TopClass

  • Stuttgart / St. Louis, Mar 6, 2017 - The Setra brand is presenting an exclusively equipped version of the model S 417 TC coach at the United Motorcoach Association (UMA) Expo bus trade fair in St. Louis, Missouri (26 February to 2 March).
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  • Stuttgart/Nizza, May 4, 2016 - French transport operator STCAR (Société de Transport Côte d’Azur Riviera) has taken delivery of 21 Setra double-decker coaches. The TopClass S 431 DT models are to cover the 27 kilometre route between Nice and the Sophia Antipolis technology park near Antibes. During peak periods the cutting-edge three-axle coaches will depart every ten minutes, taking staff to the science park where up to 35 000 people are employed by over 1000 companies.
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  • Stuttgart, Mar 8, 2016 - In 2015, Daimler Buses increased its earnings by nine percent to€ 214 million (PY € 197 million) despite the massive market decline inBrazil. These earnings include expenses from the restructuring of theDaimler Group’s dealer network as well as income that resulted from thesale of the investment in New MCI Holdings Inc. in the US. Return on salesincreased to 5.2% (PY 4.7%). Daimler Buses is thus benchmark in the busbusiness.
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  • Stuttgart/Mol, Jan 27, 2016 - Setra has supplied its 5000th TopClass coach since 2001. The proud owner of the milestone S 516 HDH model is the Belgian tour company "Carolus Reizen", which also took delivery of two further luxury coaches from the Setra TopClass 500 range. Marc and Jan Hoeks, who attended the handover of the three new Setra flagship vehicles together with a tour group, are familiar faces at the brand's Customer Centre in Neu-Ulm.
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  • Stuttgart/Aschaffenburg, Dec 17, 2015 - The purchase of an S 517 HDH represents the first Setra TopClass 500 for the "Reisen ohne Grenzen" bus company and at the same time the 1000th Omniplus service contract for a bus or coach with Euro VI powertrain. The Omniplus Premium service contract covers all services from repair planning to the fully inspected bus.
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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/Altamura, Jun 9, 2015 - Italian coach operator "Autolinee Marino" has taken delivery of the 2500th Setra double-decker coach to be manufactured in Neu-Ulm. The S 431 DT is also the 250th vehicle of its type to feature a Euro VI engine. The milestone coach, fitted with 80 "Setra Voyage Plus" seats and two club tables, is part of an order for a total of five S 431 DT models.
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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/Neu-Ulm/Kalmar, Dec 12, 2014 - They operate on long-distance and high-speed bus routes or take passengers to their destination in an exclusive bistro atmosphere. Setra S 431 DT double-decker buses can be used for every application. "Stewa Touristik GmbH" has added three more Setra TopClass 400 vehicles to Germany's largest fleet of bistro buses.
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  • Stuttgart/Munich, Nov 21, 2014 - The intelligent cruise control Predictive Powertrain Control (PPC) in the Setra TopClass 500 has won the "International busplaner Sustainability Prize 2015". With victory in the "touring coach" category at the award ceremony in Munich, the brand was able for the second time in two years to celebrate receiving the prize from the Huss publishing house, which already in 2013 had announced Setra ComfortClass 500 vehicles as the winners in the Ecology and Economy categories.
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  • Stuttgart/Kenzingen, Oct 9, 2014 - Rist Reisen KG based in Kenzingen also uses two touring coaches from the Setra TopClass 500 in its operations. The two General Managers Karl Rist and Frank Heilmann caused great amazement during the unveiling ceremony at the Setra Customer Centre. The programme of events announced the handover of an S 515 HDH. But shortly after the official handover, the touring group who had been invited for the occasion were amazed when a second curtain was raised to reveal an S 516 HDH as well.
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  • Stuttgart/Laucha, Aug 6, 2014 - Wollschläger & Partner GmbH from Laucha in Thuringia has added an S 516 HDH to its all-Setra fleet of touring coaches, now bringing the total to seven. The new Setra TopClass 500 is the pride and joy of managing director Jana Glaser: "This bus enables us to clearly set ourselves apart from the competition.
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  • Stuttgart/Sargans, Aug 1, 2014 - Brunner Ferienreisen AG has taken receipt of its first Setra TopClass 500 touring coach. The unveiling ceremony for the S 516 HDH was applauded by over 50 Brunner customers at the Setra customer centre in Neu-Ulm.
