Bayern Munich players must follow a strict car rule and there are consequences if they don’t.
The club has a partnership with Audi, and since 2002, players receive a free car.
But there is one main rule – they must take it to tr aining, matches and other club-related events. They have to choose the model and take their cars to an event in Ingolstadt.
This season, 12 Bayern stars, including Thomas Muller, Joshua Kimmich and Leroy Sane, chose the Audi RS e-tron GT worth €130,000. However, new signing Harry Kane went for a black Q8 e-tron worth €60,000 because he needed a family car.
Bayern insist players drive specific vehicles to and from training, preferably Audis, but Bentleys, Bugattis and Porsches are allowed as they are part of the Volkswagen group. If players break the rule, they face consequences.
In January 2020, they were threatened with a 50,000 euro fine by the club’s sporting director and chairman. Kingsley Coman once showed up in a McLaren 570s Spider, breaking the rule. He apologized and agreed to sign autographs for Audi employees in Ingolstadt as an apology.