Freightliner makes a Class 5 to compete with Ford F550 and GM C5500. Drivers look to the Business Class M2 100 when visibility and maneuverability are top priorities. Available with 19.5-inch wheels and hydraulic or air brakes, the M2 100 is ideal for tight situations such as pickup and delivery, food and beverage, and towing. The Business Class M2 106 offers exceptional visibility and get-around like the M2 100 but in a bigger, stronger package. With a standard Mercedes Benz 900 engine and a chassis that can support a wide array of bodies and chassis-mounted equipment, the M2 106 is a true workhorse that will please even the most discerning driver. The Business Class M2 112 boasts a 1,200-square-inch radiator with the MBE 4000 engine and available optional TufTrac and AirLiner suspension systems to offer rock-solid performance with a smooth ride under the most extreme conditions. The M2 112 is available as a truck or tractor with GVWR up to 66,000 pounds.

M2 model 100 has the best visibility of the M2 series. I love tilt over hoods.

For more detail about how the Business Class M2 series can help you get down to business, read below or contact your nearest Freightliner Dealer.

 
 

Models

  • M2 100
  • M2 106
  • M2 112

Cab Configurations

  • Day Cab
  • Extended Cab (M2 106 and M2 112 only)
  • Crew Cab (M2 106 and M2 112 only)

M2 106 model comes with 22.5 wheels, can be low profile, and optional extended and crew cab.

Visibility

  • Excellent forward visibility due to sloped hood, increased windshield size, and low profile dash
  • Optional hood and fender mounted mirrors
  • Downview mirror and lower passenger door window options on passenger door available for greater visibility in traditionally hard to view areas
  • Demister/defogger vents in interior door panels clear moisture off windows
  • Six outlet clear moisture from the windshield

Model 100 with 19.5 wheels and lots of chrome.

Maneuverability

  • Steering gear has been redesigned to allow wheel cut of up to 55 degrees, depending on combination
  • Set-back axle makes for excellent maneuverability in tight situations

Aluminum Cab and Fuel Tanks

  • Aluminum cab and doors - will not rust over time
  • Aluminum fuel tanks are standard - will not rust over time, and polishing is available
  • Less weight contributes to more payload

Windshield

  • Large 2500 sq. in. glass area
  • Optimal angle for aerodynamics and visibility
  • Available as roped-in installation to minimize repair time

Grille and Bumper

  • Three-piece steel center bumper with flexible plastic ends
  • Bumpers available with flexible plastic or collapsible steel end caps, minimizing damage severity
  • Standard silver grille; chrome grille available
  • Center bumper section available painted silver or chromed
  • Steel ends optional

Hood

  • Torsion bar assisted hood on opening - easily opened with minimal force required
  • Hood damper keeps hood from slamming shut when parked near traffic or in high winds. Also keeps hood from shutting too quickly, reducing risk of damage
  • Composite headlamps with brighter beam pattern and easily replaceable bulbs

I think all trucks should have tilt hoods, even pickup trucks.

Mirrors

  • Standard with fold-away brackets to minimize damage
  • Wide variety of options, including black or bright finish, heat (primary and convex) and remote power
  • Optional right-hand downview mirror provides better visibility in a difficult-to-view area
  • Optional hood and fender mounted mirrors
  • Wiring is routed through mirror bracket for protection

Storage

  • The Business Class M2 offers plenty of storage options tailored to your specific needs, including:
    • Standard overhead console storage, with additional optional storage available
    • Floor storage option between driver and passenger seats with writing surface and 12V power outlet
    • Back wall storage between driver and passenger seats

Dash

  • New automotive styled, ergonomically-designed dash
  • Odometer/trip odometer/hour/diagnostic/voltage display
  • Integral driver and passenger cupholders
  • LED backlights on switches and gauges offer solid state design and longer life
  • Low profile dash to maximize visibility

Wide choice of trannies and engines, everyone wants an air seat.

