Dubai and Los Angeles are not the only cities in the world to have a BMW i8 among the local police force – as Rose Bay in the state of New South Wales in Australia can also exhibit the cool vehicle.
Of course, since it’s an exotic car, the electrified sports car with a Land Down Under police livery won’t be doing mere police car work – instead it will be used for community events as a way to increase awareness and engagement. By the way, if somebody – Sylvester Stallone and Wesley Snipes included – would ever consider a modern take on the Sci-Fi action cult Demolition Man from 1993 – they could take inspiration from the Australian BMW i8 police car. The movie featured the General Motors Ultralite concept for the fictional San Angeles Police Department and that one was also all about fuel efficiency, rated back then at 88 miles per gallon. That’s truly impressive since the i8 is only capable of 76 MPGe, according to EPA.
Anyways, the Rose Bay Police Squad added the vehicle is being loaned from the BMW Sydney dealerships and tax payer’s money have not been implicated. By the way, Australia has a love affair with exotic cars for Police Car duties – we can name an Audi RS7 Sportback, a Porsche 911 Carrera, a Lexus RC F, as well as a Volvo S60 modified by Polestar, and a Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe, among many.