Setra announce new MultiClass models Bus & Coach Buyer

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Setra announce new MultiClass

Hot on the heels of the introduction of Setra’s and TopClass coach ranges, the has unveiled a new family of entry Setra models that the existing MultiClass product Available in three lengths they come in below the MultiClass offering with basic specifications. This enable the Setra brand to in an increasingly competitive market dominated by the leading European but also targeted by manufacturers afield. As with the rest of the range, they will not be in right hand drive for the UK or Irish markets.

Closely to the Mercedes-Benz Intouro range, the UL range (the name from the German Uberland meaning over land are primarily employed as inter rural service and school as well as for local excursions for purpose they have luggage capacity. In Europe, has been involved in the supply of for this sector, as well as the coaches for which it is best in the UK, for many years, consistently more than a quarter of Setra sales. Over of the MultiClass version of the Setra 300 were delivered and, to over 5,000 MultiClass 400 buses have been

The existing UL line up includes the 12.2m and 13.04m S412UL, and S416UL two-axle models and the S417UL and S419UL which are and 14.98m respectively. There are the 12.2m S415H and 13.04m derivatives which have a height of 900mm rather 760mm as well as a more like specification.

Across the trend is toward fewer running the mixed bus and coach for which the UL is ideally suited, tenders and a concentration in the mid price with increasing demand for vehicles with standardised To meet this need in of interurban line operation, a has been identified for a range of products with simple

The S415UL Business with centre doors

The interior of the S415UL Business

The three new are the 12.2m S 415 UL Business, the 12.7m S 416 UL and the 13.38m S 417 UL Business. Including tip up seats in the centre wheelchair area, these offer seating capacities of 55 (S415UL 59 (S416UL Business) and 63 (S417UL They are also certified for passengers so that, for instance, the Business can accommodate 59+17+0 or wheelchair. All are 2.55m wide and high.

The interior of the Setra Business

Compared with the S416UL, the Business has the same passenger but is 0.34m shorter within the and has an improved turning circle of compared with 23.3m. The of the S417UL Business compared the S417UL is more marked it has two rather than three weighs less and is 0.67m giving the same 63 seat (including four tip-ups), with the longer wheelbase the circle increases from to 23.9m.

The standard layout has a front entrance door and a width centre door a double width centre with or without cassette lift, is an option. Air conditioning, racks, and stop request can also be specified. The standard is the Setra Transit service but Setra’s Route seat spring cushions is an alternative. All have an underfloor luggage

The mechanical specification is standard The latest 7.7-litre OM936 vertical, in-line engine common-rail injection is used. Two are offered; either 299hp or 354hp (260kW) with torque figures of 1,200Nm and respectively. The standard gearbox is the GO 190-6 manual with the GO ZF Ecolife and Voith DIWA.6. available.

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Safety systems anti-lock braking (ABS), slip regulation (ASR), Braking System (EBS), Assist System (BAS) and resistance according to ECE-R66.

In a for a Setra product, the MultiClass range is to be built at the Hosdere in Turkey, home to the Mercedes-Benz range of vehicles, rather the Neu Ulm plant that is Setra’s manufacturing facility. This is an element in ensuring that it is with other players in the at which it is aimed.

This artist’s impression how a low entry Setra bus similar in to the Citaro LE might look

Low Setra?

It appears that, for the Setra is also considering a low entry model that be the equivalent of the Citaro LE. Artist’s have been released of looks a very attractive though no other details on have yet been released.


With the availability of the brand in the UK all but at an end, with a very small number of new ComfortClass models still for purchase, the MultiClass won’t be to the UK, but it is nevertheless interesting that can offer a 63 seat product on two within the latest weight in Europe (presumably based on a GVW figure) when maximum can be an issue on other members of its UK line up. It is the sort of capacity in a low vehicle that would UK operators, but I’ve been no indication that anything is about to be developed with the wheel on the right.

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