Controls

  • Powerful redesigned brushless blower motor increases airflow
  • Blend-air HVAC system allows for temperature control that is instantaneous and fine-tuned
  • Optional tilt-telescoping steering wheel is controlled by foot lever release, so hands stay on the wheel
  • Column-mounted shifter and push-button automatic transmission controls provide for maximum floor space
  • All pedals are suspended off the floor for easier cleaning
  • Cruise control with switches in left-hand panel

Seats

  • Standard fixed-suspension individual and passenger seats
  • Wide variety of seat options, including SCBA, air-suspended, and storage seats

Insulation

  • Standard cab insulation provides improved cab environment
  • Silencer package available for an even quieter interior space
  • Extreme thermal insulation package keeps cab more comfortable in extreme temperature environments

Engine Options

  • MBE 900 4.3L engines with ratings from 170-190 horsepower (standard engine)
  • MBE 900 6.4L engines with ratings from 190-280 horsepower (300 for fire and emergency)
  • MBE 4000 engines with ratings from 350-450 horsepower
  • Caterpillar C9 engines with ratings from 335-400 horsepower
  • Caterpillar C11 engines with ratings from 305-370 horsepower
  • Caterpillar C13 engines with ratings from 380-430 horsepower
  • Caterpillar C7 engines with ratings from 175-300 horsepower (330 for fire and emergency)

Transmission

  • Mercedes MBT 6-speed synchronized transmissions
  • Eaton Fuller 5-,6-,7-,9-,10-,11-, or 13-speed transmissions
  • Eaton Fuller 10-speed AutoShift
  • Allison Transmissions:
    • 1000/2000/2400
    • MD and HD series

Front Suspension

  • Steering gear has been redesigned to allow wheel cut of up to 55 degrees for excellent maneuverability
  • See-through steering reservoir is more accessible which makes it easier to check and fill
  • Lube-free steering shaft

Rear Suspension

  • 52" variable rate multi-stage spring suspension is new and gives better ride quality both laden and unladen
  • 52" uses slipper pad in place of rear shackle and provides a quieter, smoother ride
  • 60" taper leaf offers better ride, fewer springs while costing less than an air suspension
  • Proven AirLiner and Tuftrac suspensions also available, up to 46 KV GVW capacity

Grab Handles

  • Doors are wider and taller for easier entry and exit to the cab, and grab handles are ergonomically optimized for safety

Headlamps

  • Low cost headlamp bulbs can be easily found and require no tools to replace
  • Polycarbonate headlamp lens is stronger than glass sealed-beam bulbs, and is less prone to cracking

Electrical System

  • Standard alternator is a powerful 130 amp Delco Remy 22-SI
  • Multiplexed wiring system decreases the number and weight of wires, and provides easier diagnosis and flexibility
  • Solid state circuit protection
  • Wiring is colored and numbered for easier identification
  • LED backlights on switches and gauges offer solid state design and longer life
  • All exterior connectors are sealed
  • Substantially improved diagnosis with the use of Freightliner ServiceLink

Self Adjusting Hydraulic Clutch

  • Elimination of mechanical clutch linkage reduces powertrain noise in cab

Fluid Fill

  • See-through brake reservoir, steering gear reservoir and surge tank are more accessible - easier to check and fill
  • Windshield washer fluid is easily reached from the ground, by opening the passenger door

Lube-Free Steering Shaft

Easy Access

  • Removable floor section allows better access to transmissions for maintenance and repair without removing floor covering
  • Air plenum built into hood, reducing piping and engine compartment obstructions
  • Splash shield raises with the hood on left and right sides

Brushless Blower Motor

  • Has a longer service life

Integral Draincock on Radiator

  • Makes flushing the cooling system easier and quicker
March 20, 2003

Business Class® M2 100 Joins Freightliner Trucks Product Line

Freightliner Business Class® M2 100 (Van Body)

Freightliner Business Class® M2 100 (Van Body)

Freightliner Business Class® M2 100 (3/4 View)

