The NSW Rose Bay police squad has announced it has taken delivery of a BMW i8 to help out on duty around the Sydney city area.
The announcement was made yesterday, with superintendent Bradley Hodder receiving the keys of an i8 in full police livery. The vehicle is on loan from BMW Sydney, with the police force adding that no tax payer dollars have been used on borrowing the $300,000 hybrid supercar. Superintendent Bradley Hodder said:
“This BMW is the latest in a number of different vehicles that we have utilised at Rose Bay Local Area Command to raise awareness and engage with the community. It is a great community engagement tool that will be used at a number of police events to showcase the role police play in the community.”
The BMW i8 is powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged three-cylinder engine, mated to an electric motor, with a combined output rated at 266kW/570Nm.
Dealer principal at BMW Sydney, Simon Macedone, handed over the keys to superintendent Hodder. Macedone said:
“Our partnership with Rose Bay Police is the perfect way to demonstrate our commitment to the community, while raising awareness and engagement for the station.”
The i8 will get to work immediately and will make regular appearances at community events to spark up a conversation between residents and their local law enforcement.