Until recently, black Opel Insignia equipped with video recorders were spreading on Polish streets. However, for several years the Polish police have been gradually arming themselves with more unmarked police cars that are chasing road pirates. It is worth knowing what company cars are used by traffic officers and the Speed group on a daily basis.
We can most often meet traffic officers in an unmarked police car on the roads in the BMW 3 Series. At the turn of 2017/2018, the Police Headquarters announced a tender for the purchase of 140 copies of BMW 330i xDrive (F30) police cars.
The cars were delivered to police stations all over Poland. Each car hides a 2-liter gasoline engine with 252 HP under the hood. Four-wheel drive is transmitted via an 8-speed gearbox. Most of the cars used by the Police are 4-door sedans, but GT versions with a liftback body are also available. The ordered cars are available in graphite, silver and black.
In 2021, the next generation Series 3 (G20) was added to the police fleet. The 330e xDrive plug-in versions, a hybrid that can be charged from a socket, hit the streets. The total power of the hybrid system is 252 HP, but thanks to the battery with a capacity of 12 kWh, you can drive approx. 55 km in zero-emission mode. The XtraBoost function temporarily increases the power to 292 HP.
In the vicinity of Bielsko-Biała, you can meet BMW M340i xDrive on the streets. This car is a real whip for road pirates. A three-liter six-cylinder engine is running under the hood. The unit develops 375 HP of maximum power and 500 Nm of torque.
This year, the Warsaw group Speed armed itself with 10 unmarked Renault Megane RS police cars. The French hot-hatch has a 1.8-liter engine under the hood with 300 HP and 420 Nm of torque. Police cars can be recognized on the roads by their gray, silver and black colors.
Earlier this year, several police units received the latest Cupra Leon models equipped with a turbocharged 2.0 TSI engine producing 300hp, 4WD and a DSG transmission. Such police cars can be found in Kępno, Nowy Sącz and Kraków. The cars can be identified by the black paintwork and the characteristic logo of the Spanish brand.-
On Polish roads, you can still meet the Opel Insignia of the first generation as unmarked police cars. The same goes for Skoda Superb and Octavia, Volkswagen Passats and Fords Mondeo.
Among the newer, unusual vehicles is a curiosity Kia Stinger, which catches drivers on Silesian roads. You can meet there too Opel Astra V with 1.6 Turbo engine with 200 HP. There are single copies of Kia Sportage or Skoda Kodiaq.
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