Setra double-decker coach with features of the new TopClass 400
More than 500 examples of the highest Setra on the roads throughout Europe
With a length of 13.89 metres and a height of four metres, the double-decker S 431 DT rounds off the Setra touring coach range at the top end. With a new cockpit and new steering wheel, the facelifted flagship in this Setra touring coach generation has also adopted major features from the new TopClass400.
The test vehicle is equipped with a Mercedes-Benz OM 502 LA engine developing 370 kW (503 hp) and the automated ZF-AS Tronic 12-speed manual transmission, and already meets the Euro 5 emission standard coming into force in the autumn. The flagship model in the new TopClass 400 features a kitchen and card tables on the lower deck, and can accommodate a total of 68 passengers whose comfortable seats have Ambiente upholstery. Passengers on the upper deck can also enjoy a panoramic view through the glass roof. Fire alarm systems are installed in both the engine compartment and the luggage compartments, whose capacity has been increased to 8.4 cu. m.. Other modern safety systems for the driver and passengers include the Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Proximity Control and Lane Keeping Assist.
The 500th example of this model was already delivered two years ago, and since December 2007 this double-decker coach has been in Europe-wide service with the Luxembourgcoach operator "Voyages Demy Cars".