SBB TRANSPORTPOLIZEI) the are responsable for the Security in the Public Transport in Geneva

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