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Police Fleets Gain 3 MPG with 2012 Chevrolet Impala

New powertrain improves fuel economy and adds horsepower

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  • 3.6L V-6 engine produces 302 hp – 70 more than in 2011
  • Impala Police gets GM-estimated 27 mpg highway

DETROIT – Law enforcement officers are just as affected by higher gas prices as the citizens they are sworn to protect and serve. The 2012 Chevrolet Impala Police helps address this by adding more MPG and a more powerful engine.

A new 3.6L V-6 engine and a six-speed automatic transmission achieves 302 hp and an estimated fuel economy of 17 mpg city and 27 mpg highway – a 3 mpg advantage over previous Impala models and 28 percent better than the Ford Crown Victoria. The 2012 Impala can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 6.6 seconds, based on GM engineering tests.

"Because our police customers need to conserve their budgets, we designed the 2012 Chevrolet Impala Police to help reduce fuel costs while standing up to the toughest environments and most demanding situations," said Dana Hammer, police vehicle manager for GM Fleet and Commercial Operations.

The 2012 model will be the first Chevrolet Impala Police to feature StabiliTrak, GM's proven electronic stability control technology. Significant brake upgrades shortened the vehicle's 60-0 mph stopping distance to 132 feet in GM tests. Impala's steering and suspension systems are also new for 2012, reducing body roll and improving handling.

In response to strong demand from police customers, Goodyear Eagle RS-A all-season tires, which have a W speed rating, enable speed of up to 140 mph if required. They are standard on the 2012 Impala Police.

Retail customers who purchase the 2012 Impala, which goes on sale this month, also will get the additional horsepower and fuel economy.

"The enhancements to the 2012 Impala's powertrain, steering and suspension produce a new vehicle that has improved performance, handling and safety features for police and general consumers," said Darren Post, vehicle line director for Impala. "And they'll see a savings at the fuel pump."

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"The enhancements to the 2012 Impala's powertrain, steering and suspension produce a new vehicle that has improved performance, handling and safety features for police and general consumers,"

Sounds like you're right--it won't just be the Police package but the general public's Impala too.

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After the W body goes, will there be a Malibu cop car for light duty? Not all agencies need a RWD/V8 Pursuit car.

I assume the NG Impala will have a police package also.. (it will be Epsilon II (FWD/V6).

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Link to the Spark 9C1, coming in 2014.

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After the W body goes, will there be a Malibu cop car for light duty? Not all agencies need a RWD/V8 Pursuit car.

I assume the NG Impala will have a police package also.. (it will be Epsilon II (FWD/V6).

Duh, thanks, I wasn't thinkin!

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67impss... yup it is.:smilewide:

Edited by ocnblu

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