"Carbon motors E7"

FredIA

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North of Cedar Rapids, IA
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2006 A5 Jetta, Shadow Blue, Pkg #1/XM, rear side curtain airbags
Finally a cop car worthy of chasing down a VW TDI: :rolleyes:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,465329,00.html

"The car's 300 bhp forced-induction 3.0-diesel engine will deliver 420 lb-ft of torque and propel the vehicle from zero to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds, with a governed top speed of 155 mph.

The E7's engine, which can run on either ultra-low sulfur diesel or biodiesel, will have a combined fuel economy rating of 28 to 30 mpg — up to 40 percent more fuel efficient than conventional police cruisers.

Carbon Motors has contracted with a European manufacturer to supply the E7's power train, but has yet to publicize the name of that manufacturer. "Our customers will be favorably impressed when we make the announcement," Li added.

I was a bit suprised at the power plant choice since it is so atyipcal for an American company to do.

Fred
 

tditom

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Sep 5, 2001
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Jackson, MI
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formerly: 2001 Golf GL, '97 Passat (RIP) '98 NB, '05 B5 sedan
I've heard that's going to be a modified version of the BMW sequential turbo 3.0 L engine that is now available in the 335d and X5
 
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