Dubai Police gets a BMW i8

Dubai Police add movie star sports car to luxury fleet

The Dubai Police’s Aventador, Veyron, and assorted other superluxury cars just got a new companion: a BMW i8 done up in the now-famous green and white livery.

So, Dubai Police, what’s next? Is there a Regera in your future? Or perhaps a Tesla Model X? And why didn’t the Tango EV ever make the cut?

The BMW i8 in an environmentally-friendly sports car that can go from 0 to 100 kilometres per hour in 4.4 seconds, and has a top speed of more than 250kph.

The plug-in hybrid is the first model of its kind, with the consumption and emission values of a compact car. It weighs 1,490 kilograms and produces 362 horsepower.

Dubai Police released a video on Wednesday to show the latest addition to the fleet. Maj Gen Khamis Al Muzeina, Dubai’s police chief, is seen test driving the vehicle and parking in front of Dubai Police headquarters, where he is joined by Maj Gen Abdelrahman Al Rafi, director of the Department of Community Services, and Brig Anas Al Matroushi, director of the General Department of Transport and Rescue.

The fleet of luxury cars promotes the image of the authorities and encourages the public to interact with police. It patrols heritage sites and tourist areas.

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