FC Barcelona players have received their Audi new cars. Also, six players have had the honor of doing a few quicks laps as co-drivers in racing cars of the German brand.
FC Barcelona Fast Laps
Factory driver Audi and winner of the 24 Hours of Nürburgring Nico Müller, Nico Müller drove FC Barcelona players on an Audi R8 LMS. Other players have experienced a lap alongside the local hero Jordi Gené on an Audi RS 3 LMS. Audi Sport’s RS models have the tradition of being appreciated by football players. Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez, and Gerard pique chose the RS 6 Avant as their Audi new cars.
Audi RS 3 Sportback
Another popular model of the RS family is the new Audi RS 3 Sportback. Five players choose it, including Dembele, Sergi Roberto, and Umtiti. Busquets opted for the Audi R8 Coupe V10 Plus. It has 610 HP and is the most potent Audi model of the team. But it is the Q7 the queen of Barcelona FC’s Audi new cars. Almost half of the Spanish squad chose the SUV. Therefore, Audi delivers the new vehicles, but one will have to be given in January.
Mundo Deportivo and Sport begin the Coutinho deal. When both newspapers marry the same line, it means that something real is there. That’s why in January the transfer that jumped in the last few hours of the summer session due to Liverpool’s resistance could come true.
130 million euros
Now the British would be ready to sell Brazilian talent, but without making discounts at FC Barcelona. The Catalan club could offer 130 million euros (including bonus), even though it knows that the figure may rise to 150 million euros. The real problem, however, would be salary. Coutinho wanted EUR 14 million per year at a financial moment not too happy for the Blaugrana considering the restorations of the Financial Fair Play.
That’s why Valverde will have to resign to see at least three players start. The first on the list is Arda Turan who, apart from the small space found, it is not by chance one of the most paid with a salary of 8.5 million.
The Best Audi New Cars: Audi RS 6 Avant
Leo Messi, Luis Suarez, and Gerard Piqué have opted for the same car model. It is an Audi RS 6 Avant performance 4.0 TFSI Quattro Tiptronic (143,660 euros). The only difference between them is the color, as Messi opts for a Sepang Blue, while Pique and Suarez choose for Grey Daytona.
It is designed for drivers
According to the German manufacturer’s website, it is a car “designed for drivers who want more. Sop, more dynamism, more power and more exclusivity.” It has a 4.0-liter V8 TFSI engine that reaches 445 kW (605 hp). An exclusive car that only three Barça footballers chose in this new delivery of vehicles made every year by the car brand. It so happens that Real Madrid’s players Marcelo, Nacho, and Varane with Zinedine Zidane also chose the same model in the delivery of vehicles to the white team.
A very versatile car
The RS3 is a very handy than the Audi new cars. It can accommodate four passengers. The RS3 has a nice luggage compartment. It is the same as road versions and speeds up from 0 to 100 in 4.1 seconds. Driving it on the road is a pleasure as long as you squeeze the accelerator slowly. It has all-wheel drive and transfers motive torque where it is needed (50/50) via a “Haldex” type central clutch. The gearbox is a 7-speed S-Tronic. So, you can use it in automatic mode or through the paddles at the steering wheel. The engine is a 5-cylinder 2.5 TFSI turbo-charged 5-cylinder. It has 400 HP, 33 more than the previous version, and 480 Nm.
Audi RS3 Sportback
The new Audi RS3 Sportback has a 2.5 engine with 400 hp and reaches a top speed of 280 km/h. It is not a sportsman, or at least not with the narrowest meaning of the term, despite having numbers and performances similar to the R8 of 2007. It’s comfortable, not too showy and does not sacrifice the quality of the cockpit in favor of lightness. “I must be able to describe RS with a few words: performance, design and everyday usability.” Stephan Winkelmann said. “These are the three prerogatives of an RS. The latest addition does not deny this key and confirms itself as a multi-purpose model,”balanced,” which does not compromise usability in favor of performance.”
BMW and Mercedes
The “normal” update that the Audi A3’s received in 2016 is introduced on the RS3s, available in the Sedan or Sportback version. The increase in power was necessary to fuel the rivalry with BMW and Mercedes, which have the 340 hp M140i xDrive and 381 hp AMG A 45. Winkelmann said the race towards the rise of cavalry in the game is not yet over. The transmission is only automatic double clutch with seven gears. The novelties regarding aesthetics concern the lights, bumpers and front grille, in line with the improvements introduced on the A3.