This BMW M3 is not a real police car, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X’s job is still safe

Jerrica · Oct 7, 2021 06:51 PM

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Photos of this BMW M3 police car has been going viral on social media, some media reported that the car is possibly the next high-performance police car. But a member of the production crew has confirmed that the car was commissioned only for a movie and not the police.

Update: Turns out the BMW M3 does have links to PDRM after all! Read it here.

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The BMW M3 police car will most probably star in either Polis Evo 3 or a new film production known as The Catcher. New Straits Times’ showbiz reported that the latter is the most expensive Malaysian film to be ever made as it has a budget of over RM 50 million.

The movie’s premise will tap into the car modification culture in Malaysia and tells the classic story of a small-town boy who aspires to become the drift king.

Also read: All-new G80 BMW M3 Competition introduced in Malaysia; 510 PS/650 Nm, from RM 664k

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Robotz Car Club founder Datuk Seri Jeffrey Teoh announced at a press conference on 4-October that the movie will feature at least 500 supercars from the club.

It sounds like The Catcher has aspirations to be the Malaysian Fast and Furious and the next Polis Evo. From what we understand,the movie is currently still in its pre-production stages and filming will officially start in May 2022. 

Also read: 2021 BMW M3, M4, 430i now up to RM 25k cheaper than before, with SST discount

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But back to the BMW M3 police car. 

Other than the M3, other cars like two BMW X3s and a Volkswagen Tiguan were seen wearing police decals. One of the videos circulating online were apparently of stunt drivers getting the training they need for the driving scenes in the movie.

Also read: Stuck at home during MCO? Here’s a list of awesome car movies to binge on!

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So, no, the BMW M3 police car is not joining the Royal Malaysian Police’s Helang Squad that consists of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X. It also won’t be taking over the role as escort car for the Agong which the Honda Civic Type R currently fills.

But we wouldn’t mind seeing yet another high-precision machine put on official uniforms. What say you?

Also read: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X called to escort Covid-19 vaccines in Malaysia

 

Jerrica

Writer

There isn’t a time in memory that doesn’t involve staring at cars. After discovering the excitement of watching Schumacher vs Hakkinen, Formula 1 became a major part of life. The love for cars and F1 ultimately led to a job with CAR Magazine. The untimely death of the magazine meant a hiatus from cars at lifestyle women’s magazine Marie Claire before another opportunity came knocking again.

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