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Setra Bags ‘Golden Pennant’ Award in ‘Swiss Camion’ Reader Survey

Setra, the Neu-Ulm-based commercial bus and touring coach manufacturer and Daimler subsidiary, has topped its category in the Swiss Camion magazine’s reader survey. For that, it receives the ‘Golden Pennant’ distinction. Swiss Camion, which is published in German as well as in French, has an estimated monthly circulation of around 20,000 copies. It is the designated publication for the Enchandens-based “Les Routiers Suisses,” a professional organization. The association relaunched the reader survey, with Swiss Camion as the medium. In the bus and coach category, and out of the 736 votes cast, 36 percent voted for Setra. The next closest competitor could muster no more than 13 percent. Incidentally, the last time the… Continue Reading »

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Setra Delivers 2000th Bus in Switzerland

Daimler AG subsidiary Setra, of the commercial bus and touring coach fame, has just reached a milestone in Switzerland. The company just finished the delivery of its 2000th bus in the country. The bus—an S 431 DT TopClass 400 double-decker, which seats 78 people and is classified as a 4-star unit—was for operator Ernst Marti AG, and is intended for the company’s long-distance holiday trips bound for Spain and Italy. Heinrich Marti, the operator’s Managing Director, was ecstatic at the handover ceremony. “In my opinion Setra’s flagship model, the S 431 DT, is the product that offers the most complete and best-rounded concept overall, while the total package that it… Continue Reading »

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Unimog takes on rail identity and construction work

Whoever said Mercedes-Benz trucks are only good for public road use? Well, not quite. Nothing could be farther from the truth, as exemplified by this one of a kind Unimog found working in the Cassanawald Tunnel under the San Bernardino Pass. The Unimog is being used to haul a whole line of railway freight wagons carrying construction equipment. Yes, the equipment being used to construct the tunnel. The Unimog was manufactured way back in 1971. Albeit more than 40 years old, it has been upgraded to comply with Euro 4 emission standards. This baby can pull as much as 60 tons of dead weight through the entire 1.2 kilometer tunnel…. Continue Reading »

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Swiss police goes hard on overspeeding SLS AMG driver

The SLS AMG was designed and built for speed and comfort. What it wasn’t built for was to get its owner busted for overspeeding on public roads. That is exactly the case with a particular SLS AMG owner that was douch enough to take his adventurous soul out into the open road instead of pitting it in the race track. One of the world’s most strict countries when it comes to overspeeding is Switzerland. Here, they will charge you penalty fees that are proportionate to the amount of your annual income. Which means if you’re caught overspeeding in an SLS AMG, that would likely tell cops that hey, you’re rich,… Continue Reading »

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