New 2017 Dodge Charger Pursuit
Alright, so we talk a plenty about all the cool cars coming out for the public. It seems Dodge wants to share a little of that love with the men and women who protect and serve the public. Since 2006, Dodge has produced the Dodge Charger Pursuit – a Dodge Charger designed for police officers.
Power and Handling
The men and women in blue need a powerful and dependable vehicle that can handle all of the challenges they may face any given day. They need a car that can match high-speed chases and hot pursuits (pun intended). There are three pursuit models, and the Pursuit V6 comes standard with the classic 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, which generates 292-horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. It has an estimated highway fuel economy of 26 mpg. There is also the powerful Pursuit V8 AWD which produces 370 horsepower, which is best-in-class for horsepower and acceleration.
Not all Dodge Chargers come with all-wheel drive, but when time is of the essence, you want power in every wheel. How is this different from the Dodge Chargers with AWD for the public market? The Pursuit AWD system is the most technologically advanced today, with a segment-exclusive active transfer case and front-axle-disconnect system to improve fuel economy. Furthermore, it has many performance enhancing components such as a performance-tuned suspension, load-leveling NIVOMAT shocks, front-and-rear-stabilizer bars, and 18-inch performance tires on steel wheels.
Some other features that separate the Dodge Charger Pursuit from other Dodge Chargers are the vehicle’s NIJ Level III+ certified ballistic door panels for the driver and passenger doors. These special door panels are made from high-grade kevlar and able to withstand gunfire from a 44 Magnum and lower. For aftermarket police equipment, the steering wheel includes remappable auxiliary buttons that can be programmed to operate navigation equipment. The new 12.1 Uconnect system and touchscreen display will be integrated into the dash for laptop functionality without obstructing front-driver and passenger airbags or interfering with occupant space.
The style for the Pursuit is as sleek and aggressive as any Dodge Charger. It is available in nearly 20 exterior paint colors, seven of which are exclusive to the Pursuit. There’s no word on whether this Charger will be made available to the public, but maybe one day the public will be able to get a ride without wearing handcuffs.