Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Ford Poice Interceptor Revealed

The All-New Ford Police Interceptor is PURPOSE-BUILT to Lead Market and Support Those Who Serve and Protect. 

Ford reveals its all-new 2012, purpose-built Police Interceptor, engineered to exceed durability, safety and performance of today's leading police car – the Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor.  Gresham Ford has been a proud Oregon Ford dealership serving the municipal fleet needs of Portland, Salem and Vancouver metro areas.  The 2012 New Ford Police Interceptor sedan will offer two fuel-efficient power train options – including Eco Boost with all wheel-drive – along with an array of safety technologies; interior has been designed to meet unique law enforcement needs of the northwest.  Oregon and Washington are known for the overcast rainy weather and the all wheel drive offered by the 2012 Police Interceptor answers that need.  Gresham Ford has an educated and knowledgeable staff ready to demonstrate the advantages and benefits of the Eco Boost gasoline direct-injection turbocharged engine technology which  adds 125 patents and patent applications to Ford's 4,618 active and thousands of pending U.S. patents.  So as you can imagine with all those new patents - there is a lot of impressive new technology to consider when expanding a police pursuit fleet of vehicles. 

Ford's new Police Interceptor will be offered without interruption when production of the Ford Crown Victoria ends in late 2011.  You can contact Annette Wetzel-Ramirez, Municipal/Commercial Fleet Manager, at Gresham Ford for an updated order and price guide.  Gresham Ford held the award for largest municipal Oregon Ford dealer for almost 5 years in a row.  You can also contact her via e-mail to answer any questions you may have about the all new 2012 Ford Police Interceptor available through the Gresham Ford Fleet Department

Ford confirms production of an additional Police Interceptor, a utility vehicle that will be pursuit-rated to complement the sedan; vehicle to be revealed later this year.  This vehicle will take place of the Special Service Vehicle Expedition that has been so popular among the Oregon and Washington Police and Law Enforcement Agencies.  Gresham Ford with Municipal Fleet Manager Annette Wetzel-Ramirez holds the Ford Expedition Special Service Vehicle Contract with the State of Oregon.  Call for up to date production times, order guides with option listings as well as a government price guide for the State of Oregon Fleet departments at 503-969-4184. 

In Las Vegas on March 12, 2010 Ford revealed its all-new, purpose-built Police Interceptor sedan, showcasing a car for law enforcement officials that will exceed the durability, safety, performance and fuel economy of the industry's leading police car the Ford Crown Victoria.  Remember that the Crown Victoria is the only pursuit rated vehicle that has been tested and PASSES 75-MPH REAR-END CRASH TESTING. 
Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor is the only police pursuit sedan on the market tested to meet 75-mph rear-end crash tests without a fuel-tank puncture.  And Ford is the only vehicle manufacturer to publish 75-mph test results.  Officer Safety is the first priority for Ford Motor Company and Gresham Ford.  Ford, the police vehicle market leader for 15 years, specifically designed and engineered an all-new Police Interceptor to handle the rigors of police work, including industry-leading power train, safety and technology innovations.

The all new Police Interceptor offers the INDUSTRY-FIRST FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM (FSS) as optional equipment.  Reduce the risk of injury in a high-speed, high-energy rear impact. As indicated
by data from the ABS sensors, a backup timer initiates the First Fire Suppression System 6 seconds after impact – releasing chemicals when the car is coming to a stop.  FSS chemicals are stored in an unpressurized liquid state and work on a 2-gas generator setup similar to that used to deploy airbags. 

Gresham Ford Municipal Fleet will also be offering the INDUSTRY-FIRST, FACTORY-INSTALLED BALLISTIC DOOR PANEL also as optional equipment in attempts to again increase officer safety.  Shielding against all Type III rounds, this panel is certified to National Institute of Justice Standard
0108.01, crash-rated to federal standards and weather-tested from -49°F to 104°F. It’s covert (invisible
from the outside) and lightweight, plus it won’t interfere with windows, locks or interior space. Select a
panel for the driver’s door only (Option Code 90L) or for both front doors (Option Code 90B).  This is an option not offered with the Dodge Charger or the Chevy Tahoe.  Additionally neither the Dodge or Chevy have passed 75mph rear test crash ratings. 

