Mercedes-Benz vehicles busses Travego Editon 1 DFB German national football squad team bus head coach Joachim Löw Oliver Bierhoff World Cup 2014 Euro VI BlueEFFICIENCY Active Brake Assist 2 Mario Götze Benedikt Höwedes

476 hp en route to the World Cup.

The Mercedes-Benz Travego Edition 1 is the new team bus for the German national football squad.
  • 476 hp en route to the World Cup.

  • Official handover of the key.

    Just a few days before the first World Cup qualifying match against the Faroe Islands, Mercedes-Benz has presented a new team bus to the German national football team. In future, the team under head coach Joachim Löw will be driven to matches in a Mercedes-Benz Travego Edition 1. The bus was used for the first time before the first World Cup qualifier against the Faroese. This exclusive, premium high-decker is the new flagship product from Mercedes-Benz Buses. “As our current top-of-the-range model it not only features exceptional comfort and an array of equipment, but also sets benchmarks in terms of safety and eco-friendliness,” says Hartmut Schick, head of Daimler Buses.

    Mercedes-Benz Busse Travego Edition 1 DFB Deutsche Nationalmannschaft Mannschaftsbus Bundestrainer Joachim Löw Oliver Bierhoff WM 2014 Euro VI BlueEFFICIENCY Active Brake Assist 2 Mario götze Benedikt Höwedes

    The Travego Edition 1 is the world’s first series production touring coach to meet the Euro VI emissions standard and comes with a new BlueEFFICIENCY Power engine, a new transmission and cockpit, and unique safety features such as Active Brake Assist 2. Its sporty lines also give it a powerful and dynamic look.

    Mercedes-Benz Busse Travego Edition 1 DFB Deutsche Nationalmannschaft Mannschaftsbus Bundestrainer Joachim Löw Oliver Bierhoff WM 2014 Euro VI BlueEFFICIENCY Active Brake Assist 2 Mario götze Benedikt Höwedes

    A special kind of training.

    The national squad used the handover of the bus as an opportunity to hold a special training session: a football tennis match took place in the market square with Holger Badstuber, Jérôme Boateng, Mario Götze, Ilkay Gündogan, Benedikt Höwedes, Toni Kroos, Per Mertesacker, Philipp Lahm, Thomas Müller, Marcel Schmelzer, Marc-André ter Stegen and Ron-Robert Zieler.

    Surrounded by a crowd of enthusiastic onlookers, the team of Thomas Müller and Ilkay Gündogan narrowly beat the team of Mario Götze and Ron-Robert Zieler in a tricky match.

    The perfect bus.

    As general sponsor, Mercedes-Benz has been providing the team bus for the German national football team for 40 years. Team manager Oliver Bierhoff underlined the excellent relationship between Mercedes-Benz and the German Football Association (DFB) at the presentation to officially hand over the key to the vehicle. “Team buses always have a high emotional value for players and fans alike. I am sure that the players will feel at home in this bus because it meets all the key requirements for travelling in a rested and relaxed state. Mercedes-Benz stands for performance, efficiency and the highest standards. And so does the German national football team,” he says. Dr Joachim Schmidt, head of Sales and Marketing at Mercedes-Benz Cars, pointed out that “We are delighted to be providing the perfect bus for the German national team as they start their journey to the 2014 World Cup.”

    Mercedes-Benz Busse Travego Edition 1 DFB Deutsche Nationalmannschaft Mannschaftsbus Bundestrainer Joachim Löw Oliver Bierhoff WM 2014 Euro VI BlueEFFICIENCY Active Brake Assist 2 Mario götze Benedikt Höwedes

    There is a long tradition of partnership between Mercedes-Benz and the German Football Association. In addition, the premium manufacturer has been a general sponsor of the German national team since 1990.

    Mercedes-Benz Busse Travego Edition 1 DFB Deutsche Nationalmannschaft Mannschaftsbus Bundestrainer Joachim Löw Oliver Bierhoff WM 2014 Euro VI BlueEFFICIENCY Active Brake Assist 2 Mario götze Benedikt Höwedes

    Agile like the S-Class.

    Wolfgang Hochfellner, the driver for the German national team, is also excited. As he accompanies the players on the long road to the finals of the next World Cup, he will now have access to 476 hp thanks to the 6-cylinder in-line engine from the new OM 471 series. Maximum torque is high at 2,300 Nm at 1,100 rpm. “You don’t feel like you are sat behind the wheel of a bus at all”, says Wolfgang Hochfellner. “The Travego drives almost as effortlessly and with as much agility as a S-Class.” Mercedes-Benz brand ambassador Mario Götze took the opportunity to switch places with Wolfgang Hochfellner to experience for himself the level of comfort offered by the Travego Edition 1.

    Agile like the S-Class.

    Wolfgang Hochfellner, the driver for the German national team, is also excited. As he accompanies the players on the long road to the finals of the next World Cup, he will now have access to 476 hp thanks to the 6-cylinder in-line engine from the new OM 471 series. Maximum torque is high at 2,300 Nm at 1,100 rpm. “You don’t feel like you are sat behind the wheel of a bus at all”, says Wolfgang Hochfellner. “The Travego drives almost as effortlessly and with as much agility as a S-Class.” Mercedes-Benz brand ambassador Mario Götze took the opportunity to switch places with Wolfgang Hochfellner to experience for himself the level of comfort offered by the Travego Edition 1.

    Mercedes-Benz Busse Travego Edition 1 DFB Deutsche Nationalmannschaft Mannschaftsbus Bundestrainer Joachim Löw Oliver Bierhoff WM 2014 Euro VI BlueEFFICIENCY Active Brake Assist 2 Mario götze Benedikt Höwedes

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