05 January 2012

FC Barcelona's new motor coach

This Thursday the Club and Autopullman Padrós, official Club collaborator and official motor coach sponsor since the 2003/04 season, will unveil FC Barcelona's new official motor coach. The vehicle is 14 meters high and 3.97 long (including the air conditioning unit).


FC Barcelona will present the Club’s new official motor coach this Thursday with the company Autopullman Padrós, official sponsor of the Club and official motor coach sponsor since the 2003/04 season. This new vehicle will be the fist team’s official coach and it will also be available for the Club’s other professional teams.

The unveiling of the motor coach will take place this Thursday at 10.45 in the morning, at door 1 of the Grandstand of the Camp Nou, just before the open-door training session. The first team will attend the unveiling. (It is advisable that the press arrive no later than 10.30)

Here are some of the technological cutting edge features that come with the motor coach:

The Starlines from Autopullman Padrós is a 14 meter long and 3.97 high (including the air conditioning unit) coach, equipped with an 12.4 liter, 505 horse power engine. The transmission system is a 12 speed automatic MAN TipMatic. The coach also is equipped with Tempomat, Intarder, Brensomar Easy Start and a security system, that includes ESP, xenon headlights, day lights and cornering lights, LGS (proximity warning system), CDS (electronic suspension control that allows the vehicle to lean into curves), ACC (cruise control with a distancing regulator), fire warning system, and EBS (ABS/ASR).

The interior boasts independent climate control for the driver and all the passengers, audiovisual systems for each passenger with built-in eight channel headsets, a 480 + 400 additional liter fuel deposit, oven (capable of heating 32 meals at once), two face to face zones with individual multi-channeling and a table with electronic height control. There is also a lounge sofa, coffee table, kitchen equipped with a sink, microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker. There are also 7 monitors of 15.6 that can play films, TV TDT and display an overview of the trip with GPS and geolocation. The trapezoidal refrigerator has a capacity of 53 liters. The 37 seats, upholstered in leather that don the FC Barcelona and the Autopullamn Padrós emblems, are foldable and moveable. Amongst other things, the seats have foot rests, trays, cup holders and 220 V outlets for each passenger.

The initial walkway in the coach has a security bar that isolates the driver from the rest of the passengers. (via FCBarcelona.cat)