Thursday, June 29, 2006

Coming Soon to a Speed Trap Near You - The 2007 Tahoe Police Package

2007 Tahoe Police Vehicle

While not mentioned in any part of GM's long lead press release for 2007, these are some of the first non-GM photographs of the new 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe Police Package.

Externally, the Tahoe is discernable from it's height - or the lack therefore of. While the GMT 900 is a huge vehicle, the stance of the Police Vehicle is a bit lower than civilian models, perhaps attributable to the 17" steel wheels, shod with P265/60R17 tires.

The rear portal for trailering equipment is closed by a plastic plug. No mention of trailering equipment, let alone towing specifications, exists on the Police Vehicle page on GM's Online Order Guide.

2007 Tahoe Police Vehicle Interior

Internally, the Tahoe sports twin cloth buckets up front, and lacks a center console. Dashboard trim is in a silver argent color, and the cluster has been changed to sport a certified 160 mph speedometer. The rear bench seat is trimmed in grey vinyl, and all floor carpeting has been replaced with black vinyl trimmings.

According to the order guide, the Tahoe Police Vehicle will only be available as a 2WD unit, powered by GM's 5.3L V8. Equipped with active-fuel management, E85 capability, and coupled through the 4L60-E automatic, this engine (code LMG) is identical in performance (320 hp, 340 lb-ft. torque) to the 5.3L available to the public.

Additionally, while GM's write up of the "Z56 Suspension" on the Police Tahoe cites it as being "police duty", comparison of it's specifications show no change in sway bar and shock absorber diameters from a standard 2WD Tahoe. As this is still preliminary information, this is not yet certain.

In addition to the above, Tahoe Police Vehicles will also come standard with:

  • High-capacity air cleaner

  • 160 amp alternator and 760 CCA battery (duals available as SEO)

  • Heavy-duty engine and transmission oil coolers

  • 3.73:1 Rear Axle Ratio

  • Skid plate package

  • "Police balanced" prop-shaft

  • Grounding studs and radio suppression straps


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many thanks for this information. As the completely satisfied owner of a factory ordered 1999 Tahoe POC, I find this most interesting.

7/28/2006 7:24 PM  

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