Like previous Charger Pursuits, the 2015 model is based on a modified version of the civilian sedan, featuring the same basic batch of mechanicals and sheetmetal, while adding a number of items specific to the five-oh.
For 2015, cops can select from the same 3.6-ltier V6 and 5.7-liter Hemi V8 available to the civilian population, with former turning out 292 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque and the latter packing 370 ponies and 390 lb-ft. Even loaded down with equipment, Dodge claims the Hemi-powered cop car can hit 60 miles per hour in under six seconds, while both engines are expected return 26 miles per gallon on the highway (thanks to the V8’s four-cylinder mode). Rear-wheel drive is standard with both engines, while V8 Pursuits can be fitted with all-wheel drive.
Dodge consulted a 22-member police advisory board during the 2015 Pursuit’s creation, and took their recommendations to heart. That meant upping the braking ability with larger rotors and new brake cooling ducts, while also improving the durability of the rear-drive model’s front suspension. A seven-inch display in the instrument cluster and a standard five-inch display in the center stack are paired with a new vehicle systems interface that should allow easier upfitting of computer and radio equipment.