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dicembre 01, 2017 - Audi

From the pitch to the track: Footballers of FC Barcelona drive Audi

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At a speed-packed event on the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya race track, the footballers of #fcbarcelona received their new company cars this Thursday: obviously, all of them #audi models. On top of that, six players experienced a few fast laps as co-drivers in #audi race cars as part of the #audi Sport track attack.

Audi factory driver and winner of the 24 Hours of Nürburgring Nico Müller chauffeured the footballers from the international top-flight club in the #audi R8 LMS sports car across the circuit north of Barcelona. Other players experienced a ride alongside local hero Jordi Gené in the #audi RS 3 LMS. The fast laps in the race cars were the highlight of the car handover to the Spanish football club. Guided by instructors, the stars had previously obtained a first-hand impression of the performance and technology of the sportiest models of the brand with the four rings.

The RS models from #audi Sport have a tradition of being highly regarded by the footballers. #lionelmessi, Luis Suárez and #gerardpique selected the #audi #rs6avant (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 9.6; combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 223) as their personal company cars. Another popular model from the RS family is the new #audi #rs3sportback (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 8.4–8.3; combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 192–189) favored by a total of five players including #ousmanedembele, #sergiroberto and #samuelumtiti. #sergiobusquets opted for the #audi #r8coupev10plus (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 12.3–11.4; combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 287–272) which, delivering 610 hp, is the most powerful #audi model in the team. Clearly the front runner in the players’ ranking is the #audi Q7 (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 7.6–7.2; combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 199–189). Nearly half of the squad will be enjoying the services of the spacious #suv.

The handover of the new company cars was also attended by Guillermo Fadda, Head of #audi Spain, and the Vice President of #fcbarcelona, Jordi Cardoner. The cooperation between #audi and the five-time Champions League winner has existed since as far back as 2006.

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