Daimler Setra Double Decker Coach Makes World Debut

Weltpremiere: Der neue Setra Doppelstockbus S 531 DT der TopClass 500

The new Daimler Setra S 531 DT double-decker coach has just made its world premiere at the Fernsehturm Stuttgart (Stuttgart TV tower) two days ago.

Weltpremiere: Der neue Setra Doppelstockbus S 531 DT der TopClass 500

 

With over 2300 units sold since its launch in 2003, the predceding model is the clear market leader in the double-decker coach segment. Customers include many long-haul bus operators: according to our own surveys, around three quarters of double-deckers operating long-haul routes are Setras. Just under 15 years on from its launch, the two-decker luxury touring coach has received a facelift.

Weltpremiere: Der neue Setra Doppelstockbus S 531 DT der TopClass 500

“The Setra double-decker is the biggest and most comfortable touring coach from Daimler Buses and the clear market leader in its segment. No other coach is as fuel-efficient, flexible and safe as the new two-decker premium touring coach from our EvoBus plant in Neu-Ulm.

Weltpremiere: Der neue Setra Doppelstockbus S 531 DT der TopClass 500

It demonstrates yet again the technological expertise and ingenuity that make Daimler Buses such a success worldwide. I am certain that our new double decker will build directly on the success of its predecessor,” stated Hartmut Schick, Head of Daimler Buses.

Weltpremiere: Der neue Setra Doppelstockbus S 531 DT der TopClass 500

Due to its improved aerodynamics, the new double-decker consumes up to ten percent less fuel than its predecessor. This is equivalent to several thousand litres of diesel a year, depending on the mileage covered.

Weltpremiere: Der neue Setra Doppelstockbus S 531 DT der TopClass 500

 

In terms of safety and assistance systems, the Setra double-decker coach sets new standards. It is the world’s first bus to be fitted with an emergency brake system with obstacle and pedestrian recognition – and Sideguard Assist for the blind spot. A high-performance media router on board allows fast WiFi and offline use of media services.

 

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