"Super reinforced shocks - perfect for cushioning when you are jumping sand dunes and landing with such ferocity that you bite your tongue in two."
Southern San Andreas Super Autos description.

The Injection (formerly named BF Injection) is a dune buggy and off-road coupe that appears in the 3D Universe, Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online. Following the release of GTA V, the BF name is labeled as a manufacturer.

Design

3D Universe

In Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto Advance, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, the vehicle resembles a slightly enlarged Meyers Manx, a kit car made from a Volkswagen Beetle. It was designed by Bruce F. "BF" Meyers and was at one point manufactured by his company, B.F. Meyers & Co. (hence the BF part on the name). The vehicle retained the generally exaggerated design, with a rounded body, large wheels, open cabin and a rear engine. The GTA III rendition does not have headlamps (despite emitting light beams from its front fenders), but latter games rectified the issue with the addition of two circular headlamps, as well as additional hi-beam lamps mounted on the roll bars. In GTA Advance, the BF Injection retains its curvy profile and rear engine, but has a closed top and doors. The BF Injection can be seen with a wide array of primary body colours, with a secondary colour on the lower trims, generally painted in grey/silver.

In Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, the vehicle assumes a sleeker, more angular look, appearing to resemble VW Beach Buggies build around the 90s. It features square-shaped lamps, as well as a tighter, narrower rear end. The vehicle may feature two-tone body colours, in addition to the body-and-trim colour schemes seen in the earlier games. It uses MMT tyres.

Grand Theft Auto V

In Grand Theft Auto V, the Injection is seemingly based on a 1963 VW Fusca Buggy (though it has a rear split window much like earlier Beetle models), which has been modified to cope with off-road use (into a Baja Bug).

The vehicle assumes a shorter, altered design with a relatively similar height to that of the 3D Universe iterations. The front of the car features a large push bar with a buggy-style under-body protection, with a set of circular headlamps behind the push bar. The upper area of the car has a narrow front with two inset formations.

The sides of the car's body lack any extra formations aside from the large, flared arches that have been fitted to the car. The buggy does, however, feature chrome wing mirrors with chrome lines passing through the whole car. The cabin is relatively small and features an ovular rear window vertically split into two equal halves. The engine is sat on a tube frame with a chrome finish, which may have a long antenna mounted towards the right, at the top. To make the vehicle road legal, it features two circular tail lamps and a central area to mount a license plate. The engine may have a central exhaust tip that points upwards.

The interior of the car is heavily rusted with a seemingly damaged leather finish on the seats and the doorcards, as well as a broken-down dashboard with missing gauges, aside from a functional speedometer.

The primary colour of the car is applied on the body, while the secondary colour is applied on the fenders and in the form of twin stripes over the inset sections of the front. It uses a set of five-spoke rims fitted with standard treaded tyres on the front and wider dust tyres on the rear (a layout also shared with the Dune Buggy).

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Performance

3D Universe

In GTA III, the BF Injection's performance is generally above average. The vehicle fares well in speed, but cannot match the speed of sports cars. Handling is adequate, with a wide wheelbase and a light weight. Despite its off-road design, the GTA III rendition features stiff suspension and a high center of gravity, leaving the vehicle prone to rollovers. In GTA Vice City, the BF Injection's suspension is improved for better off-road driving, but it may still flip forward and land on its roof. In GTA Liberty City Stories, it exhibits poor handling on sand, though the version in GTA Vice City Stories is the opposite as it's the chosen vehicle for the Beach Patrol side-mission. All renditions of the BF Injection are powered by a small turbocharged V8 engine, except the GTA San Andreas rendition, which is powered by a flat 4-cylinder engine. The BF Injection in Liberty City Stories is the only car in the game to have a rear-mounted engine.

The GTA San Andreas rendition features a more powerful engine, and a redesigned form has a shorter wheelbase, increasing the risk of spinouts. It is noticeable bottom-heavy and somewhat rear-heavy, like the Bandito, which severely reduces the risk of rollovers. Unlike the Bandito, the BF Injection possesses responsive and quick steering, with a touch of oversteer. Its grippy MMT dual-purpose tires also boost its off-road capabilities. It has a very powerful rear-drive, along with a much stronger engine than previous renditions. The vehicle will wheelspin violently, yet only briefly, when the gas is pressed. This can be seen by tapping the gas quickly; the wheels will change orientation, but the vehicle will not move much in response.

3D Universe Overview


Vehicle Statistics - 3D Universe
Acceleration
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(FWD / RWD / AWD)
Mass
(kg / lbs)
Handling.cfg
N/A 106 / 170 4 Petrol RWD 800 / 1764 (GTA III, GTA VC)
1200 / 2646 (GTA SA - GTA VCS)
Observed
N/A N/A 4 RR SOHC V8 (GTA III version, In-game model)
RR SOHC Flat-4 (GTA SA version, In-game model)
RWD Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto V

In Grand Theft Auto V, the BF Injection still performs generally well. It has decent acceleration and an average top speed, and is generally stable while turning. Being a purpose-built off-road vehicle, it does perform very well off the asphalt, with its acceleration and speed much more noteworthy. The addition of a covered roof helps in recovery from rollovers. While the rear-mounted engine does generally keep it safe, the rest of the vehicle is very susceptible to deformation damage, and can only take one or two hard crashes before any wheels become stuck. Bulletproof tires are highly recommended for it to withstand gunshots.

