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English   World premiere of the new Setra coaches
09.07.2012 von admin

New overhead compartments - open to everything

The interior floor-to-ceiling height in the ComfortClass 500 has been increased from 1990 mm to 2100 mm. The styled contour of the air duct opens out onto the side window. This allows more light into the vehicle and offers improved visibility out of the side window. The new vehicle generation has kept the tried-and-trusted system of open, clearly visible luggage racks, but the stowage compartments are now larger and easier to access.

Another highlight in the ComfortClass 500 is the new, graduated front dome with Setra logo and wraparound tinted glass at the front of the coach.

New fabric roof: stylish and practical

A fabric roof stretches across the centre aisle above the passengers' heads – an absolute first in bus manufacturing. This new concept makes the roof look like one seamless surface and the light colour adds to the new sense of spaciousness within the coach.

Modular service sets

The standard LED reading lights and air nozzles on the service panel have a modular structure and can be adjusted to the relevant seating layout if required. This new patented system offers a major advantage to coach operators who, in the event of a conversion, can flexibly adapt the controls to the new seating configurations using existing components.

Different lengths: payload-friendly customisation

The ComfortClass 500 coaches are 95 mm longer than their predecessors. The new S 515 HD now has a vehicle length of 12,295 mm, while the width remains unchanged at 2550 mm. The overall vehicle height with roof-mounted air-conditioning is 3770 mm. The S 516 HD is 13,115 mm long, while the S 517 HD measures 13,935 mm in length.

The wheelbase has been increased by 10 mm and the overhang by 70 mm, while the angle of approach remains the same at 7º. On all high-roof variants, the angle of departure is 6.9º. The base frame of the vehicles has been extended by 40 mm compared with the previous model series. This has increased the luggage compartment volume from 8.4 to 8.5m³, or 9.7m³ if there is no WC.

Greater dynamics and improved safety with reduced weight

The shell is still based on the proven annular frame technology, but it is now much more rigid due to innovative lightweight structures with new node elements and optimised pillar cross-sections.

Selective use of high-tensile steels provides effective passenger protection, ensuring that all ComfortClass 500 models already fully comply with the more stringent R66/01 ECE regulation that will come into force in 2017.

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