The optional stitching for the new upholstery allows a multitude of color, shape and material compositions, providing an even higher quality look and more individual appointments. The new coach for Bohr GmbH is a Travel Star Xtra (TSX) version with Luxline upholstery featuring the distinctive hallmark side fold. The badge with the Mercedes star as an emblem in the backrest is reminiscent of the Travego front panel. Seat center sections in “Duo” fabric, mars red side folds on the backrests, leather headrests in silver, fabric pockets on the backrests, footrests, folding tables, seat numbering, and bag hooks are just some of the numerous equipment options.
The range of choices is virtually unlimited, thanks to the use of a modular system. The developers have designed both fold-down cinema-style seats and fully folding seats for vehicles used as both inter-urban regular service buses and as travel coaches.
A steeper backrest angle in the starting position makes it easier for passengers to stand up. If the backrest is inclined, it can revert to its starting position when the passenger leaves the seat. The aisle-side arrangement of the belt buckles on all seats is a new feature, making them easier to use for passengers sitting nearest the wall and facilitating access for the rescue services after an accident.
The seat frame is based on a lightweight aluminum twin-tube design which, together with a new mounting, prevents annoying seat vibrations when the bus is driven with no passengers on board. The use of lightweight materials has substantially reduced the weight of each double seat. In a 12-meter-long three-star touring coach, the reduction amounts to around 70 kg.