RB Leipzig will be crusing around in style from now on in their new MAN team bus, model "Lion's Coach L."
MAN Truck & Bus SE are now the official supplier of RB Leipzig, signing a partnership agreement until June 2023. Christoph Huber (chairman of the board, MAN Truck & Bus Deutschland GmbH) presented Oliver Mintzlaff (CEO of RB Leipzig) with a key to the new team bus on Sunday to symbolically mark the new partnership agreement.
In addition to the team bus, which has been designed with exclusive fittings, the partnership also includes branding rights on the bus parking lots at the Red Bull Arena as well as the use and advertising space of 30 tractor-trailers with the RBL logo.
(CEO of RB Leipzig):
- "We're very pleased to enter into a partnership with MAN and with the new MAN Lion's Coach. Our team is often on the road domestically, and we hope for plenty of international trips as well. Having a comfortable team bus is therefore important in order to make these trips as enjoyable as possible for our team.
That's why we paid particular attention to ensuring the smooth and quiet running of the bus, in order to guarantee a quiet atmosphere within the bus. Additionally, we were also concerned about driving safety, which is a criteria that our new bus fulfills perfectly."
(CEO, MAN Truck & Bus SE):
- "We're very exciting about our partnership with RB Leipzig and that a MAN bus will be providing the team with safe and comfortable transport to their games. Like several other top European clubs, RB Leipzig are relying on an award-winning, successful model with a top-quality vehicle for a top-quality team."
(Head coach, RB Leipzig:)
- "Our new bus is a fantastic addition for us, coming right in the middle of the season. It was a great experience to get to drive the bus myself. You don't often have the chance to test drive a 14-metre-long vehicle with 510 horsepower. I'm impressed with how quiet and easy the MAN Lion's Coach is to steer. With all the away trips we do, it's also important that we are able to use the time in the bus to relax, focus and to recover. Our new bus is packed with plenty of extra features to allow us to do just that."
INFO ON THE NEW TEAM BUS:
Comfort is at the forefront of a luxurious and spacious interior. The 33 passenger seats feature adjustable foot rests and backs, allowing the players to sit back and relax on long rides. Eight seats also feature automated adjustable leg rests.
The LED lights and lighting design also contributes to the relaxed atmosphere within the bus. The team also have access to a fully-equipped multimedia system with four 19" screens and one 22" screen, Apple TV and sound bar, LTE wifi connection and HDMI and USB ports.
Two adjustable tables offer the perfect spot for discussions between coaches, backroom staff and players, either before or after games. The MAN's Lion Coach L also features a small kitchen, two refrigerators and counter space, as well as storage cabinets. The experts at MAN Bus Modification have ensured that the inside of the new team bus has been customized according to the specifications set by the club.
The new bus is easily indentified, with the RB Leipzig logo and big lettering reading "Leipzig fährt MAN" on the front and back of the bus. The bus is powered by a 6-cylinder diesel engine D2676 LOH with Euro VI. The automatic 12-speed MAN TipMatic transmission with built-in retarder promises an exceptionally smooth ride.
The MAN Lion's Coach L features multiple safety features such as the ESP electronic stability program, the LGS lane monitoring system, the EBA emergency brake assistant, rain light sensors, adaptive cruise control with a stop/go function and the MAN AttentionGuard assistant.
The bus also includes the MAN BirdView monitoring system with a digital LCD monitor and six cameras with infrared LEDs.
The MAN OptiView mirror replacement system also ensures safety. Cameras on both sides of the vehicle provide real-time images on two displays that are easily visible to the driver, thereby eliminating the blind spot.