It is a slow news day today, just like the crime statistics in the safe city of Dubai. The jails are filled with loan dodgers and disgruntled labourers rather than murderers and mafia dons, and we figured we’d highlight the Dubai Police’s latest weapon in their fight against crime – the Dodge Charger.
The Dodge Charger police package comes with the choice of either a 250 3.5-litre V6 or a 340 hp 5.7-litre V8, both mated to a 5-speed automatic gearbox and a rear-wheel-drive platform.
The police package adds a slim roof-mounted light bar, bull bars front and back, and a spot light on the A-pillar, alongside with a police computer and a siren of course.
Externally, it is impossible to tell which engine resides under the bonnet of the Charger police car, as all badging is deleted and the wheels are standardised for all models. It is possible that the V6 has been chosen, if only for cost reasons.
The Charger may still be in the evaluation phase, as the Dubai police dabbles in various types of cars to join the ranks of their fleet that currently consists of Toyota Fortuner, Nissan Xterra, BMW 530i and Mercedes-Benz C-Class marked cars, while phasing out older models.
To find out more about this muscle car in the UAE, visit the Dodge Charger buyer guide.