Setra, a brand of Daimler Buses, is known for its high-quality and innovative touring coaches that offer comfort, safety, and efficiency. The company has been producing the 500 series of touring coaches since 2012 and recently reached a remarkable milestone: the 10,000th vehicle of this series rolled off the production line at the plant in Neu-Ulm, Germany.
The lucky owner of this special coach is Unser Roter Bus GmbH, a bus operator based in the federal state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. The company acquired a Setra S 516 HD, a three-axle vehicle of the facelifted model series, equipped with 48 seats and all the latest driver and safety assistance systems that Daimler Buses currently offers.
What makes the 500 series so popular?
The 500 series of touring coaches consists of two model ranges: the ComfortClass and the TopClass. The ComfortClass offers a variety of models for different applications, such as inter-city, long-distance, or charter transport. The TopClass represents the premium segment of the touring coach market, with exclusive features and design.
Both model ranges share some common characteristics that make them stand out from the competition. These include:
- A unique and exciting design that combines elegance and dynamism with a distinctive front end and a large windshield that provides a panoramic view for the driver and passengers.
- An exceptional variance and flexibility that allows customers to customize their coaches according to their needs and preferences, from the interior layout and equipment to the exterior color and branding.
- A maximum profitability results from the use of efficient and reliable engines, transmissions, and axles, as well as smart solutions for maintenance and digitalization, such as the Predictive Powertrain Control and the OMNIplus ON portal.
- A top safety that is ensured by the use of advanced driver and safety assistance systems, such as the Preventive Brake Assist 2, the Sideguard Assist, and the Active Brake Assist 5.
- A practicality that is evident in the attention to detail and the user-friendliness of the coaches, from the spacious luggage compartments and the ergonomic cockpit to the easy access and the comfortable seats.