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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.