Setra's S 515 MD is a budget-friendly entry model for the coach market. The first test confirms its qualities.
It doesn't always have to be the best of the best. This is also true in the coach sector, where the motto is usually go big or go home. But here too, absolute luxury is not always an absolute necessity. Not even at Setra, a brand that stands for luxury like no other. Two things that really cannot be done without are smart solutions and high-quality technology, not even for a vehicle designed as an entry model to the world of long-distance coaches.
Since the switch to the 500 series, the role of the previous GT-HD model of the 400 series has now been assumed by two "mid deck" models. These are intended more for the long-distance travel market than the GT-HD (see purchase advice in lastautoomnibus 8/2014, accessible via the QR code on page 58). From the outside, the coach is barely any different, apart from the straight line of the windows toward the back. With a height of 3.56 meters, it is even lower than the GT-HD. In the HD models, the window line swoops boldly downwards, giving it an unmistakable look.