Freightliner Business Class® M2 100 (3/4 View)

Freightliner Business Class® M2 100 (Interior)

Freightliner Business Class® M2 100 (Interior)

New Vehicle Ideal for Numerous Medium-Duty Truck Applications Including Pick-Up and Delivery, Food and Beverage Distribution and Towing

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY…Freightliner Trucks today announced the addition of a 100-inch BBC (bumper-to-back-of-cab) model to its Business Class® M2 line of medium-duty and vocational trucks. Available in gross vehicle weight ratings from 16,000 to 26,000 pounds, the new Business Class M2 100 is ideal for a variety of mid-range truck applications including pickup and delivery, food and beverage distribution, towing and general services. The new vehicle was introduced at the Mid-America Trucking Show here.

“The Business Class M2 100 further expands the versatility of the new Freightliner medium-duty product line with a vehicle that suits a variety of urban and P&D applications,” said Mark Lampert, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Freightliner Trucks.

Introduced in February 2002, the Business Class M2 line of medium-duty and vocational trucks is designed to provide unprecedented advantages in productivity and operational efficiency to commercial truck operations. Freightliner Trucks also offers the Business Class M2 in 106-inch and 112-inch BBC configurations. The company began production of the Business Class M2 106 last year.

According to Lampert, the Business Class M2 100 is built to excel in applications where visibility and maneuverability are top priorities. The truck’s cab position allows for a shorter wheelbase to further decrease turning radius with an up-to-55-degree wheel cut. In addition, the truck features a dramatically sloped hood with 2500-square inch windshield for superb visibility.

“The Business Class M2 100 is designed to navigate narrow alleys and congested roadways with ease while giving the driver a clear view of his or her surroundings,” Lampert explained. “This is a vehicle that will contribute to overall operational safety and productivity.”

Contributing to driver productivity and safety is the Business Class M2 100’s roomy cab and completely redesigned heating/cooling/ventilation system, which keeps drivers comfortable and productive. In addition, the truck’s wider, taller doors provide easy cab ingress and egress.

Even with its nimble performance on the job, the Business Class M2 is built to handle the everyday rigors of commercial vehicle operation.

The truck’s rugged aluminum cab is lightweight and corrosion-resistant. The truck’s doors are designed to withstand punishing daily use. Strong frame rails stand up to demanding operations.

Every component and system is optimized for maximum performance and uptime. An advanced, multiplexed wiring system eliminates large wiring bundles, contributing to greater reliability and simple diagnostics. A new air manifold unit reduces the number of air lines in the cab, delivering greater reliability and performance.

Easy access to major components, color-coded wires, simplified electronics and straightforward diagnostics enable simple, quick servicing of the truck. The truck also features a clean back-of-cab, making it easy for bodybuilders to install equipment.

The Business Class M2 100 comes standard with the MBE900 engine from Mercedes-Benz. Four- and six-cylinder MBE900 engines are available with horsepower ratings from 170 to 250 and torque from 420 to 660 pound-feet.

A wide range of transmissions are available including the MBT 6-speed manual transmissions from Mercedes-Benz, Eaton-Fuller 6- or 7-speed manuals, and Allison automatic transmissions. Front axle ratings range from 6,000 to 10,000 pounds while rear axle ratings range from 10,000 pounds to 17,500 pounds. The truck is available with 19.5" wheels.

“The Business Class M2 100 will be easy to spec and easy to use,” said Lampert. “This truck is ready to go to work when you are.”

Production of the Business Class M2 100 begins in April 2003.

All Business Class M2 vehicles are supported by the vast Freightliner Trucks dealer network, many with 24/7 service locations for customer convenience.

Freightliner Trucks is a division of Freightliner LLC, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Freightliner Trucks produces and markets Class 3-8 trucks and is a company of DaimlerChrysler, the world’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer.

