2019 BMW I8 COP CAR SPY SHOTS, REDESIGN, RELEASE DATE, & PRICE – Cop cars based on supercars are typically the region of Center Eastern countries’ rich police divisions, although Italy has become known to use Lamborghinis for highway work, as well, and even the Isle of Guy has a BAC Mono patrolling Snaefell Mountain. The good news is the Germans are getting in on the take action with AC Schnitzer’s TUNE IT! SAFE! Polizei BMW i8.
As you’d expect, the BMW i8 police car dons a visually mind-boggling police livery (a vinyl fabric wrap, fortunately), a Hella light bar on the roof, and a set of Hella lighting that project the AC Schnitzer logo. An AC Schnitzer spring kit ostensibly improves handling while also reducing the car by 0.8 inches at each end compared to a stock i8. Power originates from a plug-in-hybrid powertrain featuring a three-cylinder engine and two electric motors.
Other upgrades to the i8’s appearance include AC Schnitzer carbon-fiber accessories for the roof, front spoiler, canards, grille, looking glass covers, air shops, wing, and side skirts. Inside, the Polizei i8 gets AC Schnitzer transfer paddles, aluminum pedals, and an aluminum cover for the iDrive control. The 21-inch wheels are staggered in width and use 245/35 front and 285/30 rear rubberized; they’re done with a decision of two-tone or Anthracite complete.
It’s maybe not as overwhelming as experiencing a Bugatti Veyron with lamps blazing in your rearview looking glass, and it’s almost definitely more inclined to be used for community outreach than for busting baddies. It’s not like the police absolutely need anything far more capable than the regular cruisers-the quickest car on this planet can’t outrun a radio, right after all.