Cologne's unique Setra Bus
Stuttgart/Cologne. For their new team bus, FC Cologne has put its trust in the Setra brand – and thus also in comfort and safety of the highest possible standard. The S 516 HDH (photo) has 30 touring coach seats with refined leather covers and electrically adjustable leg rests and tray tables. At the rear of the bus, players can get comfortable around two fold-away tables. The Setra TopClass touring coach is also equipped with the TopAir air conditioning system, a galley featuring a fully automatic coffee machine, four 19-inch screens and a sound system with four subwoofers.
A comprehensive package of driver assistance systems ensures the highest possible level of safety in the bus which is used to bring players, trainers and support staff of the Bundesliga club to away games in an environmentally friendly manner thanks to its Euro 6d engine. Among the systems are Active Brake Assist ABA 4, which warns within milliseconds of a potential collision with moving pedestrians and automatically initiates partial braking if necessary.
The most loyal fans are always also on-tour with the players. There is an image of the team's mascot, Hennes the goat, on the bus, and the red Setra also features a projector which projects the team's logo onto the ground, making it a real looker not only when driving but also when parked in front of the stadium. Plus, in keeping with the team's motto "Zesamme sin mer FC" (literally: Together we are FC), it is adorned with the names of the 6000 season-ticket holders who waived the refund of their tickets during the Corona crisis. And it also seems logical that the unique Setra bus sports an equally unique and appropriate registration plate: "K-FC 1".