HDH models


Luxury made to measure.

Setra offers you the individual dream bus for your business. Whether the surprisingly handy S 515 HDH, the versatile S 516 HDH or the powerful S 517 HDH. The next generation of the Setra TopClass adapts even better to your wishes and your business. With three model variants from 12.5 to 14.2 metres in length. With plenty of space for passengers and luggage. And thanks to three axles, with plenty of load reserves.

No matter which variant of the TopClass you choose: Each shines with a convincing price-performance ratio, fair investment costs per seat, exemplary availability and, above all, a high degree of future security.

Full control, stability and safety even in tight corners? With a turning circle of just under 20 metres, the S 515 HDH always commands even in challenging topography. The 12-metre coach combines impressive size with agile handling and unrivalled comfort. Thanks to its high payload, the S 515 HDH also offers plenty of individual scope for your equipment wishes.

More variability in everyday life? Perfect compatibility for the medium and long haul? Then take a look at our most popular TopClass model: the S 516 HDH. The 13.3 metre long three-axle vehicle embodies the golden mean in the model range, but is anything but mediocre. On the contrary, it always shows its true greatness when it comes to implementing exclusive bus travel concepts.

Would you like a little more of everything? Thanks to its length of 14.2 metres, the S 517 HDH has the largest luggage compartment in its class. With up to 59 seats, it also offers space for large travel groups in a luxurious surroundings. And with its captivating variety of equipment, this majestic super-high-decker helps your company achieve a unique selling point for premium coach travel.

Length [mm] 12.495 13.325
Length incl. mirrors [mm] 12.737 13.567
Width [mm] 2.550 2.550
Height incl. air-conditioning system [mm] approx. 3,880 approx. 3,880
Inner stand height central aisle [mm] approx. 2,100 approx. 2,100
Wheelbase front axle-drive axle [mm] 5.470 6.300
Wheelbase drive axle - trailing axle [mm] 1.350 1.350
Tyre size 295/80 R 22,5 295/80 R 22,5
Overhang at front [mm] 2.890 2.890
Overhang at rear [mm] 2.785 2.785
Turning circle [mm] 19.950 21.918
Turning circle min. [mm] 19.950 21.918
Ring width turning circles min. [mm] 6.610 6.967
Track circle minimal [mm] 15.787 17.748
Wheel impact front axle max. [°] 54 54
Swing-out dimension [mm] 1.265 1.194
Cockpit height [mm] 1.070 1.070
Usable volume / capacity AdBlue [l] 39 39
Capacity fuel tank left / right [l] approx. 520 520
Luggage compartment volume [m³] approx. 8.9 approx. 11.4
Additional storage area volume [m³] approx. 2.45 2,45
Floor height central aisle over roadway [mm] approx. 1,600 approx. 1,600
Pedestal height [mm] 150 150
Entry height door 1 [mm] approx. 370 approx. 370
Entry height door 2 [mm] approx. 340 approx. 340
Step height entry 1 [mm] 238 + 235 + 232 + 220 + 210 (5 steps) 238 + 235 + 232 + 220 + 210 (5 steps)
Step height entry 2 [mm] 254 + 251 + 252 + 250 + 249 (5 steps) 254 + 251 + 252 + 250 + 249 (5 steps)
Clear door width 1 [mm] approx. 900 approx. 900
Clear door width 2 [mm] approx. 900 approx. 900
Slope angle in front [°] 7 7
Slope angle rear [°] 8,4 8,4
Engine OM 471 Euro VI OM 471 Euro VI
Engine 2* OM 471 Euro VI OM 471 Euro VI
Engine type 6-cylinder in-line engine 6-cylinder in-line engine
Output [kW] 350 350
Output 2* [kW] 375 375
Max. torque [Nm] 2.300 2.300
Max. torque 2* [Nm] 2.500 2.500
At speed [1/min] 1.100 1.100
At speed 2* [1/min] 1.100 1.100
Displacement [l] 12,8 12,8
Displacement 2* [l] 12,8 12,8
EU emissions standard VI VI
Transmission Mercedes-Benz GO 250-8, PowerShift 3, 8-speed Mercedes-Benz GO 250-8, PowerShift 3, 8-speed
Steering Power steering Power steering
Front axle, type ZF, independent wheel suspension ZF, independent wheel suspension
Driven axle, type Mercedes-Benz RO 440 Mercedes-Benz RO 440
Trailing axle, type ZF, independent wheel suspension ZF, independent wheel suspension
Front axle: independent suspension, anti-roll bar
Drive axle: with anti-roll bar
Trailing axle: active steering, independent suspension
Raising/Lowering system
Air suspension via electronic level control system (ENR)
Pneumatic disc brakes on all axles
Electronic Stability Programme (ESP®)
Electronically controlled braking system (EBS)
Anti-blocking system (ABS)
Brake Assist (BAS)
Acceleration Slip Regulation (ASR)
Retarder limiter (RL)
Automatic bus stop brake with pull-away lock
Parking brake
HOLD function
Safety and driver assistance systems
Rollover strength compliant with ​in ECE R29
Adaptive Cruise Control (ART)
Lane Assist (SPA)
Attention Assist (AtAs)
Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPM)
Active Brake Assist 6 (ABA 6)
Front Collision Guard (FCG)
Sideguard Assist 2
Electronic Stability Program (ESP®)
Reversing camera
Reversing buzzer
Extinguishing system
Rain-light sensor
Flat wiper blades with water fed through wiper blade
Rollover strength compliant with ECE-R 66.02
360° Camera
Active Drive Assist 2
Traffic Sign Assist
Frontguard Assist
Predictive Powertrain Control (PPC)
Driver Score
Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPM)
Transport capacity
Number of seats – Standard seating 51 55
Passenger capacity min. 40 44
Passenger capacity max. 53 57
Seating type Voyage
Seating type Voyage Plus
Seating type Voyage Ambassador
Seating type Ambassador
Driver’s seat GRAMMER Linea MSG 90.6 P, air-sprung
Driver’s seat ISRI 6860, integrated pneumatic system, 3-point seat belt
Wheelchair space
Weight and fuel tanks
Capacity of fuel tank [l] approx. 520 approx. 520
AdBlue® additive tank [l] 39 39
Gross vehicle weight [kg] 24.750 24.750
Axle loads, max. permissible front axle [kg] 7.500 7.500
Axle loads, max. permissible drive axle [kg] 12.600 12.600
Permissible weight trailing axle [kg] 5.750 5.750
Heating, air conditioning and ventilation
Heater with convectors at side walls
Driver’s area air conditioning
Under-seat fan heater
Waistline heater
EvoCool TopAir
Cooling capacity passenger compartment [hp/kW] 35 39
Driver’s area air conditioning [hp/kW] 8 8
Heating power passenger compartment [hp/kW] 50 50
Heating power driver's seat [hp/kW] 18 18
Refrigerant filling capacity [lbs/kg] 4,8 4,8
CO₂ equivalent [lbs/t] 6,864 6,864
Doors and glazing
Number of doors 2 2
Door position (A or B) A A
Outward swiveling door
Double glazed
Windscreen heatable
Windscreen Opticool
Low beam
High beam
Daytime driving lights with LED technology
Headlamps with LED technology
Front fog lamp
Cornering light
Position lights
Ambient lighting luggage compartment
Ambient lighting for reverse driving
Ambient lighting for lift

* Optional equipment

● Standard equipment ○ Optional equipment

The specifications correspond to standard vehicle configurations. Technical modifications may have occurred after the copy deadline. Therefore, please contact your Setra representative for the latest binding version.

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