Buses

  • Stuttgart, Nov 30, 2022 - The next generation of Setra TopClass and ComfortClass takes bus travel to a new level with revolutionary assistance systems. Expert handling training of the service brand Omniplus from Daimler Buses is recommended so that bus drivers can take advantage of the full potential of Active Drive Assist 2 of the extended Predictive Powertrain Control (PPC) and other technical systems in the innovative touring coaches.
  • Stuttgart / Krombach, Nov 23, 2022 - Omnibusbetrieb Nees GmbH is renewing its fleet with an S 515 HD with black metallic paintwork. The Setra ComfortClass touring coach, equipped with dark-tinted privacy glazing, offers space for 49 passengers.
  • Stuttgart/Wintersingen, Nov 8, 2022 - Sägesser Reisen AG in Wintersingen, Switzerland is expanding its bus fleet with a new S 516 HDH. The TopClass Setra touring coach is equipped with 50 high-quality Ambassador travel seats with adjustable comfort headrests. The three-axle vehicle, which has all currently available safety systems on board, is also equipped with a panoramic roof and kitchen.
  • Stuttgart/Vienna, Nov 3, 2022 - The Austrian metropolis of Vienna is now an even better place to live: The Wiener Linien transport company has ordered 60 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro vehicles. Low-floor buses with zero local emissions will be delivered from next year until 2025.
  • Køge, Denmark / Stuttgart , Nov 2, 2022 - Køge, Denmark / Stuttgart – The Danish bus company Vikingbus has ordered 31 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro all-electric vehicles. In future, they will mainly be used in Køge, a harbor town south of the Danish capital Copenhagen in the east of the island of Sjӕlland.
  • Oct 26, 2022 - It is the largest investment to date in intercity passenger transportation in Slovenia: The operator Arriva Slovenija is now using 45 state-of-the-art intercity buses with the star. Another 20 Mercedes-Benz Intouro buses will follow next year.
  • Stuttgart / Limburg, Oct 25, 2022 - The Belgian bus company Staf Cars has expanded its bus fleet, adding five new Setra double-decker buses. The S 531 DT will be used on behalf of the European line provider Flixbus.
  • Stuttgart / Mannheim / Heidelberg, Oct 17, 2022 - Verkehrsbetriebe Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr GmbH (rnv), headquartered in Mannheim, is accelerating its transformation to electromobility. In the presence of Elke Zimmer, State Secretary at the Ministry of Transport for the State of Baden-Württemberg and Prof. Dr. Eckart Würzner, Mayor of Heidelberg and Christian Specht, Chairman of the Supervisory Board rnv, the first ground-breaking ceremony took place for the depot in Heidelberg with a hydrogen filling station that was also accessible to the public.
  • Stuttgart / Hofolding, Oct 13, 2022 - Geldhauser Linien- und Reiseverkehr GmbH & Co. KG is using three new Setra ComfortClass coaches for its tourism program. The S 511 HD club bus equipped with 35 seats and the two S 515 HD with 44 travel seats each are classified with four stars and used on tours throughout Europe.
  • Sep 18, 2022 - Setra – this brand has been the epitome of premium touring coaches for more than seven decades. The next generation of Setra's ComfortClass represents a versatile touring coach concept that meets the highest requirements in terms of economy, safety and flexibility.
  • Sep 18, 2022 - Daimler Buses is vigorously pressing ahead with the transformation to e-mobility with buses in cities and metropolitan areas and the company is proving a point at IAA Transportation 2022 Press Days in Hanover, where the Mercedes-Benz Benz eCitaro with NMC 3 high-performance batteries will be showcased for the very first time.
  • Sep 18, 2022 - Comprehensive service for all Mercedes-Benz and Setra buses/touring coaches: Precisely what Omniplus, the Daimler Buses service brand, has long been doing. With more than 600 service outlets in Europe, Omniplus offers a comprehensive and bus-specific service network.
  • Sep 18, 2022 - All-round service for all Mercedes-Benz and Setra buses: That is what Omniplus, the Daimler Buses service brand, provides. Innovative services are constantly being added. Example: The Omniplus On portal integrates existing and new digital services.
  • Stuttgart / Kaarst, Sep 12, 2022 - Donell Gruppenreisen GmbH is extending its schedule of highly comfortable touring coach journeys with a new S°515°HD. The Setra ComfortClass vehicle with space-saving 2+1 seating configuration has room on board for 29 passengers.
