New team bus for FC Bayern

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The new team bus whetted Michael Lauerbach's appetite immediately. The longstanding FC Bayern bus driver was the first to take the wheel of the ultra-modern team bus which the German record champions received on Thursday evening. Lauerbach had driven it from a garage in Neufahrn to Munich's Odeonsplatz for the ceremonial handover. "MAN have done a superb job," he concluded after a first drive. He is "really looking forward" to using it, said Lauerbach: the third bus he'll take the wheel of is "the best one by far."

But first Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Andreas Jung were presented with the keys for the new MAN Lion’s Coach by MAN Truck & Bus Chairman Joachim Dress and MAN Truck & Bus Vice President of Communications Hartmut Sander. Rummenigge was impressed by the 500-HP vehicle. "We're happy we've been cooperating with MAN for ten years now. The buses get better and more comfortable year by year," said the FC Bayern chairman: "We love travelling on this bus, it's like a second living room," added the 63-year-old.

FCB marketing director Jung stressed the team bus is "an extremely important place for the team." The right "feelgood atmosphere" and "ideal conditions for the players' regeneration after matches" are essential for footballing success, according to Jung. The FC Bayern pros will benefit from the bus in the upcoming phase of midweek matches. Manuel Neuer & Co will "get on and relax" while Michael Lauerbach and his colleagues will gladly take them to their destination.

The new Bayern bus: facts and figures

Model:MAN Lion's Coach L
Data:500 HP / 368 kW; six-cylinder diesel (Euro 6)
Length:13.9 metre
Interior:32 seats, 4 vis à vis tables; fully equipped kitchen at the rear


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