How many times have you been cruising down the road in your modified daily and had a cop creep up behind you, and your first thought is: “If I punch it, he’s never catching me in that thing”? I know this here SXdrv writer has done it, but here in SA it doesn’t take much considering the cars used by the police. Things are a little different in Germany, there’s all manner of stupidly fast cars pottering about, and added to that limitless highway there’s every opportunity for fast cars to try and outrun the police. That means seeing modified police cars can happen, and the latest one to make the news comes from BMW and their long-running aftermarket tuning brand, AC Schnitzer. To make it even more modern, the car chosen to be the modified police car comes in the form of the all-electric BMW i4 M50 Gran Coupe. This makes sense as the car is quite the performance beast thanks to having a whopping 400 kW and 795 Nm on tap that’s able to propel the sizable car to 100 km/h in as little as 3.9-seconds with a top speed of 225 km/h. The 83.9 kWh batteries also give the car over 400 km of range before a plug-in is needed.
AC Schnitzer has been the tuning outfit tasked with beefing up police cars for over 17 years now and has done so under a campaign called “Tune It! Safe!” that not only aims to give the police cars the extra bits needed to make them quicker, but to highlight the fact that the right tuning can be effective while also being done in a manner that sees the car still conform to Germany’s strict traffic licensing regulations. Fast and legal, we like this. For this specific police tuning project, the BMW i4 M50 Gran Coupe has been fitted with the AC Schnitzer aero package that includes a front and rear side wings, a front spoiler with splitter, a rear roof spoiler and a lower rear spoiler in carbon fibre. There’s also the AC Schnitzer's rear skirt protection film and design package on the sides to keep things looking like new. The police car has been lowered by 25 mm and also features some tasty flow-formed AC Schnitzer 20-inch AC4 wheels in a silver and black finish wrapped up in some sporty Hankook Ventus S1 Evo 3 tyres.
Being a police car, there's also a police special signalling system from Hella, and inside there's aluminium details including on the pedals and footrest, the Black Line cover for the i-Drive system controller, and the key holder. Nice.
Take a look at the YouTube video that shows the creation of one of the coolest BMW police cars in Germany that's been legally tuned by famed tuning house AC Schnitzer: BMW i4 by AC Schnitzer Police Car Promoting Safe Tuning | DPCars
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