  • Stuttgart / Mannheim , Sep 8, 2022 - The new Mercedes-Benz Citaro hybrid owned by Bietigheim-based bus company Spillmann is so much more than just another themed fleet vehicle. Although this vehicle is once again a lovingly designed, exceptionally well-equipped, one-of-a-kind, Spillmann is involving all of Bietigheim-Bissingen’s twin cities in the design concept to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the twin city partnerships, unlike other, more independently developed design concepts.
  • Stuttgart / Wörth am Rhein, Sep 1, 2022 - What goes around comes around: In 1996, the Mercedes-Benz plant in Wörth, not far from the city of Karlsruhe, provided the perfect backdrop for a fascinating classic vehicle event on the occasion of the 100th anniversary for its truck production. Around a quarter of a century later, 73 heavy classics will be setting off from Wörth on September 2, 2022 on the 19th tour of Germany for historic commercial vehicles.
  • Stuttgart, Aug 31, 2022 - Exclusive Daimler Buses touring coaches have the right equipment for any purpose and offer all passengers maximum comfort and safety – something top athletes also benefit from.
  • Stuttgart / Berlin, Aug 30, 2022 - Innovative services exclusively for bus fleets are at the heart of Daimler Buses’ exhibit at the InnoTrans trade fair in Berlin. Daimler Buses will be presenting the new Omniplus On Uptime pro service for the first time at the international trade fair for transport technology from 20 to 23 September in hall 4.2. Visitors can also find out about the current Citaro city bus range.
  • Stuttgart / Neustadt an der Weinstraße, Aug 24, 2022 - Geiger-Reisen GmbH in Rhineland-Palatinate has added two new S 515 HD to its fleet. The two vehicles in the Setra Comfort Class have been awarded the 5-star superior classification by Gütegemeinschaft Buskomfort e.V. (German association for coach comfort quality).
  • Stuttgart / Wien, Aug 18, 2022 - Postbus AG will be putting eleven new Mercedes-Benz eCitaros into operation. These low-floor solo buses will be used on behalf of the transport association Ost-Region (VOR) for the “Schweinbarther Kreuz” project in the southern Weinviertel region of Lower Austria
  • Stuttgart / Alabama, Aug 17, 2022 - The American Thrasher Brothers Trailways bus company attracted attention at the World Games 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama, with a Mercedes-Benz Tourrider Premium. The motorcoach, painted in metallic black, was used exclusively to transport selected top athletes to the various competition sites around Birmingham.
  • Stuttgart / Maicha, Aug 10, 2022 - Heizomat – Gerätebau und Energiesysteme GmbH is strengthening the sense of community in its company with its Setra TopClass touring coach. The Middle Franconian company based in Maicha uses its luxuriously equipped S 516 HDH for internal company events, workforce excursions, and factory tours.
  • Stuttgart / Dresden, Aug 8, 2022 - It runs through the city center and is very busy: City bus route 68 operated by Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe (DVB) is part of the backbone of local public transport provided by buses in Saxony's state capital. It has now been fully electrified – with the Mercedes-Benz eCitaro.
  • Stuttgart / Bad Wildungen, Aug 3, 2022 - Bad Wildunger Kraftwagenverkehrs- und Wasserversorgungsgesellschaft (BKW) mbH has added five new Setra double-decker buses to its fleet. The S 531 DT will be used on behalf of the North Hessian Transport Association (NVV) on the 50-kilometer long bus route 500 from Bad Wildungen to Kassel.
  • Stuttgart/Mannheim, Aug 1, 2022 - Hamburger Hochbahn AG, the largest local public transport operator in Hamburg, has ambitious goals: The city's entire bus fleet is to be converted into locally zero-emission vehicles by 2030.
  • Stuttgart / Gemünden, Jul 27, 2022 - Scherer Reisen Omnibus Gesellschaft mbH is bolstering its Setra fleet with 25 new vehicles. After having been awarded three route networks in the district of Birkenfeld, this family-owned company from Rhineland-Palatinate in south western Germany acquired 20 type S 415 LE business low-entry intercity buses with approval for top speeds of 100 km/h.
  • Stuttgart / Overath, Jul 20, 2022 - Blitz-Reisen GmbH from Overath has expanded its fleet with three Setra coaches. With two new S 516 HDH and one S 517 HDH, this company based in North Rhine-Westphalia now operates ten Setra vehicles – all of them TopClass coaches.
  • Stuttgart / Neu-Ulm, Jul 13, 2022 - The next generation of coaches by premium brand Setra is taking shape. A striking external feature is the new series' front end. It conceals a host of fascinating technology. Daimler Buses Head of Design Stefan S. Handt: "Setra ComfortClass and TopClass have been given a much more classy appearance.
