Very soon, on February 15, a Europa League match between FC Shakhtar and the French team Marseille will take place in Hamburg. The newest Setra S516HD/2 team bus, photographed the other day on the way to Germany, will serve Ukrainian football players. The liner attracts attention with its unusual coloring – the bright inscription SHAKHTAR, with huge letters from the roof to the floor, which depict the team players.
This is a representative of the new generation of ComfortClass 500 tourist buses, the world debut of which took place in September 2022 at the IAA Transportation 2022 motor show. The vehicles differ not only in design – a modified nose with different LED headlights, as well as LED rear lights. Many electronic systems have appeared on buses to improve safety and efficiency.
Thus, the Active Drive Assist 2 semi-automatic control system maintains the distance to the vehicle in front, carries out acceleration and braking, and uses steering control to keep it in the lane. For the first time on tourist buses, the ABA5 automatic braking system has appeared, which also reacts to pedestrians. It operates at speeds of up to 50 km/h and operates until it comes to a complete stop. Also worthy of attention is the predictive cruise control system, which adjusts the operation of the PowerShift automatic transmission to the topography of the area, which reduces fuel consumption.
The team bus of FC Shakhtar is represented by the S516HD/2 model – with an overall length of 13.12 m. A total of six length options are offered: from 10.5 m (S511) to 15 m (S519). In this case, the bus is equipped with a 10.7-liter Mercedes-Benz OM470 turbodiesel, available in versions from 394 to 456 hp. With.