Messi, Neymar, Suarez get brand new Audi cars – here’s their choice
Following successful campaign in the last season, one of the most successful and largest football club in the world, FC Barcelona has gifted their players brand new Audi cars. Audi is the premium car partner of FC Barcelona.
Lionel Messi, Rafael Alcantara, Luiz Suarez, Gerard Pique, Andres Iniesta chose the new Audi Q7, club coach Luis Enrique selected the Audi RS Q3 while Neymar chose an Audi RS7 Performance. All players will get to keep their new Audi cars for 1 year.
While each of these players was presented keys to their new Audi cars of their choice, they were also asked to take a test ride of the new Audi Q2 SUV across the Camp Nou stadium. Each player was given an opportunity at the wheel of this new model while they displayed their driving prowess.
All new Audi Q2 SUV is powered by engine options ranging from the 1.0 liter, 1.4 liter and 2.0 liter petrol engine options offering 116 PS to 190 PS peak power. It is also offered with a range of 1.6 and 2.0 liter diesel engines. The car made its global debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show earlier this year and is expected to be launched in India next year.
Speaking about the new Audi Q7, which was the choice of most Barcelona players, this 7 seater premium SUV competes against Volvo XC-90, Range Rover, Porsche Cayenne and Mercedes-Benz GL-Class. Packed with technology, 2016 Audi Q7 is an important model for the company. It has already been well received and is one of the best selling models in the company lineup. Starting price for Audi Q7 in India is INR 74.5 lakh, ex-showroom. The 2017 Audi Q7 SUV has been named a Top Safety Pick+ in all five Insurance Institute for Highway Safety – IIHS evaluations. Top Safety Pick+ is the highest 2016 rating available from IIHS.