The Injection features a rear-mounted, air-cooled single cam Flat-4 engine with two carburetors, powering the rear wheels in an RR drivetrain layout. The engine emits a low-revving and loud sound, possibly attributed to its worn condition.

GTA V Overview


Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
Acceleration
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(FWD / RWD / AWD)
Mass
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
Handling.meta [?]
N/A 84 / 135 5 N/A RWD 1800 / 3968 45
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed
7.2 Seconds 100 / 161 5 RR SOHC Flat-4 (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Speed
Acceleration
Braking
Traction

Modifications

Grand Theft Auto V

Category Modification Cost (GTA V) Cost (GTA Online)
Armor No Armor $100 $200
Armor Upgrade 20% $500 $4,500
Armor Upgrade 40% $1,250 $7,500
Armor Upgrade 60% $2,000 $12,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $3,500 $21,000
Armor Upgrade 100% $5,000 $30,000
Brakes Stock Brakes $100 $200
Street Brakes $2,000 $4,000
Sport Brakes $2,700 $5,400
Race Brakes $3,500 $7,000
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $900 $1,800
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $1,250 $2,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $1,800 $3,600
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $3,350 $6,700
Explosives Ignition Bomb N/A $5,000
Remote Bomb N/A $7,500
Horns Main article: Los Santos Customs/Horns - -
Lights Stock Lights $100 $200
Xenon Lights $300 $3,000
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker N/A $2,000
Full Coverage N/A $2,000
Respray Main article: Los Santos Customs/Respray Colors - -
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A $1,600
Suspension Stock Suspension $100 $200
Lowered Suspension $500 $1,000
Street Suspension $1,000 $2,000
Sport Suspension $1,700 $3,400
Competition Suspension $2,200 $4,400
Transmission Stock Transmission $100 $200
Street Transmission $2,950 $5,900
Sports Transmission $3,250 $6,500
Race Transmission $4,000 $8,000
Turbo None $500 $1,000
Turbo Tuning $2,500 $30,000
Wheels* Main article: Los Santos Customs/Wheels - -
* Vehicle is limited to Bulletproof Tires and Tire Smokes.

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Grand Theft Auto V

Special Variants

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

In the mission "Cut Throat Business" (GTA San Andreas), a unique black and red BF injection is used to transport Carl Johnson and Madd Dogg to meet OG Loc. Because the player is unable to store this BF Injection in any garage during the mission (as it simply disappears after), it can only be acquired by killing Madd Dogg, thereby failing the mission, and taking the buggy to a safehouse garage. Its performance is no different to the standard BF Injection.

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto III

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto Advance

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

Grand Theft Auto V

Notable Owners

Grand Theft Auto III

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto V

Locations

Grand Theft Auto III

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

  • On the beach in Portland Beach, near Marco's Bistro. Use the Perfect Handling cheat to make it easy to get the vehicle off the beach, or drive straight forward from it's current position, go up the part of the hill that is angled towards the southwest, and into the Portland Harbor area in order to obtain it without the use of cheats.
  • One can acquire it by going to Capital Autos and doing the Car Salesman side-mission. The player can acquire it by killing a customer, then, sports cars like Stinger, Banshee, and Cheetah will disappear, except for the BF Injection or selecting the BF Injection's test drive and failing it, keeping the car.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

  • Parked at one of the lifeguard houses, starts "Beach Patrol". The vehicle is always painted red with black trims, matching the lifeguards' red swimsuits.
  • Randomly spawns around the streets of Ocean Beach.
  • A bullet-proof version can be purchased from Sunshine Autos after completion of "Beach Patrol".

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Commonly seen driven and parked in Sandy Shores.
  • Seen in traffic throughout Blaine County.
  • Can be purchased from Southern San Andreas Super Autos for $16,000.
  • Can be requested by the Road Captain of a Motorcycle Club for $1,000 for club use in free mode. This version will have bulletproof tires and a bullet-resistant windshield.

Trivia

General

  • The "BF" in the BF Injection's name may refer to the real world manufacturer of the Meyers Manx (which its design is based on), B.F. Meyers & Co or the Meyers Manx's original designer, Bruce F. "BF" Meyer.
    • Alternatively the BF Injection's name may also be a play on "beef injection", a slang term for sexual intercourse.
  • The default radio stations of the BF Injection are:

3D Universe

  • The BF Injection may have been manufactured by BF Motors, a company advertised in GTA San Andreas.
  • In GTA III, Joey Leone is frequently seen working on a BF Injection in cutscenes, and, after the completion of the Portland missions, the vehicle spawns outside the home of Joey's girlfriend, Misty, in Hepburn Heights (presumably a gift to Misty).
  • The BF Injection is the only vehicle prior to the HD Universe with the manufacturer in its name.
  • In GTA San Andreas, the BF Injection has two exhaust pipes, but no smoke can be seen.

Grand Theft Auto V

  • In the enhanced version, the steering wheel shows the Declasse logo; this is most likely a designer oversight, as the BF Injection has a similar interior to the beater Tornado.

See Also

  • Bandito - Another dune buggy featured in GTA San Andreas.
  • Bifta - A dune buggy based on the GTA III era's BF Injection. This has a similar design of the GTA San Andreas rendition.
  • Big Bug - An off-road vehicle also based on a Bettle, featured in Grand Theft Auto 2.

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