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Austrian Diesel Engines for US Law enforcement vehicles

Automotive Industrie © ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA


March 29, 2010

BMW Group receives major order from for US police car vehicles

The BMW Group has received a major order from the American law enforcement vehicle manufacturer, Carbon Motors Corp., to supply more than 240,000 diesel engines. The agreement calls for delivery of inline six-cylinder diesel engines. These engines, build at the “BMW Werk Steyr ” facility in Steyr, Austria, and come complete with a cooling and exhaust gas system and automatic transmission.

BMW Group diesel engines claim to have a clear lead over the competition when it comes to fuel consumption, emissions and performance. The engines should help to reduce the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of more than 240,000 US law enforcement vehicles by up to 40% over the coming years. The estimated order value will be measured in “billions” of Euros.

Efficient BMW diesel engines; build in Austria will benefit not only the environment, but thanks to the fleet’s lower running costs, also the American taxpayer,” said Li, Carbon Motors Corp, which. was founded in 2003 and is the world’s first manufacturer of purpose-built law enforcement vehicles. The company, seeking to capitalize on US-President Barack Obama’s efforts to reduce law-enforcement costs and curb emissions, is applying for a $310 million loan from the U.S. Department of Energy.

The future is open for expansion: In the US, police forces drive a fleet of 450,000 vehicles, 75,000 of which need to be replaced very year.