The Dubai Police Department is well known for its impressive fleet of police cars that include some exclusive and rare sports cars: Ferrari FF, Mercedes SLS-AMG, Bugatti Veyron, Mercedes G63 AMG, Aston Martin One-77, Nissan GT-R, BMW M6, Audi R8, Bentley Continental GT and McLaren MP4-12C. Most of those cars are not used to fight crime but rather for PR purposes.
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Now, the exotic BMW i8 hybrid sports car also joins the fleet. In the video below, the Dubai Police Department lets us have a closer look at the livery of the car. The i8 is dressed up in a white-green combination, but lacks the police lights on top of the roof. Maybe not as fast as the other Dubai Police Cars, but without a doubt the most efficient, the i8 BMW uses a plug-in hybrid system consisting of a turbocharged three-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo petrol engine and BMW eDrive technology in the form of an electric drive system.
The 1.5-liter combustion engine develops 170 kW/231 hp and drives the rear wheels of the BMW i8, while the 96 kW/131 hp electric drive sends its power to the front wheels and allows an all-electric range of up to 35 kilometers (22 miles) and a top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph).
Here is the video showing the i8 police car and another one featuring the other exotic automobiles: