ComfortClass

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  • Stuttgart, Jun 10, 2016 - Setra has an anniversary to celebrate - 65 years have passed since the introduction of the first self-supporting touring coach, the S 8. Its launch in 1951 marked the start of a success story that continues to this day.
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  • Stuttgart/Vienna, Mar 31, 2016 - Setra has delivered the 2500th vehicle of the ComfortClass 500 model series. The owner is the Villach-based transport operator Kowatsch Nfg. GmbH, which is part of the Dr. Richard group of companies. The landmark bus, an S 516 MD, is also the first middle decker to be purchased by the large Vienna-based company. Equipped with, among other things, bi-xenon headlamps, on-board toilet, panoramic camera and video system, the 53 seater touring coach also features the latest in safety assistance systems.
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  • Stuttgart, Nov 19, 2015 - Visitors can now "experience" the Daimler test track in Stuttgart-Untertürkheim in a very comfortable and, above all, safe way with a new S 511 HD club coach. Ulrich Bastert, Head of Marketing, Sales and After Sales Daimler Buses, handed over the Setra ComfortClass 500 vehicle to Frank Deiss, Site Manager of the Mercedes-Benz plant in Untertürkheim, the district that is also home to the 8.4-hectare testing grounds.
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  • Stuttgart/Kortrijk, Oct 22, 2015 - Stuttgart/Kortrijk. The Setra brand has been honoured at the "Busworld" international trade show in Kortrijk, Belgium (16 – 21 October) with several awards. The jury of experts from European Coach & Bus Week (ECW) presented the S 516 HDH from the Setra TopClass 500 with this year's.
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  • Stuttgart, Sep 15, 2015 - The first Setra TopClass 500 coach to have been supplied with 1+1 seating is based in Switzerland. Ernst Marti AG sets new standards for exclusive passenger transport with the S 516 HDH. In its "Executive Business Class" as the travel concept is known, the bus operator from Kallnach near Bern carries a maximum of just 20 passengers in luxurious individual seats.
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  • Stuttgart/Isny, Apr 30, 2015 - Double anniversary for Schüle Reisen. The company from Isny has taken delivery of its 50th Setra bus since 1965 in the guise of an S 516 HD. At the same time, this was the 500th ComfortClass 500 to be supplied by Setra to a customer in Germany. Featuring the latest safety systems, the three-axle coach offers accommodation for 50 passengers in comfortably upholstered seats.
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  • Stuttgart/Luxembourg/Herne/Freiburg, Mar 27, 2015 - At Setra's customer centre in Neu-Ulm, Belgian tour operator Voyages Léonard has taken delivery of twelve ComfortClass 500 coaches for use on long-distance routes. The S 517 HD models will be hitting the roads for long-distance provider Flibco, a company in the Sales-Lentz Group, based in Bascharage, Luxembourg. The 52-seater coaches will be used on routes within Belgium as well as for services to Luxembourg, Germany and Portugal.
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  • Stuttgart/Frankfurt am Main, Feb 17, 2015 - Setra has once again been awarded a design prize. The TopClass 500 and the ComfortClass 500 received the "German Design Award“ "Special Mention 2015" in the "Excellent Product Design – Transportation and Public Design" product category.
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  • Stuttgart/Ducos, Dec 9, 2014 - Travellers to Martinique are now able to explore the island from the comfort of a new S 515 HD. The vehicle from the Setra ComfortClass 500 is being deployed by local coach operator Transmorne for its circular tours, among other services. In addition to cruise ship passengers who spend a few hours on the Caribbean island, the passengers of the coach operator, which was established in 2005 and has its headquarters in the municipality of Ducos, also include hotel guests, VIP delegations, musicians, sportsmen and women as well as school children.
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  • Stuttgart/Augsburg, Jul 25, 2014 - Hörmann-Reisen GmbH has switched its entire fleet of coaches to the Setra brand. The firm from Augsburg has laid down a clear marker for the future with a total of three new S 431 DT double-decker buses with Euro VI engines and five S 516 HDs from Setra's ComfortClass 500 family. Managing Director Philipp Hörmann says:
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  • Stuttgart/Madrid, Jul 4, 2014 - Alsa, Spain's largest bus and coach operator, has added 15 Setra ComfortClass 500 touring coaches to its fleet. The S 517 HD are the first vehicles from this series to arrive on the Iberian peninsula and form part of a total order for 28 buses that will be delivered by the end of this year.
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  • Stuttgart, Jun 24, 2014 - The ComfortClass 500 is about to become even more versatile. With the compact S 511 HD and S 519 HD club buses and the new S 515 MD and S 516 MD middle deckers, the Setra brand is once again demonstrating its keen eye for maximum possible economic efficiency while opening up extra dimensions with new vehicle lengths and heights.
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  • Kloten/Windisch, Jun 6, 2014 - Eurobus, the largest private coach operator in Switzerland, has expanded its fleet with the addition of six touring coaches from the Setra ComfortClass 500. The three-axle S 516 HD models, each fitted with 49 seats, are to be deployed on long-distance tours throughout Europe.
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  • Stuttgart/Opole, May 14, 2014 - Polish fleet owner "Sindbad" has extended its fleet with the addition of two S 515 HD, one S 516 HD and two S 517 HD. With more than 200 Setra coaches, "Sindbad" is one of the largest operators on international long-distance routes. The five ComfortClass 500 vehicles form part of an order encompassing 19 Setra buses in total, to be supplied over the course of this year. In June 2013 the long-distance route operator had already brought into service six Setra ComfortClass 500 touring coaches, the model launched in 2012.
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  • Stuttgart/Berlin, Feb 6, 2014 - The company "berlinlinienbus.de" (blb) has started a major initiative in long-distance regular service with five new Setra touring coaches. The two S 516 HDs from the Setra ComfortClass 500 and the three double-decker S 431 DTs from the Setra TopClass 400 are each equipped with two wheelchair spaces. This means that they already comply with the requirements of German passenger transport legislation, which prescribes this number of seating facilities for the handicapped for new vehicles in long-distance regular service from January 2016.
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  • Stuttgart/Neubulach, Jan 9, 2014 - In its new S 415 GT Swabian bus operator "Teinachtal-Reisen" has taken delivery of a very special vehicle. The two-axle bus is the 50th Setra bus for the family-owned company from Neubulach in Germany, and at the same time it is also the last vehicle of the Setra ComfortClass 400 to be built.
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  • Stuttgart, Dec 18, 2013 - With the introduction of its all-year-round ski box, Setra is now able to offer a dismountable load container that has been designed to complement the aerodynamic concept of the new Setra TopClass 500 and Setra ComfortClass 500 generation of touring coaches. The ski box offers sufficient space for winter sports equipment as well as other items of luggage.
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  • Stuttgart/Buchberg, Nov 7, 2013 - The bus operator "Steidl Reisen", based in Buchberg in the Upper Palatinate region of Germany, has acquired a new Setra ComfortClass 500 touring coach to mark the company's 40th anniversary. The highlight of the evening's celebrations was the unveiling of the S 516 HD by guest of honour Jean-Marie Pfaff at the depot in front of 400 guests.
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  • Stuttgart/Bernbeuren, Nov 6, 2013 - This year's photo competition to find "The Most Beautiful Bus of 2013" has been won by bus operator "Heinz Sprenzel-Reisen" from Bernbeuren in Allgäu with a Setra S 416 GT-HD. The colourful underwater south seas world design created by the company received the most votes from visitors to this year's RDA Workshop in Cologne, the leading trade show for the coach travel and tourism sector organised annually by the International Coach Tourism Federation (RDA).
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  • Stuttgart/Frankfurt, Oct 24, 2013 - It is not only in the air but also on the ground that Lufthansa ensures a comfortable and reliable arrival for its passengers. To this end Germany's largest airline will be using touring coaches from the new Setra ComfortClass 500 on the route from Strasbourg to Frankfurt airport in future. Linking Alsace to the Frankfurt hub has an important passenger transport function for the airline.
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  • Stuttgart/Kortrijk, Oct 23, 2013 - The economical coach concept of the Setra ComfortClass 500 appears to be impressing coach operators and journalists across the whole of Europe. Barely a year after its world premiere, the new Setra ComfortClass 500 has won the accolade of "Coach of the Year 2014" at the "Busworld 2013" international trade show in Kortrijk, Belgium.
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  • Stuttgart/Ybbs, Sep 18, 2013 - Barely a year after its world premiere, the new Setra ComfortClass 500 has won the accolade "Coach of the Year 2014". The international "Bus and Coach of the Year" expert jury selected the S 515 HD for the prestigious award after extensive tests. The 19 European bus journalists were won over first and foremost by the overall design concept of the new Setra touring coach generation which was first unveiled in the autumn of 2012.
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  • Stuttgart, Aug 14, 2013 - The three letters "SSB" stand for one of the most modern local public transport operators in Germany, and with almost 500 buses and trains the Stuttgarter Straßenbahnen AG (SSB) guarantees a high degree of mobility in the state capital of Baden-Württemberg. Through its tour operator subsidiary SSB Reisen GmbH, the company is also able to transport its passengers far beyond the boundaries of the city in the very latest touring coaches.
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  • Stuttgart/Neu-Ulm , Jul 5, 2013 - A coach handover held a pleasant surprise in store for a Setra customer recently. When Gunnar Brustad went with his son Ole Jacob to celebrate the collection of his new Setra coach, little did he know that a very special vehicle was awaiting him at the Customer Center in Neu-Ulm.
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  • Stuttgart/Jettingen-Scheppach, Jun 12, 2013 - Reimund Dirr is master of the "green fleet". That's because when it comes to his two new vehicles, this colourful phrase is the perfect description on two counts: both the S 516 HD and S 517 HD from the new Setra ComfortClass 500 are now not only finished in the company's special colour of "leaf green", but with their new Euro VI "Blue Efficiency Power" engine generation they also represent a particularly environmentally-friendly form of travel.
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  • Stuttgart/Vasto , Apr 17, 2013 - Just a few weeks into series production of the new Setra ComfortClass 500 and a special milestone has already been reached. Di Fonzo, an Italian bus company, has taken delivery of a S 515 HD at the Daimler brand's Customer Centre in Neu-Ulm – the 80th Setra bus to join its fleet! Painted in the operator's black livery, the vehicle is the second from the new, sixth Setra model series to enter into service for the company headquartered in Vasto, a town on the Adriatic coast.
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  • Stuttgart/Zurich, Feb 11, 2013 - Taxiing to the popular runway intersection in a Setra bus. Visitors to Zurich's airport can now enjoy the comfort of a luxury Setra ComfortClass 400 touring coach when they participate in a sightseeing tour of the airport premises. During the tour, the new S 415 GT-HD "Final Edition" which belongs to Flughafen Zürich AG takes guests to the maintenance hangars, the airport fire service and across the airfield to the runway intersection where they can experience planes at close range taking off to destinations all over the world.
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  • Paris/Beauchamp (Île-de-France) , Jan 25, 2013 - The first touring coach in the new ComfortClass 500 series has been handed over to French bus operator Groupe Lacroix of Beauchamp, in the Île-de-France region near Paris, a valued Setra customer of more than 40 years' standing. The two-axle Setra S 515 HD with the new in-line six-cylinder OM 470 engine (Euro VI) delivers an output of 315 kW (428 hp) at 1800 rpm. The drive system features the new eight-speed GO 250-8 PS3 transmission.
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  • Stuttgart/München, Dec 14, 2012 - This year, the trade magazine "busplaner" presented the "International busplaner Sustainability Award 2013" for the first time. Prizes were awarded for outstanding products and ideas in the bus and tourism industry. The award winners received their prizes in 14 categories from the Huss publishing house at the Kempinski Airport Hotel in Munich on 13 December.
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  • Stuttgart/Wiesbaden, Oct 29, 2012 - The objective seemed impossible: a simultaneous reduction in fuel consumption and exhaust emissions while meeting Euro VI emission standards. In the Record Run Buses 2012 the new Euro VI-certified Mercedes-Benz Citaro urban regular-service bus and the new Setra ComfortClass 500 touring coach demonstrated that the two seemingly conflicting goals can be achieved at the same time. During the Record Run Buses 2012 the five buses covered a total distance of 18,000 kilometres under impartial supervision.
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  • Stuttgart/Wiesbaden, Oct 22, 2012 - The green flag has dropped for the Record Run Buses 2012: At 2 p.m. in Wiesbaden today, Martin Zeilinger, head of product engineering testing drive technology and product quality Daimler Buses, sent off five Mercedes-Benz and Setra buses on an unprecedented efficiency test. The new Mercedes-Benz Citaro urban regular-service bus and the new Setra ComfortClass 500 high-deck touring coach are to prove that buses meeting Euro VI emission standards can consume less fuel than their predecessor models.
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  • Stuttgart/Hannover, Jul 5, 2012 - The Setra brand will be presenting a new generation of coaches at the International Motor Show (IAA) for commercial vehicles (20-27 September 2012). With the world premiere of the ComfortClass 500, the Stuttgart-based vehicle manufacturer Daimler AG is setting the bar high in the areas of efficiency, comfort, safety and value, and is already complying with the legal requirements of the future. For Lothar Holder, Setra brand spokesperson at EvoBus GmbH, the new vehicle concept gives every reason to look to the future confidentially:
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  • Stuttgart/Neu-Ulm, May 18, 2012 - The new ComfortClass 500 generation of touring coaches sends a very clear message at first glance: this is a Setra bus with a dynamic, self-confident look, one that earns top marks for comfort and safety, and redefines the tour bus premium segment. The two-axle model S 515 HD, the two- and three-axle S 516 HD and the three-axle S 517 HD will all be launched in the autumn of 2012. They are distinguished by the systematic refinements in design that continue to bridge the gap between traditional and modern bus values.
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  • Stuttgart/Long Beach, Feb 15, 2012 - At this year’s United Motorcoach Association (UMA) Expo bus trade show in Long Beach, California (8–12 February 2012), the Setra brand showcased an exclusive TopClass S 417 touring coach and the very economical ComfortClass S 407. In addition to luxury items of equipment, this year’s exhibits feature the Electronic Stability Program ESP® which is standard-fit on US touring coaches provided by the Ulm-based brand from now on.
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