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"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 and Grand Theft Auto V.


Following the release of Grand Theft Auto V, the car was renamed simply as Injection, as BF becomes its manufacturer.


3D Universe

In all its appearances, the BF Injection generally 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.

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 design remains the same. It possessed a generally exaggerated design, an open air occupant compartment, no doors, curvy shells and a large rear-mounted engine, making the vehicle particularly distinctive. It is seen with a wide array of body color combinations encompassing the body and its trims. Through each title, the BF Injection has minor alterations as listed below.

The GTA III rendition does not have headlamps, despite emitting light beams from its front fenders. In GTA Vice City, the vehicle has received cosmetic improvements, such as the addition of front lights (its headlights are moved towards the center, and additional hi-beam lights are mounted on the roll bars), and improved detailing (including minor variations of the fittings) on the engine. The Vice City edition also features golden trims as well as silver ones. In GTA Advance, the BF Injection retains its curvy profile and rear engine, but has a closed top and doors. For GTA Liberty City Stories and GTA Vice City Stories, both models had minor changes over their respective versions, except that the LCS rendition rectifies the GTA III vehicle's lack of headlights (two are now attached to the front fenders).

The BF Injection differs significantly in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, where it has a slightly sleeker and more angular look, as well as a tighter, narrower rear end. The GTA San Andreas rendition may feature two-tone body colors, in addition to the body-and-trim color schemes seen in the earlier games.

Grand Theft Auto V

In Grand Theft Auto V, the buggy features a short wheelbase body, based on a 1963 VW Fusca Buggy (however, it has a rear split window much like the early model Beetles), which has been modified to cope with off-road use (into a Baja Bug). The front of the car features modified, lightweight arches. The most distinct feature of the front end is the central section, with dune buggy-style under-body protection. Along with the protective sheeting, push bars that are as wide as the arches are mounted and at the top of the sheeting are the headlights. 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. The rear of the car's body features a large removed area to house a rear-mounted engine. The rear windscreen is ovular and vertically split into two equal halves. Although many elements have been removed from the rear, the engine is sat on a tube frame with a chrome finish. This tube frame 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.

In the enhanced version, despite the fact that the Injection is made by BF, 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.

Current Design Gallery

Version History Gallery


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.

While the GTA San Andreas rendition retains a powerful engine, its redesigned form has a shorter wheelbase, increasing the risk of spinouts. It is extremely bottom-heavy, like the Bandito, which severely reduces the risk of rollovers. Its grippy MMT dual-purpose tyres also boost its off-road capabilities. It has a very powerful rear-drive, along with a much stronger engine, just slightly behind the Bandito. 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 to have a rear-mounted engine.

3D Universe Overview

Vehicle Statistics - 3D Universe
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
N/A 106 / 170 4 Petrol RWD 800 / 1764 (GTA III, GTA VC)
1200 / 2646 (GTA SA - GTA VCS)
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 offroad 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. The Bug features a rear-mounted, air-cooled engine powering the rear wheels in an RR drivetrain layout. It may feature a central exhaust tip that points upwards. The car uses standard tires at the front and very large, high profile sand dune tires at the rear. Bulletproof tires are highly recommended for it to withstand gunshots.

The engine model appears to be in beta condition, but is a remake of a single cam flat-4 with two carburetors and a large air cooling system.

GTA V Overview

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

Type Upgrade Cost (Story) Cost (Online)
Armor 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 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
Lights Xenon Lights $300 $3,000
- -
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker N/A $2,000
Full Coverage N/A $2,000
Respray - -
Crew Emblem N/A $25,000
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A $1,600
Suspension Lowered Suspension $500 $1,000
Street Suspension $1,000 $2,000
Sport Suspension $1,700 $3,400
Competition Suspension $2,200 $4,400
Transmission Street Transmission $2,950 $5,900
Sports Transmission $3,250 $6,500
Race Transmission $4,000 $8,000
Turbo Turbo Tuning $2,500 $30,000
Wheels - -

Image Gallery

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: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

Notable Owners

Grand Theft Auto III

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto V


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.



  • 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.

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.


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