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Freightliner adds options to medium-duty model


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Fleet Owner / January 29, 2015

Freightliner Trucks has announced new option packages that are now available to order on its Class 6/7 M2 106 medium-duty truck model. The new packages were introduced at the 2014 Work Truck Show.

“We know our medium-duty customers want options that enhance productivity, efficiency and driver recruitment, and we are delivering smart solutions on all levels,” said Mary Aufdemberg, director of product marketing for Freightliner Trucks.

The new options for the M2 106 include:

AllisonTransmission’s FuelSense technology

“Ideal for pickup and delivery applications, FuelSense is a set of unique software packages including features that automatically adapt to shift cycles and torque, maximizing transmission efficiency based on load, grade and duty cycle, without compromising performance. When ordered in the Efficiency Package, FuelSense is paired with an exclusive 220hp and 600 lbs.-ft. of torque Cummins ISB6.7 engine. Features such as the increased torque rating allows operation at lower engine RPMs, mitigating downshifts; and FuelSense’s neutral-at-stop feature, which takes the load off the engine and transmission while stopped in traffic or at a light, further contribute to meaningful fuel savings. The Efficiency Package also includes a 5.22 axle ratio and synthetic fuel efficiency lube for the steer and drive axles.”

Driver Retention Package

This package includes “popular premium interior features that will contribute to driver comfort during tough working conditions. Options include a roof console with storage; premium insulation; a wood grain instrument panel; additional in-dash power outlets; Bluetooth-enabled SiriusXM radio; a high-back air suspension heated driver seat; dual driver seat armrests; power windows and door locks; and an adjustable tilt and telescoping steering column.”

Professional Image Package

This package offers a variety of chrome and bright finish options for the M2 106, including a chrome hood mounted air intake grille; a hood-mounted chromed plastic grille; a 14-inch round polished air horn; chrome headlight bezels; bright-finished heated and remote mirrors; polished fuel tanks with painted bands; three-piece chromed steel bumper; and polished stainless steel steps.

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