Pursuit Police forces in the UK are busy evaluating a fleet of Jaguar XF twin turbo diesels. It is hoped the cars will bring swift justice without affecting the environment too much.
Is it necessarily true that a luxury car loses its snob appeal once it becomes a fleet vehicle? That question may be answered in a few months time if the UK Police forces decide to purchase a fleet of Jaguar XF Diesel S models which they are currently evaluating. These are the first ever Police-spec Jaguar XF units to be tested by the law enforcement across the UK.
"Police forces are looking for vehicles that represent value for money," said Geoff Cousins, UK Managing Director for Jaguar Cars, "have good environmental credentials and deliver the power and performance required of a pursuit vehicle."
Powered by the same 275PS (202kW), 600Nm 3.0-litre parallel sequential turbo diesel engine, the Police-spec XF will do 0 - 60mph in 5.9 seconds, deliver a C02 emissions figure of just 179g/km and an average fuel economy figure of 42mpg. So not only will the police be able to pursue at very high speeds, but they will possibly outlast the baddies over long distance chases.
Cousins continued to say: "The Police Officers driving pursuit vehicles demand a very high level of performance and handling, as well as safety and comfort.
We hope that with this amount of torque on tap - and a 0 - 60mph time of 5.9 seconds, we will meet and exceed the exacting standards of any Police Officer driving this car."