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  • Stuttgart/Sölden, Jul 18, 2014 - Music bands on the international rock and pop scene can now make themselves at home while on tour in a comfortably equipped Setra coach. To make the journeys from concert to concert as pleasant as possible, Aust¬rian coach operator Artists-Delight has converted the chassis of an S 411 HD into a "mobile hotel".
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  • Stuttgart/Horw, Jun 27, 2014 - The Swiss firm "Gössi Carreisen AG" has extended its exclusive touring coach fleet to include a three-axle model from the new Setra TopClass 500 range. Company owner Marco Gössi dedicated the S 517 HDH, which was also the first vehicle from the new model series to be delivered to Switzerland, to his father and company founder Xaver Gössi, who died suddenly at the end of 2013.
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  • Stuttgart/Husum, May 21, 2014 - Tour operator Block Busreisen from Husum in Lower Saxony has taken delivery of the first vehicle from the Setra TopClass 500 series to be delivered to a German customer. Company owner Alfred Block, who collected the S 516 HDH together with his wife Cornelia and son Jan-Erik from the Setra Customer Center in Neu-Ulm, could barely contain his pride:
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  • Stuttgart/Essen, May 7, 2014 - The Setra TopClass 500 has received the "Red Dot Award Product Design 2014". The award is a globally recognised seal of quality. Mathias Lenz, Head of Design at Daimler Buses, is proud that Setra is once again among the winners of the internationally renowned Red Dot product competition just a year after receiving an award for the Setra ComfortClass 500:
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  • Stuttgart/Munich/Freiburg, Apr 11, 2014 - Deutsche Bahn AG has received the first production vehicle of the S 431 DT double-decker bus with Euro VI engine. The vehicle forms part of an order for eight vehicles with which Deutsche Bahn is aiming to expand its travel programme on Germany's roads.
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  • Stuttgart/Madrid, Mar 14, 2014 - Setra TopClass 500 takes first place in Spain. Vehicles from the new omnibus generation won the “Coach of the Year 2014” award in Madrid. The jury was convinced by the concept of the exclusive long-distance coaches combining ultramodern luxury with maximum economy.
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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, 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/Kortrijk, Oct 31, 2013 - With a total of six trade show premieres – from the Sprinter minibus through to the super-high-deck touring coach - Daimler Buses has completed the initial launch of its bus and coach range featuring Euro VI exhaust technology at "Busworld Kortrijk". Immediately following the trade show in Belgium, all of the vehicles celebrating their premieres have now headed off to take part in numerous market launch activities being held throughout Europe.
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  • Stuttgart/Neu-Ulm , Jul 3, 2013 - The world premiere of the new Setra TopClass 500 demonstrates the outstanding technological expertise of the European coach industry. This top-flight product of the Ulm brand lines up for the start bursting with self-confidence like no touring coach before. With the design of the new luxury three-axle coach, Daimler AG makes manifest that it has never catered to short-lived trends when designing new vehicle generations.
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  • Stuttgart/Ulm, Aug 10, 2012 - The TopClass generation of touring coaches comprises seven different models. These include the 10-metre-long S 411 HD Club Bus, the 12-metre-long S 415 HD, the three-axle S 415 HDH at 12 metres long, the similarly three-axle model S 416 HDH at 13 metres in length and the 14-metre S 417 HDH. The flagship of this Setra premium product range is the almost 14-metre-long S 431 DT double-deck coach. The final variant is Setra's new TopClass S 417 model, specifically designed and configured to meet the requirements of the North American market.
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  • Neu-Ulm/Kallnach , Jul 12, 2012 - A milestone for Setra buses. Sales of Setra buses, now one of the brands of the Stuttgart-based Daimler AG, began in Switzerland back in 1953. And now the 2000th Setra bus has been delivered to the Swiss Confederation. The owner of the new S 431 DT TopClass 400 double-deck coach is the company Ernst Marti AG in Kallnach, in the Canton of Berne. The milestone vehicle will be used primarily on the bus operator's long-distance holiday routes to Italy and Spain.
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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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  • Stuttgart/Neu-Ulm, Mar 1, 2011 - The Setra brand is celebrating a double anniversary in 2011. The first Setra S 8 was launched to bus operators 60 years ago this year, while the company that originally created the brand, Kässbohrer, introduced its first bus, built on a Saurer chassis, exactly 100 years ago.
