Setra Specials
May 20, 2009
The Setra S 415 NF
  • The lowest Setra allows convenient access and egress
  • Setra S 415 NF low-floor bus is "Bus of the Year 2009"
The S 415 NF low-floor inter-urban bus in the MultiClass 400 series celebrated its world premiere at the 2006 International Motor Show (IAA) in Hanover. Together with the S 416 NF, the 11.95-metre long S 415 NF has since complemented the high-floor inter-urban buses in the MultiClass 400 series in an ideal way. In addition to the latest drive technology with a high level of economy and cutting-edge emissions control, the highly demanding operators of inter-urban services now have comfortable vehicles available whose low-floor design makes getting in and out a sheer pleasure for any passenger.
The two-door test vehicle is equipped with a Mercedes-Benz OM 457 hLA engine developing 260 kW (354 hp) and the four-speed Voith 864.3 automatic transmission. Complying with the EEV emission standard, it already meets the European Euro 5 standard coming into force in autumn this year. The S 415 NF features a fire alarm system with detection lines for engine compartment surveillance, as well as a roof-mounted 32 kW air conditioner. The vehicle is fitted with 44 Transit seats and a wheelchair space on the right-hand side. The interior standing height of the S 415 NF is 2 313 mm.
In autumn last year, Setra won the coveted, international "Bus of the Year" award with the S 415 NF for the second time with a low-floor bus since 1996. During the 2008 bus test in Berlin, the S 415 NF from the MultiClass 400 series emerged the winner over its competitors by a considerable margin. The main criteria for the jury were day-to-day suitability, quality of finish, the vehicle concept and economy.
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