Gardai will be driving Beamers to keep up with the criminals

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Gardai will be driving Beamers to keep up with the criminals
7:35 Tuesday 11th of October 2016

Gardai will be finally fully equipped to catch marauding burglars with these high-powered cars.

The 162-registered BMW 5 Series will be driven by the Regional Support Unit which act as armed back up for operations around the country.

The vehicles costing around €70,000 each, are designed to take up the fight against highly mobile gangs carrying out crimes in rural areas such as in Co Kildare.

The Garda fleet has been criticised in the past for being too old and not fast enough to pursue criminals in stolen luxury cars.

These BMW cars have a maximum speed of 145 mph or 233 km per hour.

Earlier this year, Gardai hit the road with Audi Q7 four-wheel drives which have a top speed of 137 mph or 220 km per hour.

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