by Adrian-Liviu Dorofte

BBS takes delivery of Setra intercity coaches with Euro VI drive

BBS Brandner Bus Schwaben in Günzburg has added three Setra S 417 UL intercity coaches to its fleet. The new Setra MultiClass 400 vehicles are already equipped with Euro VI engines – this means that the Swabian bus company is already relying on drive technology today that will not be prescribed by law until 2014. The three-axle coaches will help the company, which has been a Setra partner for many years, to assume a pioneering role in terms of the environmental compatibility of its regular bus services in the districts of Günzburg, Neu-Ulm, Augsburg-Land and Unterallgäu.

"As a future-oriented company, we consider it self-evident that we should have the latest bus technology in our fleet as standard", said Managing Director Josef Brandner at the official handover of the coaches at the Ulm-based Daimler brand's customer centre in Neu-Ulm: "Our passengers can depend on being able to travel in the most environmentally compatible buses that are currently available on the market for this segment." The three S 417 UL models seat 61 passengers and are equipped with the in-line, six-cylinder OM 470 engines from the newly developed MB Blue Efficiency Power engine series. The powerful 265-kW (360-hp) engine with a displacement of 10.7 litres already meets the Euro VI emissions standard today, and guarantees its operators a high level of economic efficiency, thanks to its long service life and low consumption of fuel, AdBlue and engine oil.

BBS Brandner Reisen GmbH offers a wide range of city bus and touring coach services

BBS Brandner Bus Schwaben is a family-run business with branch offices in Thannhausen, Krumbach and Günzburg. The grandfather of the current managing director, Josef Brandner, started the first regular bus services back in 1926. Some years later, operations were expanded to include the first group travel services. Today, BBS Reisen Brandner GmbH operates 110 buses on public transport routes and also offers an extensive range of individual and group travel services.

Credits: Daimler AG

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