Cruising through the city in the convertible
MAN provides customized truck for FCB celebrations
The convertible truck is based on an MAN TGX model with 400 horsepow-er. It was converted at the Truck Modification Center in Wittlich. First the roof of the driver's cab was removed to give fans a better view of their idols. The engineers then constructed an extra platform with railings especially to provide the players, coaches, and officials with enough room to "party." There is also a bar, DJ equipment, and a toilet - just in case the journey to Marienplatz takes a little too long.
The soccer pros, the coaching staff, and their entourage will leave MAN's headquarters on Ungererstraße at around 7:30 p.m. after the home game against VfB Stuttgart and the handover of the champion shield. They will make their way through Leopoldstraße and Maximilianstraße to the balcony of the city hall at Marienplatz.
The organizers are hoping for good weather this year to be able to make best use of the convertible truck and so that the celebrations can take place with the top down.
Munich travels MAN
MAN has been the official partner of FC Bayern Munich since 2008. The contract was due to come to an end but has been extended for the coming season by another three years until 2016. As the commercial vehicle part-ner, MAN provides the record champion's official team coach. Even the FC Bayern basketball team travels to its away games in an MAN.
The MAN Convertible – Facts and Figures
Model: Customized vehicle
Length: 12.8 meters
Width: 3.5 meters
Height: 4.0 meters
Maximum gross vehicle weight: 26,000 kg
Standing room: 60 persons
Engine performance: 400 horsepower
The MAN Group is one of Europe's leading industrial players in transport-related engineering with revenue of approximately €15.7 billion in 2013. As a supplier of trucks, buses, diesel engines, turbomachinery, and special gear units, MAN employs approximately 53,500 people worldwide. Its business areas hold leading positions in their respective markets.