The interior space specifically the front seating has been enhanced for greater comfort and support, seat backs and head restraints are redesigned. Seat-cushion trim is improved with lumbar bolster added. 
STANDARD V8. The only squad car in its class standard-equipped with a 4.6L OHC V8 FFV – 250 hp and 297 lb.-ft. of torque.  This means that city fleets can now utilize E85 which has historically been up to a dollar cheaper than regular unleaded gasoline.  FFV = EPAct CREDITS. Purchase a Crown Victoria Police Interceptor for your force and you can earn EPAct credits for greater flexibility in choosing the remainder of your fleet vehicles.  This will continue to provide safety and flexibility to municipal fleets even as budgets are tight.  The ENGINE-IDLE METER tracks engine-idle time while the transmission is in P or N, and
helps schedule maintenance more accurately.  With a 200-AMP, HEAVY-DUTY ALTERNATOR that generates up to 200 amps of electrical capacity.  SPEED-SENSITIVE STEERING. Steering assist that adjusts automatically.  REAR-WHEEL DRIVE.  WIDE TRACK. The 65.6-in. rear track width is not only best in the Interceptor class, it makes for precision handling.  BODY-ON-FRAME CONSTRUCTION. 
The rugged body is secured to a separate frame composed of hydro formed steel (a Crown Victoria  exclusive) – built in the durable manner of many full-size pickups. Additionally the INTERIOR ROOMINESS of the 2012 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor is the Best-in-class with 107.5 cu. ft. of passenger volume – plus a best-in-class 20.6 cu. ft. of trunk space.  That is a lot of room for a lot of equipment. 

POWER-ADJUSTABLE BRAKE AND ACCELERATOR PEDALS continue the tread of this police pursuit vehicle creating a comfortable safe space for our public servants.  The Crown Victoria Police Interceptor also sports a FULL-SIZE SPARE.  Ford Motor Company and Gresham Ford suggest that oil change intervals be 5,000-MILE.  The 2012 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor offers a  5-YEAR/60,000-MILE POWERTRAIN LIMITED WARRANTY. No deductible; goes beyond the 3-year/36,000-mile Bumper-to- Bumper Coverage – see Annette Wetzel-Ramirez, Municipal Fleet and Commercial Truck Manager, at Gresham Ford for complete details and qualifications.

Ford will also add a second Police Interceptor to the lineup, a utility vehicle to provide customers a choice of the best vehicle to suit their needs. More details will be released in the third quarter of this year or you can contact Annette and she will send it to you as soon as its available.  "Police nationwide asked for a new kind of weapon in the battle for public safety, and Ford is answering the call with a purpose-built vehicle – engineered and built in America – that's as dynamic as it is durable," said Mark Fields, Ford president of The Americas.

To develop the all-new Police Interceptor, Ford engineers worked hand-in-hand with Ford's Police Advisory Board of law enforcement professionals, which provided input on key vehicle attributes such as safety, performance, durability, driver comfort and functionality."Their feedback mattered to us," said Scott Tobin, Ford vehicle line director for cars and crossovers. "Safety and durability were at the top of their list. So safety and durability were at the top of ours."

The new 2012 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor sports 5 Stars in all NHTSA1 crash tests.  FRONT-SEAT SIDE AIRBAGS which make up the PERSONAL SAFETY SYSTEM.TM Includes dual-stage front airbags,2 safety belt pretensioners, safety belt energy-management retractors, safety belt usage sensors, driver’s seat position sensor, crash severity sensor, restraint control module and Front-Passenger Sensing System.  The ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) along with  TRACTION CONTROL detects loss of traction and corrects to maintain course, reducing engine power when necessary.  It is also optional to have THE COURTESY LAMPS AND DOOR-LOCK disabled with a CONFIRMATION FLASH.  This  Disables interior courtesy lamps and prevents the parking lights from flashing when doors lock.  CUSTOM-FIT TRUNK PACK helps reduce the risk of injury in a highspeed rear impact, reduces possibility of equipment pushing into the back seat, and lessens risk of equipment penetrating fuel tank; drop-in design composed of highdensity polyethylene (HDPE) with protective DuPontTM Kevlar® barrier on front face.
A focus on safety Continuing Ford's safety leadership includes engineering the Police Interceptor to pass 75-mph rear-end crash testing. Currently, the Crown Victoria Police Interceptor is the only pursuit sedan to meet this test.   The new Police Interceptor also features Ford's exclusive Safety Canopy® side-curtain air bag rollover protection system to help protect front and rear outboard passengers in both rollover and side-impact crashes. The multiple side-curtain air bags use Ford's unique Roll Fold technology to help them slip between the occupant and the side window.  

