Australian Police Receive Mercedes-AMG E43 Patrol Car

Catching speeding drivers will be a cinch for police in Australia with their new toy

Police in the state of Victoria, Australia, will be chasing speeding drivers with the help of a new Mercedes-AMG E43 Patrol Car. This is not actually the first AMG the police in this state had, as the E43 AMG replaces a GLE63 AMG they were using as a loan for the past 12 months.

The new vehicle is used also to showcase the newest advanced safety and assistance systems. One of these systems allows for semi-autonomous driving, in the same way, Tesla's autopilot does.

“Our partnership with Mercedes-Benz is about highlighting safety features in vehicles; we want to be part of the discussion around what safer cars look like and know that having the Guardian V2 out and about in the community does this", explains road policing command assistant commissioner, Doug Fryer.

Under the hood, the Mercedes-AMG E43 has a 3.0-liter V6 engine, developing a whopping 396 hp and 472 Nm (384 lb-ft of torque). It gets from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.6 seconds.