Management & Operations

Setra’s S417 debuts in North America

Posted on January 1, 2003

Setra’s latest model coach, S417, was developed specifically for the North American market, where major growth has been seen for luxury motorcoaches. Setra, part of DaimlerChrysler Commercial Bus North America, expects to sell approximately 300 of its new S417 vehicles, part of the TopClass 400 coach line, to the North American market in a single year. “The new S417 coach for the American market displays all the features that have made the TopClass 400 Series such a phenomenal success in Europe,” said Werner Staib, member of the executive board responsible for the Setra brand. Features of the 45-foot luxury coach, which accommodates 58 passengers, include a Detroit Diesel Series 60 engine, Allison B500 R six-speed transmission and an integrated multiplex electronic system. The 102-inch vehicle width, extended from the European versions, is another feature of note. Setra recently performed a rigorous 60-day trial run of the S417 during a cross-country trek through New Orleans, Phoenix and Death Valley, Calif., to test the air conditioning and brake systems. Initial sales of the new German-manufactured model were made to two U.S. operations, with delivery scheduled for 2003. Cyr Bus Line in Old Town, Maine, ordered the first two coaches, adding to its existing fleet of 25 vehicles. Premier Coach in Burlington, Vt., also placed an order for 30 S417s to replace its existing fleet.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Deadline extended for Innovative Solutions Award submissions

Applications can be submitted either by the operation or the solutions provider and will be judged by our BusCon Advisory Board, with winners and shortlisted submissions recognized at BusCon’s Award Breakfast on Wednesday, Sept. 13.

Calif.'s GCTD breaks ground on ops, maintenance facility

The new facility will replace an outdated and deteriorating bus garage located on a three-acre site that was originally built in the 1970’s for a much smaller fleet.

London most expensive city to commute to work via public transit

New York City comes in it at No. 4 at a cost of approximately $120 per month, with Chicago and San Francisco at $102.10 and $86.10 per month, respectively.

Late U2 concert leaves transit officials upset over costs

The Wednesday night concert, which didn't wrap up until 11 p.m., forced the Valley Transportation Authority to add 11 extra after-hours trains to accommodate concertgoers.

Video shows Metro Transit officer asking about immigration status

Metro Transit Police Chief Harrington said in a statement that it's not his agency's practice to inquire about immigration status and has asked for an internal investigation into the encounter.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close