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MartinW
27-04-2010, 06:41 PM
The first ever Police-spec XF is about to go on patrol across the Midlands. The Central Motorway Police Group, which patrols motorways across Staffordshire, Mercia and the West Midlands has bought seven high performance Police vehicles based on the award-winning Jaguar XF Diesel S model.
The Police-specification Jaguars feature the 275PS 3.0-litre Diesel S engine.
A roof mounted light bar with 3600 blue flashing lights and integrated side alley lights, blue and white flashing LED lights inside the front grille, side mounted blue flashing LED lights, blue and red flashing LED lights integrated in the rear light clusters and a Home Office-specification electronics 'Police pack' that powers a full suite of electronic equipment help make these cars the ultimate Police vehicles.
Geoff Cousins, Managing Director for Jaguar Cars UK, said: "Police drivers demand the very best from their vehicles – power, performance, safety and comfort are all very important, while their fleet managers are looking at good environmental credentials and strong residual values to ensure value for money.
“Police forces across the country have been evaluating the XF and we are delighted that the team at the Central Motorway Police Group has chosen Jaguar to join its fleet.”
The Jaguar XF beats other contenders with a fuel economy figure of 42mpg and an excellent CO2 rating of 179 g/km. The XF’s residual value is a key factor in making it a financially sound choice for police forces. Research carried out by EurotaxGlass’s suggest the new 3.0-litre XF will retain an impressive 80 per cent of its purchase price after 12 months or 14,000 miles which makes it the best in class, and an astonishing 45 per cent of its value after three years and 60,000 miles of motoring.
The seven XFs will be put to work immediately throughout the Midlands.

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Tony
27-04-2010, 06:51 PM
It's about time they bought a brit-car rather than the German cars they've had for the last few years. Lets hope they perform well enough for other forces to follow this lead.

KelV6
27-04-2010, 08:30 PM
Is it too late to join the Police Force?

Hero
20-05-2010, 03:40 PM
The police have been using Jaguars since the 1940's - when they were in the Leyland era. They were used mainly as motorway patrollers, used the original S-type and XJ-6's. (there was even a number of E's!)

Admittedly they didn't use them across the whole fleet. But yeah the cats are out again!

MYCaptainChris
06-06-2010, 11:13 PM
I don't think the Hampshire Police like me as they were showing off their new Mitsushibeeshi or whatever, offroader and I was there saying 'what was wrong with a british built Land Rover?'

Tony
07-06-2010, 08:08 AM
I'd proabably have said something similar. Unfortunately the guys on the ground don't get a lot of input into the decision.

MYCaptainChris
07-06-2010, 03:20 PM
They even have an electric car that is also a Mitsushibit****ty. I'm sure there are plenty of great british companies that could build an electric car for them.

At least they are back in the Jaguars after so long.

Jerry Zedman
07-06-2010, 08:47 PM
It's a good job they bought these cars when they did. They're 59 plated so they were bought possibly at the end of last year and have been 'modified' since then. With post-Christmas cuts being enforced I imagine choices for the first part of this calendar year would have been reduced to Kia, Proton and Hyandai (sp?). Choices since have been cut to pedal bikes, I would imagine!

As UK PLC is broke I think we'll see a lot of older cop cars on the roads and only a few new ones that just happened to have been bought prior to Christmas 09.

Tracy
08-06-2010, 07:36 AM
I think we saw a couple of these on te way home on Sunday.