by Josephine Cordero Sapién
14 Jul 2023
Italian bus company MarinoBus and German bus company UBS Univers Busservice GmbH are both adding additional Setra double-decker buses to their fleets.
MarinoBus has ordered 20 new Setra buses, which will be fitted with LED lighting. These vehicles can also be flexibly adapted to touring and regular service. In terms of driver-assistance technology, the vehicles will be fitted with Side Guard Assist, Daimler’s right-turn assistance system, and Attention Assist, which detects the onset of driver fatigue.
The 12.8l engine of the OM 471 model series has an output of 375kW (510hp) and is coupled to the fully automated GO 250–8 MPS 8-speed manual transmission. Each bus will have 78 seats on board.
MarinoBus was established in 1957 and is now managed by Gerardo Marino. In 2015 it took delivery of the 2,500th double-decker bus made by Setra.
UBS is adding two additional Setra double-deckers to its fleet. These buses are S 531 DTs. These new-generation double-decker buses have 68 seats. They are glass-roofed three-axle vehicles that also have a galley with a coffee machine and a refrigerator.
On the lower level, passengers can sit at two club tables. There are five LCD video monitors displaying entertainment and information for those on board.
The S 531 DTs have an OM 471 six-cylinder in-line engine with 375kW (510hp), which is coupled to the GO 250–8 MPS automated 8-speed manual transmission.
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