Traffic Police buy BMWs for expressway patrol

A BMW 3-series car with the police livery. Believed to be a turbodiesel 325d, it will be the first diesel-powered highway patrol car in Singapore.
A BMW 3-series car with the police livery. Believed to be a turbodiesel 325d, it will be the first diesel-powered highway patrol car in Singapore.PHOTO: ST READER

The Traffic Police (TP) are buying a fleet of BMW sedans for highway patrol duties - the first time the German brand will be used since the late 1990s.

A BMW 3-series was spotted at a police facility in full Traffic Police livery. Believed to be a turbodiesel 325d - the first diesel-powered highway patrol car here - it is one of eight cars expected to be on the roads by early next year. The BMW will replace old Subaru WRXes.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 19, 2018, with the headline 'Traffic Police buy BMWs for expressway patrol'. Subscribe