The LE business' low-entry concept makes it not only comfortable for your passengers, but also very economical. The high-floor rear section also ensures that all drive components are easily accessible - which enables cost-effective maintenance. This keeps the cost of ownership of an LE business permanently low.
Cost-effective with the low-entry concept.
It’s all about saving in the right places.
You'll benefit from the exceptionally long service intervals, the easy accessibility of the components during maintenance, as well as a sophisticated switching system for exhaust aftertreatment.
Nowhere is economic efficiency more evident than in the engine compartment, where high performance, economy and environmental protection are perfectly combined. This is how the BlueEFFICIENCY Power engines from Mercedes-Benz make the bus an ecologically and economically outstanding solution. You'll benefit from the exceptionally long service intervals, the easy accessibility of the components during maintenance, as well as a sophisticated switching system for exhaust aftertreatment. The actively self-steering ZF-RAS trailing axle not only ensures greater driving comfort but also reduces tire wear. The latter also applies to the optional Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPM) with indication in the central display. Further plus points in terms of economic efficiency are the modern corrosion protection provided by cathodic dip painting (KTL) and the MultiClass underbody protection with several components, which is also a standard feature of the MultiClass – an excellent way of ensuring a long bus life.
The MultiClass has a lot going for it when it comes to cost-effectiveness:
for example, the engines with BlueTEC 6 exhaust treatment, as well as the automated Mercedes-Benz GO 250-8 PowerShift 3 manual transmission.
Safety pays off:
The optional Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPM) with a display in the instrument cluster, makes checking tire pressure easy and convenient. It also warns the driver of too high tire temperatures. At the same time, it helps prevent tire damage, which in turn serves safety and cost-effectiveness.
Three different lengths.
Thanks to different vehicle lengths – from the S 415, to the S 416 and the S 418 for an especially high passenger capacity – you will find exactly the right solution for any low-entry requirement with the LE business.
The overall cost-effectiveness of your MultiClass.
A great long-term investment, economical consumption, favourable maintenance costs: the MultiClass doesn’t only stand out with its versatility and tailor-made solutions. It will also impress you with its exceptional cost-effectiveness throughout its entire lifecycle and beyond: the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
To support the best possible cost-effectiveness, everything about your MultiClass is perfectly matched to the specific application. This applies especially to the ideally suited model version you select and its equipment, which you can often adjust to meet your needs down to the tiniest detail. Even the high value retention of a Setra benefits you in terms of residual value.
Of all the factors that we can influence, fuel costs play the most decisive role in cost-effectiveness. All the more important that the highly efficient Mercedes-Benz engines in the MultiClass ensure low fuel consumption for maximum performance.
Maintenance and repair costs.
Long maintenance intervals and the high availability of your MultiClass will keep your maintenance costs pleasantly low. This guarantees that your MultiClass will remain where it belongs for as long as possible: on the road.
We continuously optimise all these cost factors. In all cases, your MultiClass performs brilliantly for passengers and drivers, and for your bottom line. Your Setra representative will be happy to go through the figures with you in detail.
Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
Looking at the big picture:
There is a lot more that goes into what your MultiClass costs than its purchase price. At Setra, we always make it a point to look at the big picture when we develop a coach or bus. We optimise all TCO factors in view of achieving the best possible cost-effectiveness for you. These factors include investment costs, energy costs, maintenance and repair costs, as well as the residual value when your vehicle is sold.
The good news is that yes, we can influence them and we do – to the greatest possible extent. For example, by continuing to develop and evolve our drive components, by reducing the need for maintenance, by offering customised services – and of course, through the well-known outstanding quality and durability of our coaches and buses.