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Hybrid Technology

Hybrid powertrains are ideal for law enforcement use, thanks to significant potential fuel savings from reduced engine idling time. While on duty, even at idle, police vehicles must constantly keep their engines running to power lighting packages, radios, computers and other electrical equipment. Ford hybrid powertrains engineered for police use significantly reduce engine idling time by powering these electrical loads, along with the air conditioning compressor, using the lithium-ion hybrid battery. This allows the engine to run less, only intermittently called upon to top off the battery.
Ford police interceptor on patrol

Standard Full-Time Intelligent AWD

The preemptive full-time Intelligent AWD System is standard on Police Interceptor® Utility. It has been specifically designed and calibrated to complement pursuit driving. By distributing torque to all four wheels, the Intelligent AWD System provides improved handling stability and traction in challenging driving conditions.

Police-Calibrated Powertrain

All engine and transmission tuning parameters have been programmed specifically for pursuit driving. The transmission gearing will track with the driver’s maneuvers to optimize response and performance. No additional input is required from the driver – the system automatically detects when the vehicle is in pursuit mode and acts accordingly.
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Engine Choices

A variety of engine choices across the Ford police lineup delivers impressive power. The standard 3.3L hybrid delivers a combined system 318 hp* in the Police Interceptor Utility, while an available 3.0L EcoBoost®  outputs 400 hp* under the hood. The F-150 Police Responder® offers a powerful 3.5L EcoBoost engine that generates 375 hp* and a muscular 470 lb.-ft. of torque.* While the Police Responder Hybrid Sedan combines a 2.0L I-4 Atkinson-cycle engine, an 88-kW electric AC motor and a 1.4-kW lithium-ion battery to deliver solid performance on demand.
*Horsepower and torque ratings achieved with 93-Octane fuel.
Ford f one fifty police responder on a country road

Exclusive Ford EcoBoost® Technology

Available on the Police Interceptor® Utility, and standard on the F-150 Police Responder® ,  EcoBoost gives you the acceleration and closing speed that pursuit driving demands while delivering impressive performance. Two turbochargers effectively deliver horsepower with no turbo lag or hesitation. A high-pressure direct-injection fuel system delivers a mist of vaporized fuel directly into the cylinders during the intake stroke, allowing the engine to breathe more freely and contributing to its efficiency.
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Ford police responder hybrid sedan on duty

Police-Tuned
Suspension

Tuned to deliver improved handling during pursuit driving and aggressive maneuvers.
The ford police interceptor utility

The Powerful 3.3L V6

Optional on the Police Interceptor®  Utility, this naturally aspirated engine delivers 285 horsepower. It also offers the flexibility of operating on E85 fuel in all 50 states.
Ford police interceptor utility patrols the city

AdvanceTrac® With RSC® (Roll Stability Control™)

The uniquely police-calibrated system continuously monitors performance and conditions, automatically applying brakes and adjusting engine torque* when the system detects wheel slip – for confident driving in various driving situations.
*Remember that even advanced technology cannot overcome the laws of physics. It’s always possible to lose control of a vehicle due to inappropriate driver input for the conditions.
 


Disclaimers

Non-original equipment can adversely impact vehicle crash performance. For example, push-bars could adversely affect air bag deployment in frontal impacts and prisoner barricades could result in head and neck trauma in high-speed rear impacts. Due to the variability of equipment installed, based on individual law-enforcement agency requirements, Ford does not test aftermarket equipment for functionality with Ford components. Law enforcement must balance needs for function and other officer safety concerns when equipping police vehicles with non-original equipment.