On 26 and 27 August, Mercedes-Benz held its ‘Schöne Sterne’ (‘Beautiful stars’) Mercedes Festival in Hattingen. Its Daimler truck and bus division also took part, showcasing classic trucks and a Setra S 11. Bbuilt in 1959, the S 11 forms part of the first Setra 10 model series, offering space for 43 passengers and powered by a 6-litre Henschel 522 DPK-L engine offering 150hp in conjunction with a 5-speed gearbox and giving the vehicle a maximum speed of 92kph.
The 10-series helped Setra’s chassisless self-supporting design principle break through in the market and began the rise in popularity of the marque. In 16 production years following the market launch of the S 8 in 1951, a total of around 7,500 units were sold. During the event, the vehicle, which is part of the Setra Classics exhibition in Neu-Ulm, offered rides around the site.