March 20, 2003

Business Class® M2 100 Joins Freightliner Trucks Product Line

Freightliner Business Class® M2 100 (Van Body)

Freightliner Business Class® M2 100 (Van Body)

Freightliner Business Class® M2 100 (3/4 View)

Freightliner Business Class® M2 100 (3/4 View)

Freightliner Business Class® M2 100 (Interior)

Freightliner Business Class® M2 100 (Interior)

New Vehicle Ideal for Numerous Medium-Duty Truck Applications Including Pick-Up and Delivery, Food and Beverage Distribution and Towing

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY…Freightliner Trucks today announced the addition of a 100-inch BBC (bumper-to-back-of-cab) model to its Business Class® M2 line of medium-duty and vocational trucks. Available in gross vehicle weight ratings from 16,000 to 26,000 pounds, the new Business Class M2 100 is ideal for a variety of mid-range truck applications including pickup and delivery, food and beverage distribution, towing and general services. The new vehicle was introduced at the Mid-America Trucking Show here.

“The Business Class M2 100 further expands the versatility of the new Freightliner medium-duty product line with a vehicle that suits a variety of urban and P&D applications,” said Mark Lampert, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Freightliner Trucks.

Introduced in February 2002, the Business Class M2 line of medium-duty and vocational trucks is designed to provide unprecedented advantages in productivity and operational efficiency to commercial truck operations. Freightliner Trucks also offers the Business Class M2 in 106-inch and 112-inch BBC configurations. The company began production of the Business Class M2 106 last year.

According to Lampert, the Business Class M2 100 is built to excel in applications where visibility and maneuverability are top priorities. The truck’s cab position allows for a shorter wheelbase to further decrease turning radius with an up-to-55-degree wheel cut. In addition, the truck features a dramatically sloped hood with 2500-square inch windshield for superb visibility.

“The Business Class M2 100 is designed to navigate narrow alleys and congested roadways with ease while giving the driver a clear view of his or her surroundings,” Lampert explained. “This is a vehicle that will contribute to overall operational safety and productivity.”

Contributing to driver productivity and safety is the Business Class M2 100’s roomy cab and completely redesigned heating/cooling/ventilation system, which keeps drivers comfortable and productive. In addition, the truck’s wider, taller doors provide easy cab ingress and egress.

Even with its nimble performance on the job, the Business Class M2 is built to handle the everyday rigors of commercial vehicle operation.

The truck’s rugged aluminum cab is lightweight and corrosion-resistant. The truck’s doors are designed to withstand punishing daily use. Strong frame rails stand up to demanding operations.

Every component and system is optimized for maximum performance and uptime. An advanced, multiplexed wiring system eliminates large wiring bundles, contributing to greater reliability and simple diagnostics. A new air manifold unit reduces the number of air lines in the cab, delivering greater reliability and performance.

Easy access to major components, color-coded wires, simplified electronics and straightforward diagnostics enable simple, quick servicing of the truck. The truck also features a clean back-of-cab, making it easy for bodybuilders to install equipment.

The Business Class M2 100 comes standard with the MBE900 engine from Mercedes-Benz. Four- and six-cylinder MBE900 engines are available with horsepower ratings from 170 to 250 and torque from 420 to 660 pound-feet.

A wide range of transmissions are available including the MBT 6-speed manual transmissions from Mercedes-Benz, Eaton-Fuller 6- or 7-speed manuals, and Allison automatic transmissions. Front axle ratings range from 6,000 to 10,000 pounds while rear axle ratings range from 10,000 pounds to 17,500 pounds. The truck is available with 19.5" wheels.

“The Business Class M2 100 will be easy to spec and easy to use,” said Lampert. “This truck is ready to go to work when you are.”

Production of the Business Class M2 100 begins in April 2003.

All Business Class M2 vehicles are supported by the vast Freightliner Trucks dealer network, many with 24/7 service locations for customer convenience.

Freightliner Trucks is a division of Freightliner LLC, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Freightliner Trucks produces and markets Class 3-8 trucks and is a company of DaimlerChrysler, the world’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer.
 

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