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14.01.2016 von admin

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Small buses big on tradition
  • S 6 presented as the first Setra club coach in 1955
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Setra S 6 – 1955

It all began with the compact S 6

Measuring 6700 mm in length, the smallest Setra coach ever built stands for a grand and long-standing tradition. In the S 6 - the third model within Setra's first model range (10) - Ulm-based Karl Kässbohrer Fahrzeugwerke GmbH presented the world's first self-supporting compact coach exactly 60 years ago at the Geneva Motor Show. The development of this vehicle, which could accommodate up to 25 passengers, filled a gap in the Ulm company's young bus and coach range, as many operators were looking for a touring coach of up to a maximum of seven metres in length. The plans almost failed to come to fruition, however, as the necessary overhang of 2.6 m for a compact coach was not possible. There was also insufficient space for a normal suspension. The design engineers came up with a solution in the form of a chassis featuring independent suspension at the front and swing axles at the rear which was equipped with progressively acting rubber torsion springs and with a combined engine-transmission-differential unit in modular design.

The 2250 mm wide coach with extensive panoramic glazing was a resounding success among customers and journalists alike. The renowned tester Stephan von Szénásy noted at the time: "The vehicle is unusually agile in bends, displays no pitching vibration tendency even on country roads with poor surfaces and no unwanted antics with regard to road holding. Good brakes ensures an adequate safety factor for high average speeds."

A total of 1172 S 6 coaches were built and sold up to 1964.

Setra S 6 – 1955

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