The Michigan State Police will test five different versions of the Dodge Charger Enforcer in their annual comparisons this year, according to Police magazine. New for 2014 will be the long-awaited all-wheel-drive version, which will counter Ford’s suddenly popular all wheel drive squad cars and CUVs. Ford has been selling its all wheel drive Explorers to the police at bargain prices, along with its Taurus-based cars. General Motors sells two sets of police cars, the front wheel drive Impala and rear wheel drive, Australian-design Caprice. The Caprice is mechanically similar to the Pontiac G5, and has, as we predicted, spawned a civilian version, the Chevrolet SS. The Charger police cars are sold only with five-speed automatics, though civilian Chargers with V6 engines are only sold with eight-speeds. The police can, however, choose between 2.65:1 and 3.07:1 axle ratios with either engine in rear wheel drive; the all wheel drive version..
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