TopClass S 517 HDH.

Noticeably more space.

The S 517 HDH, thanks to its length, features the largest luggage compartment in its class. With up to 59 seats, it is a true specialist for long-distance travel. With a turning circle of just over 23 meters, it is actually more agile than many of its shorter competitors.

Total length: 14.165 mm
Width: 2.550 mm
Total height: 3.880 mm
Turning circle : 23.480 mm
Interior standing height: 2.100 mm
High driver's position: 1.070 mm
All dimensions in millimetres.
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At a glance

Engine OM 471 Euro VI
Transmission Mercedes-Benz GO 250-8 MPS (PowerShift), 8-gear
Seats 59


Total length [mm] 14.165
Width [mm] 2.550
Total height [mm] 3.880
Interior standing height [mm] 2.100
Low-floor area [mm] 53
Wheelbase [mm] 7.140
Distance between rear axles [mm] 1.350
Turning circle [mm] 23.480
High driver's position [mm] 1.070


Engine OM 471 Euro VI
Nominal capacity [kW] 350 / 375
Max. torque [Nm] 2.300 / 2.500
at speed [1/min] 1.100
Displacement [l - Litre] 12,8
Type 6-cylinder in-line engine
EU emission standard VI
Injection Common-rail-technology with X-pulse pressure booster
Mercedes-Benz GO 250-8 MPS (PowerShift), 8-gear
Front axle: independent suspension, anti-roll bar
Drive axle: with anti-roll bar
Trailing axle: active steering, independent suspension
Raising/Lowering system
Engine/Drive/Brake management with retarder integration


Pneumatic disc brakes on all axles
Electronic Stability Programme (ESP)
Significantly reduces the risk of skidding, by counteracting the vehicle’s swerving through targeted braking of individual wheels.
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Electronic Stability Programme (ESP)
Electronically controlled braking system (EBS)
Anti-blocking system (ABS)
Traction control system (TCS)
Brake Assist (BAS)
Retarder limiter (RL)


Front Collision Guard (FCG)
The Front Collision Guard (FCG) transforms impact energy into distortion energy with an absorber structure. The driver’s work space is pushed backwards, and the consequences of the impact are lessened for all the occupants of the bus.
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Front Collision Guard (FCG)
Rollover strength compliant with ECE-R 66/01
Adaptive Cruise Control (ART)
The Adaptive Cruise Control feature (ART) relieves the driver by automatically maintaining a constant distance – defined by the driver – from the vehicle ahead, based on continuous measurements.
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Adaptive Cruise Control (ART)
Lane Assist (SPA)
The Lane Assist feature (SPA) is activated at speeds above 70 km/h, and continuously measures the lateral distance from the lane markings by means of a camera positioned behind the front windscreen.
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Lane Assist (SPA)
Attention Assist (AtAs)
The Attention Assist (ATAs) can detect the onset of driver fatigue and prompts the driver to take a break at the right time.
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Attention Assist (AtAs)
Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPM)
Correctly filled tires contribute to driving safety and have a longer service life. The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) helps to detect reduced pressure on one or more tires during driving. This can prevent tire damage and therefore increase safety as well as cost-effectiveness.
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Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPM)
Active Brake Assist 4 (ABA 4)


Predictive Powertrain Control (PPC)
PPC is a GPS speed control feature, which also intervenes in the automatic transmission control. Because the system knows the topography ahead, it can proactively optimise switching times and cruise speed.
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Predictive Powertrain Control (PPC)
Eco Driver Feedback (EDF)

Seats/Luggage compartment

Number of seats
Standard seating 59
With 4* equipment 54
With 5* equipment 50
Storage volume
Luggage compartment volume [m³] 13,9
Additional storage volume [m³] 2,2
Seating versions
Variant 1 S 517 HDH - 3 stars - 63 seats + WC
Variant 2 S 517 HDH - 4 stars - 54 seats + WC + on-board kitchen

Fuel tanks

Diesel fuel tank volume [l - Litre] 520
AdBlue tank volume [l - Litre] 53
Can be filled from both sides


Number of doors 2
Door 1
Number of door panels 1
Width per panel [mm] 900
Entrance, above the roadway
Without kneeling [mm] 370
Kneeling step 1 [mm] 330
Door 2
Number of door panels 1
Width per panel [mm] 900
Entrance, above the roadway
Without kneeling [mm] 340
Kneeling step 1 [mm] 300

Heating/Air conditioning/Ventilation

Convector heating at side walls
Under-seat fan heater
Temperature control at window-sill level
Integrated air conditioning system
Driver's area air conditioning
EvoCool TopAir
The specifications correspond to standard vehicle configurations. Technical modifications may have occurred after the copy deadline. Therefore, please contact your Setra representative for the latest binding version.
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