Footballers of FC Barcelona drive Audi

Footballers of FC Barcelona drive Audi

30.11.2017: From the pitch to the track Sporty Audi RS models and SUVs particularly popular with players Football pros thrilled by driving experience on Spanish race track

From the pitch to the track



  
Sporty Audi RS models and SUVs particularly popular with players
   
  
Football pros thrilled by driving experience on Spanish race track




At a speed-packed event on the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya race track, the footballers of FC Barcelona 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. Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez and Gerard Piqué selected the Audi RS 6 Avant (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 RS 3 Sportback (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 Ousmane Dembélé, Sergi Roberto and Samuel Umtiti.



Sergio Busquets opted for the Audi R8 Coupé V10 plus (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 FC Barcelona, Jordi Cardoner. The cooperation between Audi and the five-time Champions League winner has existed since as far back as 2006.






The new company cars of FC Barcelona:




#    Name    Model    Color



1    Marc-André ter Stegen    Audi SQ5 TFSI    Mythos black

2    Nélson Semedo    Audi Q7    Carrara white

3    Gerard Piqué    Audi RS 6 Avant performance    Daytona gray

4    Ivan Rakitić    Audi Q7    Graphite gray

5    Sergio Busquets    Audi R8 Coupé V10 plus    Daytona gray

6    Denis Suárez    Audi Q7    Glacier white

7    Arda Turan    Audi Q7    Orca black

8    Andrés Iniesta    Audi SQ7 TDI    Glacier white

9    Luis Suárez    Audi RS 6 Avant performance    Daytona gray

10    Lionel Messi    Audi RS 6 Avant performance    Sepang blue

11    Ousmane Dembélé    Audi RS3 Sportback    Panther black

12    Rafinha    Audi Q7    Daytona gray

13    Jasper Cillessen    Audi Q7    Ink blue

14    Javier Mascherano    Audi A7 Sportback    Glacier white

15    Paulinho    Audi Q7 e-tron quattro    Glacier white

16    Gerard Deulofeu    Audi Q5    Mythos black

17    Paco Alcácer    Audi RS3 Sportback    Panther black

18    Jordi Alba    Audi Q7    Sepang blue

19    Lucas Digne    Audi RS3 Sportback    Daytona gray

20    Sergi Roberto    Audi RS3 Sportback    Catalunya red

21    André Gomes    Audi Q7    Florett silver

22    Aleix Vidal    Audi R8 Spyder V10    Tango red

23    Samuel Umtiti    Audi RS3 Sportback    Catalunya red

25    Thomas Vermaelen    Audi Q7    Florett silver

Coach    Ernesto Valverde    Audi Q7 e-tron quattro    Florett silver






Audi Q5: Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 7.2 – 4.5 (32.7 – 52.3 US mpg) Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 164 – 117 (263.9 – 188.3 g/mi) (Figures on the fuel consumption and the CO2-emissions vary in case of given ranges depending on the used combination of wheels/tires.). Audi SQ5 (3.0 TFSI): Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 8.5 – 8.3 (27.7 – 28.3 US mpg) Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 195 – 189 (313.8 – 304.2 g/mi) (Figures on the fuel consumption and the CO2-emissions vary in case of given ranges depending on the used combination of wheels/tires.). Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI quattro: Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 1.9 – 1.8 (123.8 – 130.7 US mpg) Combined electrical consumption in kWh/100 km: 19.0 – 18.1 Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 50 – 48 (80.5 – 77.2 g/mi). Audi A7 Sportback: Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 7.2 – 6.8 (32.7 – 34.6 US mpg) Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 163 – 154 (262.3 – 247.8 g/mi) (Figures on the fuel consumption and the CO2-emissions vary in case of given ranges depending on the used combination of wheels/tires.).




Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions data as well as the efficiency classes are dependent on the choice of wheels and tyres.



   
               

 
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