MAN Lion Coach for RB Leipzig
RB Leipzig have a new team bus. In future, the players and coaches will travel to their home and away matches in a luxurious MAN Lion's Coach. On 14 March, Christoph Huber, CEO of MAN Truck & Bus Deutschland GmbH, symbolically handed over the keys to the new team bus, MAN Lion's Coach L, to Oliver Mintzlaff, CEO of RB Leipzig.
Above all else, it is the interior fittings and the spacious interior that make the team bus so luxurious. The 33 passenger seats with adjustable footrests and backrests allow the top athletes to kick back and relax on long journeys. Eight of them also have electrically adjustable leg rests. LED lighting and the lighting concept also contribute to the pleasant atmosphere. Those who are looking for entertainment can make use of the extensive multimedia equipment including four 19-inch monitors and one 22-inch monitor, Apple TV and sound system, LTE WLAN access as well as HDMI and USB connections. The two electrically adjustable face-to-face tables are perfect for meetings between coaches, the back room staff and players before and after matches. The MAN Lion’s Coach L is also equipped with a luxury kitchen, two refrigerators and many additional storage areas and lockers.
By the way: It is patently obvious who is travelling on this unique coach. After all, the club logo and the phrase "Leipzig fährt MAN" (Leipzig is powered by MAN) are emblazoned on the front and back of the bus, which is powered by the efficient 6-cylinder, Euro 6 D2676 LOH diesel engine. With the automated 12-speed MAN TipMatic Coach manually operated gearbox with integrated retarder, a particularly smooth ride is guaranteed. The MAN Lion's Coach L is also equipped with numerous assistance systems such as the ESP Electronic Stability Program, the Lane Guard System, the Emergency Brake Assistant, rain/light sensor, Adaptive Cruise Control with stop & go function and the MAN AttentionGuard attention assistant. What’s more, the MAN OptiView mirror replacement system improves the degree of economic efficiency and safety. Cameras on both sides of the vehicle provide real-time imaging on two displays that can be seen easily by the driver, thus eliminating the blind spot. In addition, the bus is equipped with the MAN BirdView periphery monitoring system, which features a digital LCD monitor and six cameras with infrared LEDs.