Making a spectacular appearance before the league begins? We are your MAN.
FC Bayern Munich launches the season with a new MAN team bus
Just before the first game of the season, MAN has handed over a new team bus to FC Bayern Munich. The championship title holders will now be traveling in an MAN L Supreme Lion’s Coach.
During a spectacular show on the Allianz Arena esplanade produced by illusionist Julius Frack, the new team coach appeared on an empty stage. Some three hundred invited guests followed the bus presentation, including FC Bayern Sports Director Matthias Sammer, Bayern legend Paul Breitner and Double winner Thiago Alcantara.
"FC Bayern Munich´s team bus offers the latest technology. Apart from its technical qualities, its modern design and wide range of special fittings are particularly impressive," said Bernd Maierhofer, Executive Board Member at MAN Truck & Bus AG responsible for Research and Development, during the bus presentation.
The efficient six-cylinder diesel engine complies with the EURO 6 emission standard and, thanks to an automated 12-gear transmission, can generate up to 480 hp. Furthermore, the new team bus is fitted with an MAN Easy Start pull-away assistant, so that extremely comfortable starts are also possible on sloping roads. The interior fittings likewise leave nothing to be desired. Here again, FC Bayern Munich´s new team coach offers the latest technology, such as a Velimo full-service entertainment system from Lufthansa Systems, or a 360-degree external camera system from Continental, in addition to the built-in electric table tops and leg rests, as well as 19-inch LCD screens. And if they want to know how their competitors have played, the FC Bayern team can simply switch on the televisions via a satellite receiver and watch Sky. A Wi-Fi router and a professional Bang & Olufsen sound system round off the comfortable environment.
The new mobile team quarters are also impressive from the outside. A large FC Bayern shirt adorns the red-colored bus, ensuring a striking appearance on the part of the Double winner both at home and away.
"The bus is an important place for the team and we´re delighted to be starting off the season with this new vehicle. We hope, of course, to be using it to travel the longest possible distances across Europe," commented Matthias Sammer, describing the role to be played by the team bus.
"There´s no comparison with earlier models. This new bus has everything that a footballer´s heart desires and also needs. FC Bayern has lots of English weeks in front of it, so regenerating in the bus is very important," added FC Bayern legend Paul Breitner.
Munich travels MAN
MAN has been an official partner of FC Bayern since 2008. As from this season, the contract has been extended for another two years until 2016. As its commercial vehicle partner, MAN supplies the official team bus for the title holder. The FC Bayern basketball team also travels to its away matches in an MAN coach.
- Model: Lion's Coach L Supreme
- Length: 13.8 meters
- Width: 2.55 meters
- Height: 3.8 meters
- Engine: Six-cylinder in-line diesel engine (Euro 6)
- Output: 353 kW / 480 hp
- Gears: Automated 12-gear TipMatic® transmission
- Seats: 30
- Safety: Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Lane Guard System (LGS), Tyre Pressure Monitoring for all axles (TPM)
- Interior fittings: LED starry sky lighting (dimmable), 19" LCD screens, LTE Wi-Fi router, Extensive U-shaped galley at the rear with microwave, incl. combined fan-assisted oven/grill, oven, induction hob, refrigerators and fully-automatic Jura coffee machine, "Velimo" infotainment system from Lufthansa Sytems, Continental ProViu ASL 360 video recording system, Electric table tops/leg rests and face-to-face seating arrangements (4 club tables with electronic lowering device)