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      09-21-2018, 03:30 AM   #1
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Police 330D should be towcar of the year

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"Water tanker broke down in middle of a very busy junction on the A5 today. Our 63 plate BMW with 200000+ miles on it effortlessly towed it to a safe location to await recovery. The driver was extremely pleased & grateful of our assistance. #righttoolsforthejob #roadspolicing"

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      09-21-2018, 03:35 AM   #2
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Looks more like a 530d to me

More to the point are the police now working as social media influencers for BMW?
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      09-21-2018, 03:39 AM   #3
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Indeed. A reg check comes back with a 530d too.
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      09-21-2018, 04:35 AM   #4
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The 30d is a great engine but I'm not sure I'd call that a tanker. If the car had pulled a 40T HGV up a 1:3 then I'd be impressed.
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Perfect with 330D X drive or 530D X drive
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      09-21-2018, 05:37 AM   #6
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I remember 25+ years ago watching a Police Range Rover pull a 53 seater coach off the motorway onto the hard shoulder which I thought was impressive.
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I remember 25+ years ago watching a Police Range Rover pull a 53 seater coach off the motorway onto the hard shoulder which I thought was impressive.
53 seats is a very precise memory Steve of the capacity
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      09-21-2018, 09:14 AM   #8
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And not even xDrive!
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Interesting.... noticed the MOT is well overdue on the police car. Presumably the same mot rules don’t apply??
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Interesting.... noticed the MOT is well overdue on the police car. Presumably the same mot rules donít apply??
MOT and excise duty exempt as Government owned
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Interesting.... noticed the MOT is well overdue on the police car. Presumably the same mot rules don’t apply??
MOT and excise duty exempt as Government owned
They get serviced far better than any car owned by Joe Public - there was a police car workshop over the road from our office (down the road from a Sytner dealer).

Understandably, a police car is very well looked after (service wise) - on the roads, not so much thanks to chasing scrotes
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      09-22-2018, 01:54 AM   #12
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Always wonder the fuzz have 330ds rather than 335ds?
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      09-22-2018, 02:22 AM   #13
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They get serviced far better than any car owned by Joe Public - there was a police car workshop over the road from our office (down the road from a Sytner dealer).

Understandably, a police car is very well looked after (service wise) - on the roads, not so much thanks to chasing scrotes
West Bar by any chance??
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They get serviced far better than any car owned by Joe Public - there was a police car workshop over the road from our office (down the road from a Sytner dealer).

Understandably, a police car is very well looked after (service wise) - on the roads, not so much thanks to chasing scrotes
West Bar by any chance??
Yep
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Always wonder the fuzz have 330ds rather than 335ds?
Yep, and supposedly not even mapped. 335 and 330 both do 155mph, one might get there a bit quicker that's all.
330 is no slouch and when you don't own it then there's no need to be mechanically sympathetic (drive it like you stole it), it'll stay with anything the crims have.
Ever watched Traffic Cops, nothing actually pulls away, coppers give up when the scum start taking too many risks with other peoples lives is all.
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      09-22-2018, 05:52 AM   #16
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Yep, and supposedly not even mapped. 335 and 330 both do 155mph, one might get there a bit quicker that's all.
330 is no slouch and when you don't own it then there's no need to be mechanically sympathetic (drive it like you stole it), it'll stay with anything the crims have.
Ever watched Traffic Cops, nothing actually pulls away, coppers give up when the scum start taking too many risks with other peoples lives is all.
Yeh but I would have though an Xdrive would have benefitted them.

I imagine they take the repair costs into consideration when choosing the cars. The transfer box and additional drive gubbins for the front axle will undoubtedly take a pummelling in the traffic cars I imagine. Perhaps that explains the choice...

Yep seen Traffic Cops both on the telly box and also in the flesh living in West Yorkshire..
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Yeh but I would have though an Xdrive would have benefitted them.

I imagine they take the repair costs into consideration when choosing the cars. The transfer box and additional drive gubbins for the front axle will undoubtedly take a pummelling in the traffic cars I imagine. Perhaps that explains the choice...
I have seen quite a few 330xd police cars (although never a 335xd) so use of xDrive probably varies by region.
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Yep, and supposedly not even mapped. 335 and 330 both do 155mph, one might get there a bit quicker that's all.
330 is no slouch and when you don't own it then there's no need to be mechanically sympathetic (drive it like you stole it), it'll stay with anything the crims have.
Ever watched Traffic Cops, nothing actually pulls away, coppers give up when the scum start taking too many risks with other peoples lives is all.
No slouch maybe but weighed down with all the kit they carry + 2 heavy coppers they have no chance in hell of keeping pace with a Golf R / S3. The 335d would be a much better choice imo.

I remember one episode of traffic cops when they were complaining they could not keep pace with the majority of cars stolen ie. hot hatches.
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53 seats is a very precise memory Steve of the capacity
Lol ! I thought all old coaches were 53 seaters ! The long term memory is great - the short term not so good ��
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