Is this Australia’s fastest police car?

With a top spead of 305km/h the Victoria Police is putting its support behind the BMW brand once more by introducing a specially-liveried BMW M5 Competition to its lineup.

It is equipped to be fully operational as a Highway Patrol Vehicle and has been selected for its incredible depth of ability.

Producing 460kW from its twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 engine, driving all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic gearbox, the BMW M5 Competition has set a benchmark for high-performance sports saloons.

“Since co-operating in the deployment of BMW 5 Series patrol vehicles in 2018, BMW Group Australia has enjoyed working closely with Victoria Police,” BMW Group Australia CEO, Vikram Pawah said/

“Our 530ds have impressed the force with their combination of performance, comfort, dynamics and efficiency. With our Condition-Based Servicing model, these vehicles offer strong lifecycle value for Victoria Police.

“Now with the incredible BMW M5 Competition entering Victoria Police service, the performance level has jumped up the scale. When combined with the safety of the xDrive four-wheel drive system, the M5’s all-round ability aspects makes it a natural fit for dynamic police duties,” he said.

The BMW M5 Competition that has been supplied to Victoria Police has a top speed of 305km/h, which is the highest capacity of any operational police vehicle in Australia.