The Protection Service of the Police of the Czech Republic is a unit of national scope and international scope, whose mission is to protect persons appointed by a government decree. It mainly concerns constitutional officials other than the President of the Republic, who have their own security (another department).
The service also protects foreign delegations in accordance with applicable international agreements, selected objects (Senate, Parliament, Embassies, diplomatic objects, etc.), other designated persons, and also solves, for example, analyzes of groups at risk, or protection against drones .
Performing truly diverse tasks, police officers need appropriate equipment, including vehicles with various registration marks, which, in addition to safety, are supposed to ensure comfort for the people being transported, representativeness or, on the contrary, inconspicuousness.
In the garage of the protection service, there are not only luxury limousines, but also a variety of SUVs that serve as “workers”, which are multi-purpose vehicles designed to transport several people or off-road vehicles for tasks performed off-road.
We also got to the site and got acquainted in detail with the selected models available for the protection service. The fleet is indeed diverse, but there is a reason for that…
BMW K 1600 GT
Motorcycle protection service? Why not. This is the 2020 BMW K 1600 GT equipped with a unique 1.7-liter V6 engine with 160 HP and 175 Nm of torque.
The machine’s transmission is six-speed, adaptive suspension, and ABS tilt. Given the weight of 319 kg, acceleration from zero to one hundred takes 3.2 seconds.
The machine is intended to be the lead vehicle in a convoy, so its driver drives first, directs traffic, and reports for it. He is in fact a scout who is first everywhere and knows everything. You can also see this motorcycle at various public presentations.
The agile and representative 2016 Audi S6 has a twin-turbocharged 450-hp eight-cylinder four under the hood mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission.
The car has four-wheel drive, a top speed limited to 250 km / h and acceleration from zero to one hundred in less than five seconds.
What is the car used for? It is an accompaniment – the first or last position in the column. You can also meet the Audi S6 at the official presentations to the public.
The sedan from 2013, nicknamed the “Cat”, does not age, after all, just look at its eye-catching design. The joy does not end there, as the heart of the car’s driving is a three-liter, six-cylinder, compressor-assisted petrol engine that produces 340 horsepower.
Torque of 450 Nm is transmitted through the eight-speed automatic transmission to all four wheels, while the maximum speed of the car is 250 km / h. Acceleration from zero to hundreds is also impressive, the car takes 6.4 seconds.
Despite its age, the Jaguar still looks good-looking and drives mainly outwardly protected people. Although the car attracts attention in the streets, it is among the popular and widely used vehicles.
The Bavarian X5 series is usually seen as a luxury car, however, in the ranks of the protective service it is an ordinary worker, but decently equipped. SUVs are usually assigned to protect a moving VIP limousine in front of them and carry bodyguards.
The heart of the 2020 car is a three-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine with 340 horsepower and 450 Nm. With the help of an eight-speed automatic transmission, torque is then transmitted to all four wheels with standard rear axle dominance.
The companion car of official performance and support teams has a maximum speed of 250 km / h and acceleration from zero to hundreds in 5.5 seconds.
The flagship of the Czech Republic Police Protective Service with proud flag bearers, active rear axle and extended body. It is an impressive and representative car, the heart of which is a 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged eight-cylinder engine with 530 hp.
Shifting again is a parquet eight-speed automatic, both axles are engaged, the maximum is limited to 250 km/h and acceleration from standstill to 100 can be achieved in about 4 seconds.
The 2020 BMW 750Li xDrive is a well-represented model in the range of security services, and in terms of comfort, it does not lack luxury equipment, including an information system for rear passengers.
The most powerful Škoda Superb in a liftback body is equipped with a 2-liter four-cylinder petrol engine with 280 hp, which is teamed with a seven-speed DSG automatic transmission that sends its torque output to all four wheels.
Lorraine and Clement’s standard equipment The car completes the car’s top speed of 250 km / h and acceleration from zero to one hundred in less than 6 seconds.
In the service of protection, the Skoda Superb has the function of an inconspicuous car used to blend in with the crowd or to protect people in the short term. After all, you just need to look at how many Superbs drive on our roads, and you will immediately understand.
Land Rover Defender
The new 2021 “defick” takes its place among the police off-road trunk rangers, so you’ll meet it everywhere your average SUV won’t.
The heart of this modern four-wheeled vehicle is a 300-horsepower, three-liter, six-cylinder diesel engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The advantage of the model is also the changeability of the ground clearance, which will further support the off-road passability.
In addition, off-roading is used to protect people in the short term, or for trips to hard-to-reach places.
Shame on Kodiak
The Mladoboleslavský bear found its place in the protective service in the Laurin & Klement equipment and with the four-cylinder 2.0 TDI engine with 190 hp. The combination of the engine with a seven-speed DSG gearbox and 4×4 drive will not surprise anyone either.
For example, the Kodiaqs (and Superbs) fleet protected the incumbent President Petr Pavel even before his inauguration. In addition, these cars are deployed to protect people in the short term and perform all kinds of tasks in which police officers take advantage of the fact that they easily blend with the crowd.
The multi-seater carries the 300d designation, which translates to a 2-liter four-cylinder diesel engine tuned to 239 horsepower mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission.
The 2020 Avantgarde XL specification model will also offer an all-wheel drive system, luxurious leather seats, 500 Nm of torque, acceleration from zero to one hundred in less than 9 seconds, and a top speed of 214 km / h.
The vehicle is used to transport several people, whether they are protected persons or members of the protective service themselves. It is also a means of transportation for large delegations.
There are rumors about the unit of protective services of the Czech Republic Police that they have powerful vehicles primarily due to the need for maximum speed, however, according to their representatives, it is primarily about acceleration. The primary task of the department members is to ensure the safety of the people involved, not to get them to places in record time.
In any case, these are beautiful vehicles, but they are difficult to recognize in traffic. That is, until the hidden beacons are lit. This is when the models light up like Christmas trees and start exercising their legitimate right of way…
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