SETRA: FURTHER ENHANCED COMFORT, SAFETY AND EFFICIENCY
Setra underscores its wide variety of products at the Busworld Kortrijk with four vehicles ranging from a functional low-entry bus for intercity transport and premium touring coaches to the fascinating versatile double-decker bus. In the super-high-decker Setra S 516 HDH of the top-of-the-range TopClass 500 model series on display, the new optional height-adjustable luxury head restraints with adjustable side bolsters highlight the classic Setra topic of passenger comfort. The "Composition" seat covers, a new material made of leather fibres, combine comfort and functionality. It is durable, hard-wearing and easy to clean. As a result, the new seat cover material is even superior to natural leather.
The Setra TopClass 500 and ComfortClass 500 are now optionally available with LED main headlamps – a premiere for even more safety and economic efficiency. Their cone of light is defined with particular precision. The colour temperature approximates that of daylight and reduces eye strain for the driver. LED lamps reduce power consumption and last for about the service life of the vehicle.
The three-axle Setra touring coaches now benefit from the latest iteration of the Mercedes-Benz OM 471 in-line six-cylinder engine with a displacement of 12.8 l. It is optionally available for the three-axle vehicles of the ComfortClass 500 and is rated at 350 kW (476 hp). This output stage is even standard in the Setra TopClass 500 top-of-the-range model series. A power output of 375 kW (510 hp) is available for this model series. It is standard equipment on the Setra S 431 DT double-decker coach.
Setra continues the tradition of the club bus with the S 511 HD. Sixty years after the world premiere of the legendary S 6, Setra presents the S 511 HD with a length of 10.5 m, exclusive appointments and face-to-face seating.
The S 415 LE business is a textbook example of comfortable and economical intercity transport. It combines a low-floor design at the front with a high-floor design at the rear. Introduced just one year ago, the model series has been received so well that Setra announced an expansion. The S 418 LE business for high-traffic intercity routes has room for 61 passengers and is a true seating giant.