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      11-22-2010, 06:59 AM   #1
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BMW has introduced the X1 in its Security & Authority vehicle range. Several demos are already roaming the streets of England under Ambulance, Paramedic and Police liveries. Feel free to post your pictures of Emergency Services X1.
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Which engine do they use???
As far as I know, they're not revealing performance specs due to safety concerns
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Tompak >>> all engines, gas and diesel, are available. The Security Package on the X1 has little to do with performance. It's more about durability, heavy-duty components and emergency-gear pre-equipment.

In this vid at 34', X1 Security Package from the Portuguese Security Services.

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Tompak >>> all engines, gas and diesel, are available. The Security Package on the X1 has little to do with performance. It's more about durability, heavy-duty components and emergency-gear pre-equipment.

In this vid at 34', X1 Security Package from the Portuguese Security Services.

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I was remembering something about performance from what I've read in forums. I found it but as you say it is not the X1, a special 330d interceptor car. There are also some photos. Here is the link to topic: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=447291

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BMW – the number one choice for the UK’s policing needs

* 26.10.2010
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BMW has been approved as a key supplier for all 52 Police forces around the country by the National Policing Improvement Agency. The announcement means some of BMW’s class-leading products will become standard issue to the UK’s Policemen and women as part of the four-year deal.

The news will see cars such as the BMW 330d Saloon and Touring, 530d Saloon and Touring, all variants of X1, X3 xDrive20d, X5 xDrive30d and xDrive40d, and the R1200 RF-P Police bike all take a high profile role in the fight against crime. Some of the vehicles will also be unmarked and perform less visible policing roles.

While the latest 5 Series will be an all-new addition to most Police fleets it is the BMW 330d Saloon Interceptor model that is sure to cause the most interest. Billed as a High Performance Pursuit Vehicle, the modified BMW is capable of a rapid response role while also fulfilling the environmental and running cost demands all forces have to think of too. Full technical details of the car can not be specified for security reasons.

Tim Abbott, Managing Director of BMW UK, said: “This is excellent news for BMW and shows the breadth of appeal of the products we sell. We have a very strong commitment to the ‘Authorities market’ throughout the world and have a very close relationship with the UK’s Police forces. Orders for BMW Police vehicles started as long ago as the mid 1970’s in the UK. This latest news reaffirms our commitment to 21st Century policing.”

Of the 52 UK Police forces, virtually all operate BMW Authorities products of one form or another, while two thirds operate high-levels and nearly half of those operate with a near BMW High Performance only fleet. When the above models are added to the rest of the BMW Authorities range of specialist vehicles, such as medical and fire tenders, considerable savings through economies of scale can be made in training, tooling and parts.

BMW is unique in offering production line installed special equipment packages for Emergency Warning equipment which importantly can be supported by BMW Service Centres throughout the UK with a three-year BMW warranty. Ordinarily vehicles are built by manufacturers only to be disassembled for the retrospective installation of such equipment. The RESPoNSe (Responder EMERGENCY SERVICE Package official eNabled Systeme) package provides vehicles with a high-level of emergency service role-equipment pre installed allowing for a near ‘Plug & Play’ car, thus significantly reducing the time into service and the need for third-parties to start cutting into the vehicle’s wiring harness.

BMW operates a dedicated department with a team of specialists based at the BMW Group International – Special Sales Competence Centre. This specialist department is responsible for all BMW Authorities specification vehicles sold and operating as Emergency Service vehicles including cars, motorcycles, MINI and ballistically protected BMW Security and High Security




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      11-25-2010, 03:02 AM   #9
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I was addressing the question related to the X1, which BMW designed more as a "people mover" or an RRV (Rapid Response Vehicle) depending on the chosen powerplant, rather than a pursuit vehicle.

These 3 Series are a different ball game altogether. They are Interceptors, and as such do benefit from the full Police Package, including different gear ratios and "performance enhancers"..

But enough about the 3Series, otherwise we'll be
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      11-28-2010, 03:41 AM   #13
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Yeah, very cool indeed...
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I wonder if you have to be a fleet customer to order the beefed up package? Because I'd assume with a diesel and beefed up components the drivetrain would last until the car rusted out even with my fairly heave 22k miles per year so it probably be a good investment.
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Not to my knowledge.
I had inquired with BMW Security a couple years ago for a 3 Series "police package", and there was no problem for me to lease only one as a company car.
However the cost was daunting, as their price tag is a lot higher (up to twice as much for an Authority, armored 5 Series for instance) than the "civvy" models.

Purchasing several as a fleet manager (city, emergency service etc..) allows surely for a better negotiating position and brings the cost down, but not to the price of a regular model of the same range.
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One of the Swiss Constabularies (Frieburg, by the French border) has just received a bunch of X1...
We should see more and more, as this type of crossover seems really appreciated by the Emergency Services :
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