2014 Chevrolet Caprice PPV
Chevrolet announced the Caprice PPV (Police Patrol Vehicle) back in 2009 and since then, it became one of the most appreciated police cars. For the 2014 model year, the Caprice PPV is further improved with a series of exterior and interior enhancements, new safety measures and new technology.
The model is imported from Australia and is being built on GM’s Zeta platform. The Caprice PPV comes with a choice of two engines — a V-6 and a V-8 — and both come with a standard six-speed automatic transmission.
Updates for the 2014 model year include: a larger-diameter front stabilizer bar and new front struts that enhance handling performance and reduce body roll when cornering; a new instrument cluster;newly designed front seat-mounted pelvic air bags to reduce the risk of pelvic injury by up to 30 percent; and a new exterior color: Prussian Steel Metallic.
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2014 Chevrolet Caprice PPV
Horsepower @ RPM:301 @ 6700
Torque @ RPM:265 @ 4800
0-60 time:7 sec.
Top Speed:154 mph
The 2014 Caprice PPV is specially designed for police work, so it comes with special design features, like a flashing lights, sirens and lots of police badges.
For the 2014 model year, buyers can order the Caprice PPV in eight exterior colors: Phantom Black Metallic, Heron White, Karma Metallic, Mirage Glow Metallic, Red Hot, Silver Ice Metallic, Hugo Blue Metallic and Prussian Steel Metallic.
|Wheelbase (in / mm)||118.5 / 3,010|
|Overall length (in / mm)||204.2 / 5,187|
|Overall width (in / mm)||74.8 / 1,899|
|Overall height (in / mm)||58.7 / 1,490|
|Track (in / mm)||front: 62.8 / 1,596 |
rear : 63.2 / 1,606
|Curb weight (lb / kg)||4,043 / 1,834 (V-6) |
4,162 / 1,888 (V-8)
The car’s interior is specially designed to offer police officers the best comfort and safety features. For the 2014 model year, the Caprice PPV receives wider front seat cushions and revised bolsters. Also, the front seats are sculpted to "pocket" the equipment belt and they are wrapped in high-wear, low-friction materials. Also adding to officer comfort is a six-way power driver’s seat as standard.
Standard Interior Features
- Standard driver information center in the instrument cluster with an oil life monitor and selectable “Capture Speed” feature that captures speed with tracking/pacing other vehicles
- Standard cloth front bucket seats, with cloth rear bench seat and carpeted floor covering; vinyl-covered rear seat and floor covering are available
- Standard driver and front passenger six-way power seat adjusters
- Standard analog 160-mph certified speedometer, with 1-mph increments
- Standard tilt and telescopic steering column
- Industry exclusive front seat-only head curtain air bag
- Standard surveillance mode for exterior and interior lighting
- Standard trunk release buttons mounted on the front door panels
|Headroom (in / mm)||38.7 / 983||37.5 / 954|
|Legroom (in / mm)||42.2 / 1,072||43.2 / 1,098|
|Shoulder room (in / mm)||59.1 / 1,501||59 / 1,499|
|Hip room (in / mm)||57.5 / 1,461||57.9 / 1,472|
The Caprice PPV comes standard with a standard 3.6-liter V-6 engine that delivers a total of 301 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. The optional engine is a 6.0-liter V-8 that packs 355 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque. Both engines are mated to a standard six-speed automatic transmission that is performance-calibrated for police duty.
|Displacement (cu in / cc)||217 / 3564||364 / 5967|
|Bore & stroke (in / mm)||3.7 x 3.37 / 94 x 85.6||4.00 x 3.62 / 101.6 x 92|
|Block material||sand-cast aluminum with cast-in bore liners||cast aluminum|
|Cylinder head material||cast aluminum||cast aluminum|
|Valvetrain||DOHC, four valves per cylinder, continuously variable valve timing (VVT)||two valves per cylinder|
|Ignition system||coil-on-plug||58X; direct iridium electrode tip / iridium-core spark plugs, low-resistance spark plug wires|
|Fuel||direct high-pressure fuel injection||sequential fuel injection|
|Horsepower (hp/ kW @ rpm)||301 / 224 @ 6700 rpm||355 / 265 @ 5300|
|Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm)||265 / 359 @ 4800 rpm||384 / 521@ 4400|
|Fuel||unleaded regular or E85 ethanol||regular unleaded or E85 ethanol|
|Maximum engine speed (rpm)||7200||6000|
|Est. fuel economy (city / hwy mpg)||18 / 26||15 / 24|
Suspension and Bakes
Both V-6 and V-8 versions are offered with a four-wheel independent suspension, electric power steering and StabiliTrak electronic stability control.
The car sits on 18-inch steel wheels with performance Goodyear P235/50R18 tires.
Prices for the 2014 Chevrolet Caprice PPV will be announced at a later date.
The Ford Police Interceptor is offered with a choice of three powerful V-6 engines, with power ranging from 280 horsepower in the base 3.5-liter TiVCT V-6 engine up to 365 horsepower from the 3.5-liter V-6 EcoBoost version. Both models are equipped with an AWD system and fearture with brakes, tires, and wheels specially designed for police duty.
Chevrolet’s Caprice PPV is one of the most appreciated cars among police officers. For the 2014 model year the police car offers new additional features, making it even more competitive then before.