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  • Neu-Ulm / Horw (CH), May 19, 2010 - High-quality Setra TopClass 400 and ComfortClass 400 touring coaches leave the customer centre of the Daimler premium brand every day. Within this series of individual, comfortable prestige vehicles, however, the touring coaches of the Swiss company Gössi Carreisen, based in Horw on Lake Lucerne, are in a category of their own. In the words of Marco Gössi, managing director and son of the company's founder, "we now promote the image of our company exclusively on the bus itself. We no longer resort to any other form of traditional advertising to publicise our company."
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  • Neu-Ulm, Apr 29, 2010 - Setra touring coaches and rural buses are optionally available for delivery as of October 2010 in compliance with the EEV emissions standard without a particulate filter. This option applies to vehicles fitted with the six-cylinder in-line OM 457 LA engine in vertical or horizontal (h) design. This covers the S 415 HD touring coaches and all DHD models belonging to the TopClass 400, all models of the ComfortClass 400 of up to 14 m in length and all UL and NF models of MultiClass 400.
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  • Las Vegas/Neu-Ulm , Mar 1, 2010 - Following the comprehensive facelift for the new Setra TopClass 400 in Europe, the Setra brand is presenting the revised US version – the Setra TopClass S 417 – at this year’s UMA Motorcoach Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, from 23 to 27 February 2010. Close cooperation between the areas of sales, after sales, development, design and production has enabled Daimler AG’s bus brand to incorporate a wealth of innovation covering over 30 new features while keeping visible changes to a minimum.
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  • Stuttgart/Geoje, Nov 25, 2009 - Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd, the South Korean manufacturer of freight and container ships, has opted for the top-class ride comfort of the Setra S 411 HD. The silver-painted Setra coach is being put to use to provide a ride experience in a class of its own not only for visitors touring the company's plant site in Geoje or on sightseeing trips to ship christening ceremonies, but also for the company's business partners on their five-hour transfers to and from Seoul airport.
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  • Neu-Ulm/San Francisco , Nov 11, 2009 - Daimler Buses North America has won a major order for 30 Setra S 417 luxury touring coaches and 15 Sprinter shuttle buses from Compass Transportation, a member of the Veolia group. The vehicles are to be delivered before the year-end. Compass Transportation is a tried-and-tested partner in the bus transport sector, and one of the most respected transport companies in the San Francisco region.
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  • Neu-Ulm/Frankfurt, Jul 29, 2009 - Deutsche Touring GmbH, the largest German operator in the international regular service bus business, has taken delivery of two more Setra S 416 GT-HD touring coaches, and therefore the 220th Setra since the company was founded. These coaches from the ComfortClass 400 will be used on the new business line from Prague to Bratislava. This service is mainly intended for business people, who can work comfortably with a laptop while on board.
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  • Stuttgart/Neu-Ulm, Jun 22, 2009 - Sport Lisboa e Benfica (SL Benfica), the sports club with the largest number of members in the world, relies on Setra, the leading bus and coach manufacturer based in Ulm. The club with a long-standing tradition, founded in 1904, sends its top footballers to away games in the Portuguese premier league in an S 431 DT double-decker from the TopClass 400 range of coaches.
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  • Ulm/Stuttgart, Aug 13, 2008 - Setra Buses, a Daimler AG brand, will attain a record-setting market share of nearly ten percent in Turkey this year. By selling more than 100 units in 2008, Setra will significantly exceed its average six percent market share of the last few years. The unit sales figure includes 30 double-decker S 431 DT touring coaches.
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  • Ulm/Luxemburg, Dec 18, 2007 - The Setra Bus and Coach unit, Daimler AG's premium bus and coach brand, has built and delivered its 500th S 431 DT touring coach. The double-deck touring coach was handed over to the Luxembourg-based coach company "Voyages Demy Cars" in Ulm by the Head of Direct Foreign Sales, Michael Frey. The flagship of the Setra TopClass 400 touring coach model series first went into series production in 2003, and is now in service in a total of 25 countries.
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  • Salzburg/Ulm, Nov 21, 2007 - Setra Coaches, the premium coach brand of Daimler AG, has delivered its 500th S 411 HD coach. The customer, the "Fischwenger" coach company based in Straßwalchen near Salzburg, took delivery of this comfortable TopClass 400-series coach on November 2 in a special handover ceremony which was held in Salzburg on the occasion of the Setra Show 2007.
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