GM has officially revealed the police version of their 2012 Chevy Impala. It is 28 percent more fuel efficient than its closest competitor, the Ford Crown Victoria. The updated Impala will be available in both police and retail forms. Under the hood, GM has added a new 3.6-liter V6 engine with direct-injection technology connected to a six-speed automatic transmission that gives an output of 302hp, a 72hp increase from the 2011 model.
The end result is an Impala that can go from 0-62 mph in 6.6 seconds and can get 17/27 mpg city/highway. The Impala police car will also feature StabiliTrak stability control technology, giving it a stopping distance of 132 feet. The steering and suspension systems aim to reduce body roll and improve handling. The tires are Goodyear's Eagle RS with a W speed rating of up to 140 mph. With the Ford Crown Victoria about to make its retirement speech, the new Chevy Impala is set to take to the streets and give law enforcement that needed boost to apprehend criminals. And speeders.