This just in. The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) has issued an official statement regarding the viral High Performance Police escort cars, stating that the five supplied vehicles it received on October 7 were only for proof of concept or evaluation purposes.
It emphasised that the quintet – a BMW M3, two units of BMW X3 and two Volkswagen Tiguan – was not purchased, but supplied by BMW Malaysia and Volkswagen Passenger Car Malaysia to be evaluated over a period of two weeks.
“PDRM understands the government’s financial constraints,” the statement read, and assured it did not buy the expensive cars with public money. The G80 BMW M3 is priced from RM665k in Malaysia.
The trial, which will be conducted by PDRM’s KNDKA, traffic (JSPT) and escort divisions (CCP), will determine if these high-performance vehicles are suitable for official police duties.