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Dodge is Ready to Catch Bad-Guys with 2015 Charger Pursuit

(Credit: © Dodge)

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Dodge is Ready to Catch Bad-Guys with 2015 Charger Pursuit

2015 Dodge Charger Persuit

2015 Dodge Charger Persuit (Credit: © Dodge)

Dodge, Ford and Chevy have long been locked in a behind-the-scenes war over who can supply police forces with the latest and greatest in bad-guy-nabbing cars. Chevy has its SS-related Impala PPV with V-8 muscle, Ford has its Taurus with an optional, twin-turbo V-6, and Dodge has its Charger Pursuit with the range-topping HEMI V-8. The Charger Pursuit rolls into 2015 with the same visual upgrade the civilian Chargers received, but with a few key difference.

The police-issue differences, like wig-wag lights, spotlights, sirens, slide-out trunk tray, and steel wheels are all obvious differences between this and the everyday Charger. What’s less noticeable is that the police-ready Charger has an upgraded power distribution center to handle all of the electronic gadgets that police work requires, and trunk-air circulation to keep electrical items in the trunk cool.

The 2015 Charger Pursuit comes standard with the Pentastar, 3.6-liter, V-6 engine that produces 292 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, and it has the 5.7-liter, HEMI V-8 with 370 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque as an available option. Both engines mate to the old five-speed automatic transmission instead of the new eight-speed auto in civilian Chargers, and both come with rear-wheel or all-wheel drive.  Having all-wheel-drive and the HEMI engine is a police-only option, as the civilian Charger with the HEMI only comes with rear-wheel drive.

Other features on this Charger that make it ready for police work are its NIVOMAT load-leveling shocks, performance-tuned suspension, heavy-duty brakes with 14.5-inch front rotors and 13.8-inch rear rotors, front and rear stabilizer bars, performance tires, and two-mode stability control.

The cabin receives a smattering of convenience features to make life easier as a police officer. These features include seven-inch, full-color gauges that the driver can program to his or her liking, the Uconnect 5.0 system with a five-inch touchscreen. Bluetooth connectivity, and a sport steering wheel with driver-function buttons.

With loads of premium features and V-8 performance with the safety of AWD, Dodge seems poised to see plenty of use from the boys in blue.

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