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Ford Motor Co., a longtime maker of police cruisers, is now offering a new cop car engine that boosts fuel efficiency, good news for cash-strapped police forces.

The 2-liter EcoBoost engine is available for special service police sedans that are not designed for high-speed pursuits. With this new engine cop cars will rate 20 mpg city and 30 mpg highway and still have 240 horses at their disposal. Ford says this new engine will save police forces thousands of dollars a year.

Pursuit cars will still be fitted with a 4.6-liter V8, that rate 14 mpg in the city and 21 mpg highway.


About the author: Andrew Greene


Now playing the role of grumpy old man in the foothills of Northern California’s Gold Country, Andrew has had a life-long love affair with vehicles of all sorts, from the bicycle he pedaled across the continent in 1991 to the armored personnel carriers he drove in the Army to the bamboo rafts, elephants, motorcycle taxis, ferries and buses he traveled by during the 13 years he lived and worked in South East Asia. Always eager to learn more about how the people of the world get from here to there in their day-today lives, he, a professional journalist, has been covering the vehicle industry for years.


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