Dodge Magnum Police Vehicle

The all-new 2006 Dodge Magnum police vehicle is more than equal to the challenges police cars face day in and day out. The 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine in the Dodge Magnum police vehicle produces 340 horsepower (254 kW) at 5,000 rpm and 390 lb.-ft. of torque (525 N·m) at 4,000 rpm. The V-8 HEMI engine features Chrysler Group's fuel-saving 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 as much as 20 percent with MDS, but not at the expense of performance.

The powerful, 3.5-liter High Output V-6 engine provides 250 horsepower (186 kW) at 6400 rpm and 250 lb.-ft. of torque (340 N·­m) at 3800 rpm, offering an outstanding blend of performance and fuel economy.

The former Chrysler Corporation dominated the police car business throughout the 1960s, ‘70s and early ‘80s, with U.S. market shares ranging from 45-60 percent. Police vehicles manufactured by the former Chrysler Corporation included the Dodge Monaco, Dodge Royal Monaco, Dodge Coronet, Dodge Diplomat, Dodge Dart, Dodge St. Regis, Plymouth Fury, Plymouth Gran Fury, Plymouth Volare and Chrysler Newport.

Dodge returned to the police car market after a 12-year hiatus with the 2002 Dodge Intrepid. The front-wheel drive Dodge Intrepid earned a 4 percent share of the approximately 70,000-unit U.S. market. That vehicle was phased out of production in 2003.

In the fall of 2004, Dodge previewed the 2006 Dodge Magnum as a police vehicle offering enhanced rear-wheel-drive performance and handling with a spacious, flexible interior for police special service uses.

Source: Dodge press

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