Cops go in pursuit of Passat

Riley Riley

Victoria Police have topped up their fleet of Volkswagens with 15 high performance Passat wagons.

The specially adapted Passat 206 TSI Proline Wagons are destined for the highway patrol and specialist divisions.

The all-wheel drive wagon produces 206kW of power and 350Nm of torque and can sprint from 0 to 100km/h in a rapid 5.7 seconds.

The go-fast version of the Passat will be part of a new 265 Volkswagen vehicle order from VicPol, which consists primarily of Passat 132 TSI Proline sedans and wagons.

Including 202 vehicles delivered since 2016, VicPol’s Volkswagen fleet will grow to 467 vehicles.

‘Proline’ is the designation given to the Passat and future emergency services models that Volkswagen Group Australia is developing, including the Tiguan Allspace 162 Proline.

In adapting the Passats to VicPol’s requirements, Volkswagen fitted an upgraded alternator (180amp) to assist with the running on on-board equipment.

Volkswagen Group Australia in Sydney worked with the factory R&D team in Wolfsburg on a second battery setup and a  bespoke wiring loom, the latter made by Lumen Australia.


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