First-class women's football – first-class team bus
- Tourismo team bus handed over to Turbine Potsdam
- Regiobus Potsdam Mittelmark GmbH sponsors the vehicle and driver
- Third team bus in a row from Mercedes-Benz
As one of the most successful women's football teams in Germany and Europe, Turbine Potsdam also plays at Bundesliga level when it comes to their team bus. An attractive and well-equipped Mercedes-Benz Tourismo from sponsoring partner Regiobus Potsdam Mittelmark will soon be available to take the players and trainer team to fixtures. On 20 May, Rolf Kutzmutz, President of the 1st FFC Turbine Potsdam, and Hans-J. Hennig, Managing Director of Regiobus Potsdam Mittelmark GmbH were joined by the team's players for the handover of a Mercedes-Benz Tourismo team bus. Rüdiger Kappel, Head of Fleet Sales Germany handed over the vehicle in front of the Karl-Liebknecht stadium in Potsdam's Babelsberg district.
The team's first ever bus was also a star
The new Tourismo is already the third team vehicle from Mercedes-Benz to be used for transporting the team. The predecessor was a Travego and diligently served the team from 2017 to 2021, taking them around Germany and Europe to more than 100 sporting events. The fact that the new team member also bears the three-pointed star speaks for itself. The approximately 13metre-long, three-axle Tourismo is equipped with 46 luxurious seats with 4-star seat spacing and upholstery in team colours. This ensures that each player can enjoy a double seat to themselves. In the front-left area, there is also a club table with face-to-face seating and a HDMI interface. From here, the trainer team can make strategic or analytic presentations on the screens, as well as enabling individual discussions to take place in a relaxed atmosphere. Each seat row is equipped with two USB charging stations, folding tables and footrests. A galley, a toilet and a comprehensive Multimedia Package with three 19-inch LCD screens and Wi-Fi router round off the Comfort Package of the bus of the Bundesliga team.
Safety as standard
But it isn't just the comfort and convenience attributes which make the Tourismo a great team bus. Another important aspect of the Tourismo which makes it such a good touring coach for travelling around Europe is its excellent safety concept. In addition to the already standard safety features, Regiobus Potsdam Mittelmark also had the vehicle equipped with adaptive cruise control (ART), Lane Assist (SPA), Sideguard Assist, tyre pressure monitoring (TPM), a fire extinguishing system, Attention Assist for the driver and a reversing camera. To put it briefly: the Tourismo is equipped with almost all of the safety systems currently available for Mercedes-Benz buses and will thus be well up to the challenge of representing the team.
About the sponsor
Regiobus Potsdam Mittelmark GmbH is the transport company owned by the Potsdam-Mittelmark region, located to the west of Berlin. The company operates most of the regional bus route services in the rural region with 38 communities and connects them with the state capital of Potsdam and the sprawling city of Berlin. In order to serve their 66 routes, the transport company has a fleet of around 160 barrier-free buses, ranging from electrically powered Mercedes-Benz eVito vehicles to the articulated Mercedes-Benz CapaCity. With creative ideas such as a mobile customer service office, special themed routes or an ambulance bus, Regiobus Potsdam Mittelmark regularly gives fresh impulses to the local public transport network.