With its Increased power, enhanced sophistication Ford's Police Interceptor engine strategy will provide a V-6 lineup that performs equal to or better than V-8 engines. The lineup comes with two power train options, allowing police to choose the powerhouse that best meets their patrol requirements.  A highly efficient 3.5-liter V-6 engine delivering at least 263 horsepower and E85 compatibility is 25 percent more efficient than the 4.6-liter Single Overhead Cam (SOHC) V-8 offered in the current Crown Victoria Police Interceptor.

Plus, an all-new 3.5-liter EcoBoost™ V-6 twin-turbocharged, direct-injection engine will deliver at least 365 horsepower and 350 ft.-lb. of torque across a broad rpm range.  "We have an extremely powerful standard engine, and to top that off, we also offer our exclusive EcoBoost technology," said Tobin. "Both are designed for the severe-duty cycle that police engage in on a daily basis."

EcoBoost brings municipalities and police fleet administrators the first ultra high-performance, yet environmentally friendly, police pursuit vehicle. Offering performance that bests normally aspirated V-8 powered police cruisers and comparable fuel economy and CO2 emissions to the standard V-6, EcoBoost represents a triple-win for police departments, the tax-paying constituents they serve and the environment they help collectively to preserve.

A high-capacity six-speed SelectShift Automatic™ transmission delivers the power of EcoBoost to the road via the sophisticated torque-sensing all-wheel-drive system.  "Ford remains committed to leading the police vehicle market, and our new Police Interceptor demonstrates how much engineering and innovation we're willing to invest to address the unique needs of those who protect and serve communities throughout America," Fields said.

Rigidly tested, police-tuned throughout its development, Ford's new Police Interceptor has been put through the paces, undergoing a battery of torture tests to ensure its individual components can hold up to the rigorous driving styles of police professionals.  Certification testing designed by the Michigan State Police and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department evaluates the durability and capability of the vehicle through a variety of tests where the car's systems are pushed to the limits for nearly an hour and a half – far exceeding the demands most patrol cars ever experience.

To meet the rigors of the durability testing, the brakes have been increased in size and performance. The cooling package is purpose-built as well, featuring a heavy-duty alternator and larger radiator. Its honeycomb grille is designed to work in harmony with the interior components, offering more air flow throughout the vehicle. Plus, the standard 18-inch steel wheels are vented, designed to work in concert with the enhanced brake system.  "This vehicle is pursuit-ready," said Carl Widmann, vehicle engineering manager. "It's no nonsense, through and through."

Functional, inside and out Special features continue inside, too. "Working with our police partners, we've considered every detail," said Ken Czubay, Ford vice president of Marketing, Sales and Service. "Approximately 90 percent of the interior has been redesigned to meet the needs of our special police customers."   Front seats have been specially designed, with a lower bolster removed to better accommodate officers' utility belts. Inserted into the seatback are anti-stab plates, designed to protect front-seat occupants.

The Police Interceptor second row also has been optimized to address police-specific needs.  The vinyl seats are specially sculpted and set back to improve second-row space and maximize legroom. The back door hinges are modified to open up another 10 degrees versus traditional rear doors.  The Ford Police Interceptor also is equipped with a column shift specifically designed so the console area is free for the ever-increasing amounts of aftermarket police equipment necessary for officers to do their jobs.

The new vehicle also features:   BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System): The system uses two radar sensors located in the rear quarter panels to detect vehicles in the surrounding lanes. If a vehicle enters the driver's blind-spot zones, the system alerts the driver with a warning light in the side-view mirror.

Cross Traffic Alert: This system uses the existing BLIS radar modules to sense oncoming traffic when slowly backing out of a parking spot. This industry-exclusive system functions only while the vehicle is in reverse and warns when cross-traffic appears within three car-widths.  Rear View Camera System: When the vehicle is in rear camera mode, a color image with guidance markers on the rear view mirror will assist the driver in backing up.

Reverse Sensing System: An audible tone will alert the driver to certain objects up to 6 feet behind the vehicle.  Standard AdvanceTrac® ESC (electronic stability control): This helps maintain the intended path by measuring side-to-side yaw, or skidding, by the vehicle's speed, throttle position and steering wheel angle. When wheel slip is sensed, AdvanceTrac reduces engine torque and applies selected brakes.  Ford SYNC®: The Ford-exclusive, hands-free information system has the potential to be customized and remapped to work specifically with police aftermarket equipment such as lights and sirens, allowing officers to focus on the task at hand.  Ford's new Police Interceptor sedan will be manufactured at Ford's Chicago (Ill.) Assembly Plant and will be offered without interruption when production of the Crown Victoria Police Interceptor ends in late 2011.

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