  • Wettingen / Stuttgart, Jul 12, 2022 - Baden-Wettingen Regional Transport (Regionalen Verkehrsbetriebe Baden-Wettingen - RVBW) AG in the Swiss canton of Aargau is continuing to implement its e-strategy with ten Mercedes-Benz eCitaro vehicles.
  • Stuttgart, Jul 11, 2022 - The bestseller is celebrating its silver anniversary:The Mercedes Benz Citaro has shaped the city bus scene like no other bus. Whether the first or second generation, the classic solo bus, articulated bus or large-capacity CapaCity bus, with a conventional drive or today in the guise of the all-electric eCitaro– the continuously revamped, low-floor Citaro bus has always been and continues to be the role model for its class in environmental friendliness, safety, comfort and ease of use.
  • Stuttgart / Wiesbaden, Jul 7, 2022 - the greatest compliment for every manufacturer is for a customer to repeat an order. And that's exactly what ESWE Verkehr in Wiesbaden have done: Three years ago, the mobility service provider placed its first major order for 56 all-electric Mercedes-Benz eCitaro city buses. In all, 120 electric buses have now been ordered.
  • Stuttgart / Pressig, Jul 6, 2022 - Martin Regionalbus GmbH is back on track in the travel business with its Setra ComfortClass coach. The first destination for the S 515 HD with its 41 seats was the Thuringian capital of Erfurt.
  • Stuttgart / Mannheim / Berlin , Jun 30, 2022 - The bus manufacturer Mercedes-Benz is presenting comprehensive and sustainable solutions for the electromobility of today and tomorrow in the form of its electric city buses and innovative concepts with hydrogen range extenders. The event takes place on July 12 and 13 in Berlin at the 13th electric bus conference of the Association of German Transport Companies (VDV). Experts from transport companies from all over Germany will meet for this event, also known in industry circles as “ElekBu”, which will once again take place as a physical event for the first time since spring 2020.
  • Neu-Ulm, Jun 21, 2022 - The Daimler Buses Neu-Ulm plant has launched series production of the new Setra ComfortClass and TopClass 500. The first ever next-generation ComfortClass has already rolled off the production line; the TopClass will follow shortly. The site thus underlines its role as a center of competence for coaches within the Daimler Buses production network, making a significant contribution to ensuring that the new coaches meeting the most stringent Setra quality standards can hit the road.
  • Stuttgart / Berlin, Jun 2, 2022 - Trucks, buses and services from Daimler Truck AG won first place in eight categories at the 2022 ETM Awards. The award ceremony, which took place "live" in Berlin for the first time yesterday evening after having held virtual events for the last two years, is considered an important indicator in the commercial vehicle industry.
  • Leinfelden-Echterdingen, May 31, 2022 - Daimler Truck’s Asian subsidiary Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC; “FUSO”) celebrates the 90th anniversary of the FUSO brand. The origin of the iconic FUSO name dates back to May 1932, when Mitsubishi's first bus, the "B46 type shared car", manufactured at the Kobe Shipyard of the former Mitsubishi Shipbuilding, was branded FUSO.
  • Stuttgart, May 18, 2022 - Owners of Mercedes-Benz and Setra buses/touring coaches will soon be able to produce numerous spare parts quickly and cheaply at their own premises. All they need is a certified 3D printer, a one-off registration process, and a license for the required part in the desired quantity to create the bus/touring coach company's own "mini parts factory".
  • Stuttgart, May 12, 2022 - You might spot them in Finland's icy winter landscapes, on steep mountain roads in the Sierra Nevada mountains, in Gibraltar's humid heat, on round trips throughout Europe, undergoing endurance testing in Turkey, or even in a dusty gravel pit... Half a dozen new Setra touring coaches featuring camouflage decals are currently on the road in all of these places.
  • Stuttgart / Mannheim / Dresden, May 3, 2022 - Making a clear statement on the transportation revolution and local public transport, Chief Financial Officer and Technical Officer of Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe AG (DVB) Andreas Hemmersbach and DVB Motor Vehicle Manager Robert Roch have accepted the 250th Mercedes-Benz bus to be delivered to this transport company based in Dresden since 1990.
  • Stuttgart / Mannheim, May 2, 2022 - Daimler Buses aims to offer locally CO2-neutral vehicles based on batteries and hydrogen in every segment by 2030. The initial focus will be on the core markets of Europe and Latin America. By 2039, only locally CO2-neutral new vehicles are to be sold in the core market of Europe. In the city bus segment, this is to be the case in Europe as early as 2030.
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