Setra ComfortClass S 407 Presented in the US

Bus manufacturer Setra is getting ready to expand its offering on the US market, after it presented during the UMA Motorcoach Expo bus trade show in Tampa, Florida, the ComfortClass S 407 touring coach.

The model is the American-spec version of the European TopClass S 417 and comes with standard American mirror system, "Made in the USA" front and rear bumpers LED "docking lights" and the possibility of being fitted with a cassette lift on the right side.

The coach is powered by an EPA 10-compliant Mercedes-Benz engine which develops 410 horsepower and 1,966 Nm of torque. The unit comes paired to an Allison transmission as standard.

The bus maker also gives its customers the chance to choose a 450 horsepower/2,100 Nm engine mated to a ZF AS-Tronic or Allison transmission. On the interior, the coach provides 58 seats from the new EvoBus seat generation range.

“With the new ComfortClass S 407, we are now also positioning ourselves in the US business segment, and are offering coach operators a cost-effective alternative which fully meets all of our customers' requirements with the customary high quality standards expected of Setra," said Lothar Holder, director of Sales for Setra buses and coaches at EvoBus.

Production of the new model for the US market will begin at the German production plant in Neu-Ulm in April 2011. The model presented in the US was already bought by Canadian bus operator Trius Tours (the largest private customer of the Daimler bus brand in Canada), to be used for tours through Atlantic Canada, Quebec, Ontario and New England.
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