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E92 M3 PoliceDutch speeders take note: the police have a new weapon in which to chase you down and write you tickets. And with its 420-horsepower V8, it's more than capable as a pursuit vehicle. The car, of course, is the new 2008 BMW M3, and if the burnout shot at right is any indication, the officers who get to drive the car are probably going to have a little more fun with it than the average patrol car. That's what we call a favorable work environment. And here we think it's cool when our local police departments get Chargers.

UPDATE: From a commenter - "It was a stunt from the local BMW dealer for the national police day, they removed the stickers the next day...same thing happened last year when the KLPD got a Spyker for a day."

Back to Opels (or whatever) for you, coppers!

Thanks for the tip, Lou.

[Source: M3Post]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      So... who's the poor bastard who buys this "new car" after all the burnouts by the police?
      • 7 Years Ago
      This was a stunt from the local BMW dealership, the had to give it back the next day. It was for the national police day. Last year, the KLPD got the Spyker for the same occasion. The KLPD did used to drive Porsche, a long time ago...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Attention People of Holland: The "thumbs-up" symbol is no longer cool.

      That is all.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Why do the Europeans get all the hot cars? We want some too!!
        • 7 Years Ago
        Seems like it would be hard to toss someone in the back seat. Hmm - maybe there are other vehicles that catch up to the chase to do that.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'd believe if it was real. I got pulled over by a Police M5 in the UK a few years ago. He showed up REAL fast.
        • 7 Years Ago
        you, UK police get some nice cars, for anyone in the area, Avon & Somerset's and Devon & Cornwall's unmarked cars are usually 530d estates, but D&C also have 2 Ford Focus ST's, a black one and a blue one for belting up and down the A38, you can tell if it's them by looking at the grille, you can just about see the lights either side of the ford badge, behind the grille. so before you go racing that ST that has appeared behind you, look carefully.
      • 7 Years Ago
      That's smart economics, using the speeding ticket revenue to generate more revenue... damn I hate traffic cops.