“Schäfer-Reisen” already decided the route of the new touring coach before the S 516 HD was delivered to the operator at the Setra Customer Center. The coach is the first ComfortClass 500 that will be delivered by the Daimler AG company to the state of Hesse in Germany.
Horst Lauer, the proprietor of the company, also did not have a difficult time in acquiring the latest model of Setra buses. He indicated that the sale was already made at the launch event that was held last summer.
He was impressed by the design and the cost-efficiency of the vehicle and his decision to acquire the vehicle was validated when he took one model for a spin. He noted a significant improvement in the quality along with the handling of the vehicle. The S 516 HD offers reclining seats that feature leather headrests for forty-eight passengers. The vehicle also features a multi-purpose area, galley kitchen, hotdog warmer and water heater, along with a DVB tuner for its audio-visual system.
The “Schäfer-Reisen” was established in 1951 by Eugen Schäfer, which was the same year the Setra brand was founded. The first Setra bus was delivered to the company in 1982.