BBS Brandner Bus Schwaben in Günzburg has added three Setra S 417 UL intercity coaches to its fleet.

The new Setra MultiClass 400 vehicles are already equipped with Euro VI engines – this means that the Swabian bus company is already relying on drive technology today that will not be prescribed by law until 2014. The three-axle coaches will help the company, which has been a Setra partner for many years, to assume a pioneering role in terms of the environmental compatibility of its regular bus services in the districts of Günzburg, Neu-Ulm, Augsburg-Land and Unterallgäu.

“As a future-oriented company, we consider it self-evident that we should have the latest bus technology in our fleet as standard”, said Managing Director Josef Brandner at the official handover of the coaches at the Ulm-based Daimler brand’s customer centre in Neu-Ulm: “Our passengers can depend on being able to travel in the most environmentally compatible buses that are currently available on the market for this segment.” The three S 417 UL models seat 61 passengers and are equipped with the in-line, six-cylinder OM 470 engines from the newly developed MB Blue Efficiency Power engine series. The powerful 265-kW (360-hp) engine with a displacement of 10.7 litres already meets the Euro VI emissions standard today, and guarantees its operators a high level of economic efficiency, thanks to its long service life and low consumption of fuel, AdBlue and engine oil.

Source: Daimler AG