MAN Truck & Bus
MAN sponsors FC Bayern Munich,VfL Wolfsburg, Borussia Mönchengladbach and RB Leipzig – four top German clubs that use a MAN team coach for their travels.
“The team” in its MAN-team coach
The German national football team travels in an exclusively equipped MAN Lion´s Coach. The women’s and U 21 national teams also use a customised team coach provided by MAN Truck & Bus for their travels.
“The team” enjoys a coach with a hefty 500 HP (368 kW). The women’s national team too can be pleased with a new MAN Lion´s Coach C at 460 HP (288 kW) for its team journeys. The stars of tomorrow in the U 21 national team also get mobile team facilities with MAN branding – likewise a Lion´s Coach C with a powerful 460 HP (228 kW). All three DFB team coaches are decked with extensive special equipment and an exclusive interior design. The MAN Bus Modification Centre in Plauen was responsible for individual configuration of these three-axle vehicles that are 13.4 metres long.
In addition to built-in table and leg-rests in the front row, all 36 leather passenger seats are equipped with adjustable headrests. Four Vis-à-Vis tables, two of which are height-adjustable, provide space for meetings before and after the game. A high-quality catering area with ample storage space, refrigerator and coffee bar as well as a comfort toilet make a stay on board a pleasant one. The powerful multimedia equipment also leaves little to be desired: Premium WLAN with LTE reception, media server, LCD monitors in the stern, a sound system with additional speakers and subwoofers, HDMI connection as well as USB sockets ensure the best entertainment.
The DFB managers pay particular attention to the issue of safety.
In addition to observing the surroundings through six cameras, the DFB team's MAN Lion's Coach is equipped with numerous assistance systems such as Emergency Brake Assist (EBA), Lane Keeping System (LGS), Electronic Stability Program (ESP), rain/light sensor, MAN AttentionGuard attention assistant and proximity cruise control (ACC).
Setting records with MAN
Record holding Bundesliga leader FC Bayern Munich has been sponsored by MAN since 2008. MAN provides Germany's most successful football club with a team coach and a mobile fan shop. Since the 2018/19 season, the team has travelled home after its victories in a MAN Lion‘s Coach that is equipped with lots of special features.
MAN presented the largest ever exhibition of MAN models in front of Berlin's Olympic Stadium in 2018. MAN TGEs displayed the potential player formation ahead of the last obligatory match managed by Jupp Heynckes. This involved eleven MAN TGEs with laminated placards showing portraits of the players and their shirt numbers.
Top performance for the red bulls
MAN has been a partner of RB Leipzig since the 2020/21 season. Of course, the red bulls, like the other partner clubs, travel to the games with a specially designed Lion's Coach. Oliver Mintzlaff was presented with the bus.
A coach for the juniors
MAN has committed itself to the young talent at Borussia Mönchengladbach since 2012. This involves MAN providing the official team coach for the junior eleven.
Racing cars on board: MAN has been assisting the team at EKS Performance AB and driver Mattias Ekström for six years. MAN tractor units are used to transport the racing cars to their venues. MAN commercial vehicles are also used to safely carry the DTM and LMP vehicles and all the Audi Sport equipment to the race events.
Racing driver Mattias Ekström and his team at EKS Performance AB and Abt Sportsline have of late been very pleased with the new MAN vehicles which transport their racing cars. Each of the teams received two MAN TGX D38 tractor units.