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Three coach companies mark their anniversaries with Setra ComfortClass

25 June 2024

Three German coach companies mark their anniversaries with Setra ComfortClass. Bottenschein Reisen GmbH & Co. KG, Christoph-Reisen, and Schörnig Reisen e.K. are all celebrating their anniversaries with the acquisition of Setra ComfortClass coaches. Bottenschein Reisen is bringing on a very special coach with the S 515 HD. This is the 25th Setra that this company and its subsidiary, Süddeutsche Verkehrslinien GmbH & Co. KG, have added to their fleet within one year.

The redesigned Setra ComfortClass coach offers space for 48 passengers, who can relax on seats with adjustable comfort headrests as they travel throughout Europe. In appreciation of their work, Managing Director Horst Bottenschein gave his employees free rein when it came to designing the ambience of the new bus. This two-axle vehicle has all the latest driver and safety assistance systems on board, including Predictive Powertrain Control (PPC). The centerpiece of this coach is the OM 470

six-cylinder in-line engine rated at 315 kW (428 hp), which is coupled to the fully automated 8-speed GO 250-8 MPS manual transmission. Bottenschein was founded in 1952 and has been a customer of this Ulm-based brand since the first Setra model was released. Today, the company offers premium, hiking, city, and wellness trips as well as gastro and adventure travel. Clubs, companies, and schools can also rent their buses for excursions.

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With an S 516 HD, the bus company Christoph-Reisen is bringing on its fifth new Setra vehicle in five years. This four-star three-axle vehicle has 49 seats and the latest driver assistance systems. The redesigned Setra ComfortClass is equipped with an OM 470 six-cylinder in-line engine, in the 335 kW (456 hp) power output variant, and the fully automated GO 250-8 PowerShift transmission. Christoph Ecke acquired his first Setra, an S 517 HD, as Germany’s youngest bus operator in 2018. From this bus, Ecke, who was trained in administration, gradually expanded his travel program, and today he and his team offer customized student and group trips for clubs and enterprises, while also providing rail replacement bus services with a Setra S 415 LE business.

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Three On the occasion of its 100th anniversary, the company Schörnig Reisen purchased three ComfortClass S 516 HD buses, expanding its fleet to a total of 16 luxury coaches. A total of 103 vehicles have been purchased over the past 100 years. The 13-meter-long three-axle vehicles are each equipped with 38 touring seats with embroidered seat numbers as well as adjustable comfort headrests and leg rests. The distance between the seats on luxury buses is one meter. With these three Setra buses, which will be used for trips to destinations including Morocco, Andalusia, and Lapland, this company from Hanover is expanding its own fleet of “Premium class” vehicles. In addition to optimum comfort, this enterprise opted to equip its new buses with all the driver assistance systems that the brand offers with regard to active safety. As such, alongside the next-generation ABA 5 adaptive cruise control system and a 360° camera, these vehicles also have signal light strips running around the coaches to ensure that the vehicles are visible, even in fog and darkness.