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Rover 400 on beat with Gloucs police

GLOUCESTERSHIRE Constabulary has taken delivery of six new Rover 400 Series police cars - the first force to specify the vehicle. The Rover 416i saloon accelerates to 60mph in 10secs, has a top speed of 118mph and the police were particularly impressed by the driveability of the 400 which can accelerate in fourth gear between 30-50mph in 8.5secs.

The unique police specification includes a calibrated speedometer, police multicore wiring harness, heavy duty battery and ABS - a standard feature.

Gloucestershire Constabulary fleet manager Mike Barwick said: 'The Rover 400 saloon has several appealing features. As a police car it offers ample power, is cost effective and has a large boot. The suspension system, even when laden with our special equipment, still offers a very comfortable ride - a very important aspect when the working day is confined to the surroundings of a motor car.

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