Police officers are scheduled to have a much more fuel efficient choice beginning in 2012 when Carbon Motors finally introduces its E7 to the eager market. As it stands right now, most police cruisers come from Ford Motor Company, which modifies its aging Crown Victoria platform for the heavy duty workload with an uprated suspension and slightly higher state of engine tune. A dedicated platform seems to make a good bit more sense, so it's a little surprising it took this long for something to materialize.
The good thing about the long wait, though, is that the new E7 will be a fully modern machine, featuring lightweight aluminum unibody chassis architecture and a 3.0L turbocharged diesel engine with 300 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. That should amount to a vehicle that is much more fuel efficient than its predecessors, with Carbon estimating a figure of 28-30 miles per gallon in combined driving. The capability of accelerating to 60 in just 6.5 seconds and on to a top speed of 155 miles per hour is icing on the cake.