MAJOR ORDER FOR DAIMLER BUSES FROM POLAND
One of the biggest Polish bus companies, the Warsaw firm Raf Trans Sp. z o.o., took delivery of around 60 new Mercedes-Benz Tourismo coaches and three Setra ComfortClass 500 touring coaches.
The 60 Tourismo touring coaches have been equipped to match the luxury travel company's high-end offering. In the interior, passengers can expect to be greeted by Travel Star seats, which are adjustable on the aisle side and have been developed specifically for touring coach operation, and also include two-point seat belts, luggage nets and aisle-side hinged armrests. A galley, toilet, audio/video system, high-performance air conditioning system and also tinted windows throughout round off the comfort appointments available on board the vehicles.
The vehicle is driven by OM 470 Euro VI BlueEfficiency Power engines generating 290 kW (394 hp). Gear shifting is taken care of by the power-assisted GO 210 six-speed transmission. The safety devices include the systems already available as standard in the Tourismo such as the advanced emergency braking system (AEBS) and the Lane Assistant (SPA). As an additional safety feature, the company also opted for Litronic headlamps and reversing cameras for the vehicles.
Setra ComfortClass 500
The Setra touring coaches are two 12.30 m two-axle S 515 HD models, each with 49 exclusive Setra Voyage Ambassador passenger seats and a three-axle 14.9 m S 519 HD with 69 Setra Voyage plus seats. All vehicles are fitted with high-quality audio/video multimedia systems and folding 19-inch video monitors. The safety systems installed, such as the adaptive cruise control (ART) with Active Brake Assist (ABA3) and attention assist system (ATAS), also correspond to the latest state of the art.