The Setra stars of the IAA

Efficient, safe, luxurious, innovative: the Setra coaches at the IAA reflected the brand’s whole spectrum – from the low-entry model to the top-class coach and the double-decker that is formidable in every respect.

Setra TopClass S 531 DT

A double-decker is an all-rounder: depending on how it is arranged, the imposing Setra S 531 DT is a luxurious coach, a functional long-distance service bus or an individually equipped bistro bus. It even makes a good impression on cross-country services. The Setra on show in metallic velvet red welcomes its passengers with a refreshing breeze from the fragrance dispenser. It is made for long-distance travel, noticeable by the front staircase behind the driver’s seat, the lavish kitchen and the Setra Voyage Plus seats with comfort headrests. One double USB socket is fitted per double seat. The driver sits in the “Comfort Plus” cockpit. Systems like the Predictive Powertrain Control (PPC) or the Eco Driver Feedback (EDF) provide driver support. The new assistance systems, Active Brake Assist 4 and Sideguard Assist, celebrated their world premiere in the Setra
S 531 DT, complemented by LED headlights and a fire-extinguishing system in the engine compartment.

Setra TopClass S 516 HDH

Those looking for something special will find it among the super-high-deckers in the Setra TopClass 500 range. The highest comfort, individual luxury and cutting-edge technology combine here to produce an outstanding travel experience. The three HDH models cover lengths from 12.5 to 14.2 metres, their individual equipment leaving nothing to be desired. On top is the TopSky panoramic glass roof, in the middle a luxurious passenger deck, underneath it the technical level with powerful engine, on-board kitchen, toilet and lavish luggage compartment – the exhibited Setra S 516 HDH in metallic wine red fulfils every travel dream. The passengers sit on 42 opulent Setra Voyage Ambassador armchairs, with the club area set out in the rear. Three monitors ensure information and entertainment, whilst USB and 230 V sockets provide power for devices brought on board. Among the numerous assistance systems, the new Sideguard Assist and Active Brake Assist 4 deserve particular attention.

Setra ComfortClass S 516 HD

These coaches are perfectly adapted to their tasks: 10.5 to 15 metres long, high-decker, mid-decker, different door lengths – the ComfortClass 500 fulfils all travel requirements. It simultaneously combines an extravagant appearance with maximum safety, high comfort level and outstanding economy. The S 516 HD exhibition vehicle is a 13.1-metre-long, three-axle model in “Copper Metallic”. With a level floor it shows off another optional refinement. Whether it is the 48 Setra Voyage Plus passenger seats in the orange colour “Zamira tangerine” or curtains in alternating grey and orange – the Setra is tastefully furnished. It is economic and functional at the same time thanks to its LED headlights, top engine specification (335 kW/456 bhp), the Predictive Powertrain Control (PPC) and the ambient lighting when reversing. The Active Brake Assist 4 and Sideguard Assist lift the safety to an unparalleled level.

Setra MultiClass S 415 LE business

Low-floor entry convenience at the front, high-level seating comfort at the rear, outstanding economy for
operators – the LE business models in the Setra MultiClass are predestined for tenders. The barrier-free, soberly functional low-entry models can be supplied as two- and three-axle vehicles in three lengths from 12.3 to 14.6 metres and belong to the large MultiClass 400 family for cross-country services. The equipment in the S 415 LE business on show is accordingly aimed consistently at this purpose. Door two has a two-winged design and is equipped with a manual folding ramp. Opposite this, a special-use area is provided for wheelchairs and prams. The passengers sit on 45 Setra Transit cross-country style seats. At the same time, the optional integral mirrors and paintwork in metallic slate give the cross-country coach an air of chic – a genuine Setra.

ABA 4 and Sideguard Assist

The Active Brake Assist (ABA) was introduced for buses and coaches in 2008. Now Daimler Buses is launching the next stage and, with ABA 4, offering a system for the first time that not only initiates emergency braking in front of moving and standing obstacles, but also triggers partial braking until the vehicle comes to a standstill when pedestrians are crossing. ABA 4 will become standard in all Setra coaches from 2019.

The Sideguard Assist is also unique. It informs the driver when turning as soon as there is a relevant object in the zone monitored on the side. In a second step the driver is warned if there is a risk of a collision. The warnings are visible in the form of a flashing warning triangle on the wing mirror and an extra triangle on the dashboard, and can be felt through a vibration alarm in the driver’s seat.

Further information can be found in the SetraWorld magazine