In March 1968 the agile S 80 from the 100 model series went into series production, continuing the success story of the "small" Setra club bus. The 34-seater bus was 2300 mm wide and 7690 mm long. From 1968 to 1977 a total of 1246 units of the S 80 were sold.
The shortest version of the 200 model series was the S 208 H, which was first presented in May 1979. A rear door was replaced by a centre entrance. However, just like all the other touring coaches it was equipped with comfort features such as reclining seats, generous double-glazed windows and the new cross-flow ventilation.
The S 210 HD has also earned its place in the hall of fame for Setra club buses. After production of the S 208 H was discontinued in 1983, the 9340 mm-long bus was the first high-deck compact bus and the first model to be equipped with a conventional rear wheel drive.
In 1994, the Setra brand presented the S 309 HD in response to customer requests for a touring coach in the 300 model series that did not exceed nine metres in length.
The 8870 mm-long bus, equipped with 33 seats, broke new ground with its composite design consisting of a steel base frame and aluminium body.
The shortest variant of the Setra TopClass 400, the 10,160 mm-long S 411 HD, was also firmly established with bus operators throughout Europe in the segment for exclusive club travel. With a small turning circle of 17,360 mm there was hardly a bend that was too tight for the two-axle bus.