Regular-service operations on weekdays and the ideal vehicle for weekend excursions: the MultiClass 400 excels with outstanding versatility and cost-effectiveness. Bus operators now have a choice of seven models in this Setra product segment.
The S 412 UL with its length of just 10.80 metres is the most manoeuvrable model, and is specifically designed for regular-service operations with its 45 "Transit" seats manufactured in-house. Owing to its short length, it is ideally suited to economical regular-service operations on topographically difficult routes with steep, narrow stretches. The other vehicles in the MultiClass 400 series are the 12.20-metre-long S 415 UL, the 14.05-metre-long S 417 UL and the S 419 UL, which measures 14.98 metres. Generous luggage capacity, comfortable seats and a wide range of appointments such as a galley, toilet and air conditioning systems make these vehicles the ideal combination for regular-service and touring operations.
And when a low-floor bus is called for, the entry height for the 12-metre-long S 415 NF and 13-metre-long S 416 NF is just 360 mm when fitted with 11 R 22.5 tyres all round, with direct access to the level interior. Two vehicles which are tailor-made for regular-service operations with large passenger flows and varied applications. Available features include innovative door solutions, cockpit variants, different destination displays and numerous seating arrangements.
The latest product in the line-up is the S 416 UL, which was premiered last autumn at the "Busworld" international show in Kortrijk, Belgium. The S 416 UL makes the MultiClass 400 series even more versatile by adding a new vehicle length. The wheelbase on the 13.04-metre S 416 UL has been increased to 6920 mm compared with the S 415 UL with its wheelbase of 6080 mm. This creates space for an even larger luggage capacity of 5.5 m3.
The wide range of available appointments and seating, as well as a new appearance, makes the new model the ideal solution for rural operations combined with excursions.
Driving a Setra bus means being ready for the future. The MultiClass 400 buses are already equipped with Euro 5 engines, which become mandatory from 2009, as well as a NOx sensor. This nitrogen oxide sensor is installed downstream of the SCR catalytic converter, and measures the levels of nitrogen monoxide (NO) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in the exhaust gases to ensure that the legally prescribed nitrogen oxide limits, which are defined by the Euro 4 and Euro 5 exhaust emissions standards, are not exceeded.